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Descriptive Summary

Title: Financial Records
Identification: MF022
Date: 1920-1926
Size/Quantity: 0.05 linear feet (one archival folder)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Georgia School of Technology.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:This collection contains financial records from Georgia Tech's capital campaign, the Georgia Tech Expansion Fund, later known as the Greater Georgia Tech Fund.

Biographical/Historical Note

Capital campaigns at the Georgia Institute of Technology began early in the history of the school. In 1906, Tech president Matheson initiated a campaign to raise funds for the expansion of the campus. The campus' first professional fundraising campaign in 1914 adopted the slogan "Greater Georgia Tech Campaign," a phrase that had been used in Matheson's correspondence in 1906. A second "Greater Georgia Tech Campaign" began in 1920, in an ambitious post-war fundraising campaign to raise money for new buildings. After Matheson left Tech to take up the presidency at Drexel University in 1921, other capital campaigns followed. In 1947 the Alumni Roll Call was introduced, and soon became an important fundraising source for Tech. In more recent times, capital campaigns have been held with specific goals of expanding construction and research.

Scope and Content Note

These financial records, composed of bank receipts and correspondence dealing with Tech's capital campaign, date from the 1920s. Correspondents include Kenneth Matheson, Nathaniel Harris, and W. T. Perkerson.

Index Terms

Fund raising--Georgia--Atlanta.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Finance.
Greater Georgia Tech Campaign.
Harris, Nathaniel E., 1846-1929
Matheson, Kenneth G., (Kenneth Gordon), 1864-1931

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Financial Records (MF022), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Accession #2001.132.

Processing Information

Jody Lloyd Thompson processed these records in 2002.

Revisions to Finding Aid

October 2005:
  • Finding aid converted from Encoded Archival Description Version 1.0 to Version 2002.

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    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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    1Financial donations, 1920-1926