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Georgia Tech Alumni Association Records

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Georgia Tech Alumni Association Records
Identification: MS024
Date: 1899-1999 (bulk 1976-1986)
Size/Quantity: 9.5 linear feet (sixteen document cases, one half-size document case, three flat files, and one large flat file)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Georgia Tech Alumni Association.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:Chartered in 1908, the Georgia Tech Alumni Association adopted the name Georgia Tech National Alumni Association and drafted new by-laws in 1919. This collection consists of administrative and financial documents and scrapbooks depicting the Alumni Association's history.
General noteSee Archives staff member for additional information.

Biographical/Historical Note

The first recorded meeting of the association was held in 1896. Georgia Tech's first graduate, Henry L. Smith (ME '90), invited former classmates to join him at his home to discuss the idea of an alumni association. Together, they drafted the first set of by-laws in 1898. In 1906, a petition for a charter was produced, and it was granted on June 20, 1908. In 1919, reorganization occurred and new by-laws were drafted under the name of the Georgia Tech National Alumni Association, under the leadership of W. H. Glenn (1891).

In 1922, Albert H. Staton (ME '22) was hired as the first executive secretary. He also served as the editor of the Georgia Tech Magazine, which made its debut in 1923. Other former Tech students have also held the position of executive secretary: George C. Griffin (CE '22), Jack Thiesen (EE '10), Howard Ector (IM '40), Roane Beard (IM '49), Robert Rice (IM '49), John B. Carter, Jr. (IE '69), and Joseph P. Irwin (IM '80).

Certain programs have developed out of the Alumni Association. While Griffin was secretary, he created a placement service in 1923, which later transferred to the Tech's administration. In 1947, the Alumni Association began the annual fund raising campaign known as the Roll Call.


Scope and Content Note

The Georgia Tech Alumni Association Records document the administrative and financial history of the organization. The bulk of the collection contains general correspondence and financial documents, such as correspondence to alumni, faculty, and head football coaches and fundraising for the association. Newspaper clippings and articles concerning individuals have been transferred to the Archives' Personality Files; a list of those individuals documented is included in the folder list. Scrapbooks and newspaper clippings make up a large portion of this collection, which illustrates the history of Tech's Alumni Association.


Arrangement

Arranged into five series (Series 1 and 2 are further divided into subseries):

SERIES 1. Alumni Association Administration, 1899-1999.

SERIES 2. Alumni Association Financial Information, 1904-1989.

SERIES 3. Georgia Tech Archives Personality Files.

SERIES 4. Newspaper Clippings and Scrapbooks, 1920-1949.

SERIES 5. Restricted Materials.


Index Terms

Brittain, M. L., (Marion Luther), 1866-1953
Dodd, Bobby, 1908-1988
Fund raising.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Alumni and alumnae.
Griffin, George C., (George Clayton), 1896-1990

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Georgia Tech Alumni Association Records (MS024), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Provenance

These records were received in several donations (Accessions #1986.0403, 1987.1202, 2001.152, and 2002.018; old numbers: 86-04-03, 87-12-02, 2001.152, and 2002.18).

Processing Information

Jody Lloyd processed these papers in 2002.

Revisions to Finding Aid

July 2015:
  • Four flat file folders added to finding aid. February 2006: Finding aid converted from Encoded Archival Description Version 1.0 to Version 2002.

  • Restrictions

    Restrictions: Access

    Materials housed in Box 20, containing social security numbers of individuals, are restricted. For more information, please contact an Archives staff member.

    Restrictions: Use

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


    Separated Material

    Photographs have been separated and catalogued as Georgia Tech Alumni Association Photograph Collection, VAM 24.


    Other Finding Aids

    A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.


    Container List

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    SERIES 1: Alumni Association administration, 1899-1999.



    Series 1, Subseries 1: General administration, 1899-1999.

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    2ACOG organizational charts, undated

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    11Annual reports, 1960-1987.
    12Annual reports, 1960-1987.
    13Board of Trustees, 1988-1989.
    14Board of Trustees, 1988-1989.
    15Board of Trustees, 1988-1989.
    16Board of Trustees ribbon, undated.
    17Board of Trustees recommendation, undated.
    18Calendar - Athletic Association, July 1986.
    19Certificate, undated.
    110Certificates, charter members, 1920.
    111Certificates, consecutive years, undated.
    112Charter, Alumni Association, 1908-1910.

