This collection contains the annual reports and minutes of the Student Council (later the Student Government Association) from the 1960s at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.
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This collection consists of the annual reports of the Student Council (later known as the Student Government Association) for the period from the 1961-1962 school year to the 1968-1969 school year.
The volumes in this collection usually contain reports from the officers of the Student Council, including the Student Body President, as well as reports from each of the standing committees. The activities of the various standing committees of student government during the 1960s are therefore well-documented. Of particular prominence in this period were the Ramblin' Reck Committee, which turned over its activities to the Ramblin' Reck Club after 1968, and the Faculty Evaluation Committee, which was established during the late 1960s. Usually a list of student council members for the year and a copy of the student constitution is also included in each volume.
Most of these volumes contain copies of the minutes of the Student Council meetings, which document the day-to-day activities of student government at Georgia Tech.
A Student Council was formed at Georgia Tech in 1922, coinciding closely with the appointment of Floyd Field as Tech's first Dean of Men in the same year. A constitution was formulated shortly thereafter. According to a list of student body presidents located in the Student Government subject file at the Georgia Tech Archives, the first student body president to serve was Herbert Hutton in 1925. Among the early presidents was Ivan Allen, who became president in 1933.
According to the Blueprints from 1968 and 1969, and the minutes of the Student Council for 1968-1969, the Student Council began to be referred to as the Student Government Association. As of this writing (September 2013), according to the SGA website, the Student Government Association is divided into Undergraduate and Graduate Student Government bodies. Both of these two sections have executive, legislative, and judicial branches. The Graduate Student Senate forms the legislative branch of Graduate Student Government.
A print copy of this finding aid is available on request in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.
The immediate source of these volumes is unknown, although they were likely to have been deposited in the Archives by the Georgia Tech Library. Accession number 2013.062.
These volumes have been cataloged as LB3092 .G46x.
Christine de Catanzaro processed these volumes in September 2013.