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James Herty Lucas Papers

Identifier: MS055

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The James Herty Lucas papers include newspaper clippings relating to Georgia Tech, a Tech dance invitation, a pamphlet on the engineer William States Lee, and three undated typewritten histories of civil, structural, and highway engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.


  • ca. 1900-ca. 1940


General Physical Description note

(one half-size document case)

Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

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


0.2 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This small collection includes a few newspaper clippings relating to Tech, an undated invitation to a Tech dance, and a pamphlet published by the Georgia Tech Alumni Association about the engineer William States Lee. Probably the most significant part of the papers is three undated histories of civil, highway, and structural engineering, which appear to have been written by James Herty Lucas. Five historic photographs and three postcards have been separated and will be processed separately as VAM055.

Biography of James Herty Lucas

James Herty Lucas, who was born in Society Hill, South Carolina in 1892, graduated from the Georgia School of Technology with degrees in both Civil and Mechanical Engineering. Soon after his graduation in Mechanical Engineering in 1915, he became Assistant Professor in the new field of Highway Engineering at Georgia Tech. At the same time he continued his study in Civil Engineering, eventually earning bachelors and masters degrees in the field, with an emphasis in highway engineering. Lucas was later promoted to Associate Professor in Civil Engineering. He retired from Tech in 1959-1960 after a forty-five year career on the faculty.

Other Finding Aids

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


Donation, February 1988 (Accession #1988.0506; old number #88-05-06).

Separated Material

Five photographs, including an image of the Georgia Tech faculty from about 1900, and three postcards, including one of the 1917 Georgia Tech football team and two campus scenes, have been separated and will be processed separately as VAM055.

General Physical Description note

(one half-size document case)

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro encoded a collection summary in March 2006, and completed processing of the papers in April 2008.

James Herty Lucas Papers, ca. 1900-ca. 1940
Christine de Catanzaro
Copyright April 2008.
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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
266 4th Street, NW
Atlanta 30332-0900 USA