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UA 100.030 Guide to the North Carolina State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Biology Records, 1948-2006

The records of the North Carolina State University Department of Biology are arranged in six series: General Records, Comprehensive Reviews, Institute of Statistics, Workshops, Projects, Gransts, and Proposals, Ecology Program Records, and Publications. Within each series, materials are arranged alphabetically by topic or title.
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This series contains a variety of records. Correspondence written to, by, or about specific faculty members is filed under the individual's name as per original order. The series also includes specific material about programs and courses offered in the Department of Zoology and its organization. There is a significant collection of news clippings and correspondence relating to the proposed founding of the North Carolina Zoological Park (originally named North Carlina Zoological Garden). Of note are the various awards and distinctions bestowed on members of the department. The material is filed alphabetically.
[Box 1, Folder 1] Academic Program Proposals, 1962 - 1967
[Box 1, Folder 2] Achievements, 1960
[Box 1, Folder 3] Articles, 1948 - 1956
[Box 1, Folder 4] Barkalow, Frederick S., 1966 - 1967
[Box 1, Folder 5] Brochures, ca. 1962 - 1982, undated
[Box 1, Folder 6] Campus Mailing List for Wildlife Curriculum Newsletter, 1955, undated
[Box 1, Folder 7] Departmental Retreats, 1979 - 1982
[Box 1, Folder 8] Employment Surveys, 1957
[Box 1, Folder 9] Fields, Hugh M., 1960 - 1969, undated
[Box 1, Folder 10] Grant, William C., 1975
[Box 1, Folder 11] Harkema, Reinard, 1969
[Box 1, Folder 12] Hassler, William W., 1959 - 1969
[Box 1, Folder 13] Hatteras Marine Research Station, 1964
[Box 1, Folder 14] Long Range Planning, 1957 - 1959, undated
[Box 1, Folder 15] Mammal and Bird Range, 1964
[Box 1, Folder 16] Mini Grants, 1977 - 1981
[Box 1, Folder 17] News Clippings, 1957 - 1958, undated
[Box 1, Folder 18] North Carolina Wildlife Federation, 1957 - 1967
North Carolina Zoological Garden
[Box 1, Folder 19] Correspondence, 1967 - 1974
[Box 1, Folder 20] Documents, 1967 - 1969
[Box 1, Folder 21] News Clippings, 1966 - 1969, undated
[Box 1, Folder 22] Notes, undated
[Box 1, Folder 23] Organization Charts, 1966 - 1980
[Box 1, Folder 24] Program Information for Students, 1978, undated
[Box 1, Folder 25] Quay, Thomas L., 1958 - 1965
[Box 1, Folder 26] Reinard Harkema Memorial Endowment for Zoology, 1978
[Box 1, Folder 27] Social Material, 1956 - 1957
[Box 1, Folder 28] Squirrel Project, 1964
[Box 1, Folder 29] Syllabi and Lecture Materials, 1960 - 1978
[Box 1, Folder 30] Wildlife Extension, 1960 - 1967, undated
This series contains reports prepared by the Department of Zoology to provide background information for comprehensive reviews of the department. These reports contain such items as a brief history of the department, mission statement, program summaries, faculty resumes, course syllabi, and project lists. The reports are filed chronologically.
[Box 2, Folder 1] 1978
[Box 2, Folder 2] 1985
This series contains records of cooperative ventures, known as the Southeastern Fish and Game Statistics Project, between the North Carolina State College Institute of Statistics and at least nine states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. The role of the Institute of Statistics was to provide consultant services to the states on the design and analysis of wildlife research, and to develop sound and efficient statistical techniques for such design and analysis. These records are broken into two sub-series: General Correspondence, which includes analyses of statistical projects forwarded to those states for whom the Archives does not have specific