The James Herty Lucas Visual Materials contains five photographs and three postcards. All items relate to Georgia Tech. Lucas was an alumni and professor of Highway and Civil Engineering at Tech.
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The James Herty Lucas Visual Materials contains five photographs and three postcards. All the images relate to Georgia Tech and all are sepia-toned. Most of the items date from the time Lucas was a student or new faculty member, ca. 1910-1920. The faculty photograph from 1900 and the "Road Plane" photo from ca. 1927-1934 are the two exceptions.
James Herty Lucas, who was born in Society Hill, South Carolina in 1892, graduated from the Georgia School of Technology with degrees in both Civil and Mechanical Engineering. Soon after his graduation in Mechanical Engineering in 1915, he became Assistant Professor in the new field of Highway Engineering at Georgia Tech. At the same time he continued his study in Civil Engineering, eventually earning bachelors and masters degrees in the field, with an emphasis in highway engineering. Lucas was later promoted to Associate Professor in Civil Engineering. He retired from Tech in 1959-1960 after a forty-five year career on the faculty.
A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.
Mandi D. Johnson processed these visual materials in June 2008.