    Box

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    21Civic Affairs Committees, 1988.
    22Committee of Twenty, 1976-1977.
    23Constituency fund raising, 1986-1988.
    24Constitution - Alumni Association, 1907.
    25Correspondence, 1908-1978.
    26Correspondence, 1908-1978.
    27Correspondence, 1908-1978.
    28Correspondence, 1908-1978.
    29Correspondence, 1908-1978.
    210Correspondence, 1908-1978.
    211Correspondence, 1908-1978.
    212Correspondence, 1908-1978.
    213Correspondence, 1908-1978.

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    31Correspondence, 1979-1989.
    32Correspondence, 1979-1989.
    33Correspondence, 1979-1989.
    34Faculty and Nominating Committee, 1976.
    35Georgia Tech Alumni Conference, 1987.
    36Georgia Tech Alumni faculty house, 1977.
    37Georgia Tech Club programs, 1980s.
    38Georgia Tech notecards, 1988.
    39Handbook - Georgia Tech Alumni Association, undated.
    310Handbook - Georgia Tech Alumni Clubs, undated.
    311Homecoming, 1970s-1980s.
    312Homecoming, hotel reservations, 1970s.
    313Human relations, 1980s-1990s.

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    3Knowles/Stadium Complex architectural drawings, 1991
    314Legislative relations, 1970s-1980s.

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    41Lists and directories, 1909-1987.
    42Luncheon - Alumni, 1976.
    43Maps - Georgia Tech and other locations, 1912-1978.

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    1Mechanical Engineering Building architectural drawings, 1937-1938

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    4Meeting notes and poster, 1986
    44Middle schools in Georgia, 1988.
    45Meeting notes, 1908-1929.
    46Minutes - Alumni Association, 1930-1970s.
    47Minutes - Board of Trustees, 1944-1973.
    48Minutes - Georgia Tech Foundation and miscellaneous organizations, 1944-1977.
    49Miscellaneous, undated.
    410Mission committee, 1969-1976.
    411Nominations, undated.
    412Nominating committee, 1980s-1990s.
    413Office of Information Systems, 1986-1988.
    414Planning Conference, 1986.
    415Policies, procedures, and regulations, 1975.

    Box

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    51Position openings, application and resume, undated.
    52Presidential Address - Alumni Association, 1899.
    53Presidential Address - Alumni Association, 1987.
    54Printed materials - Guggenheim School of Aeronautics directory, 1945-1947.
    55Printed materials - Magazines, 1930s-1980s.
    56Printed materials - Brochures, 1940s-1980s.
    57Printed materials - Alumni Assoc. roster (Houston, TX), 1956.
    58Printed materials - Football, 1966.
    59Printed materials - Non Tech-related, 1965.
    510Programs - Football, 1928.
    511Programs - Football (Tech vs. California), 1929.
    512Programs - Football season, 1929.
    513Programs - Football (Tournament of Roses), 1929.
    514Programs - Football season, 1959.
    515Programs, menus, and invitations, 1904-1980s.
    516Promotional items, 1976-1977.
    517Publications - Alumni magazine, 1976-1977.
    518Publications - First Alumni Association (lay-out), 1911.

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    61Publications - Tech Topics, 1974-1977.
    62Publications - Tech Topics, 1977.
    63Publications - Tech Topics, 1977.
    64Publications - Correspondence and press releases, 1976.
    65Race Relations committee, 1986.
    66Radio broadcasts, 1976-1977.
    67Ratings information, 1976-1977.
    68Report - GTNHAA "Georgia Tech: Impetus to Economic Growth", 1963.
    69Report - Six month summary, 1987.
    610Reports - General, 1919-1980s.
    611Resolutions, aims and objectives, 1930s-1940s.
    612Response cards, Board of Trustees meeting, 1988.
    613Search committee, 1987.
    614Service Academic Selection Committee, 1987.
    615"Special" awards and recognition records, 1975-1978.
    616Special funding initiatives, 1987.
    617Speech, 1954.
    618Summary of objectives, 1985-1986.
    619Tuition, 1987.



    Series 1, Subseries 2: Alumni Association Programs, 1950-1989.

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    71Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award - Correspondence and notes, 1950-1989.
    72Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award - Programs and invitations, 1950-1988.
    73Alumni Athletic Liaison, 1986.
    74Alumni career placement, 1986.
    75Club Officers Weekend (COW), 1975-1977.
    76Clubs and committees analyses, 1978.
    77Committee of Twenty, 1977.
    78Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) - Reports and notes, 1987-1988.
    79CASE - Correspondence, 1987-1988.
    710CASE - Program, 1987-1988.
    711Emergency Loan Fund, 1985.
    712Freshman Camp, 1986.

