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UA 100.017 Preliminary Inventory of the North Carolina State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Entomology Records, 1932-2005

The records of the North Carolina State University Department of Entomology are arranged into six series: Correspondence, Departmental Information, Projects and Reports, Insect Survey Notes, Unprocessed Materials, and Publications. Portions of this collection have been processed and are arranged chronologically; exceptions are the Unprocessed Materials series and the Publications series, which is arranged alphabetically by title.
Portions of this collection have been digitized and made available online.
The entire collection, including materials not available online, may be viewed in the Special Collections reading room in D.H. Hill Library.
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Contains letters and memoranda written by and to department personnel. The records concern a variety of departmental activities, both administrative and academic. Of particular note is the material from Dr. Zeno Metcalf, which came from a notebook of professional correspondence that he kept.
[Box 1, Folder 1] Correspondence, 1962-1964
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[Box 1, Folder 2] Correspondence, 1965
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[Box 1, Folder 3] Correspondence, 1966
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[Box 1, Folder 4] Correspondence, 1970
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[Box 1, Folder 5] Correspondence, 1975
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[Box 1, Folder 6] Guthrie, Frank E., 1972-1988
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[Box 1, Folder 8] Knight, Kenneth L., 1970 May-June
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[Box 1, Folder 7] Knight, Kenneth L., 1970 April
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[Box 1, Folder 9] Metcalf, Zeno P., 1932-1941
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[Box 1, Folder 10] Rabb, R. L., 1965-1981
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Contains brochures, correspondence, departmental newsletters and one yearbook, program reviews, reports, and seminar flyers. The records are broken into two sub-series, General Information and Program Reviews. The General Information sub-series concerns some of the academic activities of the department, including material on entomological holdings in the University's D. H. Hill Library. The Program Reviews sub-series contains material several departmental reviews, conducted by the department and by outside agencies.
General Information, 1960-1985
[Box 2, Folder 1] Brochures, 1966, undated
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[Box 2, Folder 2] "The Entomology Department,", 1964
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[Box 2, Folder 10] Entomology Department Yearbook, 1985
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[Box 2, Folder 11] Entomology Newsletter, 1969
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Flyers for Departmental Seminars
[Box 2, Folder 3] 1964-1965
[Box 2, Folder 4] 1967-1968
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[Box 2, Folder 5] 1968-1969
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[Box 2, Folder 6] 1969-1970
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[Box 2, Folder 7] 1976-1977
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[Box 2, Folder 8] Hill Library--Entomology Information, 1960-1969
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[Box 2, Folder 9] "Suggestions in Entomology for D. H. Hill Library,", 1965
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Program Reviews, 1971-1983
[Box 2, Folder 12] Entomology Information for Review Panel, 1961
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[Box 2, Folder 13] Program Review--Department of Entomology, 1967
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[Box 2, Folder 14] Comprehensive Review, 1977
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[Box 2, Folder 15] "A Record of the Self-Study Efforts of the Department of Entomology,", 1978
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[Box 3, Folder 1] Comprehensive Review, 1983
[Box 3, Folder 2] Report on Reassessment of Departmental Research Program, undated
Contains correspondence, reports, and papers on a variety of research topics. Most projects were performed within the department, but several were done as cooperative projects outside the department.
[Box 3, Folder 3] "Boll Weevil Eradication," undated
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[Box 3, Folder 4] "A Brief History of Acarology in North Carolina with Emphasis on the Work of the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station," by M. H. Farrier, 1979
[Box 3, Folder 5] "Ecological Principles as a Basis for Pest Management in the Agroecosystem," by R. L. Rabb, R. E. Stinner, and G. A. Carlson, undated
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[Box 3, Folder 6] "Entomological Research Projects Receiving Federal Grant Support,", 1963
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[Box 3, Folder 7] "Essentials for Successful Pest Management Programs," by R. L. Rabb, 1978
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[Box 3, Folder 8] "Mechanisms of Pesticide Toxicity," A Progress Report on National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Program Grant E8-00044, 1969-1974
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[Box 3, Folder 9] Parathion Study, 1970-1971
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[Box 3, Folder 10] Pesticide Controversy, 1969-1970
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[Box 3, Folder 11] Pesticide Information, 1961-1963
