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Student Brochures and Guides: School of Information and Computer Science (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Identifier: UP037

  • Staff Only


The volumes in this collection document the requirements and curricula of the School of Information and Computer Science at Georgia Tech during the 1970s and 1980s.


  • 1973-1988


General Physical Description note

(11 volumes)

Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

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


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Scope and Contents

These volumes document the requirements and curricula of the School of Information and Computer Science at Georgia Tech during the 1970s and 1980s. Each volume in Series 1 contains information on curricula, listings of faculty, and course listings and descriptions, as well as information on admission. While these volumes focus mainly on undergraduate work, some information on master's and doctoral-level curricula is also included. The volumes in Series 2 include information on requirements for the Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science. The glossy brochures in Series 3 provide information on faculty, research, bibliography of faculty publications, grant opportunities for graduate students, and course offerings.

History of the College of Computing

The School of Information Science at Georgia Tech was founded in 1964, the first program of its kind in the world. At first, the school offered only a master's degree in information science. Vladimir Slamecka served as the school's first director. In the following year, A. P. Jensen (known as Pete) installed the first e-mail system at Tech, and in 1966, Joanne Butterworth became the first graduate of the program. Later in the 1960s, a Ph.D. program was developed, overseen initially by logician and mathematician Lucio Chiaraviglio. An undergraduate degree program began in 1972.

The School of Information Science went through its first name change in 1970, when it became known as the School of Information and Computer Science. As part of the comprehensive reorganization of Georgia Tech during the late 1980s under President John Patrick Crecine, the school was transformed into the College of Computing. Pete Jensen, who had retired in 1984, returned to serve as director of the school in 1987; he became responsible for overseeing the transition to the College of Computing.

At the time of writing (July 2013), the College of Computing operates 17 degree programs and enrolls over 1,300 undergraduate and 686 graduate students. U.S. News and World Report ranks many of its programs in the top 10 in the nation.

Source: Georgia Tech College of Computing website (; accessed July 29, 2013).


Arranged into three series:

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  1. SERIES 1. Programs and course listings
  2. SERIES 2. Brochures - Doctoral program
  3. SERIES 3. General brochures

Other Finding Aids

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


This is a collection that has been created by the Georgia Tech Archives. The immediate provenance of these handbooks is unknown. At some point, they were sent to the Library, most of them were bound, and all were cataloged. Accession number: 2013.052.

Related Materials

Archival materials at the Georgia Tech Archives relating to these handbooks include (not a comprehensive list): A.P. Jensen Papers (MS451); Announcements/General Catalog (Georgia Institute of Technology) (UP017).

General Physical Description note

(11 volumes)


These brochures and guides have been assigned various call numbers: The volumes in Series 1 have the call number T171 .G42 G496X; those in Series 2 are cataloged as T171 .G42 G4962X; and those in Series 3 are assigned T171 .G42 G49612X.

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro processed these publications in July 2013.

Inventory of Student Brochures and Guides: School of Information and Computer Science (Georgia Institute of Technology), 1973-1988
Christine de Catanzaro
Copyright July 2013.
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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