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MC 00336 Guide to the Edward T. Funkhouser Photographs, 2001-2014

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[Half Box 8, Folder 3]
[CD Box 9]
Digital images from these CDs and DVDs have been copied and are described below.
Digital media. Playback of digital media is prohibited.
7,228 digital photographs
Digital content. Copies of digital files are available upon request.
Digital images taken by Funkhouser around the North Carolina State University's campus and nearby Hillsborough Street in Raleigh. Some were copied from a hard drive donated to the Special Collections Research Center. Other images have been copied from the CDs and DVDs elsewhere in the collection.


Funkhouser, Edward T. (Edward Truman), 1946-


2.75 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

1 archival half box, 1 CD box, 7 photograph albums


For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff external link.



Acquisitions Information

Gift of Edward T. Funkhouser, 2006-2014.


Processed by: Will Andersen, 2007;machine-readable finding aid created by: Will Andersen, 2007.


2010 February, 2011 September, Finding aid updated to reflect additions to the collection by Judy Allen Dodson, 2010 February, September 2011; Todd Kosmerick, 2014 July.

Scope and Content Note

The Edward T. Funkhouser Photographs consists of color photographs depicting the campus of North Carolina State University and nearby areas of Raleigh, North Carolina, 2001-2014. All of the photos were taken by Ed Funkhouser. Seven albums contain 922 photographic prints, 2001-2003, grouped by subject. One folder contains 44 prints, 2003, of the original press box at Carter-Finley Stadium, which was replaced by the C. Richard Vaughn Towers in 2005. A folder of photographs concerning the replacement of the power system at the William Neal Reynolds Coliseum, 2005, is a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation printed on bond paper. One folder contains a holiday card from the North Carolina State University Libraries featuring one of Funkhouser's photographs, as well as a short professional profile of Funkhouser, 2003.

Most of the collection is comprised of digital images, 7228 all in JPG format, on CDs and DVDs. One CD, 2003, contains 250 digital images, mostly corresponding to photographs in the albums of prints, along with other elements of a World Wide Web site maintained by Funkhouser, devoted to his photos of the North Carolina State University campus. Additional disks contain images Funkhouser took around campus in 2004-2014. Topics include campus buildings, campus landscapes and scenes, construction projects, student activities, and scenes around Raleigh. There are photographs of Barack Obama's visits to campus, the annual Shack-A-Thon on the Brickyard, and Hillsborough Street.

Biographical Note

Edward Truman Funkhouser (1946- ) has been a professor of speech and communication at NC State University since 1977. He has also served as an administrator in the university’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. He holds a B.S. from Madison College, an M.A. from Memphis State University, and a Ph.D. from Ohio University. He has been the public address announcer for NC State football and women's basketball games. His interest in photography has resulted in the creation of thousands of images of the NC State campus; Raleigh, North Carolina; and other locales.

Funkhouser was born in Harrisonburg, Virginia, on 5 February 1946. Raised in Mount Jackson, Virginia, he graduated from Madison College (later James Madison University) with a B.S. in business administration in 1968. After serving in the United States Army as a military intelligence agent until 1971, he received an M.A. in radio, television, and film from Memphis State University (later the University of Memphis) in 1973, and a Ph.D. in mass communications from Ohio University in 1979.

Funkhouser joined the faculty of North Carolina State University in 1977, subsequently becoming an associate professor of speech and communication. Thrice named outstanding teacher in the Department of Communication, he also served as associate department head (1991-1996). For the university's College of Humanities and Social Sciences, he was assistant dean and director of undergraduate programs (1996-2002), facilities coordinator (1996-2011) and associate dean for academic affairs (2007-2010). He was also a member of the university's Campus Design Review Board.

A recipient of the university's Outstanding Extension Service Award in 1991, Funkhouser was a founder and president of Triangle Radio Reading Service, an independent non-profit corporation established in 1983 to provide news from print media to visually-impaired persons in the region. In addition, he was the "Voice of the Pack"--the public address announcer for NC State football and women's basketball games. His interest in photography has resulted in the creation of thousands of images of the NC State campus; Raleigh, North Carolina; and other locales.

Access to Collection

This collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

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Special Collections Research Center
Box 7111
Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111


(919) 515-2273


(919) 513-1787

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edward T. Funkhouser Photographs, MC 336, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

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