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Olympic/Paralympic Photograph Collection

Identifier: VAUA063

  • Staff Only


This collection consists of photographs documenting damage to the Georgia Tech campus and buildings that occurred during the Olympic and Paralympic games as well as drawings and project timelines representing new construction, renovation, and modifications to Tech's campus and buildings in preparation for the Olympics.


  • ca. 1990-1996


General Physical Description note

(one document case, 24 flat file folders, 1 oversized folder)

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.


1.4 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This collection includes chromogenic color prints and negatives (35 mm). All materials within this collection are in good condition. All photographs were taken from July 23-29, 1996. Negatives are contained in the second box of the collection. The Drawings Series contains architectural plans and project timelines that relate to new construction, renovations, and modifications made to Georgia Tech's campus and buildings in preparation for the 1996 Olympics.

Administrative History of the Olympic/Paralympic Planning Office

The Georgia Tech Olympic/Paralympic Planning Office was directly responsible for planning Georgia Tech’s participation in the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. Georgia Tech served as the Olympic Village and was the venue for boxing and aquatic competitions. The Planning Office took care of project management, communications with the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG) and paralympic agencies, contracts for the use of facilities, and details of dormitory and fraternity house construction and renovation. They also handled the provision for Institute operations during the Olympic period.

Other Finding Aids

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


Accession #1997.0401 (old number: 97-04-01).


All papers have been separately arranged and described as the Olympic/Paralympic Planning Office Records (MS063).

General Physical Description note

(one document case, 24 flat file folders, 1 oversized folder)

Processing Information

Jessica Smith processed the photographs in 2002. Mandi D. Johnson processed the drawings in December 2014 from a previously created inventory.

Inventory of the Olympic/Paralympic Photograph Collection, 1996
Jessica Smith
Copyright 2014
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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