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UA 023.004 Guide to the University Archives Photograph Collection, Athletics Photographs, 1893 - 2003

The athletics photographs are organized into series and subseries that are listed below. Contact prints and slides have been placed at the end of the subseries in which they most closely fit. Due to their nature, many contact prints contain multiple images. These have been placed into the subseries in which the majority of the images would fit. Contact prints with multiple images of various individual athletes have been placed in the Team Pictures and Group Portraits subseries. Negatives, as well as oversized photographic prints, have been placed wholly at the end of the athletics photographs, although they are listed first in this finding aid according to the previously delineated classification schema.Series include the following:
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This series contains three photographs, 8x10 or smaller, of a general nature depicting trophies and a locker room. It also includes 937 individual negatives and negative strips of the following men's sports: baseball, basketball, cross-country and track-and-field, football, soccer, golf, swimming and diving, wrestling, lacrosse, and rifle; and the following women's sports: basketball, cross-country and track-and-field, golf, swimming and diving, and softball. There are also negatives portraying cheerleaders, mascots, marching band, and the athletics administration. They are mainly black-and-white, with some color negatives mixed in. Additionally, the series contains oversize images, which are mainly contact prints but also include one photograph and one transparency. Finally, there are a handful of slides, most of which seem to be reproductions of historic images.
[Album 1] General, 1979, undated
2 photographic prints
[Card Box 103] Negatives, 1905-1984, undated
5 card boxes; 2 half boxes
[Card Box 104] Negatives, 1905-1984, undated
[Card Box 105] Negatives, 1905-1984, undated
[Card Box 106] Negatives, 1905-1984, undated
[Card Box 107] Negatives, 1905-1984, undated
[Half Box 108] Oversize, 1905-1984, undated
[Half Box 109] Oversize, 1905-1984, undated
[Box 113, Folder 1] Slides, undated
Various sports, historic images.
The baseball series contains images of NC State freshman and varsity baseball. The majority are black-and-white, but there is one color photograph in the competitions album as well as color slides. Most are photographs of individual players and of baseball games. There are also some photographs of teams and groups of players and several of coaches and managers (several additional images containing manager Vic Sorrell are contact prints in the Competitions subseries).
[Album 1] General, undated
1 photographic print
[Album 1] Players, A-H, circa 1954-1975, undated
44 photographic prints, 3 contact prints
[Album 1] Players, I-P, 1918, 1969, undated
33 photographic prints, 3 contact prints
[Album 2] Players, I-P, 1918, 1969, undated
[Album 2] Players, Q-Z and unidentified, 1910-1975, undated
62 photographic prints, 10 contact prints
[Album 3] Players, Q-Z and unidentified, 1910-1975, undated
[Album 3] Coaches, circa 1995, undated
4 photographic prints
[Album 3] Competitions, 1910-1992, undated
88 photographic prints, 9 contact prints
[Album 4] Competitions, 1910-1992, undated
[Album 5] Baseball, Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1899-1975, undated
63 photographic prints, 36 contact prints
[Album 6] Baseball, Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1899-1975, undated
[Box 113, Folder 2] Slides, 1972-1982
[Box 113, Folder 3] Slides, 1974-1978
This large series contains a number of images of NC State men's basketball players and competitions, many of which are from the 1960s and 1970s. The majority of images are individual players, groups of players, and competitions.
[Album 7] General, 1955-2003, undated
40 photographic prints, 4 contact prints
[Album 8] Players, A-H, 1927-1976, undated
128 photographic prints, 10 contact prints
[Album 9] Players, A-H, 1927-1976, undated
[Album 10] Players, A-H, 1927-1976, undated
[Album 10] Players, I-P, 1942-circa 1952, undated
86 photographic prints, 2 contact prints
[Album 11] Players, I-P, 1942-circa 1952, undated
[Album 11] Players, Q-Z and unidentified, 1945-circa 1973, undated
