Harlan Brown becomes director of the library
Brown presided over many significant changes for the library, including its 1954 relocation from Brooks Hall to the facility where it remains today. The larger space provided Brown with the room to expand the collection from 50,000 to 500,000 volumes, construct a comprehensive scientific periodical collection, and acquire the renowned Tippman Collection of Entomology volumes. The enhanced D. H. Hill Library formed part of Brown's vision of a centralized campus library system. From 1942 to 1946, Brown took a leave of absence to serve in World War II. Brown became associate director in 1964 and retired in 1971.
Reba Clevenger Led Library During World War II
All male library staff members leave for military service during World War II, with Library Director Harlan Brown taking a leave of absence until 1946. Reference librarian Reba Clevenger became the acting college librarian during this time.
Mechanical Wolfpack mascot
Mechanical engineering student Ira Helms, Jr., created a robot-like Wolfpack mascot costume worn to football games during the 1946 season. One student wore the costume, while another walked behind with a "remote control" that appears to control the "robot's" movements.
Everett Case hired
Everett Case is hired as head Men's Basketball coach; with duties beginning on July 1st, 1946. Case coached at NC State until 1965, and remains the winningest basketball coach in the school's history.
Norm Sloan hired
Norman Sloan is hired as the new head basketball coach at NC State. Sloan, who was a player on Everett Case's first basketball team at State (1946-1947), leaves the head coach position at the University of Florida to accept a 3-year contract at State that pays $12,000 annually.
Case Athletics Center opens
The Case Athletics Center opens, named after Everett N. Case, Men's Basketball coach from 1946 to 1965.