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The Special Collections Research Center contains over 15,000 linear feet of original materials, including some 250,000 photographic images, documenting the history of NCSU, the history of plant and forestry genetics and genomics, the history of computing and simulation, architecture and design, textiles, veterinary medicine, entomology, and other subject areas.
The staff of the Research Center have created collection guides for most of these collections. Collection guides identify, describe, and list the contents of collections of materials which are not individually cataloged. Most guides also contain information about the person or organization who created the collection. Typically, these guides do not describe individual items in the collection being described, but rather describe groupings of materials such as the contents of a folder or a box as well as the organizational context in which these materials are stored.