records; And the records for Alabama, whose general records contain largely administrative and financial records. Alabama's cooperative agreement was initiated in 1959 and was renewed each year to 1981. Research projects for Alabama include the calculation of the extent of the wild turkey population as an aid in resource management. They also include a set of sophisticated analyses intended to provide specific measurements by which researchers can accurately determine the age of young rabbits. These analyses were overseen by Dr. Don W. Hayne in his dual role as statistician and zoologist.
General Correspondence
[Box 2, Folder 3] July, 1979
[Box 2, Folder 4] August, 1979
[Box 2, Folder 5] General Records, 1959 - 1981
"Cooperative Agreement between the State of Alabama Department of Conservation and the Institute of Statistics, North Carolina State College"
[Box 2, Folder 6] Original Agreement, 1959
[Box 2, Folder 7] Supplement Agreements, Numbers 1-11, 1959 - 1969
[Box 2, Folder 8] Supplement Agreements, Numbers 12-23, 1970 - 1981
Rabbit Research, Edward P. Hill, III
[Box 2, Folder 9] 1964 - 1966
[Box 2, Folder 10] 1967 - 1970
Wild Turkey Investigations, data
[Box 2, Folder 11] 1966
[Box 2, Folder 12] 1967
This series contains handbooks used in the two-day "schools" for which staff members of the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, the Agricultural Extension Service, the Division of College Extension, and others served as faculty. The two schools herein were similar, but the Pesticide School was conducted primarily for merchants who dealt in fungicides, insecticides, and herbicides rather than those in the pest control industry. Material in the handbooks was compiled by various agencies, including the Entomology Section, Department of Zoology; Plant Pathology Section, Department of Botany; Department of Agronomy of the School of Agriculture; and the Rodent Control Section, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. They contain pamphlets, publications, and prepared notes regarding particular chemicals and the laws that control their use. The material is filed chronologically.
Pest Control Operators School
[Box 3, Folder 1] 1951
[Box 3, Folder 2] 1952
Pesticide School
[Box 3, Folder 3] Attendance Sheets and Program, 1951 - 1953
[Box 3, Folder 4] 1950
[Box 3, Folder 5] 1951
[Box 3, Folder 6] 1952
[Box 3, Folder 7] 1953
Individual Projects
[Box 3, Folder 10] "Abused Drugs and Social Behavior " (1973-1977), John G. Vandenbergh, 1977
[Box 3, Folder 11] "Analysis of Ecological Date from Cox Bay, Texas, in Response to the Impact of Cooling Water Input from a Power Plant" (1975), B. J. Copeland, 1975
[Box 3, Folder 12] "Aqua Culture of Yellow Perch, "Perca flavescens" (Mitchill) in North Carolina" (1977-1978), William W. Hassler, 1977
[Box 3, Folder 13] "Aquatic Ecosystems Modeling and the Role of Bacteria in Alaskan Arctic Lakes" (1975-1976), John E. Hobbie, 1974 - 1976
[Box 3, Folder 14] "Artificial Propagation and Spawning of the Dolphin ( "Coryphaena hippurus"), Cobia ( "Rachycentron canadum"), and the Channel Bass ( "Scianops ocellata") " (no date), William W. Hassler, 1975
[Box 3, Folder 15] "Bacteria and the Nutritional Quality of Estuarine Detritus" (1975-1976), John E. Hobbie, John M. Miller, 1974 - 1976
[Box 3, Folder 16] "Biological Clock Control of Appetite and Fat Deposition in Woodchucks" (1969-1972), David E. Davis, 1969 - 1971
[Box 3, Folder 17] "Biology of Amphibia and Reptilia: Special Emphasis on Behavior and Ecology" (1976-1979), Bernard S. Martof, 1975
[Box 3, Folder 18] "Biology of Amphibia: Special Emphasis on Photoperiod and Metamorphosis" (1975-1978), Bernard S. Martof, 1975
[Box 3, Folder 19] "Biology of Amphibians: With Special Emphasis on the Physiological Ecology and Behavior of Larvae" (1969-1972), Bernard S. Martof, 1969 - 1971
