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North Carolina State Engineering Extension Program records

Identifier: UA0062

Scope and Contents

The material in this collection is from the files of Dr. H. A. Lynch. The first series contains brochures promoting the Industrial Certificate Program and engineering courses, however, the bulk of the collection is in the Correspondence series, arranged chronologically, and consists primarily of correspondence between Dr. R. G. Carson, Jr., director of instruction at North Carolina State College, School of Engineering, and Dr. Lynch discussing curriculum, methods of teaching, faculty appointments, publicity and financing. Also included is correspondence with J. H. Lampe, Dean of Engineering, concerning expenses, the future of the extension program, and administrative details. Other material includes a set of procedures written by N.C. State College and an instructor's manual written by Dr. Lynch.

Two single files make up the rest of the collection. The first relates to Duke Power Company and contains a publication about Duke Power's newest electrical plant, Allen, and materials relating to the tuition refund program at Charlotte College. The second file contains personnel information forms for individual faculty and is thus restricted. Please contact the University Archivist for access to these files.


  • Creation: 1957-1961


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Administrative History

In the fall of 1958, North Carolina State College of Architecture and Engineering, Division of College Extension, offered an engineering program of undergraduate and graduate courses at Charlotte College. Charlotte College handled the administrative details, the instructors were local engineers, and Dr. H. A. Lynch served as the director and adjunct professor of Industrial Engineering. The courses carried the same credit hours as at N.C. State College and were transferable, since a degree in engineering was not offered at Charlotte.

The program was successful primarily because of Dr. Lynch's publicity of the program, but also because of the enthusiasm of local industry. Douglas Aircraft and Duke Power both encouraged their employees to attend by offering partial tuition payment, and Douglas conducted one of the courses at their plant since they had better equipment. Every effort was made by N.C. State College and Charlotte College to ensure that the quality of education in the engineering courses would be equal. The tuition from the course often was not sufficient to cover expenses, so N.C. State College paid Dr. Lynch's salary. Charlotte College also was reimbursed often for its expenses.

By the time Charlotte College became the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (1965) the engineering program was no longer an extension of North Carolina State University.


.417 Linear Feet (2 slim letter document cases)

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Records of the North Carolina State Engineering Extension Program from the office of Dr. H. A. Lynch. Included are brochures and correspondence relating to the program's administration and implementation as well as material relating to Duke Power Company's involvement and to individual faculty members.

Related Materials

Charlotte College Center Records (UA0033)

Charlotte College Records (UA0034)

North Carolina State Engineering Extension Program records
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte [All collections not yet online. For assistance, contact Special Collections:; 704-687-1170] Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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