76 photographic prints, 35 contact prints
[Album 12] Players, Q-Z and unidentified, 1945-circa 1973, undated
[Album 13] Players, Q-Z and unidentified, 1945-circa 1973, undated
[Album 14] Coaches, circa 1947-1983, undated
32 photographic prints, 7 contact prints
[Album 15] Competitions, 1930s - 1950s, 1942-1959, undated
48 photographic prints, 4 contact prints
[Album 15] Competitions, 1960s - 1970s, 1963-1977, undated
137 photographic prints, 32 contact prints
[Album 16] Competitions, 1960s - 1970s, 1963-1977, undated
[Album 17] Competitions, 1960s - 1970s, 1963-1977, undated
[Album 18] Competitions, 1960s - 1970s, 1963-1977, undated
[Album 19] Competitions, 1980s - 2000s, 1980-1988, 1999, undated
94 photographic prints, 9 contact prints
[Album 20] Competitions, 1980s - 2000s, 1980-1988, 1999, undated
[Album 21] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1910-1997, undated
230 photographic prints, 114 contact prints
[Album 22] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1910-1997, undated
[Album 23] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1910-1997, undated
[Album 24] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1910-1997, undated
[Album 25] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1910-1997, undated
Contact prints only. These duplicate photographic prints in other albums.
[Album 26] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1910-1997, undated
Contact prints only. These duplicate photographic prints in other albums.
[Half Box 109, Folder 4] Damaged Photographs, 1974-1975
[Box 113, Folder 6] Slides, 1960s-1970s, 1999
[Box 113, Folder 7] Slides, 1970
[Box 113, Folder 8] Slides, 1976-1977, undated
[Box 113, Folder 9] Slides, 1970s
[Box 113, Folder 10] Slides, 1970s-1980s
[Box 113, Folder 11] Slides, 1977-1982
[Box 113, Folder 12] Slides, 1982-1983, undated
This series contains images of men's cross-country and track-and-field runners and athletes, along with the meets in which they participated. Most images are of individual or groups of athletes, or competitions.
[Album 27] General, undated
2 photographic prints
[Album 28] Runners and Athletes, 1957 - 1988, undated
89 photographic prints, 1 contact print
[Album 28] Coaches, undated
2 photographic prints
[Album 28] Competitions, 1910, 1966 - 1987, undated
87 photographic prints
[Album 29] Competitions, 1910, 1966 - 1987, undated
[Album 29] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1905, 1915, 1955 - 1987, undated
63 photographic prints, 16 contact prints
[Album 30] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1905, 1915, 1955 - 1987, undated
[Half Box 115, Folder 8] Slides, 1970s-1980s
[Half Box 115, Folder 9] Slides, 1974, 1986
[Half Box 115, Folder 10] Slides, 1977-1978
The football series is the largest in these photographs, and contains a multitude of images of players, coaches, and games documenting one of the most popular sports among NC State fans and students. The majority of images come from the 1960s and 1970s, although a number also exist from before and after this period. Most images are of groups and individual players and competitions from the 1960s-2000s. The series also includes a number of slides.
[Album 31] General, 1910, 1941-1987, undated
10 photographic prints, 2 contact prints
[Album 31] Players, A-H, 1921-1980, undated
360 photographic prints, 4 contact prints
[Album 32] Players, A-H, 1921-1980, undated
[Album 33] Players, A-H, 1921-1980, undated
[Album 34] Players, A-H, 1921-1980, undated
[Album 35] Players, A-H, 1921-1980, undated
[Album 36] Players, A-H, 1921-1980, undated
[Album 36] Players, I-P, 1906-1987, undated
233 photographic prints, 4 contact prints
[Album 37] Players, I-P, 1906-1987, undated
[Album 38] Players, I-P, 1906-1987, undated
[Album 39] Players, I-P, 1906-1987, undated
[Album 40] Players, I-P, 1906-1987, undated
[Album 40] Players, Q-Z and unidentified, 1910-1998, undated
373 photographic prints, 38 contact prints
[Album 41] Players, Q-Z and unidentified, 1910-1998, undated
[Album 42] Players, Q-Z and unidentified, 1910-1998, undated
[Album 43] Players, Q-Z and unidentified, 1910-1998, undated
[Album 44] Players, Q-Z and unidentified, 1910-1998, undated
[Album 45] Players, Q-Z and unidentified, 1910-1998, undated
[Album 46] Players, Q-Z and unidentified, 1910-1998, undated
[Album 47] Players, Q-Z and unidentified, 1910-1998, undated
