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MSS 00205 Guide to the Dean Wallace Colvard papers, 1945 - 1959

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Colvard, Dean W., 1913-2007


0.01 Linear feet

General Physical Description note


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Acquisitions Information

Received from Dean Wallace Colvard, 1991 December 6.


Processed by: Special Collections Staff;machine-readable finding aid created by: Dawne E. Howard

Scope and Content Note

The Dean Wallace Colvard papers consist of 33 pages of abstracts from Colvard's diary, relating to the selection of North Carolina State College (now North Carolina State University) Chancellor Carey Hoyt Bostian in 1952 and Chancellor John Tyler Caldwell in 1959. Also included are 28 pages of records and Colvard's comments concerning the history of the test tarm in Swannanoa, N.C., and the Mountain Branch Agricultural Research Station in Waynesville, N.C.

Biographical Note

Ashe County, N.C., native Dean Wallace Colvard (1913 - ) received a bachelor's degree from Berea College (Ky.) in 1935, a master's degree from the University of Missouri in 1938, and a Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1950. He was an instructor and farm manager at Brevard College (N.C.) from 1935 to 1937 and the general manager and coordinator of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture Mountain Experiment Stations from 1938 to 1946. He joined the North Carolina State College (now North Carolina State University) faculty as the head of the dairy husbandry section in 1947, and became the dean of agriculture in 1948. He remined in this position until 1960, when he left N.C. State to become the president of the University of Mississippi. He became the first chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1967. After his retirement in 1978, Colvard helped develop the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. He is the author of Mixed Emotions (1985) and coauthor of Knowledge is Power (1987) and University Research Park (1988).

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[Identification of item], Dean Wallace Colvard papers, MSS 205, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

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