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R. J. Thiesen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS095

  • Staff Only

Abstract

These papers, consisting primarily of correspondence dating from the 1930s, document the significant function placement played in the activities of the Alumni Association during the Great Depression.

Dates

  • 1923-1950 (bulk dates 1930-1939)

Creator

Physical Description

(two document cases)

Restrictions: Access

None.

Restrictions: Use

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

Extent

0.8 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

These papers, consisting primarily of correspondence dating from the 1930s, document the significant function placement played in the activities of the Alumni Association during the Great Depression. The correspondence paints a vivid picture of the effects of employment problems encountered by Tech graduates. There is also correspondence with alumnus L. W. "Chip" Robert, as well as a small amount of Thiesen's personal correspondence.

Biography of R. J. Thiesen

R. J. "Jack" Thiesen served as Executive Secretary of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association from 1922 to 1951. He also served as secretary of the Georgia Tech Foundation, retiring from that position in 1955. He died on October 5, 1963. His son George Taylor Thiesen (1927-1995) also attended Georgia Tech.

Other Finding Aids

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

Provenance

Gary Goettling, Alumni Association, donated these papers in October 1992 (Accession #1992.1008; old number: 92-10-08).

Physical Description

(two document cases)

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro encoded this collection summary in March 2006.
Title
R. J. Thiesen Papers: Collection Summary, 1923-1950
Subtitle
MS095
Author
Christine de Catanzaro
Date
Copyright 2006.
Description rules
finding aid updated using rlg best practice guidelines for encoded archival description.
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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