[Album 48] Coaches, 1921-1981, undated
42 photographic prints, 9 contact prints, 31 transparencies
[Album 49] Competitions, 1910s - 1950s, 1906-1950s, undated
54 photographic prints
[Album 49] Competitions, 1960s -1970s, 1960-1977, undated
669 photographic prints, 62 contact prints, 5 transparencies
[Album 50] Competitions, 1960s -1970s, 1960-1977, undated
[Album 51] Competitions, 1960s -1970s, 1960-1977, undated
[Album 52] Competitions, 1960s -1970s, 1960-1977, undated
[Album 53] Competitions, 1960s -1970s, 1960-1977, undated
[Album 54] Competitions, 1960s -1970s, 1960-1977, undated
[Album 55] Competitions, 1960s -1970s, 1960-1977, undated
[Album 56] Competitions, 1960s -1970s, 1960-1977, undated
669 photographic prints, 62 contact prints, 5 transparencies
[Album 57] Competitions, 1960s -1970s, 1960-1977, undated
[Album 58] Competitions, 1960s -1970s, 1960-1977, undated
[Album 59] Competitions, 1960s -1970s, 1960-1977, undated
[Album 60] Competitions, 1960s -1970s, 1960-1977, undated
[Album 61] Competitions, 1960s -1970s, 1960-1977, undated
[Album 62] Competitions, 1980s - 2000s, 1980-1999, undated
[Album 63] Competitions, 1980s - 2000s, 1980-1999, undated
253 photographic prints, 8 contact prints, 6 transparencies
[Album 64] Competitions, 1980s - 2000s, 1980-1999, undated
[Album 65] Competitions, 1980s - 2000s, 1980-1999, undated
[Album 66] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1893-1985, undated
363 photographic prints, 280 contact prints
[Album 67] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1893-1985, undated
[Album 68] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1893-1985, undated
[Album 69] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1893-1985, undated
[Album 70] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1893-1985, undated
[Album 71] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1893-1985, undated
[Album 72] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1893-1985, undated
[Album 73] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1893-1985, undated
[Album 74] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1893-1985, undated
[Album 75] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1893-1985, undated
[Album 76] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1893-1985, undated
[Album 77] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1893-1985, undated
[Half Box 109, Folder 5] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, Damaged Photographs, 1983
[Box 114, Folder 4] Slides, 1961
NCSU vs. Duke
[Box 114, Folder 5] Slides, 1968-1969
[Box 114, Folder 6] Slides, 1960s-1970s, undated
[Box 114, Folder 7] Slides, 1970s, undated
[Box 114, Folder 8] Slides, 1970s
[Box 114, Folder 9] Slides, 1970
NCSU vs. UNC and NCSU vs. USC
[Box 114, Folder 10] Slides, 1971
Coach Al Michaels and players
[Box 114, Folder 11] Slides, 1972
[Box 114, Folder 12] Slides, 1972
[Box 114, Folder 13] Slides, 1960s, 1980s
[Box 114, Folder 14] Slides, undated
[Box 114, Folder 15] Slides, undated
This series contains images of NC State men's golfers and tennis players, as well as men's golf and tennis matches. The majority are either individuals or groups of athletes, and there are also 17 prints of competitions.
[Album 78] Golfers and Tennis Players, 1966-1972, undated
11 photographic prints
[Album 78] Competitions, 1978, 1992, undated
17 photographic prints
[Album 78] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1920, 1966-1988, undated
16 photographic prints, 10 contact prints
[Box 114, Folder 16] Slides, 1974
[Box 114, Folder 17] Slides, 1977
[Half Box 115, Folder 6] Slides, 1976-1977
[Half Box 115, Folder 7] Slides, 1974
This series includes images of men's soccer players, in groups and as individuals, and also soccer matches.
General, 1972-1973
62 slides
[Album 79] Players, 1964 - circa 1973, undated
19 photographic prints, 2 contact prints
[Album 79] Competitions, 1967-1991, undated
37 photographic prints
[Album 80] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1959-1987, undated
22 photographic prints, 6 contact prints
[Box 114, Folder 23] Slides, 1972-1973
including Somnuk Vixaysouk
[Half Box 115, Folder 1] Slides, 1978
The majority of images in this series portray men's swimmers and divers, both individual and in groups. It also includes some photographs of swimming and diving meets, and several photographs of coaches.
