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James Herty Lucas Visual Materials

Identifier: VAM055

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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.


  • 1900-1934 (bulk 1910-1920)
  • Majority of material found within 1910 - 1920


General Physical Description note

(8 items)

Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

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


0.1 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

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.

Biography of James Herty Lucas

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.

Other Finding Aids

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


Accession #1988.0506

Related Materials

James Herty Lucas manuscript materials are processed separately as MS055.

General Physical Description note

(8 items)

Processing Information

Mandi D. Johnson processed these visual materials in June 2008.

Inventory of the James Herty Lucas Visual Materials, 1900-1934 (bulk 1910-1920)
Mandi D. Johnson
Copyright June 2008.
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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