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Georgia Tech Recruiting Materials

 Collection
Identifier: MS153

  • Staff Only

Abstract

Georgia Tech opened its doors on October 8, 1888 with 129 students. By 1905, the enrollment had increased to 500, due to the recruiting efforts of the administration. Numerous advertisements and brochures were produced to boost Tech's student population during the early twentieth century. This collection includes brochures, advertisement clippings, and a poster focusing on Georgia Tech's recruiting attempts in its early years.

Dates

  • 1888-1947 (bulk 1904-1908)
  • Majority of material found within 1904 - 1908

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

The Georgia Tech Recruiting Materials collection includes printed materials produced by the school in order to increase the student population. The collection mainly consists of brochures dating from the early twentieth century. Advertising clippings and correspondence are also included.

Administrative History of Georgia Tech Recruiting

Georgia Tech opened its doors on October 8, 1888 with 129 students. The school offered only one degree, which was a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Georgia Tech was also limited to one building, the Academic Building, now known as the Administration Building or the Tech Tower.

By 1905, the enrollment had increased to 500, and several new buildings were constructed. New dormitories, shops, mills, and laboratories were added. Also, that same year, numerous degrees were offered by Georgia Tech, such as Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, and Textile Engineering. This was all due to the meticulous recruiting effort of Georgia Tech's administration. Numerous advertisements and brochures were created to increase the school's student population.

Arrangement

Missing Title

  1. Series 1. Brochures, 1888-1946.
  2. Series 2. Advertising Clippings, 1902-1923.
  3. Series 3. Correspondence, undated.

Other Finding Aids

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

Provenance

Accessions #2001.092 (old number: 2001.92) and #2001.115.

Separation

One large poster has been moved to the oversized area and five negatives have been separated into the negative drawer.

General Physical Description note

(one document case)

Processing Information

Jody Lloyd processed these papers in 2001.
Title
Inventory of the Georgia Tech Recruiting Materials, 1888-1947 (bulk 1904-1908)
Subtitle
MS153
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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