[Album 81] Swimmers, A-M, 1946 - 1994, undated
54 photographic prints
[Album 81] Swimmers, N-Z and unidentified, 1946 - 1980, undated
47 photographic prints
[Album 82] Swimmers, N-Z and unidentified, 1946 - 1980, undated
[Album 82] Coaches, 1980 - 1999, undated
4 photographic prints
[Album 83] Competitions, 1960s - 1970s, 1963 - circa 1977, undated
44 photographic prints, 8 contact prints
[Album 83] Competitions, 1980s - 2000s, circa 1980 - 2003, undated
11 photographic prints
[Album 84] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1932 - 1994, undated
106 photographic prints, 37 contact prints
[Album 85] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1932 - 1994, undated
[Album 86] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1932 - 1994, undated
[Half Box 115, Folder 5] Slides, 1972-1973
This series contains a substantial number of images of wrestlers, wrestling competitions, and images of groups of NC State wrestlers.
[Album 87] Wrestlers, 1946 - 1977, undated
55 photographic prints, 3 contact prints
[Album 87] Competitions, 1946 - 1980, undated
40 photographic prints, 3 contact prints
[Album 88] Competitions, 1946 - 1980, undated
[Album 88] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1962 - 1987, undated
35 photographic prints, 17 contact prints
[Half Box 115, Folder 14] Slides, 1978
The majority of images in this series portray women's basketball games and groups of women's basketball players. There are also several images of individual players and coaches.
[Album 89] General, circa 1980
1 photographic print, 1 contact print
[Album 89] Players, A-M, undated
9 photographic prints
[Album 89] Players, N-Z and unidentified, 1977 - 1978, undated
6 photographic prints
[Album 89] Coaches, 2001 - 2003
7 photographic prints
[Album 89] Competitions, 1975 - 2003, undated
60 photographic prints, 19 contact prints
[Album 90] Competitions, 1975 - 2003, undated
[Album 90] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1974 - 1999, undated
58 photographic prints, 11 contact prints, 10 transparencies
[Album 91] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1974 - 1999, undated
[Box 113, Folder 13] Slides, 1977
[Box 113, Folder 14] Slides, 1977-1978
[Box 113, Folder 15] Slides, 197--1980, undated
[Box 113, Folder 16] Slides, 1978-1979
[Box 113, Folder 17] Slides, 1981
[Box 113, Folder 18] Slides, 1981-1982
[Box 113, Folder 19] Slides, 1981-1982
[Box 113, Folder 20] Slides, 1982
[Box 113, Folder 21] Slides, 1984
[Box 113, Folder 22] Slides, 1987-1989
[Box 113, Folder 23] Slides, 1987-1988
[Box 113, Folder 24] Slides, 1988
This series includes a small number of photographs of individuals and groups of runners and track-and-field athletes, along with one image of a cross-country or track-and-field meet.
[Album 92] Runners and Athletes, undated
6 photographic prints
[Album 92] Competitions, undated
1 photographic print
[Album 92] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1986 - 1987, undated
3 photographic prints
The women's golf and tennis series contains images of NC State women's golfers and tennis players, both individuals and in groups. It also contains several images of coaches and competitions.
[Album 92] Golf and Tennis Players, 1985, undated
6 photographic prints
[Album 92] Coaches, circa 1984, undated
2 photographic prints
[Album 92] Competitions, 1987 - 1992, undated
13 photographic prints
[Album 92] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1986 - 1988
3 photographic prints
[Half Box 115, Folder 6] Slides, 1976-1977
This series contains several photographs of gymnasts and gymnastic competitions from the mid- to late-1980s.
[Album 92] General, 1986 - 1988, undated
11 photographic prints
The women's swimming and diving series includes images of individuals and groups of NC State women's swimmers and divers, as well as several photographs of swimming and diving meets.
[Album 92] General, 1986 - 1988, undated
11 photographic prints
[Album 92] Swimmers and Divers, undated
5 photographic prints
[Album 92] Competitions, circa 1970, undated
3 photographic prints
[Album 92] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1978, 1987
2 photographic prints, 1 transparency
This series contains images of boxing, fencing, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, and rugby, some of which are no longer varsity sports at NC State. The series contains a fairly extensive number of lacrosse photographs in particular.
