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Legislative Acts and Resolutions regarding Georgia Tech

 Collection
Identifier: MS360

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Abstract

This collection consists of copies of legislative acts and resolutions generated by the City of Atlanta, or by the Senate, House of Representatives, or General Assembly of the State of Georgia, relating to Georgia Tech. The most significant item is an original 1883 letter from Governor Henry D. McDaniel introducing the members of the Georgia House of Representatives committee in charge of exploring the establishment of a state school of technology. Also included, among other resolutions, are copies of the documents establishing a technical school in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dates

  • 1883-1987

Creator

General Physical Description note

(one flat box; one oversize box)

Restrictions: Access

None.

Restrictions: Use

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

Extent

2.6 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of copies of legislative acts and resolutions generated by the City of Atlanta, or by the Senate, House of Representatives, or General Assembly of the State of Georgia, relating to the Georgia Institute of Technology (before 1948, the Georgia School of Technology). The most significant item is an original 1883 letter from Governor Henry D. McDaniel introducing the members of the Georgia House of Representatives committee in charge of exploring the establishment of a state school of technology. Also included are a printed copy as well as a handwritten manuscript photocopy of the act establishing Georgia Tech (1884-1885); a copy of a resolution, apparently from the City of Atlanta, resolving that Tech be located in Atlanta (1886); General Assembly resolutions of appreciation to Tech for hosting members of the General Assembly at basketball and football games (1960s); a House of Representatives certificate of appreciation for Georgia Tech in their efforts to obtain a NASA grant (1964); and Senate resolutions of condolence on the deaths of J. Erskine Love, Jr. and Joseph Mayo Pettit (1987). A certificate of incorporation for the Georgia Institute of Chemists (1972) is also included in the collection.

Arrangement

Acts and resolutions are arranged chronologically.

Other Finding Aids

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

Provenance

This is a collection created by the Georgia Tech Archives from various accessions and sources (accession numbers include 1988.0702, 1993.0607, 2001.105, 1995.1205, 1993.0605, 1989.0703, 1988.1201). The accession numbers for each folder are provided in the folder list. The original source of most of these materials is the government of the State of Georgia.

Location of Originals

The original of the handwritten manuscript of the act in Box 2, Folder 2 can be found in the Georgia Archives.

General Physical Description note

(one flat box; one oversize box)

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro processed these papers in December 2009.
Title
Inventory of Legislative Acts and Resolutions regarding Georgia Tech, 1883-1886; 1962-1987
Subtitle
MS360
Status
Completed
Author
Christine de Catanzaro
Date
Copyright December 2009.
Description rules
dacs
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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