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Steve Usselman papers

Identifier: UA455

  • Staff Only


The papers include written work, correspondence, research notes, and conference materials. They are products of Steve Usselman’s work and research in the history of technology, business, and public policy. Also present in the collection are materials pertaining to Usselman’s committee work and professional activities at Georgia Tech.


  • 1980-2020

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open.

Conditions Governing Use

Access to collections in Archives and Special Collections is not authorization to publish. Please see the Georgia Tech Library Copyright & Fair Use page for permission information. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the donor of the collection or Georgia Tech.


19.33 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials compiled by Steve Usselman. It is a combination of written work, correspondence, research notes, and conference materials. Included are also two VHS tapes and two CDs. Dates range from 1980 to 2020.

Biographical / Historical

Steve Usselman is a historian of technology, innovation, and public policy. He studies American economic development and the dynamics of global capitalism since 1815. During Usselman’s time at Georgia Tech, he taught courses on Technology in America; Law, Technology, and Politics; Business Organizations and Political Economy; and Engineering in History.


Original order was maintained with the exception of oversized materials and physical media. The finding aid is intellectually organized in alphabetical order.

Physical Location

Materials are stored off-site. Requests for access must be submitted in advance.

Custodial History

Received from the School of History and Sociology at Georgia Tech on April. 6, 2023.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from the School of History and Sociology at Georgia Tech on April. 6, 2023.


Publications such as journals, magazines, and photocopies of book pages that are easily found elsewhere were not kept. Sensitive information including student records and identifying information were removed when identified.

Processing Information

Folder titles written by Usselman were retained along with much of the original order. Where weeding took place, some materials were shifted. In addition, an oversized item was placed in a folder for better preservation. Physical media including VHS tapes and CDs were placed in a box together.

If you would like more details about Georgia Tech Archives processing procedures, contact the Archives.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

Georgia Institute of Technology
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Atlanta 30332-0900 USA