[Album 96] Boxing, 1932-1940
3 photographic prints
[Album 94] Fencing, 1967-1979, undated
26 photographic prints, 1 contact print
[Album 94] Ice Hockey, undated
1 photographic print
[Album 95] Lacrosse, circa 1960-1987, undated
72 photographic prints, 6 contact prints
[Box 114, Folder 18] Lacrosse - Slides, 1972-1982
[Box 114, Folder 19] Lacrosse - Slides, 1975-1978
[Album 96] Rifle, 1941-1981, undated
8 photographic prints
[Box 114, Folder 20] Rugby - Slides, 1972-1973, 1975
[Box 114, Folder 21] Rugby - Slides, 1977-1979
This series includes several images of women's soccer matches and groups of NC State women's soccer players.
[Album 93] Competitions, 1991, undated
5 photographic prints
[Album 93] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1985, undated
3 photographic prints
[Box 114, Folder 22] Slides, 1987
[Half Box 115, Folder 2] Slides, 1978-1979
This series contains images of softball players, coaches, games, groups, and teams. The majority document individual athletes and softball games.
[Album 93] Players, 1976 - 1983, undated
19 photographic prints
[Album 93] Coaches, 1981
1 photographic print
[Album 93] Competitions, 1981 - 1983, undated
19 photographic prints, 3 contact prints, 1 transparency
[Album 93] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1978 - 1981, undated
5 photographic prints, 1 contact print
[Half Box 115, Folder 3] Slides, 1977-1980
The Volleyball series contains photographs of volleyball games and groups of volleyball players at NC State.
[Album 93] General, undated
1 photographic print
[Album 93] Competitions, undated
12 photographic prints
[Album 93] Team Pictures and Group Portraits, 1986, undated
5 photographic prints
[Half Box 115, Folder 12] Slides, 1977, 1987
[Half Box 115, Folder 13] Slides, 1985
NCSU vs. UNC
Many images in this series are of NC State cheerleaders, male and female. The series also includes images of Wolfpack mascots, both live wolves and costumed students.
[Album 97] General, 1967-1980, undated
7 photographic prints
[Album 97] Cheerleaders, 1930-1992, undated
72 photographic prints, 2 contact prints
[Album 98] Cheerleaders, 1930-1992, undated
[Album 98] Mascots, circa 1959-2003, undated
30 photographic prints, 2 transparencies
[Box 114, Folder 1] Slides, 1969-1970
[Box 114, Folder 2] Slides, 1975-1983
[Box 114, Folder 3] Slides, undated
The majority of images in this series are of marching bands, both individual band members and bands in formation during games. The series also contains images of drum majors and majorettes.
[Album 99] General, 1940 - 1974, undated
12 photographic prints
[Album 99] Marching Bands, 1930 - 1988, undated
92 photographic prints, 1 contact print
[Album 100] Marching Bands, 1930 - 1988, undated
[Album 100] Drum Majors and Majorettes, circa 1958 - 1988, undated
33 photographic prints, 3 contact prints
The Sports Fans series includes images of fans cheering for NC State athletics teams.
[Album 101] Sports Fans, 1930s - 1981, undated
64 photographic prints
Sports Summer Camps, 1981 - 1982 (UA 023.004.230)
(Less than 1 album, 4 photographic prints, and slides)
This series includes image of NC State sports summer camps, particularly women's basketball.
[Box 113, Folder 4] Basketball Camp - Slides, 1981
[Box 113, Folder 5] Basketball Camp - Slides, 1981
[Album 102] Sports Summer Camps, 1981 - 1982
4 photographic prints
[Half Box 115, Folder 4] Slides, 1973-1981, undated
The Wolfpack Club series contains several images of members of the Wolfpack Club, an organization supporting NC State athletics.
[Album 102] Wolfpack Club, 1993 - 1996, undated
6 photographic prints, 1 transparency
The majority of images in this series are of Athletics Department staff, some identified and some unidentified. The series also includes several images of coaches that did not fit in any of the individual sports series.
[Album 102] General, circa 1910
1 photographic print
[Album 102] Administrators and Staff, circa 1960 - 2001, undated
43 photographic prints, 2 contact prints, 3 transparencies
[Album 102] Coaches, 1920, undated
3 photographic prints
[Half Box 115, Folder 11] Slides, 1968-1972, undated
Includes images of trainers and coaches.
[Box 110] Duplicate Photographic Prints
[Box 111] Duplicate Photographic Prints
[Half Box 112] Duplicate Photographic Prints

