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Ramblin' Reck Report

 Collection
Identifier: UP013

  • Staff Only

Abstract

This publication, which was published ten times a year for a brief period in the late 1970s and early 1980s, typically consists of short articles on football, basketball, baseball, and other intercollegiate sports on the Georgia Tech campus.

Dates

  • 1978-1982

Creator

General Physical Description note

(2 bound volumes and several unbound issues)

Restrictions: Access

None.

Restrictions: Use

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

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The Ramblin' Reck Report, which was published ten times a year for a brief period in the late 1970s and early 1980s, typically consists of short articles on football, basketball, baseball, and other intercollegiate sports on the Georgia Tech campus. Frequently, articles on specific players, coaches, or Georgia Tech Athletic Association personnel are featured. In addition to the men's teams, newly created women's teams such as the women's basketball team are often covered. The publication appeared in newsletter format, and it was normally four pages long.

Administrative History of the Georgia Tech Athletic Association

The 2011 Georgia Tech Factbook states that the Georgia Tech Athletic Association is a non-profit organization responsible for maintaining the intercollegiate athletic program at Tech. The Athletic Association is overseen by the Georgia Tech Athletic Board, chaired by the President of the Institute and composed of nine faculty members, three alumni members, and three student members.

The Athletic Association was started in January of 1901 to raise money for the university’s fledgling sports program. Its first goal was to reinstate the Georgia Tech football team, which had been disbanded the previous year after a winless 1900 season. When the group was incorporated in 1902, its first fundraising activity was to sell 400 shares of five dollar stock.

At the time of writing (March 2012), the Director of Athletics, Dan Radakovich, reports directly to the President and the GTAA Board. Under the direction of the Director are several branches, including Development (the Alexander-Tharpe fund), Chief Financial Officer, Public Relations, Student Services, and Administrative Services. Two senior admistrators, the head coaches of football and basketball, and other departments including those in charge of equipment, facilities, sports medicine, and strength and conditioning also report to the Director.

Other Finding Aids

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

Provenance

Accession 2012.031. The immediate provenance of this publication is unknown, but it is likely that the issues were donated by the Georgia Tech Athletic Association to the Archives.

General Physical Description note

(2 bound volumes and several unbound issues)

Note:

This publication is cataloged as GV691 .G43 R35x. Some issues are also housed in the Georgia Tech Library, but the Archives holds the most complete collection.

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro processed this publication in March 2012.
Title
Inventory of the Ramblin' Reck Report, 1978-1982
Subtitle
UP013
Status
Completed
Author
Christine de Catanzaro
Date
Copyright March 2012.
Description rules
dacs
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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