Robertson Pulp and Paper Laboratories

Robertson Pulp and Paper Laboratories

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Location: Central Campus


Current Residents:

Wood and Paper Science

Built 1957;
Pulp and Paper Labs, 1991

Sq. Footage 82,863

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History

The original Robertson Building was considered unique to the South and has housed a small paper-making machine in addition to all necessary supporting research equipment. The Robertson Building is connected to Biltmore Hall, and the new, three-story labs contain an area of 27,500 square feet. The building is named after Reuben Buck Robertson (1879-1972).

Robertson graduated from Yale University and practiced law in Cincinnati before working with the Champion Paper and Fiber Company at Canton. He later became chief executive and president in 1950, and a member of the Board of Directors. Citing him for "his achievements in science, in industry, and in promoting social welfare," NC State awarded Robertson an honorary Doctor of Science degree in 1932. In 1954, the American Forestry Association extended to him the Conservation Award for Distinguished Service.


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