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Oct 03 2016

Happy 50th, Carter-Finley!

October 8 marks the 50th anniversary of the dedication of Carter-Finley Stadium (then Carter Stadium and A.E. Finley Fieldhouse).  Let’s celebrate with some images from past decades.

Athletic Director Roy Clogston, Consolidated University president William Friday, and chairman of the Stadium Committee Walker Martin celebrate the groundbreaking, 13 Dec. 1964

Dedication of Carter Stadium program

A page from Chancellor Caldwell’s message in the Dedication program reads, “This facility is another expression of the loyalty and dedication of hundreds of North Carolinians to North Carolina State University.”

Pages from Dedication program

Opening Day at Carter-Finley, 8 Oct. 1966

Fans in the 1970s

Carter-Finley in 2006

Carter-Finley in 2004, from the Murphy Football Center

Billboard at Carter-Finley

For more on Carter-Finley’s construction and its past 50 years, see “Carter-Finley, Still a Modernist Marvel” and “Home Moments to Remember,” both by Tim Peeler of University Communications.  For more images of Carter-Finley, NC State football, and more, search our Rare and Unique Digital Collections.

Nov 02 2015

Ed Caram’s Photographs Captured Campus Life​ ​in the Seventies

Coach Norm Sloan cutting down the net after the 1974 NCAA championship win

The photographs of Ed Caram (BS, Horticultural Science, 1973) have recently been made accessible and discoverable.

Caram, a photographer for the Agromeck and Technician while a student at NC State, covered Wolfpack football, soccer, swimming, track & field, and basketball—most notably the 1974 NCAA Championship team that included David Thompson, Monte Towe, Tommy Burleson, and was coached by Norm Sloan.

Caram was also an important documenter of NC State’s campus, including the building of the original Talley Student Center in 1970, aerial photos of the soon-to-be demolished Harrelson Hall, and the Free Expression Tunnel when spray painting was first allowed.

For more information, read the full media release.  Please contact the Special Collections Research Center to view the collection.  Some images taken by Caram can be seen in NCSU Libraries’ Rare and Digital Collections.  Others are shown below.

Talley Student Center soon after opening, 1972

Coach Dean Smith confronted by Mr. Wuf

Protesters marching to the Capitol, 1972

Chancellor Caldwell at a parade

March to the Capitol, 1972

Oct 19 2015

NC State Football Images from Games Past

With our football season in full-gear, NCSU Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center would like to show a sample of images from football games from our Rare and Unique Digital Collections. Please enjoy, and Go Pack!

To see these and other sports related images, please visit NCSU Libraries’ Rare and Unique Digital Collections, which provides access to thousands of images, video, audio recordings, and textual materials documenting NC State history and other topics.

Dec 16 2011

The State of History

Contributed by Samantha Rich and Kelly Murray

This fall graduate students in NC State’s History Department embarked on a semester long digital history project under the leadership of Dr. Susanna Lee. Students utilized resources available from the NCSU Libraries Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) to create exhibits detailing various aspects of NC State history. Students digitized approximately 350 primary sources from the SCRC, including photographs, newspaper articles, and letters. The final project, The State of History, debuted on December 9, 2011.

The site is divided into four projects: Crossing the Color Line: Desegregation at NC State, 1960-1981, The Good Wife Diploma, NC Eats, and Under Review: The Anderson-Sermon Controversy and Football’s Role on the College Campus. Each project houses three to four exhibits related to their overall topic. These include African-American student groups on campus, women’s social clubs, the Agricultural Extension Service, and a 1936 football controversy concerning UNC President Gordon Gray.

Some of the most surprising artifacts include a diploma issued to students’ wives entitled the “PhT Degree: Puttin’ Hubby Through,” as well as a 1943 nutrition pamphlet that recommended butter and margarine as a food group. The site demonstrates the variety of materials available at SCRC. Students can access additional materials by visiting SCRC’s collection guides or Historical State. With such a wide offering, it is likely that SCRC has the materials you need for your next digital history project.

The Good Wife Diploma

The Good Wife Diploma

United States Department of Agriculture, "Basic Seven Poster," ca. 1943, National Archives and Records Administration

Nov 04 2011

Red and blue encounters

Contributed by Samantha Rich

North Carolina State College marching band during halftime of game against University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 1950.

North Carolina State College marching band during halftime of game against University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 1950.

The N.C. State v. UNC-Chapel Hill football game is a staple of every football season. Tomorrow thousands of red and blue fans will converge on Carter-Finley Stadium in anticipation of watching their favorite team defeat their least favorite team. During World War II, however, the lack of players and reports of campus vandalism forced the schools to cancel their longstanding tradition. According to Technician, during the war, N.C. State, which hosted an Army Specialized Training Program, had a large population of male students ineligible for collegiate competition. Likewise, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted many Naval trainees ineligible for athletic competition. Canceled in 1943 by college administrators after a Carolina victory, the series resumed in 1947.

However, the N.C. State – Carolina series was quickly threatened due to various reports of vandalism on both campuses. Technician reported that N.C. State students allegedly painted “NCS” on Carolina buildings. State Student Body President Jennings Teal (1947-1948) met with UNC student leaders in an effort to discuss solutions to vandalism problems. These efforts, while optimistic, did not result in reduced vandalism however, for the following week Technician reported UNC fans painted the base of the Memorial Tower blue. Despite reports of vandalism, the football series continued for many years, only to be canceled in 1952 as a result of a polio “outbreak” at UNC. Four Carolina students and one athlete were diagnosed with the disease.

With no fear of cancellation tomorrow, students and fans should enjoy yet another meeting of the Triangle’s red and blue – Go Pack!