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James Herty Lucas Papers

James Herty Lucas Papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: James Herty Lucas Papers
Identification: MS055
Date: ca. 1900-ca. 1940
Size/Quantity: 0.2 linear feet (one half-size document case)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Lucas, James Herty, b. 1892
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:The James Herty Lucas papers include newspaper clippings relating to Georgia Tech, a Tech dance invitation, a pamphlet on the engineer William States Lee, and three undated typewritten histories of civil, structural, and highway engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Biographical/Historical Note

James Herty Lucas, who was born in Society Hill, South Carolina in 1892, graduated from the Georgia School of Technology with degrees in both Civil and Mechanical Engineering. Soon after his graduation in Mechanical Engineering in 1915, he became Assistant Professor in the new field of Highway Engineering at Georgia Tech. At the same time he continued his study in Civil Engineering, eventually earning bachelors and masters degrees in the field, with an emphasis in highway engineering. Lucas was later promoted to Associate Professor in Civil Engineering. He retired from Tech in 1959-1960 after a forty-five year career on the faculty.

Scope and Content Note

This small collection includes a few newspaper clippings relating to Tech, an undated invitation to a Tech dance, and a pamphlet published by the Georgia Tech Alumni Association about the engineer William States Lee. Probably the most significant part of the papers is three undated histories of civil, highway, and structural engineering, which appear to have been written by James Herty Lucas. Five historic photographs and three postcards have been separated and will be processed separately as VAM055.

Index Terms

Civil engineering--Study and teaching.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Faculty.
Georgia Institute of Technology. History.
Georgia School of Technology.
Highway engineering--Study and teaching.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite James Herty Lucas Papers (MS055), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Donation, February 1988 (Accession #1988.0506; old number #88-05-06).

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro encoded a collection summary in March 2006, and completed processing of the papers in April 2008.

Revisions to Finding Aid

March 2006:
  • Summary finding aid converted to Encoded Archival Description Version 2002. April 2008: Collection summary revised and processing completed. April 2010: Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit.

  • Restrictions

    Restrictions: Access


    Restrictions: Use

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

    Separated Material

    Five photographs, including an image of the Georgia Tech faculty from about 1900, and three postcards, including one of the 1917 Georgia Tech football team and two campus scenes, have been separated and will be processed separately as VAM055.

    Other Finding Aids

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

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    11Newspaper clippings, undated
    12Pamphlet - Alumni Association: Saunders - Brief Story of a Great Engineer, 1925
    13Postcards and photographs, ca. 1900-ca. 1920
    14Histories of Civil, Structural, and Highway Engineering at Georgia Tech, ca. 1940