Creator

North Carolina State University. University Archives.

Quantity

28.25 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

102 albums, 5 card boxes, 2 boxes, 3 half-boxes

Location

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

Language

English

Acquisitions Information

This is an open collection created by the University Archives from various sources.

Processing

Processed by Jonathan A. Underwood and Stephanie A. Horowitz. Machine-readable finding aid created by Stephanie A. Horowitz. Finding aid updated by Stephanie Barnwell, 2012 January.

Revised

2012 January,

Scope and Content Note

The athletics photographs contain largely black-and-white photographic prints and contact prints, but it also includes slides, transparencies, negatives, and color photographic prints. These photographic images document the history of North Carolina State's intercollegiate athletics program from 1893 to 2003.

The photographs include images of the following men's intercollegiate sports: baseball, basketball, cross-country and track-and-field, football, golf and tennis, soccer, swimming and diving, wrestling, ice hockey, fencing, lacrosse, rifle, and boxing. It also includes images of the following women's sports: basketball, cross-country and track-and-field, golf and tennis, soccer, swimming and diving, gymnastics, softball, and volleyball.

There are images of individual players, coaches, competitions, groups of players, and entire teams. The photographs also include activities with an integral relationship to intercollegiate athletics, such as cheerleaders, mascots, marching bands, drum majors and majorettes, sports fans, the Wolfpack Club, sports summer camps, and the NC State Athletics Department.

Historical Note

Athletics began unofficially at the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (North Carolina A&M) on March 2, 1892, at what by 2006 was Raleigh's Pullen Park. On that day, a football team made up of students at the college defeated the Raleigh Male Academy, a local high school, by the score 12-6. That fall, the team scrimmaged for the first time against the second-string teams of area colleges. After losing badly to the University of North Carolina and Wake Forest, the football team decided that it lacked the funds necessary to compete on an equal level with other colleges and universities. Therefore, they petitioned the college Board of Trustees for fifty dollars to finance travel and team equipment. With this request, the faculty and trustees of the college first became involved with intercollegiate athletics. After the board made the decision to grant the team the requested funds in 1893, North Carolina A&M played its first formal (non-scrimmage) game that fall against the University of North Carolina's second-string team, to which it lost, 22-0.

Football remained the most popular sport at the college throughout its first decades. Its first on-campus game was played in 1907 at the athletic field that would become Riddick Stadium. That same year, North Carolina A&M won the Southern Intercollegiate Association championship, with six wins and one tie, and in 1918, football player John Ripple became the school's first All-American.

By the first decades of the twentieth century, other sports had been organized and began to gain in prominence as well. The baseball team, which had played its first official game in 1894 against Guilford College, won its first state championship also in 1907. Four years later, the school played its first official basketball games against Wake Forest, with North Carolina A&M's home game played in the Pullen Hall auditorium.

In 1921, NC State became a charter member of the Southern Intercollegiate Conference, which also included Alabama, Alabama Polytechnic Institute (later Auburn), Clemson, Georgia, Georgia School of Technology (later Georgia Tech), Kentucky, Mississippi A&M (later Mississippi State), North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington and Lee, and Virginia Tech. In 1923, the conference changed its name to the Southern Conference. NC State remained in the Southern Conference until 1953, when along with Duke, North Carolina, Maryland, South Carolina, Wake Forest, and Clemson, it withdrew to form the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Until 1921, all teams had used the nickname "Red Terrors." In 1921, the NC State football team began using the name "Wolfpack." Although prominent NC State individuals such as Chancellor J. W. Harrelson disliked the name, it became popular among the student body, and in 1947 "Wolfpack" was adopted as the official nickname of all NC State teams.

