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Helen E. Grenga Photographs on Women in Engineering

 Collection
Identifier: VAM320

  • Staff Only

Abstract

This collection consists of one photograph of Helen E. Grenga with a group of women, possibly the Georgia Tech chapter of the Society of Women Engineers.

Dates

  • ca. 1983-ca. 1987

Creator

General Physical Description note

(one archival folder)

Restrictions: Access

None.

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.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one photograph of Grenga and possibly the Georgia Tech chapter of the Society of Women Engineers.

Biography of Helen E. (Helen Eva) Grenga, 1938-2006

Helen Eva Grenga obtained a B.A. in Chemistry in 1960 from Shorter College and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Virginia in 1967. She was employed by the Food and Drug Administration prior to her career in academics. She served Georgia Tech for more than twenty-five years, first as the first fully tenured female engineering professor, and later as an able administrator.

Grenga came to Georgia Tech in 1967 as a postdoctoral fellow in chemistry. A year later, she became a professor in metallurgy. In 1981-1982, she served as President of the Society of Women Engineers. She later held administrative positions on campus, serving as Director in the Office of Graduate Studies and Research and Dean in the Office of Academic Affairs. After her retirement, she held the position of Professor Emeritus in the Materials Science and Engineering Department.

In 2001 Dr. Grenga published a book entitled Movies on the Fantail. The book contains an edition of the diary of her brother James, who served as a yeoman aboard the destroyer ship USS Barr in World War II, as well as the accounts of other sailors who served on the Barr.

Helen Grenga died on April 14, 2006.

Location note

29D2

Other Finding Aids

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

Provenance

Provenance unknown (accession number 2000.091).

Separated Material

Papers have been separated and processed as MS320.

General Physical Description note

(one archival folder)

Processing Information

Jody Lloyd Thompson processed this photograph in May 2007.
Title
Inventory of the Helen E. Grenga Photographs on Women in Engineering, ca. 1983-ca. 1987
Subtitle
VAM320
Status
Completed
Author
Jody Lloyd Thompson
Date
Copyright May 2007.
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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