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    81Georgia Tech Alumni clubs, 1977.
    82Georgia Tech club meetings, 1986-1987.
    83Henry Grady Society, 1986.
    84Honorary Alumnae - Correspondence and lists, 1977-1988.
    85Honorary Alumnae - Notes and certificates, 1970-1989.
    86Inactive clubs, undated.
    87Intersect, 1970s.
    88Minority Affairs Committee (MAC), undated.
    89Placement Center - Correspondence, 1977-1978.
    810Placement Center - Notes, 1974-1977.
    811Senior Orientation, 1970s.
    812Tech Today - Attendance, 1965-1976.
    813Tech Today - Program I, 1976-1977.
    814Tech Today - Program II, 1976-1977.

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    91Tech Today - Program III (Corporate) - Correspondence and lists, 1977.
    92Tech Today - Program III - Invoices and notes, 1977.
    93Tech Today - Roster addresses, 1965-1975.
    94Thousand Club, 1977-1983.
    95White and Gold Club - Correspondence, 1970s.
    96White and Gold Club - Directories, financial reports, and notes, 1970s.
    97White and Gold Club - Survey and questionnaire, 1970s.
    98Women's Committee of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, 1984-1987.
    99Wreck Net National Computer Network, undated.
    910Young Alumni committee, 1970s.
     

    SERIES 2: Alumni Association Financial Information, 1904-1989.



    Series 2, Subseries 1: General information, 1904-1989.

    Box

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    101Account books/ledgers, 1915.
    102Audit, 1987.
    103Budget, 1947-1987.
    104Expense statements, 1940s-1970s.
    105Financial Committee, 1987-1988.
    106Financial records, 1904-1912.
    107Financial reports - Georgia Tech Foundation, 1976-1977.
    108Financial statement (YMCA and Alumni Association), 1931-1959.
    109Financial summaries (YMCA and Alumni Association), 1920-1969.
    1010Incentive/Award proposal, undated.
    1011Invoices, 1970s.
    1012Matching gifts, 1970-1989.
    1013Returned checks and stubs, 1929.
    1014Roll Call - 1st-3rd mailings, 1947-1950.
    1015Roll Call - 1st-3rd mailings, 1947-1950.
    1016Roll Call - 1st-3rd mailings, 1947-1950.

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    111Roll Call - 4th-6th mailings, 1950-1953.
    112Roll Call - 4th-6th mailings, 1950-1953.
    113Roll Call - 4th-6th mailings, 1950-1953.
    114Roll Call - 8th-19th mailings, 1954-1966.
    115Roll Call - 8th-19th mailings, 1954-1966.
    116Roll Call - 8th-19th mailings, 1954-1966.
    117Roll Call - 8th-19th mailings, 1954-1966.
    118Roll Call - 8th-19th mailings, 1954-1966.
    119Roll Call - 20th-22nd, 27th-28th mailings, 1966-1975.
    1110Roll Call - 29th mailing, 1975-1976.
    1111Roll Call - 29th mailing, 1975-1976.

    Box

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    121Roll Call - 30th-32nd mailings, 1976-1979.
    122Matching Gifts Committee, 1976-1977.
    123Roll Call budget, 1976-1977.
    124Roll Call budget, 1976-1977.
    125Roll Call - competitions, 1976-1977.
    126Roll Call - reports, 1978.
    127Roll Call - Survey I, III, 1940s.
    128Roll Call - "Bad Impact", 1970s.
    129Roll Call - Subscriptions and remittances, 1943-1944.
    1210Subscriptions to Greater Tech campus fund cards, 1914.
    1211Statement of assets and liabilities, 1976-1977.
    1212Telethon, 1977-1978.
    1213Trial balance sheets, 1977.
    1214Treasurer's reports, 1931-1938.



    Series 2, Subseries 2: Office files, 1950-1978.