[Box 3, Folder 20] "Biology of Aquatic Heterotrophic Bacteria as Affected by Phosphate Mining in an Estuary" (1969-1972), John E. Hobbie, 1969 - 1971
[Box 3, Folder 21] "Biology of Parasites" (1972-1975), Reinard Harkema, Grover C. Miller, 1972 - 1975
[Box 4, Folder 1] "Black Bear Investigations" (1975-1978), O. Thomas Sanders, David S. deCalesta, 1974 - 1979
[Box 4, Folder 2] "Breeding Biology of Woodcock in Piedmont North Carolina" (1978-1979), Phillip D. Doerr, 1974 - 1979
[Box 4, Folder 3] "Carolina Notebook" (1982-1983), Gary San Julien, Rick Estes, 1982
[Box 4, Folder 4] "Catfish Breeding, Production, and Marketing" (1971-1974), Garland B. Pardue, 1971 - 1974
[Box 4, Folder 5] "Circadian Organization in Lizards" (1978-1981), Herbert A. Underwood, 1978
[Box 4, Folder 6] "Circadian Physiology and Photoreception in Lizards: The Role of the Eyes and Pineal System" (1976-1978), Herbert A. Underwood, 1975 - 1979
[Box 4, Folder 7] "Cooperative management Program for Albemarle Sound-Roanoke River Striped Bass" (1975-1977), William W. Hassler, 1975 - 1977
[Box 4, Folder 8] "Cooperative Woodcock Study, North Carolina" (1974-1978), Phillip D. Doerr, 1974 - 1979
[Box 4, Folder 9] "Cryogenic Preservation of Sperm from Freshwater Fishes" (1976-1978), Reinard Harkema, J. Howard Kerby, Melvin T. Huish, 1976 - 1979
[Box 4, Folder 10] "Determinants of Aggression in Mice" (1975-1976), J. Mal Whitsett, 1975 - 1977
[Box 4, Folder 11] "Development of a Saltmarsh Ecosystem Proposal" (1975-1976), John E. Hobbie, 1975
[Box 4, Folder 12] "Development of Models of Primary Productivity of Organic Materials by Microorganisms" (1974-1975), John E. Hobbie, 1974
[Box 4, Folder 13] "Development of Nutrient Models for the Pamlico River Estuary, North Carolina" (1975-1977), John E. Hobbie, 1974
[Box 4, Folder 14] "Development of Sexual Dimorphism in "Schistosoma mansoni" " (1975-1977), William C. Grant, 1975 - 1977
[Box 4, Folder 15] "Distribution and Ecology of Marine Hydroids of North Carolina" (1975-1978), Charles E. Lytle, 1974 - 1979
[Box 4, Folder 16] "Ecology and Behavior of Mammalian Populations" (1972-1974), David E. Davis, Frederick S. Barkalow, John B. Mathies, 1972 - 1974
[Box 4, Folder 17] "Ecology and Behavior of Vertebrates" (1972-1975), Thomas L. Quay, Bernard S. Martof, George T. Barthalmus, 1972 - 1975
[Box 4, Folder 18] "The Ecology and Behavior of Wild Bird Populations in Relation to Changing Land-Use Patterns" (1969-1972), Thomas L. Quay, 1969 - 1971
[Box 4, Folder 19] "The Ecology of the Pamlico River Estuary, North Carolina" (1973-1974), John E. Hobbie, 1973
[Box 4, Folder 20] "Effect of Oil on Tundra Thaw Ponds" (1975-1976), John E. Hobbie, 1975
[Box 4, Folder 21] "Effect of Selected Trace Elements and Oxidants on Phagocytic and Microbiocidal Activities of the Alveolar Macrophage" (1975-1976), Kenneth E. Muse, 1975 - 1976
[Box 4, Folder 22] "Effects of Field Applications of Organophosphates on Bobwhite Quail and Cottontail Rabbits" (1976-1978), O. Thomas Sanders, 1976 - 1979
[Box 4, Folder 23] "Effects of Low Level Turbidity on Fishes in Lakes" (1979-1982), John M. Miller, 1979
[Box 4, Folder 24] "Effects of Road Construction upon Nearby Lakes on the Alaskan North Slope" (1975-1977), John M. Miller, Vera Alexander, 1975 - 1976
[Box 5, Folder 1] "Effects of Stream Channelization and Drainage on Fish and Wildlife" (1971-1978), Melvin T. Huish, Garland B. Pardue, F. Eugene Hester, 1971 - 1979
[Box 5, Folder 2] "Electron Microscopy as a Research Tool in Reproductive Endocrinology" (no date), J. Mal Whitsett, 1976
[Box 5, Folder 3] "Environment and Sexual Development in Mammals" (1975-1978), J. Mal Whitsett, 1975 - 1977
[Box 5, Folder 4] "Estrogen Control of Uterine Glucose Metabolism" (1967-1972), Donald E. Smith, 1967 - 1970
