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Laura Hammond Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS159

  • Staff Only

Abstract

Laura Hammond was an early librarian at Georgia Tech. These papers consist of a variety of her correspondence during her tenure, as well as addresses and speeches she gave at professional meetings.

Dates

  • 1906-1924

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 Laura Hammond papers consist of correspondence, primarily documenting Hammond's activities during her tenure as the librarian for Georgia Tech.

Biography of Laura Hammond (1869-1958)

Born in 1869, Laura Hammond was the daughter of former Georgia Congressman Nathaniel J. Hammond. She graduated from the Pratt Institute in New York, and served for a time at the Congressional Library in Washington, D. C. She began work as Georgia Tech's Librarian in 1905, with her sister, Julia Hammond, serving as her assistant. Under her direction, Georgia Tech's library grew from 3000 volumes to 16,000 volumes. She retired from library work in 1925. She died in October of 1958 at the age of 89.

Arrangement

All folders are arranged alphabetically. Documents therein are arranged chronologically.

Other Finding Aids

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

Provenance

Accessions #1984.0601 (old number: 84-06-01) and #2001.132.

Related Materials

Librarian's Reports (1899-1912), MS064; Library Book Shower Records (1907-1908), MF002.

General Physical Description note

(one document case)

Processing Information

Stacy Aegerter processed these papers in 2002.
Title
Inventory of the Laura Hammond Papers, 1906-1924
Subtitle
MS159
Status
Completed
Author
Stacy Aegerter
Date
Copyright 2000.
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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