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Floyd Field Papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Floyd Field Papers
Identification: MF045
Date: 1935-1936
Size/Quantity: 0.05 linear feet (one archival folder)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Field, Floyd, 1873-1958
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:This collection contains correspondence and a report from Floyd Field, former Georgia Tech Dean of Students and Chair of the Mathematics Department.

Biographical/Historical Note

Floyd Field was born on December 19, 1873 in Salem, Oregon. He graduated from Willamette University in 1897 with an A.B. degree, and he received two degrees from Harvard University, the A.B. in 1900 and the A.M. in 1902. He began teaching as an instructor in the mathematics department at Georgia Tech in 1906, and by 1908 he had become head of the department.

Field was named Georgia Tech's first Dean of Men in 1922 and remained in that position until his retirement on June 30, 1946. At a point very close to the end of his career, his position title was changed to Dean of Students: Both the 1944-1945 Annual Report and the 1946 Blueprint refer to him as the Dean of Students. However, according to an Atlanta Journal article of June 28, 1946, Field is said to have preferred the old title of Dean of Men.

Field died on February 13, 1958, at the age of 84.

Scope and Content Note

The Floyd Field papers contain two letters between C. M. Sarratt and Field, written in early November 1935, discussing an altercation between Georgia Tech students and the Vanderbilt University marching band during a football game. There is also a report written by Field in 1936, entitled "Accrediting the Engineering College."

Index Terms

Georgia Institute of Technology. College of Engineering.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Dean of Students.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Floyd Field Papers (MF045), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Accessions #2001.112 and 2001.117.

Processing Information

Jody Lloyd Thompson described these papers 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.

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    1Correspondence and report, 1935-1936