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N. C. State fan tailgating before a football game

Carter-Finley Stadium, NCSU (Raleigh, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
N. C. State fan tailgating before a football game
Topics:
Sports
Subjects:
Football
Sports
Sports spectators
Universities and colleges
Original Format:
Black-and-white print (photograph)
Item identifier:
0018832
Photographer:
Wilson, Steven A. more info on Wilson, Steven A. 
Created Date:
circa to
Description:
Tailgating in the parking lots by Carter Finley stadium before a football game is a popular activity for many N. C. State fans.
Genre:
Photographs
Names:
North Carolina State University -- Students more info on North Carolina State University -- Students 
North Carolina State University -- Social aspects more info on North Carolina State University -- Social aspects 
North Carolina State University -- Football more info on North Carolina State University -- Football 
Location:
Raleigh (N.C.)
Digital Project:
University Archives Photographs

Building: North Carolina State University, Carter-Finley Stadium (Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina)

Built:
Street:
State Route 3036
Community:
Raleigh
State:
NC
Zip:
27607
Historical note:
The stadium honors Wilbert James (Nick) Carter (1902-1972) , Harry Clifton Carter (1908-1990), and Albert Earle Finley (1895-1985). The two Carter brothers graduated from NC State from the school of Textiles and became top executives in the J. P. Stevens Company. They contributed several hundred thousand dollars to fundraising for completion of the stadium. In 1937, the Carter brothers formed their own company, Carter Fabrics of Greensboro, and merged with the J.P. Stevens Corporation. The family was particularly involved with support of the NC State school of textiles. NC State awarded an honorary Doctor of Textile Science degree to Nick Carter in 1943. Finley was also a strong supporter of the athletics program at NC State. After two years of business school in Virginia, he became a stenographer for the Baltimore, Chesapeake, and Atlantic Railroad Company, rapidly working his way to a position of secretary to the general manager. Finley, a former US Army 2nd Lieutenant, soon became involved in the sale of heavy construction equipment and eventually started his own business, the Raleigh Tractor and Equipment Company. Finley kept an active interest in supporting the college, and even donated a motel on Western Boulevard to the Wolfpack Club as an athletics dormitory.
Location:
Raleigh (N.C.)
Subjects:
Sports facilities
Stadiums
Latitude, Longitude:
35.800804, -78.719482