[Box 5, Folder 5] "Estuarine Invertebrate Behavior: An Index of Subacute Toxicity of Aquatic Herbicides" (1977-1978), George T. Barthalmus, 1977 - 1979
[Box 5, Folder 6] "Eurasion Watermilfoil in Currituck Sound: Its Control and Potential Use" (1977-1978), Melvin T. Huish, J. Howard Kerby, 1976 - 1979
[Box 5, Folder 7] "Factors Affecting Nesting Density and brood Survival of Wood Ducks" (1969-1972), F. Eugene Hester, 1969 - 1971
[Box 5, Folder 8] "Feasibility of High Frequency Echosounding for Larval Fish and Invertebrates" (1975-1976), John M. Miller, 1975
[Box 5, Folder 9] "Fine Structure and Cytochemistry of a Protozoan Parasite Invading the Crustacean Exoskeleton" (1977-1978), Phyllis C. Bradbury, 1974 - 1977
[Box 5, Folder 10] "Fine Structure of Differentiation in Haemoproteus" (1969-1972), Phyllis C. Bradbury, 1969 - 1971
[Box 5, Folder 11] "Fish and Zooplankton Sampling in Rivers" (1978-1979), William W. Hassler, 1978
[Box 5, Folder 12] "Fish Production in Farm Ponds" (1969-1972), F. Eugene Hester, 1969 - 1971
[Box 5, Folder 13] "Food Quality Variability on Insect Pest Populations and Their Food Chain Dynamics in Agroecosystems" (1973-1975), George G. Shaw, Udo Blum, 1973 - 1976
[Box 5, Folder 14] "Genetic and Hormonal Factors Controlling Plumage Coloration in Birds" (1969-1972), Nancy S. Mueller, 1969 - 1971
[Box 5, Folder 15] "Habitat Requirements and Population Changes of "Microtus pinetorum" " (1974-1976), J. Scott Ziesenis, David E. Davis, 1974 - 1977
[Box 5, Folder 16] "Habitat Selection and Energy Requirements of Wintering Woodcock in North Carolina" (1980-1982), Phillip D. Doerr, 1979 - 1982
[Box 5, Folder 17] "Helminth Parasites of Vertebrates in North Carolina" (1978), Grover C. Miller, 1978 - 1979
[Box 5, Folder 18] "The Histochemistry of Helminths" (1969-1972), Reinard Harkema, 1969 - 1971
[Box 5, Folder 19] "Impact of Changing Habitat Conditions on Vertebrate Animal Life in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore" (1975-1978), Thomas L. Quay, 1975 - 1977
[Box 5, Folder 20] "Impact of Land Use Practices on Populations of Wildlife and Fishery Resources" (1979), Jay D. Hair, 1979
[Box 5, Folder 21] "In Vitro Experimental Models of Mycoplasma-induced Poultry Respiratory Diseases" (1975-1978), Kenneth E. Muse, 1975 - 1979
[Box 5, Folder 22] "Interaction of Mycoplasma Pneumoniae with Ciliated Respiratory Epithelium and Pulmonary Macrophages in Vitro" (1975-1978), Kenneth E. Muse, 1974 - 1978
[Box 5, Folder 23] "Investigations to Measure the Pesticide Levels of Channel Catfish" (1971-1973), Garland B. Pardue, 1971
[Box 5, Folder 24] "Limits on Production of Arctic Chironomidae: A Part of Project Arctic Lake Process Studies" (1978-1981), Samuel C. Mozley, 1979 - 1981
[Box 5, Folder 25] "Mammalian Behavior: An Index of Subacute Toxicity of Herbicides" (1977-1979), George T. Barthalmus, 1977
[Box 5, Folder 26] "Mitigating Biological Impacts of Stream Relocation: A Literature Review" (1976-1977), Melvin T. Huish, 1976
[Box 5, Folder 27] "Mitochondrial Biogenesis and its Regulation in Trypanosomatids" (1969-1972), John F. Roberts, 1969 - 1971
[Box 6, Folder 1] "Nesting Ecology of the Woodcock in North Carolina" (1978-1980), Phillip D. Doerr, 1978 - 1981
[Box 6, Folder 2] "Nutrients and Eutrophication in a North Carolina Estuary" (1971-1972), B. J. Copeland, John E. Hobbie, 1971
[Box 6, Folder 3] "The Nutritional Effects of Different Host Plants upon the Population Dynamics of Heliothis Zea (Boddie)" (1975-1976), George G. Shaw, 1974 - 1977
[Box 6, Folder 4] "Parasites of Fresh-Water Fishes in North Carolina" (1969-1972), Grover C. Miller, 1979 - 1982
[Box 6, Folder 5] "Periparturient Transmission of Diegenetic Trematodes in the Genus "Pharyngostomoides" " (1979-1982), Grover C. Miller, 1979 - 1982
[Box 6, Folder 6] "Pheromonal Coordination of Reproduction in Domestic Animals" (1981-1982), John G. Vandenbergh, 1982
