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Cross Country and Track Records

Cross Country and Track Records

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Cross Country and Track Records
Identification: MF041
Date: 1920-1956
Size/Quantity: 0.05 linear feet (one archival folder)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Georgia Institute of Technology.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:This collection contains Georgia Tech track and cross country records, such as a program/score card and a roster.

Biographical/Historical Note

Cross country has been a part of Georgia Tech sports since the early years of Georgia Tech. Such men as George C. Griffin and Norris Dean served as coaches. Introduced at Tech in 1904, track has also had a long history at Georgia Tech. Since 1924, apart from a brief period in the late 1920s and early 1930s, four long-term coaches have taken the men's track team to many successes: George C. Griffin (1924-1926 and 1933-1943), Norris Dean (1944-1964), Buddy Fowlkes (1965-1992), and Grover Hinsdale (1993- ). Harold Barron coached the track team from 1927 to 1930, and Olympic gold medalist and former Tech star Ed Hamm took over during 1931-1932. Griffin was also cross country coach from 1921 through the 1970s. At the time of writing (February 2012), Alan Drosky, who starred on the Georgia Tech cross country and track and field teams from 1985 to 1987, has coached the Tech men's and women's cross country teams since 1991.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains Georgia Tech track and cross country records, including a program/score card and roster. Some materials were compiled by former Georgia Tech Dean and track and cross country coach George C. Griffin. Also included is correspondence from Griffin to D. Roberts.

Index Terms

Georgia Institute of Technology. Sports.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Track and field.
Griffin, George C., (George Clayton), 1896-1990

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Cross Country and Track Records (MF041), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Accessions #2001.106 and #2002.078 (old number: 2002.78).

Processing Information

Jody Lloyd Thompson processed this collection in 2002.

Revisions to Finding Aid

November 2005:
  • Finding aid converted from Encoded Archival Description Version 1.0 to Version 2002. September 2010: Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit.

  • Restrictions

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    Restrictions: Use

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

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    1Cross country and track records, 1920-1956