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Georgia Tech Foundation Publications

Identifier: UP028

  • Staff Only


This collection brings together the annual reports, reports to investors, committee reports, newsletters, and brochures published by the Georgia Tech Foundation.


  • ca. 1944-2011 (bulk dates 1981-2002)
  • Majority of material found within 1981 - 2002


General Physical Description note

(approximately 26 volumes, 25 newsletter issues, and 4 digital files)

Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

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


1.8 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This collection brings together the annual reports, reports to investors, committee reports, newsletters, and brochures published by the Georgia Tech Foundation. Series 1, Annual Reports, contains reports from the mid 1960s, the 1990s and early 2000s, and 2008 through 2011. These reports contain summary financial information and accomplishments, generally for the previous fiscal year. The most recent reports are available online only. Series 2, Reports to Investors, contain similar information to the annual reports. All of the volumes in this series date from the 1980s. Series 3, Committee Reports, contains a single preliminary and full report dating from 1955-1956 of the Study Committee on the needs of Georgia Tech, listed by school. Series 4, Newsletters, consists of printed copies of Georgia Tech Insights, a semiannual newsletter published by the Georgia Tech Foundation. The final series, Series 5, contains multiple copies of a single brochure dating from about 1944 promoting investment of money in Georgia Tech through contributions to the Georgia Tech Alumni Foundation.

This finding aid does not include the two monographs published under the auspices of the Georgia Tech Foundation: Dress Her in White and Gold by Robert B. Wallace, Jr., and Images and Memories: Georgia Tech, 1885-1985.

History of the Georgia Tech Foundation

The Georgia Tech Foundation came into existence in 1932. As the result of a petition for a charter by several prominent alumni, including Y. Frank Freeman ('10), William H. Glenn ('10), Robert Gregg ('05), and Frank Neely ('04), the Georgia Tech Alumni Foundation, Inc. was incorporated in January 1932. Originally formed to sell insurance policies to alumni, in 1950 the organization's charter and bylaws were changed, and in 1954, the organization became known as the Georgia Tech Foundation, Inc.

According to the Foundation’s website, the mission of the Georgia Tech Foundation is to “foster and manage gifts given in support of academic excellence in the spirit and traditions of the Georgia Institute of Technology.” As of this writing (October 2012), the organization is made up of staff and a Board of Trustees. The staff is divided into four units: Accounting, Administration, Information Services, and Investments. According to the bylaws of the Foundation, the Board of Trustees consists of no fewer than 15 or more than 45 elected trustees, four Board Officers, five ex-officio voting trustees, and three ex-officio non-voting trustees. The ex-officio voting and non-voting trustees are drawn from the members of the administration of Georgia Tech. The elected trustees, who must be alumni or alumnae of Georgia Tech, each serve for a period of four years. Most are prominent active or retired businessmen and -women, architects, engineers, and other professionals, mostly centered in Georgia. The Board holds quarterly meetings. The bylaws of the Board of Trustees were adopted in December 1999, with amendments in June 2001, June 2004, March 2006, and December 2008.


The publications in this collection have been arranged into five series:

Missing Title

  1. SERIES 1. Annual Reports
  2. SERIES 2. Reports to Investors
  3. SERIES 3. Committee Reports
  4. SERIES 4. Newsletters
  5. SERIES 5. Brochures

Other Finding Aids

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


This is a collection that has been created by the Georgia Tech Archives from the publications produced by the Georgia Tech Foundation. The immediate provenance of the publications is unknown, although they were likely to have been deposited in the Library and Archives by the Georgia Tech Foundation. Accession number 2012.066.


Accruals of annual reports (in digital form) are expected.

Related Materials

Archival materials at the Georgia Tech Archives relating to the Georgia Tech Foundation and Georgia Tech finance and budget include (not a comprehensive list):

  • Georgia Tech Foundation Records (MS111);
  • Ledgers Collection (UA335);
  • Financial Records (MF022); and
  • Office of the Controller Records (UA019).

General Physical Description note

(approximately 26 volumes, 25 newsletter issues, and 4 digital files)


The publications in this collection have been cataloged and assigned call numbers. The Annual Reports for 1963 through 1967 are assigned the call number T171 .G47 G434X; the Annual Reports for 1993 through 2002 are cataloged as T171 .G42 G39723; the Reports to Investors have been given the call number T171 .G42 G39722X; the needs reports of the Study Committee are cataloged as T171 .G42 G3972X; the Georgia Tech Insights newsletter is assigned the number T171 .G47 G432X; and the brochures for the Georgia Tech Alumni Foundation have been given the number T171 .G47 G43X. Duplicate copies of some issues and reports are available.

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro processed these publications in October 2012.

Inventory of the Georgia Tech Foundation Publications, 1944-2011 (bulk dates 1981-2002)
Christine de Catanzaro
Copyright October 2012.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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