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William H. Glenn Papers

William H. Glenn Papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: William H. Glenn Papers
Identification: MS007
Date: 1910-1935
Size/Quantity: 0.4 linear feet (one document case)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Glenn, William H., 1872-1940
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract: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.

Biographical/Historical Note

William H. Glenn was born in 1872 in Cave Springs, Georgia. A member of the second graduating class of Georgia Tech, he received his bachelor's of science degree in 1891. Involved with the business scene in the South for over fifty years, he worked as a vice president and manager for the Georgia Railway and Electric Company. Glenn also served as President of the Southeastern Compress and Warehouse Company until 1939. He was affiliated with the Atlanta Rotary Club, the Atlanta Athletic Club, and the Capital City Club. The Phi Kappa Phi chapter and ANAK Senior Honor Society recognized his activities in support of Tech with honorary memberships. He was married and had two sons. Glenn died in 1940 at the age of 68.

Scope and Content Note

The William H. Glenn papers consist of incoming and outgoing letters concerning donations to the Alumni Association or for the Greater Georgia Tech Campaign, a fund-raising plan that is outlined in the fifth folder. As a supportive alumnus, Glenn contributed often to his alma mater.

When he became president of the National Georgia Tech Alumni Association in 1921, Glenn frequently exchanged letters with Dr. M. L. Brittain. The usual nature of these letters was scheduling meeting times with the school's Board of Trustees. The latter half of the collection documents this relationship. Membership lists and minutes of the regional and national alumni associations are contained in folders 7 and 8.


The papers are arranged chronologically.

Index Terms

Brittain, M. L., (Marion Luther), 1866-1953
Educational fund raising.
Georgia Tech Alumni Association.
Greater Georgia Tech Campaign.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite William H. Glenn Papers (MS007), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Accession #1985.0804 (old number: 85-08-04).

Processing Information

Yen M. Tang processed these papers in 2000.

Revisions to Finding Aid

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

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    11Correspondence, 1910
    12Correspondence, 1919
    13Correspondence, 1920
    14Correspondence, 1920
    15Correspondence, 1921
    16Correspondence, 1921
    17Correspondence, 1921
    18Correspondence, 1921
    19Correspondence, 1922
    110Correspondence, 1923-1924
    111Correspondence, 1925-1926
    112Correspondence, 1927-1928
    113Correspondence, 1929-1930
    114Correspondence, 1931-1932
    115Correspondence, 1933
    116Correspondence, 1934-1936