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Homecoming Queen Mary Evelyn Porterfield with escort Michael Brown and Alumni Affairs director Bryce Younts

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

Title:
Homecoming Queen Mary Evelyn Porterfield with escort Michael Brown and Alumni Affairs director Bryce Younts
Topics:
People
Student Life
University History
Subjects:
African American students
African American women
African Americans -- History
College students
Contests
Homecomings
Women
Original Format:
Black-and-white print (photograph)
Extent:
6 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches
Item identifier:
0227083
Created Date:
Description:
Transcribed from Photograph: Miss NC State University Homecoming 1970 - Miss Mary Evelyn Porterfield is crowned the 1970 Homecoming Queen at North Carolina State University. Her escort is Michael Brown of Fayettevile, N.C., an NC State University architectural major. Bryce Younts, director of NC State University Alumni Affairs Office is at the right.
Genre:
Photographs
Names:
Porterfield, Mary Evelyn more info on Porterfield, Mary Evelyn 
North Carolina State University -- Social aspects more info on North Carolina State University -- Social aspects 
North Carolina State University -- History more info on North Carolina State University -- History 
North Carolina State University -- Students -- Social life and customs more info on North Carolina State University -- Students -- Social life and customs 
North Carolina State University more info on North Carolina State University 
Younts, Bryce R. more info on Younts, Bryce R. 
North Carolina State University. Alumni Association more info on North Carolina State University. Alumni Association 
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