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Floyd Field Papers

Identifier: MF045

  • Staff Only


This collection contains correspondence and a report from Floyd Field, former Georgia Tech Dean of Students and Chair of the Mathematics Department.


  • 1935-1936


General Physical Description note

(one archival folder)

Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

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


0.05 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The Floyd Field papers contain two letters between C. M. Sarratt and Field, written in early November 1935, discussing an altercation between Georgia Tech students and the Vanderbilt University marching band during a football game. There is also a report written by Field in 1936, entitled "Accrediting the Engineering College."

Biography of Floyd Field, 1873-1959

Floyd Field was born on December 19, 1873 in Salem, Oregon. He graduated from Willamette University in 1897 with an A.B. degree, and he received two degrees from Harvard University, the A.B. in 1900 and the A.M. in 1902. He began teaching as an instructor in the mathematics department at Georgia Tech in 1906, and by 1908 he had become head of the department.

Field was named Georgia Tech's first Dean of Men in 1922 and remained in that position until his retirement on June 30, 1946. At a point very close to the end of his career, his position title was changed to Dean of Students: Both the 1944-1945 Annual Report and the 1946 Blueprint refer to him as the Dean of Students. However, according to an Atlanta Journal article of June 28, 1946, Field is said to have preferred the old title of Dean of Men.

Field died on February 13, 1958, at the age of 84.

Other Finding Aids

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


Accessions #2001.112 and 2001.117.

General Physical Description note

(one archival folder)

Processing Information

Jody Lloyd Thompson described these papers in 2002.


Inventory of the Floyd Field Papers, 1935-1936
Jody Lloyd Thompson
Copyright 2002.
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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