[Box 6, Folder 7] "Population Status of bobcat and River Otter in North Carolina" (1978-1982), Jay D. Hair, Richard A. Lancia, 1978 - 1982
[Box 6, Folder 8] "Population Structure and Social Organization of Long-tailed Weasels" (1980-1982), Roger A. Powell, 1980
[Box 6, Folder 9] "Production of a Health Career Advising Manual, 'Health Careers in North Carolina'" (1977), William C. Grant, Laura R. Foxx, 1977
[Box 6, Folder 10] "Productivity of Estuaries of North Carolina" (1972-1975), B. J. Copeland, William W. Hassler, John E. Hobbie, 1972 - 1975
[Box 6, Folder 11] "Pulmonary Scor: Lung Injury by Childhood Infections" (1976-1979), Kenneth E. Muse, 1976 - 1979
[Box 6, Folder 12] "Purchase of Growth Chambers for Instructional Use (Instructional Scientific Equipment Program)" (1976-1977), George G. Shaw, 1976
[Box 6, Folder 13] "Recycling of Nitrogen in the Chowan River" (1974-1976), John E. Hobbie, 1974
[Box 6, Folder 14] "Reproductive Physiology and Behavior" (1972-1975), Donald E. Smith, J. Mal Whitsett, 1972 - 1975
[Box 6, Folder 15] "Respiratory Characteristics of Amphibia in Oxygen-deficient Habitats" (1969-1972), William F. Standaert, 1969 - 1971
[Box 6, Folder 16] "Response of Bluegill Sunfish in Model Systems and in Reservoirs to Thermal Pollution" (1974-1977), Garland B. Pardue, 1973
[Box 6, Folder 17] "Role of Plant Detritus in Nutrition of Salt Marsh and Estuarine Animals" (1975-1978), John E. Hobbie, 1975 - 1979
[Box 6, Folder 18] "The Role of Zooplankton and Immature Fishes as Energy Links Between Marshes and Open Waters of Estuaries" (1976-1977), John M. Miller, 1975
[Box 6, Folder 19] "Some Problems Peculiar to Highway Construction in the North Carolina Coastal Areas, Particularly the Outer Banks" (1975-1978), John M. Miller, R. Wayne Skaggs, Ernest D. Seneca, Stephen W. Broome, 1975 - 1979
[Box 6, Folder 20] "Source, Fate, and Effects of Nutrients Added to North Carolina Estuaries" (1970-1975), John E. Hobbie, 1970 - 1975
[Box 6, Folder 21] "Status of the American Alligator in North Carolina" (1978-1982), Phillip D. Doerr, Jay D. Hair, 1982
[Box 6, Folder 22] "Statues of the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker in North Carolina" (1978-1982), Phillip D. Doerr, Jay D. Hair, 1978 - 1982
[Box 6, Folder 23] "The Structure and Function of the Digital Pads of Hylid Frogs and Other Behavioral Adaptations of Certain Amphibians and Reptiles of North Carolina" (1976-1979), Bernard S. Martof, 1976
[Box 6, Folder 24] "Studies of the Estuarine Ecological Problems Associated with the Construction and Operation of the Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant, Brunswick, North Carolina" (1974-1977), B. J. Copeland, 1974 - 1976
[Box 6, Folder 25] "Study of Pathology of Fishes from Lake Hyco, North Carolina" (1978-1979), Grover C. Miller, 1978
[Box 6, Folder 26] "Survey of Resident Fish Populations in the Vicinity of the New Bern Mill" (1975-1978), William W. Hassler, 1975 - 1977
[Box 6, Folder 27] "Transcription of Mitochondrial Genes During Trypanosome Differentiation" (1975-1978), John F. Roberts, 1975
[Box 6, Folder 28] "Transmammary Transmission of a Digenetic Trematode" (1975-1978), Reinard Harkema, 1978 - 1979
[Box 6, Folder 29] "Ultrastructural Studies: Host Parasite Interactions" (1976-1981), Kenneth E. Muse, 1977
[Box 6, Folder 30] "Utilization of Soil Invertebrates with Emphasis on Earthworms in Agricultural Production Systems and in Waste Management Systems" (1977-1978), George G. Shaw, 1976
[Box 6, Folder 31] "The Value of North Carolina's Game and Fish" (1951), Frederick S. Barkalow, Howard J. Stains, 1951