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    131ALCOA, 1976-1977.
    132Allied Chemical Corporation, 1976-1977.
    133American ENKA Corporation, 1978.
    134Armco Steel Corporation, 1976-1977.
    135Arthur Andersen and Company, 1976-1977.
    136B. F. Goodrich Chemical Company, 1976-1977.
    137Benedix Corporation, 1976-1978.
    138Bethlehem Steel Corporation, 1977.
    139Brown and Root Company, 1976-1977.
    1310Burlington Industries, 1976-1977.
    1311Citizens and Southern National Bank, 1976-1977.
    1312Chrysler Corporation, 1976-1977.
    1313Cities Services Company, 1976-1977.
    1314Coats and Clark, Inc., 1976-1977.
    1315Coca-Cola, 1976-1977.
    1316Combustion Engineering, 1976-1977.
    1317Continental Gin Company, undated.
    1318Dow Badische, 1976-1977.
    1319Dow Chemical, 1976-1977.
    1320Firestone T and R Co., 1976-1977.
    1321First National Bank, 1976-1977.
    1322FMX Corporation, 1976-1977.
    1323Ford Motor Company, 1976-1977.
    1324Fulton Federal Savings and Loan Association, 1976-1977.
    1325General Dynamics, 1976-1977.
    1326General Electric, 1976-1977.
    1327Goodyear T and R Co., 1976-1977.
    1328Grizzard and Haas, 1950.
    1329Gulf Oil Corporation, 1976-1977.
    1330Harris Corp. - Electronic Systems, 1976-1977.
    1331Hercules, Inc., 1976-1977.
    1332Hewlett-Packard Company, 1976-1977.
    1333Honeywell, Inc., 1976-1977.
    1334Hughes Aircraft Company, 1976-1977.
    1335Humble Oil and Refinery Company, 1976-1977.

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    141International Paper Company, 1976-1977.
    142ITT World Communications, 1976-1977.
    143J. P. Stevens and Co., Inc., 1976-1977.
    144John Manville, 1976-1977.
    145Georgia Education Advancement Council (GEAC), 1976-1977.
    146Miller, Houser, and Stewart, 1976-1977.
    147Motorola, Inc., 1976-1977.
    148Owens Illinois, 1976-1977.
    149Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co., 1976-1977.
    1410Prudential Insurance Company, 1976-1977.
    1411Raytheon, 1976-1977.
    1412Roxwell International, 1976-1977.
    1413Stevens, 1976-1977.
    1414Trend Mills, Inc., 1976-1978.
    1415Trust Company Bank, 1976-1977.
    1416Westinghouse Electric Company, 1976-1977.
    1417West Point Pepperell, 1976-1977.
    1418Classes of 1900-1977, 1970s.
    1419Classes of 1900-1977, 1970s.
    1420Classes of 1900-1977, 1970s.
    1421Classes of 1900-1977, 1970s.
    1422Classes of 1900-1977, 1970s.
    1423Classes of 1900-1977, 1970s.
    1424Classes of 1900-1977, 1970s.
    1425Classes of 1900-1977, 1970s.
    1426Classes of 1900-1977, 1970s.
    1427Classes of 1900-1977, 1970s.
    1428June, August, and December Graduates, 1977.
    1429March graduates, 1978.

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    151Class agents - General, undated.
    152Class agents - Correspondence, 1970.
    153Class agents - Roll Call cards, 1978.
    154Direct mail solicitations, 1970s.
    155Friends of George committee - New prospects (FP1-FP6), 1977-1978.
    156Friends of George committee - Renewal prospects (FL1-FL6), 1977-1978.
    157Friends of George committee - Correspondence, 1970s.
    158Friends of George committee - Notes, 1970s.
    159Lybunts less than 40 (LY1-LY6), 1970s.
    1510Matching Gift Employees (MG1), 1977.
    1511Other inactives (OI1-OI4), 1977.
    1512Non-Graduate, Non-Contributors (SI1), 1978.
    1513White/Gold renewal prospects (WL1-WL6), 1977-1978.
    1514White/Gold new prospects (WL1-WL6), 1977-1978.
    1515Young Friends of George (YFOG), 1978.
    1516Young inactive (YI1-YI6), 1977-1978.



    Series 2, Subseries 3: Ledgers, 1934-1946.

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    16Ledgers, 1934-1946.

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    17Ledgers, 1934-1946.
     

    SERIES 3: Georgia Tech Archives Personality Files, undated.

