Richard Porter Papers 1975-1995, undated

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Creator
Porter, Richard L.
Size
1.25 linear feet (1 archival box, 1 archival halfbox, 1 artifact box,)
Call number
MC 00266

The Richard Porter Papers, 1975-1995, undated, includes syllabi, laboratory notes, and correspondence related to materials science reseach and teaching; photographic materials include slides and glass plate negatives. The collection also includes a number of material samples--especially guitar strings.

Richard L. Porter (1946-1999) was affiliated with North Carolina State University for 18 years as a teacher, administrator, and researcher. He started as a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. At the time of his unexpected death on July 22, 1999, he was the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs of the College of Engineering. Porter was instrumental in the development of the Engineering Undesignated program. Dr. Porter’s son, Nicolas Richard Porter, established the Richard L. Porter Memorial Scholarship in 2000.

Biographical/historical note

Richard L. Porter (1946-1999) was affiliated with North Carolina State University for 18 years as a teacher, administrator, and researcher. He started as a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. At the time of his unexpected death on July 22, 1999, he was the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs of the College of Engineering. Porter was instrumental in the development of the Engineering Undesignated program. Dr. Porter’s son, Nicolas Richard Porter, established the Richard L. Porter Memorial Scholarship in 2000.

Scope/content

The Richard Porter Papers, 1975-1995, undated, includes syllabi, laboratory notes, and correspondence related to materials science reseach and teaching; photographic materials include slides and glass plate negatives. The collection also includes a number of material samples--especially guitar strings.

Arrangement

The collection has been organized into three series: Courses and Curriculum, Material Samples, and Photographic Materials. Records have been arranged alphabetically within each series. Slides were originally in slide boxes; each box was transferred to a single folder to maintain context.

Use of these materials

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The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Richard Porter Papers, MC 00266, Special Collections Research Center, NC State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of Nicolas Richard Porter, 1999 (Accession no. 1999-0009).

Processing information

Processed by Stephanie Barnwell; machine-readable finding aid created by Kellie Strickland, updated by Carolyn Chesarino, 2009 September, and Stephanie Barnwell, 2011 September.

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The collection is organized into three principal series:

Courses and Curriculum 1988-1993, undated (MC 00266 Series 1)
Size: 4 folders
Course and Curriculum Committee 1988, 1992-1993
Box 1, Folder 1
Course Materials for MAT 210: Experiments in Material Science and Engineering 1991, 1992
Box 1, Folder 2
Course Materials and Notes for MAT 210: Experiments in Material Science and Engineering 1990, undated
Box 1, Folder 3
Data, Graphs, Notes 1990, undated
Box 1, Folder 4
Debeye-Scherrer Patterns undated
Box 1, Folder 5
Material Samples 1995, undated (MC 00266 Series 2)
Size: 10 folders
Cello "A" Strings undated
Box 1, Folder 6
D'Addario Guitar Strings 80/20 Bronze EJ12 Medium Gauge undated
Box 1, Folder 7
D'Addario 85/15 Great American Bronze Guitar Strings Z930 Medium undated
Box 1, Folder 8
D'Addario Guitar Strings EJ16 Phos. Bronze/Light undated
Box 1, Folder 9
DR Guitar Strings "Pre-Alloy" Phosphor Bronze PM12 undated
Box 1, Folder 10
DR Guitar Strings "Rare" Phosphor-Bronze RPMH 13 undated
Box 1, Folder 11
DR HandMade Strings--Various Samples undated
Box 1, Folder 12
Hudson International Conductors 92/8 Phos-bronze, 80/20 Soft Brass 1995
Box 1, Folder 13
Old Strings undated
Half box 2, Folder 1
Unidentified Material Artifacts undated
Card box 3
Unidentified Violin Strings undated
Half box 2, Folder 2
Photographic Materials (MC 00266 Series 3)
Glass Plate Negatives: Moon Glass and Iron Glass 10 March 1973, undated
Card box 3
Negatives undated
Half box 2, Folder 3
Slides March 1975
Half box 2, Folder 4
Slides July 1975, undated
Half box 2, Folder 5
Slides undated
Half box 2, Folder 6
Slides undated
Half box 2, Folder 7
Slides undated
Half box 2, Folder 8
Slides undated
Half box 2, Folder 9
Please note that some historical materials may contain harmful content and/or descriptions. Learn how we’re addressing it.
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Access to the collection

This collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to digital files may require additional advanced notice.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Richard Porter Papers, MC 00266, NC State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.