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Financial Records

 Collection
Identifier: MF022

  • Staff Only

Abstract

This collection contains financial records from Georgia Tech's capital campaign, the Georgia Tech Expansion Fund, later known as the Greater Georgia Tech Fund.

Dates

  • 1920-1926

Creator

General Physical Description note

(one archival folder)

Restrictions: Access

None.

Restrictions: Use

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

Extent

0.05 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

These financial records, composed of bank receipts and correspondence dealing with Tech's capital campaign, date from the 1920s. Correspondents include Kenneth Matheson,Nathaniel Harris, and W. T. Perkerson.

Administrative History of the Georgia Tech Capital Campaign

Capital campaigns at the Georgia Institute of Technology began early in the history of the school. In 1906, Tech president Matheson initiated a campaign to raise funds for the expansion of the campus. The campus' first professional fundraising campaign in 1914 adopted the slogan "Greater Georgia Tech Campaign," a phrase that had been used in Matheson's correspondence in 1906. A second "Greater Georgia Tech Campaign" began in 1920, in an ambitious post-war fundraising campaign to raise money for new buildings. After Matheson left Tech to take up the presidency at Drexel University in 1921, other capital campaigns followed. In 1947 the Alumni Roll Call was introduced, and soon became an important fundraising source for Tech. In more recent times, capital campaigns have been held with specific goals of expanding construction and research.

Other Finding Aids

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

Provenance

Accession #2001.132.

General Physical Description note

(one archival folder)

Processing Information

Jody Lloyd Thompson processed these records in 2002.
Title
Inventory of the Financial Records (Georgia School of Technology), 1920-1926
Subtitle
MF022
Status
Completed
Author
Jody Lloyd Thompson
Date
Copyright 2002.
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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