    Adler, Philip Jr.
    Alexander, William Anderson
    Anderson, Bobby Joe
    Arey, Norman
    Barnes, Karl Webster
    Beavers, Bill
    Bell, Richard B.
    Berman, Fred
    Birchfield, Jerry L.
    Blackmon, Puggy
    Blitch, James Dan III
    Bonfay, Brannon
    Bourne, Henry Clar Jr.
    Brooks, Franklin Delano
    Brown, Charles R.
    Bryan, F. Sibley, Jr.
    Buckley, Harold, Jr.
    Bunder, Christian John
    Burns, George O.
    Burrows, Bill
    Cain, Eleanor C.
    Carmp, William L.
    Carroll, J. Randall
    Carson, Bud
    Center, Dave
    Chandler, John C., Jr.
    Cherry, William E.
    Ciraldo, Al
    Clark, Perry
    Cleveland, James Russell Jr.
    Coon, John
    Crawford, Helen Avison
    Culver, John Pierce Jr.
    Davis, Chuck
    Dellinger, James R.
    Dryman, Talmage L.
    Duke, Paul
    Ector, W. H.
    Erb, William B.
    Eskew, Robert E.
    Estes, Walter
    Felton, George
    Gearing, Charles
    Gill, Geoffrey C.
    Givens, Steve
    Gosdin, E. Janice
    Grace, Donald J.
    Griffin, George Clayton
    Groslimond, Gery
    Guthridge, Joe W.
    Harris, Hubert L.
    Healy, Robertson Lea
    Heeman, P. Warren
    Heery, George
    Hewell, James Ragsdale
    Hobbs, Chris
    Hunter, Mark
    Hydrick, Lawton
    Hyder, John
    Johnson, Calvin Drake
    Johnson, Don C.
    Kelly, Eugene Wesley Jr.
    King, Donald Kimbrough
    LaBoon, Joseph T.
    Lanham, William Edwin Jr.
    Lantz, Rick
    Love, Madge Gay McLawhorn
    McBurney, Willard Blakeslee
    McCloskey, Frank J.
    McCutcheon, Joe K.
    McDonald, Jay Middleton
    McGlade, Bernadette
    McGuire, Thomas
    McKay, Tony
    McKeown, Patrick G.
    McNay, Linda Wise
    McWhorter, Mac
    Malonson, Philip James
    Mann, Henry A.
    Miner, John V.
    Mitchell, Stephen M.
    Moore, Bill
    Morris, Jim
    Neal, Heidt Fortson
    Nease, Lawton M.
    Oglesby, M. Lamar
    Painter, Dwain
    Parker, Albert N.
    Parker, Carlton O.
    Parker, W. Ennis
    Peterson, Charles H.
    Pettis, Florence Rowell
    Petty, Claude A.
    Ranck, William Woodbury
    Retzer, Mary S.
    Reynolds, M. Garland
    Rice, Robert H.
    Rodgers, Pepper
    Rose, Barbara
    Sale, Oliver H.
    Sangster, William M.
    Savini, David
    Scherer, Rip
    Shepherd, Dan P.
    Silias, Cecil J.
    Smith, David
    Smith, George Boone
    Smith, Richard D.
    Smith, Rush S.
    Smithgall, Charles A. III
    Spears, Francis N.
    Spruill, Hugh S.
    Staton, John C., Jr.
    Stelson, Thomas E.
    Stevenson, James R.
    Stewart, George C. III
    Stith, H. Hammond
    Sturgis, Horace W.
    Templeton, William M.
    Thiesen, Jack
    Thompson, Harry B. III
    Thompson, Jack
    Topol, Sidney
    Travis, Larry
    Truly, Richard
    Vincent, Philip Sidney
    Ward, Richard F.
    Weaver, Douglas W.
    Welser, Lyle
    West, Ned
    Williams, John Anthony
    Wilson, Barry
    Woodruff, Ernest
    Woodruff, George
    Wright, J. Lamar
    Yates, Charles R.
    Young, John W.
     

    SERIES 4: Newspaper Clippings and Scrapbooks, 1920-1949.

    Box

    18Scrapbook, 1920s-1940s.
    18Newspaper clippings salvaged from scrapbook

    Box

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    191Football plays, undated.
    192"Sunny Smile," vol. 4, no. 4, 1929.
    193Archone *BYPU of the West End Baptist Church, vol. 1, no. 17, 1928.
    195Correspondence - Sigma Nu Fraternity, undated.
    195"The Tech High Rainbow," vol. 6, no. 13, 1924.
    1961928 National Championship Football Team (newsclippings), undated.
    197Matchbook, Black and White Cab Co., undated.
    198Pin, "Member of Visiting Team", undated.
    199Business cards and notes, undated.
    1910Cigarettes (4) and cigarette pack, undated.
    1911Newspaper clippings, undated.
    1912Scrapbook (newspaper clippings), undated.
    1913Scrapbook (newspaper clippings), undated.
     

    SERIES 5: Restricted Material, [no dates provided]

    General note

    See Archives staff member for additional information.

    Box

    20Restricted Material, undated