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Helen E. Grenga Photograph Collection

Identifier: VAM141

  • Staff Only


This collection contains photographs and slides from Dr. Helen Grenga, former professor in Georgia Tech's Material Science and Engineering department.


  • undated


General Physical Description note

(one document case)

Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

All photograph copyright restrictions under the laws of the United States Copyright must be obeyed. All photographs in this collection are subject to approval before publication may be permitted. Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


0.4 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The collection includes two silver gelatin prints and 32 slides. All prints and slides are in good condition.

Biography of Helen Eva Grenga (1938-)

Dr. Helen Grenga obtained her B.A. in Chemistry in 1960 from Shorter College and her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Virginia in 1967. She was employed by the Food and Drug Administration for a few years until she began her career in academics.

When she was hired by Georgia Tech in 1963, she became the first female engineering professor. During this time, she served for a year as the president of the Society of Women Engineers. Dr. Grenga also held administrative positions on campus, serving as director in the Office of Graduate Studies and Research and a dean in the Office of Academic Affairs. She now holds the position of professor emeritus in the Materials Science and Engineering Department.

In 2001 Dr. Grenga published a book entitled Movies on the Fantail. She edited her brother James Grenga's diary and other sailors' accounts aboard the destroyer USS Barr.

Other Finding Aids

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


Helen Grenga donated these photographs in 1999. Accession #1999.0502 (old number: 99-05-02).


Papers have been separated and cataloged as the Helen E. Grenga Papers, MS141.

General Physical Description note

(one document case)

Processing Information

Jody Thompson processed these papers in 2002.

Inventory of the Helen E. Grenga Photograph Collection, undated
Jody Lloyd Thompson
Copyright 2002
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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