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Cooperative Division Publications (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Identifier: UP025

  • Staff Only


This inventory draws together all of the publications that relate to the cooperative program at Georgia Tech, including bulletins, guides, handbooks, and newsletters.


  • 1920-2008 (bulk dates 1920-1994)
  • Majority of material found within 1920 - 1994


General Physical Description note

(about 39 issues in bound volumes; about 24 pamphlets bound separately; one document case; three archival folders)

Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

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


3.8 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This collection draws together all of the publications of the co-op program at Tech that are located in the Georgia Tech Archives. The first series, Bulletins, includes catalogs that were published for prospective students of the cooperative program, dating from 1920 to 1994. Many of these publications are part of the Bulletins of the Georgia Institute of Technology collection (UP019); those that are part of UP019 are also listed in this finding aid. Series 2, Guides, includes a few publications for counselors, employers, and co-op students dating from the mid-1980s. Like the guides, the items in Series 3, Handbooks, contain guidance for employers and students involved in the cooperative programs at Tech. The items in Series 3 date from 2006 to 2008. Series 4, Newsletters, consists of a few issues of two newsletters. The Cooperatively Speaking newsletter focuses mainly on the concerns of co-op students, while the Cooperative Division Newsletter contains news items of importance to employers and counselors as well as co-op students.

History of the Cooperative Division at Georgia Tech

The fourth institution nationwide to adopt the cooperative program, Georgia Tech has provided cooperative education for its students since 1912. In the early days of the program, engineering students could elect to enroll in the five-year program, in which they would alternate periods of school and work in industries related to their course of study. At first, students in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering could participate in the program; Textile Engineering was added by 1920, Civil and Chemical Engineering were added by 1928, Aerospace Engineering was added in 1942, and shortly after World War II Industrial Engineering became part of the program. In the 1960s, Chemistry, Engineering Mechanics, Physics, and Industrial Management became additional disciplines in the cooperative program. Ceramic Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Computer Science, Management, and Mathematics were all added by the early 1980s. By the mid-1980s, over 2,000 students were enrolled in the program; by the early 1990s, a total of 23 disciplines offered cooperative program options. Cooperative programs have been available for graduate students since 1983.

During the 1980s and 1990s cooperative programs operated under the jurisdiction of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, except during J. Patrick Crecine's presidency, when they were overseen by the Executive Vice President. As of this writing (August 2011), the Undergraduate Cooperative Education Program is part of the Division of Professional Practice (DoPP), which manages undergraduate and graduate co-op programs as well as internship and work abroad programs. DoPP is overseen by the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs through the Senior Vice Provost, Academic Affairs.


This collection is divided into four series:

Missing Title

  1. SERIES 1. Bulletins
  2. SERIES 2. Guides
  3. SERIES 3. Handbooks
  4. SERIES 4. Newsletters

Other Finding Aids

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


The immediate provenance of these volumes and newsletters is unknown. The publications were apparently cataloged by the Library, provided with library bindings, and deposited in the Georgia Tech Archives. Accessions #2009.053 and #2011.066.

Related Materials

For a full inventory of the contents of the Bulletin of the Georgia Institute of Technology, see the finding aid for UP019. The Announcements/General Catalog of the Georgia Institute of Technology (UP017) also contain general information about the cooperative programs at Tech.

General Physical Description note

(about 39 issues in bound volumes; about 24 pamphlets bound separately; one document case; three archival folders)


These publications have been cataloged under several different catalog numbers. The call numbers for each of these publications are provided in the container list below.

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro processed these publications in August 2011.

Inventory of the Cooperative Division Publications (Georgia Institute of Technology) 1920-2008 (bulk dates 1920-1994)
Christine de Catanzaro
Copyright August 2011.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
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
266 4th Street, NW
Atlanta 30332-0900 USA