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Bud Foote Photographs

Identifier: VAM311

  • Staff Only


The Bud Foote photographs appear to have been taken during lectures, book signings or conferences relating to science fiction. The photographs frequently include Bud Foote and his colleagues with authors and scholars of science fiction.


  • 1999; undated


General Physical Description note

(1 half-size document case)

Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

All 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.


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Scope and Contents

Many of the photographs appear to have taken by an amateur photographer during lectures, book signings, or conferences relating to science fiction. The photographs frequently include Bud Foote as well as his colleagues and members of the science fiction community.

Biography of Bud Foote

Irving Flint "Bud" Foote (1930-2005) spent his career as a professor of English at the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His scholarly interest in science fiction extended to his teaching: He pioneered classes in the study of science fiction, as well as in speed reading and African-American studies.

Bud Foote was born on August 19, 1930 in Linconia, New Hampshire. Foote attended Princeton University and received a B.A. in English in 1952 (Summa Cum Laude). Later, Foote attended the University of Connecticut to obtain an M.A. in English before coming to Georgia Tech in 1957. As a professor at Georgia Tech, Foote influenced the curriculum as much as he influenced his students. Both a political activist and folk-music enthusiast, Foote was passionate about the arts and teaching. He had eclectic tastes, and on many occasions he brought his banjo to class.

Foote published poetry, a novel, music and several short pieces of literature (sometimes under the pseudonym "Og, King of Bashan"). He amassed a large collection of over 8,000 science fiction books during his career.

Foote retired from Georgia Tech in 1999 after teaching for over thirty years. He died on March 12, 2005.


The photographs are arranged by event.

Other Finding Aids

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


Donation (accession numbers 1999.015, 2004.113, 2004.126).


Additional photographs may be added to this collection.

Separated Material

These photographs have been separated from the Bud Foote Papers (MS311). The books in this collection will be cataloged separately. Artifacts, including a set of science fiction playing cards, a globe titled "Winter," and a painting titled "Robot Relaxed" by Bud Foote's son, have been removed to artifacts.

General Physical Description note

(1 half-size document case)

Processing Information

Aubrey Sauerman and Jody Thompson processed these photographs. Processing was completed in June 2007.


Inventory of the Bud Foote Photographs, 1999; undated
Finding aid prepared by Aubrey Sauerman, Jody Thompson
Copyright June 2007
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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