This series contains proposals, grant applications, progress updates, and formal reports related to individual research projects of the members of the Department. The records of each project vary in degree of documentation. Some of these projects were significant for the management of natural resources. For example, a study of the striped bass in the Roanoke River in North Carolina provided a sound basis on which to proceed with multiple uses of the river without disrupting the fish's survival. The research projects ranged as far away as Texas and Alaska, but most were conducted in North Carolina, in places such as the Pamlico River Estuary, Currituck Sound, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the Chowan River, Lake Hyco, and the cities of Brunswick, and New Bern. Subject areas include studies of fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, mammals, bacteria, diseases, and cryogenics. In addition, the series contains studies on topics such as the ecological effects of road construction, land-use pattern changes, and nuclear power plants on the surrounding wildlife and natural resources. This series is filed alphabetically by research project title. Note that the parenthetical dates after each project title indicate the project start and termination dates.
General Records
[Box 3, Folder 8] Instruction Sheets, 1973 - 1974
[Box 3, Folder 9] Zoology Project Listings, 1978 - 1982
This series contains correspondence, meeting minutes and notes, memoranda, program information, proposals, reports, and seminar flyers. The Ecology Program was established in 1971 and was jointly administered through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Forestry (now the College of Natural Resources). These records mostly concern the activities of the Ecology Advisory Committee, as well as the moves towards creating the program during the late 1960s. The records are arranged chronologically, as received from former program head Sam Mozley.
[Box 7, Folder 1] Ecology Program Files, 1968 - 1969
[Box 7, Folder 2] Ecology Program Files, 1970
[Box 7, Folder 3] Ecology Program Files, 1971
[Box 7, Folder 4] Ecology Program Files, 1972
[Box 7, Folder 5] Ecology Program Files, 1973
[Box 7, Folder 6] Ecology Program Files, 1974
[Box 7, Flat Folder 7] Ecology Program Files, 1975
[Box 7, Folder 8] Ecology Program Files, 1976
[Box 7, Folder 9] Ecology Program Files, 1977
[Box 7, Folder 10] Ecology Program Files, 1978
[Box 7, Folder 11] Ecology Program Files, 1979
[Box 7, Folder 12] Ecology Program Files, 1980
[Box 7, Folder 13] Ecology Program Files, 1981
[Box 7, Folder 14] Ecology Program Files, 1983 - 1984
This series contains publications produced by the North Carolina State University Department of Biology.
[Box 8, Folder 1] Biological and Human Interactions in the World Ecosystem (Symposium in Biology), 1968
[Box 8, Folder 2] Concise History of the Department of Zoology, 1887 - 1977
[Box 8, Folder 3] Divison of Biological Sciences of North Carolina State College, Undated
[Box 8, Folder 4] Graduate Education in the Biological Sciences : North Carolina State University, Undated
[Box 8, Folder 5] Mechanisms of Biological Processes and Systems to National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1962
[Box 8, Folder 6] NCSU Biology Field Laboratory, Undated
[Box 8, Folder 7] North Carolina State University Biotechnology Building, Undated
[Box 8, Folder 8] The Seminar Weekly Vol. 1, Issue 1-16, 1970 - 1971
[Box 8, Folder 9] The Seminar Weekly Vol. 2, Issue 1-16, 1970 - 1971
[Box 8, Folder 10] Summer Institute in Biology for High School Teachers of Biology, 1968
[Box 8, Folder 11] The Signal Vol. 1, No. 4-9, 1999 - 2000
[Box 8, Folder 12] The Signal Vol. 2, No. 1-9, 2000 - 2001
[Box 8, Folder 13] The Signal Vol. 3, no. 1-9, 2001 - 2002
[Box 8, Folder 14] The Signal Vol. 4, No. 1-9, 2002 - 2003
[Box 8, Folder 16] The Signal Vol. 5, No. 1-9, 2003 - 2004
[Box 8, Folder 17] The Signal Vol. 6, No. 1-9, 2004 -2005
[Box 8, Folder 18] The Signal Vol. 7, No. 1-9, 2005 - 2006
[Box 8, Folder 19] Wildlife Curriculum News Letter No. 1-2, 1955 - 1956


