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Alexander-Tharpe Fund Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA056

Abstract

These records include minutes of meetings of the Board of Trustees of the Alexander-Tharpe Fund.

Dates

  • 1949-1985

Creator

Physical Description

(one record center carton)

Restrictions: Access

None.

Restrictions: Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the Alexander-Tharpe Fund by-laws and Board meeting minutes, covering the dates 1949 to 1985.

History of the Alexander-Tharpe Fund

Established in 1949, the Alexander-Tharpe Fund honors Coach William A. Alexander and Mercer McCall “Mack” Tharpe, Tech football player and assistant coach who was killed in World War II. According to the Georgia Tech Athletic Association website, the primary purpose of the Alexander-Tharpe Fund, Inc. is "to raise the money necessary to pay for Georgia Tech's student-athletes' scholarships. The goal at A-T is to raise enough money in unrestricted annual giving to cover the cost of the number of scholarships allowed by the NCAA." The organization was initially called the Alexander-Tharpe Scholarship Fund, with the name changed to the Alexander-Tharpe Fund, Inc. in 1981.

Provenance

The Athletic Association donated these records in February 1999 (Accession #1999.0302; old #1999-03-02).

Physical Description

(one record center carton)

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro encoded this collection summary in March 2006.
Title
Alexander-Tharpe Fund (Georgia Tech Athletic Association) Records: Collection Summary, 1949-1985
Subtitle
UA056
Status
completed
Author
Christine de Catanzaro
Date
Copyright 2006.
Description rules
finding aid updated using rlg best practice guidelines for encoded archival description.
Language of description
Finding aid is written in English.

Revision Statements

  • January 2015:: Box list added.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

Contact:
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