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Geoffrey G. Eichholz Papers

Identifier: MS048

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Dr. Geoffrey G. Eichholz was Regents Professor of Nuclear Engineering. These papers include materials related to classes he taught, research projects, and Georgia Tech committee activities.


  • 1960-1990


Physical Description

(18 record center cartons)

Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


18 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

These papers include materials related to classes Eichholz taught, his research projects, and his Georgia Tech committee activities.

Biography of Geoffrey G. Eichholz

Geoffrey G. (Geoffrey Gunther) Eichholz served as Regents Professor of Nuclear Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Born in 1920, Eichholz was expelled from the Berlin Technical University in March 1939 by the Nazis, following Kristallnacht. At first, he joined relatives in England, settling first at the University of Bristol, where he continued his undergraduate studies. After a period of internment in 1940, he was admitted to the University of Leeds to study physics. He completed his degree at Leeds in 1942, later returning to complete a Ph.D. there in 1947.

After finishing his Ph.D., Eichholz spent a few years in Canada, first at the University of British Columbia and later with the Canadian Bureau of Mines in Ottawa. In 1963 he came to Atlanta to begin a long career at Georgia Tech as Professor of Nuclear Engineering.

Source: Nonesuch (University of Bristol Alumni Magazine), Summer 2010.

Other Finding Aids

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


Geoffrey G. Eichholz donated these papers (Accession #1990.0501; old number #90-05-01).

Physical Description

(18 record center cartons)


In an effort to provide broader access, this finding aid has not been fully expanded, but presented with a basic box list only. A fuller inventory is available on request in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro encoded this collection summary in March 2006.

Geoffrey G. Eichholz Papers: Collection Summary, 1960-1980
Christine de Catanzaro
Copyright 2006.
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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
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Atlanta 30332-0900 USA