Although by the latter half of the twentieth century basketball had become the most popular college sport in North Carolina, prior to World War II NC State's basketball teams never sold out games and lost as many games as they won. In 1946, NC State hired Everett Case to coach its men's basketball team. During his first decade coaching the team, its record was 267 wins and 60 losses, including six straight Southern Conference titles, three straight Atlantic Coast Conference titles, and six of seven Dixie Classic tournaments. Case retired in 1964 after popularizing college basketball not just at NC State, but all over North Carolina and the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The racial integration of athletics at NC State began in 1957, when African Americans Manuel Crockett and Irwin Holmes joined the track team. The integration of the most popular, money-making sports, however, did not begin until 1967, when Marcus Martin, a walk-on, became the first African American football player. The first African American scholarship football player, Clyde Chesney, joined the team in 1969. In 1973, basketball player David Thompson was the first African American NC State athlete to be named All-American in any sport.

In 1972, two students, Kathy Bounds and Deb Webb, organized an NC State women's basketball team, and in 1974, the Athletics Department agreed to support it as an intercollegiate team. The women's intercollegiate athletics program at State expanded rapidly after 1975, when athletics director Willis Casey hired Sandra Kay Yow. Yow and her assistants organized women's volleyball, softball, rifle, and fencing teams in rapid succession, and women also began to join the swimming and tennis squads. Susan Yow, on the basketball team, became the first woman NC State All-American in any sport in 1976. Currently, in 2006, NC State has eleven men's and eleven women's varsity athletic teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference, which consists of twelve colleges and universities in East Coast states from Massachusetts to Florida.

For more information about the history of NC State athletics, please see the North Carolina State University Athletics Timeline external link. For further information on current NC State athletics, please go to NC State's official athletics website external link.

Alternate Form of Material

Digital copies of many photographs are available online external link.

Controlled Terms

  1. Baseball--North Carolina
  2. Basketball for women--North Carolina
  3. Basketball--North Carolina
  4. Boxing--North Carolina
  5. Cheerleading--North Carolina
  6. College athletes--North Carolina
  7. Contact prints
  8. Cross-country running--North Carolina
  9. Diving for women--North Carolina
  10. Diving--North Carolina
  11. Drum majorettes--North Carolina
  12. Drum majors--North Carolina
  13. Fencing--North Carolina
  14. Football--North Carolina
  15. Golf for women--North Carolina
  16. Golf--North Carolina
  17. Gymnastics--North Carolina
  18. Hockey--North Carolina
  19. Lacrosse--North Carolina
  20. Marching bands--North Carolina
  21. Mascots--North Carolina
  22. Negatives
  23. North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts--Students.
  24. North Carolina State College--Students.
  25. North Carolina State University--Bands.
  26. North Carolina State University--Baseball.
  27. North Carolina State University--Basketball.
  28. North Carolina State University--Football.
  29. North Carolina State University--Golf.
  30. North Carolina State University--Gymnastics.
  31. North Carolina State University--Hockey.
  32. North Carolina State University--Mascots.
  33. North Carolina State University--Photographs.
  34. North Carolina State University--Sports.
  35. North Carolina State University--Swimming.
  36. North Carolina State University--Tennis.
  37. North Carolina State University--Track and field.
  38. North Carolina State University--Volleyball.
  39. North Carolina State University--Wrestling.
  40. Photographic prints
  41. Portraits, Group
  42. Slides
  43. Soccer for women--North Carolina
  44. Soccer--North Carolina
  45. Softball--North Carolina
  46. Sports spectators--North Carolina
  47. Sports--North Carolina
  48. Swimming for women--North Carolina
  49. Swimming--North Carolina
  50. Tennis--North Carolina
  51. Track and field--North Carolina
  52. Transparencies
  53. Volleyball--North Carolina
  54. Women athletes--North Carolina
  55. Wrestling--North Carolina

Related Material

Beezley, William H. The Wolfpack: Intercollegiate Athletics at North Carolina State University. Raleigh: University Graphics, North Carolina State University, circa 1976.

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