Innovation into Practice: Providing Access to Records of Pioneers in Science and Technology


Two-year project to arrange and describe 35 archival collections relating to the research, teaching, professional activities and government roles of scholars and pioneers in the sciences, documenting new directions and the innovative impact of leaders in the disciplines of physics; nuclear, chemical, agricultural, and biomedical engineering; and veterinary and zoological health. Notable among the collections are papers of Raymond LeRoy Murray, who created the groundbreaking nuclear engineering curriculum at NC State and was a key figure in the design, construction and operation of the country's first private nuclear reactor, the only one of its kind used for teaching and research.


Digitizing Hidden Collections

Amount Awarded


Year Added



NCSU Libraries, Special Collections Research Center


  • Ms. Linda Sellars

Date Range

1894 - 1894

Geographic Scope

Global. Most scholars based in North Carolina, also working and collaborating with scientists around the world.


  • 1456 Artifact (Including Archaeological Objects, Weapons, Machinery, Instruments, Costumes, Textiles, Ceramics, Glass, Furniture, Etc.), Audio (Including Speech And Music), Audiovisual, Book (Including Serials), Dataset (Paper Based Or Electronic), Image, Manuscript, Maps, Text (Including Electronic Texts)