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Georgia Tech Directories

 Collection
Identifier: MS150

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Abstract

Chartered in 1908, the Georgia Tech Alumni Association adopted the name Georgia Tech National Alumni Association and drafted new by-laws in 1919. The Alumni Directories, published by the Alumni Association, date from 1925 to 1991.

Dates

  • 1925-1991 (bulk 1925-1964)
  • Majority of material found within 1925 - 1964

Creator

General Physical Description note

(one document case)

Restrictions: Access

None.

Restrictions: Use

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

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This collection contains several Georgia Tech Alumni Directories.

Administrative History of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association

The first recorded meeting of the association was held in 1896. Georgia Tech's first graduate, Henry L. Smith (ME' 90), invited former classmates to join him at his home to discuss the idea of an alumni association. Together, they drafted the first set of by-laws in 1898. In 1906, a petition for a charter was produced, and it was granted on June 20, 1908. In 1919, a reorganization occurred and new by-laws were drafted under the name of the Georgia Tech National Alumni Association, under the leadership of W. H. Glenn (1891).

In 1922, Albert H. Staton (ME '22) was hired as the first executive secretary. He also served as the editor of the Georgia Tech Magazine, which made its debut in 1923. Other former Tech students have also held the position of executive secretary: George C. Griffin (CE '22), Jack Thiesen (EE '10), Howard Ector (IM '40), Roane Beard (IM '49), Robert Rice (IM '49), John B. Carter, Jr. (IE '69), and Joseph P. Irwin (IM'80).

Certain programs have developed out of the Alumni Association. While Griffin was secretary, he created a placement service in 1923, which later transferred to the Tech's administration. In 1947, the Alumni Association began the annual fund raising campaign known as the Roll Call.

Other Finding Aids

A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.

Provenance

Carl F. Phillips donated this collection in 1999 (Accession #1999.051; old number: 99-51).

General Physical Description note

(one document case)

Processing Information

Jody Lloyd processed these papers in 2001.
Title
Inventory of the Georgia Tech Directories, 1925-1991 (bulk 1925-1964)
Subtitle
MS150
Status
Completed
Author
Jody Lloyd
Date
Copyright 2001.
Description rules
finding aid updated using rlg best practice guidelines for encoded archival description.
Language of description
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

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

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