This collection contains Alvin M. Ferst's papers pertaining to his activities with Georgia Tech, particularly his involvement in the Georgia Tech Foundation as well as the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. Less well documented are his various civic activities in Atlanta. Ferst's personal life and his professional career at Rich's department store are not covered in the collection.
As a Georgia Tech alumnus, William H. Glenn stayed in contact with the school through community and business ties. His papers, composed exclusively of correspondence, illustrate his involvement with Georgia Tech, including his service as president of the National Georgia Tech Alumni Association.