North Carolina State University. Dept. of Biology.


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Processed by: Laura J. Morgan; Beverly King, 2009 July; machine-readable finding aid created by: Pat Webber; Finding aid updated by Beverly King, 2009 July; Cate Putirskis, 2009 July


2005-2009, Converted to EAD 2002, 2005; Finding aid updated to reflect additions to the collection by Beverly King, 2009 July; Cate Putirskis, 2009 July

Scope and Content Note

The records of the North Carolina State University Department of Biology contain correspondence, brochures, course syllabi, departmental reviews, handbooks, grant proposals and applications, publications, and research project material. Also included is material relating to the establishment of the North Carolina Zoological Park, items from the North Carolina State College Institute of Statistics, and records from the Ecology Program, which was discontinued in 1992. Materials range in date from 1948 to 2006.

Historical Note

During the early period of the University's growth, 1887 - 1912, the initial efforts of the biological sciences were directed toward the development of agricultural interests in North Carolina. The original course offerings in Zoology were given by teachers whose interests were only secondarily zoological. Not until 1899 were offered courses first collected under the rubric 'Zoology.' In the early 1900s a veterinarian and a plant pathologist taught most of the zoologically oriented courses.

In 1912, Dr. Zeno P. Metcalf joined the faculty and increased the course offerings from one to three, eventually becoming Head of the Department of Entomology and Zoology. He led the Department for 38 years, until 1950. Other early faculty appointments included Dr. Carey H. Bostian, who joined in 1930 and became Chancellor of the University in 1953; and Dr. Reinard Harkema, who joined the Department in 1936 and served for more than four decades.

During the Depression, programs at North Carolina State were restricted. The development of Zoology was limited to the areas of Wildlife Management and Animal Ecology. It was not until 1957-58 that there was a designated undergraduate degree program in Zoology. Students performed graduate work in Zoology at this time, but Master's degrees were only given in Entomology.

In 1944, the Institute of Statistics was developed out of the Department of Experimental Statistics, and provided services increasingly necessary for fundamental research. The Institute worked closely with the Department of Zoology in cooperative ventures with a number of states. The Institute had close connections with the Research Triangle Institute located in the heart of the rapidly developing Research Triangle Park. For the Department of Zoology, the arrival in 1965 of Dr. Don W. Hayne, with a dual appointment in Statistics and Zoology, proved to be a stimulus to the development and growth of quantitative aspects of experimental research and teaching.

In 1950, Zoology and Entomology separated from each other under the newly formed Division of Biological Sciences. The Department moved to Gardner Hall in 1952. With the dissolution of the Division of Biological Sciences in 1956, Zoology became a department with its own curriculum. The Department was included in the formation of the new Institute of Biological Sciences in 1960, an arrangement that lasted until 1971. After that date, Zoology became a Department in the School (later College) of Agriculture and Life Sciences. In 2008 its name was changed to the Department of Biology. In 2013 the programs of the Department of Biology were subsumed under the new Department of Biological Sciences in the new College of Sciences.

Department Heads

1912 - 1950 Zeno P. Metcalf
1951 - 1963 Frederick S. Barkalow
1963 - 1967 Bernard S. Martof
1967 - 1975 David E. Davis
1976 Reinard Harkema, acting head
1977 - 1991 John G. Vandenbergh
1991 - 1996 Harold F. Heatwole
1996 - 2007 Thurman L. Grove

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