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MSS 00014 Guide to the Wallace Carl Riddick Papers, 1913 - 1980

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Newspaper clipping about decoration, [no date]
Newspaper clipping about Serbian students, May 18, 1980
Photographs and Negatives of the Serbian students from the Agromeck, [no date]
Letter from John T. Caldwell to Anna Riddick thanking her for the donation of the Officers' Cross of the Order of St. Sava, March 19, 1964
Statement from Mrs. Wallace C. Riddick about her husband's persuasion of the Board of Trustees to admit the Serbian students, [no date]
Letter from Leonidas Pitamic conferring the Officer's Cross of the Order of St. Sava on Riddick, May 27, 1931
Translation of the decoration decree and diploma, 1931
"Hitting the Line," an address by Riddick to the YMCA, September 7, 1913


Riddick, W. C. (Wallace Carl), 1864-1942


0.025 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

0.05 archival storage box


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Scope and Content Note

The Wallace Carl Riddick Papers mainly consist of materials related to two Serbian students who were granted admission to North Carolina State College in 1920. Because of his advocation on the students' behalf, Riddick was awarded with the Officer's Cross of the Order of St. Sava by King Alexander of Yugoslavia in 1931. Newspaper clippings, correspondence, and other materials related to the students and the Officer's Cross are in the collection. Also included is the text of a speech given by Riddick in 1913.

Biographical Note

1862 Born, Wake County, North Carolina
1881 - 1883 Attended Wake Forest College
1885 Graduated from the University of North Carolina with an A.B. degree
1890 Graduated from Lehigh University with a degree in civil engineering
1892 - 1916 Professor of Civil Engineering at North Carolina State
1893 Married Lillian Daniel
1905 - 1909 Lieutenant Colonel on the Staff of Governor Glenn
1908 - 1916 Vice-President of North Carolina State College
1916 - 1923 President of North Carolina State College
1917 Awarded honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Lehigh University
1917 Awarded honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Wake Forest College
1918 Charter member of the North Carolina Society of Engineers
1923 - 1937 Organizer and first Dean of the Engineering School
1931 Awarded the Officers Cross of the Order of St. Sava by King Alexander I of Yugoslavia; this was given in appreciation of his kindness and consideration to two students of that country who were at North Carolina State after World War I
1937 - 1942 Dean Emeritus and Professor of hydraulics
1939 Awarded honorary Doctor of Engineering degree by North Carolina State College
June 9, 1942 Died, Raleigh, North Carolina
1892-1942 During his career, Riddick was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Phi, and Kappa Alpha fraternities

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of Item], Wallace Carl Riddick Papers, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Access to Collection

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