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Cross Country and Track Records

 Collection
Identifier: MF041

  • Staff Only

Abstract

This collection contains Georgia Tech track and cross country records, such as a program/score card and a roster.

Dates

  • 1920-1956

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

This collection contains Georgia Tech track and cross country records, including a program/score card and roster. Some materials were compiled by former Georgia Tech Dean and track and cross country coach George C. Griffin. Also included is correspondence from Griffin to D. Roberts.

History of the Cross Country and Track Teams

Cross country has been a part of Georgia Tech sports since the early years of Georgia Tech. Such men as George C. Griffin and Norris Dean served as coaches. Introduced at Tech in 1904, track has also had a long history at Georgia Tech. Since 1924, apart from a brief period in the late 1920s and early 1930s, four long-term coaches have taken the men's track team to many successes: George C. Griffin (1924-1926 and 1933-1943), Norris Dean (1944-1964), Buddy Fowlkes (1965-1992), and Grover Hinsdale (1993- ). Harold Barron coached the track team from 1927 to 1930, and Olympic gold medalist and former Tech star Ed Hamm took over during 1931-1932. Griffin was also cross country coach from 1921 through the 1970s. At the time of writing (February 2012), Alan Drosky, who starred on the Georgia Tech cross country and track and field teams from 1985 to 1987, has coached the Tech men's and women's cross country teams since 1991.

Other Finding Aids

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

Provenance

Accessions #2001.106 and #2002.078 (old number: 2002.78).

General Physical Description note

(one archival folder)

Processing Information

Jody Lloyd Thompson processed this collection in 2002.
Title
Inventory of the Cross Country and Track Records (Georgia Institute of Technology), 1920-1956
Subtitle
MF041
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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