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The Georgia Tech / The Yellow Jacket

Identifier: UP022

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The Yellow Jacket is a college journal in which articles, essays, and poems by Georgia Tech students, faculty, or alumni were published. The Archives holds a few issues from The Georgia Tech, the title of the journal from 1894 to 1908, as well as volumes 14 through 19 of The Yellow Jacket, covering the years 1910 to 1916.


  • 1894-1916


General Physical Description note

(two document cases and three unboxed volumes)

Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

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

The Archives holds selected issues of The Georgia Tech as well as volume 14 through the final volume, volume 19, of The Yellow Jacket. The June issue of The Georgia Tech was often the commencement issue, which featured histories of each class as well as photographs. It also sometimes included the text of the commencement or baccalaureate address. The Georgia Tech also sometimes ran a Freshman Issue.

The practice of publishing an annual commencement issue ceased when the journal changed its name to The Yellow Jacket, but the general format of poetry, essays, short stories, editorials, and sports columns is retained in the later publication.

Administrative History

Originally known as The Georgia Tech from the publication of its first volume in 1894, this journal changed its name to The Yellow Jacket by the publication of volume 14 in 1910. During its first years the publication contained extended articles by students, faculty, or alumni on academic or literary subjects. Poetry, essays, editorials, commentaries on sports events, fictional stories, and essays on scientific subjects all appear in the pages of these volumes. Each issue solicited contributions of articles "of a scientific or literary nature" from students, faculty, or alumni.

With the change of name to The Yellow Jacket came a slight change in the focus for the journal. Primarily students were urged to contribute to the paper, although faculty and alumni continued to be welcome to contribute scientific or literary articles.

The journal changed its name again after June 1916 to the Golden Tornado, which according to some sources continued to be published for three years. None of these issues survives. The final issue of The Yellow Jacket was published in June 1916.


Volumes and issues are arranged in chronological order.

Other Finding Aids

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


These materials have been in the Archives for years and limited information about their immediate provenance is available (Accession #2009.051).

Other Formats Available

The June 1899 Commencement Issue has been digitized and is available online through SMARTech, Georgia Tech's institutional repository.

Related Materials

See also UP023 for the publication Yellow Jacket, which started publication in 1921. Some additional issues of The Georgia Tech can be found in the Thomas P. Thompson Papers MS170. These issues are also listed in this finding aid.

General Physical Description note

(two document cases and three unboxed volumes)


Access to the print version of this journal is available through an onsite visit to the Georgia Tech Archives (call number: T171 .G46 Y4x). The June 1899 Commencement Issue has been digitized and is available online through Georgia Tech's institutional repository, SMARTech (see link in the Container List below).

Inventory of The Georgia Tech / The Yellow Jacket (college journal - Georgia School of Technology), 1894-1916
Jody Lloyd Thompson
Copyright June 2010.
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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