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[Box 3, Folder 12] Pine Mouse Control Research, 1969-1973
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"Insect Survey Notes" was produced by the Agricultural Extension Service as part of the North Carolina Cooperative Economic Insect Survey and Detection Report. These memoranda were produced as a series and were sent to extension and academic personnel across the state. This material covers the years 1971 to 1979; the full run of years for this item has not been determined.
[Box 4, Folder 1] Insect Survey Notes, 1971
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[Box 4, Folder 2] Insect Survey Notes, 1972
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[Box 4, Folder 3] Insect Survey Notes, 1973
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[Box 4, Folder 4] Insect Survey Notes, 1974
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[Box 4, Folder 5] Insect Survey Notes, 1975
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[Box 4, Folder 6] Insect Survey Notes, 1976
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[Box 4, Folder 7] Insect Survey Notes, 1977
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[Box 4, Folder 8] Insect Survey Notes, 1978
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[Box 4, Folder 9] Insect Survey Notes, 1979
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These materials were accessioned after this collection was processed.
[Carton 5] Alumni Report of the Department of Entomology, 1979
[Carton 5] "The Antenna,", 1981-2001
[Carton 5] CSRS Comprehensive Review, Department of Entomology, 1991
[Carton 5] Comprehensive Department and Graduate Program Reviews, Department of Entomology, 2001
[Carton 5] Entomology Department Yearbook, 1985
[Carton 5] Entomology Graduate Student Association, Graduate Student Handbook, 1981
[Carton 5] "Response by the Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University to the 1977 Comprehensive CSRS, USDA Review,", 1978
[Carton 5] "The Antenna Newsletter," Vol. 14, No. 2-3, 2004
[Carton 5] "The Antenna Newsletter," Vol. 15, No. 1-3, 2004-2005
[Carton 5] "The Antenna Newsletter," Vol. 16, No. 1, 2005
[Box 7, Folder 12] Beekeeping, circa 1940 (Accession 2013.0240)
This series contains publications produced by the Department of Entomology.
[Box 6, Folder 1] Alfalfa Weevil Control with Granular Insecticides and the Occurrence of Residues (Entomology Information Note No. 130), Jul. 1960
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[Box 6, Folder 2] Alfalfa Weevil Successfully Controlled (Entomology Information Note No. 130-A), Jul. 1960
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[Box 6, Folder 3] The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Entomology Department, Feb. 1982
[Box 6, Folder 4] The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Entomology Department, May-Dec. 1988
[Box 6, Folder 5] The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Entomology Department, 1989
[Box 6, Folder 6] The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Department of Entomology, 1990
[Box 6, Folder 7] The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Department of Entomology, 1991
[Box 6, Folder 8] The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Department of Entomology, 1992
[Box 6, Folder 9] The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Department of Entomology, 1993
[Box 6, Folder 10] The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Department of Entomology, Vol. 14, No. 1-29, 31-48, 1994
[Box 6, Folder 11] The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Department of Entomology, Vol. 15, No. 1-37, 39-46, 1995
[Box 6, Folder 12] The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Department of Entomology, Vol. 16, No. 1-5, 7-32, 1996
[Box 6, Folder 13] The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Department of Entomology, Vol. 17, No. 1-5, 7-31, 1997
[Box 6, Folder 14] The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Department of Entomology, Vol. 18, No. 1-16, Jan.-Aug. 1998
[Box 6, Folder 15] The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Department of Entomology, Vol. 19, Aug. 1998 -- Aug. 1999
[Box 7, Folder 1] The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Department of Entomology, Vol. 20/21, No. 1-28, Aug. 1999-Aug. 2000
[Box 7, Folder 2] The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Department of Entomology, Vol. 21/22, Aug. 2000-Jan. 2001
[Box 7, Folder 3] The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Department of Entomology, Vol. 23, No. 10-14, Jan.-Jun. 2001
[Box 7, Folder 4] The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Department of Entomology, Vol. 24, Aug. 2001-Apr. 2002
[Box 7, Folder 5] The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Department of Entomology, Vol. 9, No. 1, Vol. 10, No. 1, Vol. 12, No. 1, Vol. 13, No.1, Sept. 2002-Apr. 2003
[Box 7, Folder 6] Concepts of Pest Management, Proceedings of a Conference Held at North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina, Mar. 1970
[Box 7, Folder 7] Entomology 1776-1976, [A History of the Entomology Department of North Carolina State University], June 1975
[Box 7, Folder 8] Entomology Newsletter, North Carolina State University, 1969
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[Box 7, Folder 9] Graduate Research Program for Urban and Industrial Pests, 1983?
[Box 7, Folder 10] Graduate Studies in Entomology at North Carolina State University, 1990's?
[Box 7, Folder 11] IMAGO, Entomology Department Yearbook, North Carolina State University, 1985
[Carton 5] Movement of Highly Mobile Insects: Concepts and Methodology in Research, 1979 (Accession 2013.0026)

