This volume is a signature register of Georgia Tech students. Originally a record of honor pledges, each entry in the volume includes the student's signature, post office, birth place and date, class entered, date of entrance, parent or guardian, time and manner of leaving (withdrawal or graduation date), and remarks.
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This collection consists of a single volume, a signature register of Georgia Tech students. Originally a record of honor pledges, each entry in the volume includes the student's signature, post office, birth place and date, class entered, date of entrance, parent or guardian, time and manner of leaving (withdrawal or graduation date), and remarks. At the head of every page is the following statement:
PLEDGE: Acting under that sense of honor which prompts a gentleman to keep his pledged word inviolate, I hereby promise to conform to the rules and regulations now in force in the GEORGIA SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY; and also to such as may be enacted during my connection with the institution.
Beginning in 1904 the volume does not contain individual signatures. Rather, one person, possibly the Registrar or an assistant, entered all the names.
The Office of the Registrar at the Georgia Institute of Technology is responsible for maintaining the official academic record of students at the institution.
T. P. (Thomas Pettus) Branch, Professor of Civil Engineering and Adjunct Professor of Mathematics, served as Secretary of the Faculty and Registrar beginning soon after his arrival at Tech in 1895. He was succeeded in about 1916 by H. H. (Hugh Harris) Caldwell, who held the position of Registrar for twenty-seven years. After serving as Acting Registrar during Caldwell's final illness (Caldwell died in 1943), Lloyd W. Chapin took over as Registrar in March 1942. In 1948, William Lawson Carmichael succeeded Chapin, and Chapin went on to become Dean of Faculties at Tech. Carmichael, who had been a professor in the textile school, served as Registrar for twenty years. Frank E. Roper, Jr. became Registrar on Carmichael's retirement in July 1968. Roper remained in that position for thirty-two years, until his retirement in 2000, when Jo McIver succeeded him. Reta Pikowsky took over the position in 2005, and continues as Registrar in June 2009.
A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.
Accession number 2009.022. Immediate provenance is unknown. The original provenance of this volume is possibly the Office of the Registrar.
This volume was originally cataloged as T171.G47 G476x. The call number for this ledger has been suppressed and recataloged as UA351. The volume was probably rebound when it was cataloged, and given the title Register of Students, 1888-1905.
Christine de Catanzaro processed this volume in June 2009.