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Georgia Tech Archives Personality Files

Identifier: UA415B

  • Staff Only


The personality files consist of a wide range of files relating mainly to people with connections to Georgia Tech. Students, alumni and alumnae, staff, faculty, and administration figures are included. The files contain a variety of newspaper clippings, articles, and ephemera containing biographical information on these individuals.


  • ca. 1900-ca. 2011


General Physical Description note

(16 records cartons)

Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

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


20 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The Personality Files form one part of the Vertical Files at the Georgia Tech Archives. They contain biographical information on a wide array of personalities with connections to Georgia Tech and its history. Current and former Tech faculty, staff, and alumni and alumnae are included. Personality files also contain biographical information on individuals important to the other collecting areas of the Georgia Tech Archives, including science fiction, textile mills of the Southeast, and Southeastern architects and architecture.

Administrative History of the Georgia Tech Vertical Files

The Georgia Tech Archives' Vertical Files have been in existence since about the 1980s. Materials have been gathered over the years from a variety of sources, including Atlanta newspapers, Georgia Tech publications, other serial publications, and ephemera.

Other Finding Aids

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


This is an artificial collection created by the Georgia Tech Archives. Accession number: 2012.024.


Additions are made to the Personality Files on a regular basis.

Related Materials

See also the collection description for the Subject Files (UA415A) at the Georgia Tech Archives.

General Physical Description note

(16 records cartons)


See also the collection description for the Subject Files, which forms the other part of the Georgia Tech Archives' Vertical Files.

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro, Catherine Quesenberry, Travis Hampton, Lindsay Resnick, and April Martin described these papers beginning in February 2012.

Inventory of the Personality Files (Georgia Institute of Technology Archives), ca. 1900-ca. 2011 ua415b
Finding aid prepared by Christine de Catanzaro
Copyright November 2012.
Description rules
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

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

Georgia Institute of Technology
266 4th Street, NW
Atlanta 30332-0900 USA