Creator

North Carolina State University. Dept. of Entomology.

Quantity

4.5 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

6 archival boxes, 1 carton

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

Transferred from North Carolina State University, Department of Entomology.

Processing

Processed by: Pat Webber, Barbara Weinberg, 2009 July; machine-readable finding aid created by: Pat Webber; Finding aid updated by Karen Paar, Barbara Weinberg, 2009 July, Cate Putirskis, 2009 July

Revised

2009, Finding aid updated to reflect additions to the collection by Barbara Weinberg, 2009 July, Cate Putirskis, 2009 July

Scope and Content Note

The records of the North Carolina State University Department of Entomology contain brochures, correspondence, departmental reviews, memoranda, newsletters, notebooks, reports, and seminar flyers, as well as a notebook of correspondence and research notes from former department head Zeno P. Metcalf. Materials range in date from 1932 to 2005.

Historical Note

Entomology was first taught as a course in the Department of Horticulture, Arboriculture, and Botany during the first years of North Carolina State College. Like most other agricultural courses taught at that time, classwork and research were often conducted jointly with the state Agricultural Experiment Station. Not until 1903 was Entomology listed as a separate subject in the College catalog, with classes taught as a part of the four-year course in Agriculture.

Entomologic study grew with the creation of the Department of Zoology and Entomology and the naming of the new head, Zeno P. Metcalf, in 1912. Administratively, however, Entomology was not considered a separate department but was still considered a part of a larger course of Agricultural study. Despite this, Entomology was still able to grant its first master's degree in 1924, to Theodore Mitchell. From 1925, entomology courses were listed under the Department of Zoology, the appellation "Entomology" having been dropped.

In 1950, the Division of Biological Sciences was created, and a number of departmental faculties were established and placed administratively within it, including Entomology. Courses in Entomology were listed for the first time as a separate subject, although it was not yet a full-fledged department. This occurred only after the Division was dissolved in 1955, and each faculty became a separate department. Since that time, the department has continued to thrive and grow in both its teaching and research roles. Today, the department engages in a wide range of research projects, often involving other campus academic units. In addition, the department carries on the University's vital role in extension work, providing faculty to educate and assist farmers, researchers, professionals, and the public on a variety of entomological topics.

Additional information and resources on the history of the Department of Entomology can be found through the NCSU Historical State website external link.

List of Department Heads

1912-1950 Zeno P. Metcalf
1950-1964 Clyde F. Smith
1964-1968 Edward H. Smith
1968-1980 Kenneth L. Knight
1980-1987 Ronald J. Kuhr
1987-1989 Ernest Hodgson, acting head
1989- James D. Harper

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[Identification of Item], North Carolina State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Entomology Records, UA 100.017 Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina.

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