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Title: Arthur T. Kittle Papers
Identification: MS084
Date: 1965-1976 (bulk 1973-1976)
Size/Quantity: 0.6 linear feet (one document case)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Kittle, Arthur T., b. 1920
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:Dr. Arthur T. Kittle worked in the Georgia Tech Library from 1961-1983, and served on many campus-wide committees during this time period. His papers include memoranda, meeting minutes, articles, and cataloging manuals.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Arthur T. Kittle worked at Georgia Tech from June 1, 1961 until June 30, 1983 when he retired. As Associate Director of the Library, Dr. Kittle maintained membership in local, state and national professional organizations. Dr. Kittle also served on numerous faculty committees at Georgia Tech.

Born in 1920, Arthur Kittle earned both his master's and Ph.D. from Columbia University, the latter in 1961.

Scope and Content Note

Dr. Kittle's papers contain information from almost twenty different committees he served on from 1971 until 1976, such as the Executive Committee, Academic Committee, and General Faculty Committee. The papers also contain reports from work done with Monographic Cataloging and reports concerning tenure, personnel policies, and promotions for librarians.

Committee materials include memoranda, meeting minutes, and agendas. Specific information on Kittle's contributions to the committees is not apparent; the papers primarily were sent from the chair of the pertinent committee to all committee members. The executive committee materials document a controversy that occurred in 1975, when the cost of living in Atlanta had risen 40% in a six year period, but faculty and staff salaries had increased only an average of 20% during the same period. Documenting materials include letters to the Board of Regents; additional materials documenting this issue may be found with the general faculty committee materials.

A significant portion of the papers document Dr. Kittle's work in researching and implementing tenure for librarians. The Branson Committee report compiles research done at Duke University on status, benefits and salary scales of librarians; this study concentrated on members of the Association of Research Libraries, although other libraries are included. The cataloging manuals are both handwritten guides for cataloging books at Georgia Tech, with the author and date of these manuals not provided.

Lacking in these papers is any indication of Dr. Kittle's opinions on the issues the committees addressed, aside from his obvious lobbying for improved salary scales for librarians.


The Arthur T. Kittle papers have been arranged in two series. Series 1, Georgia Tech Committees, documents the myriad committees on which he served. The second series, General Library Materials, pertains specifically to the operation of the Library and Information Center.

Index Terms

College librarians--Tenure.
College teachers--Salaries, etc.--Georgia.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Committees.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Executive Committee.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Arthur T. Kittle Papers (MS084), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Source unknown. Accession #1990.1205 (old number: 90-12-05).

Processing Information

Susan J. Illis processed these papers in 2003.

Revisions to Finding Aid

March 2006:
  • Finding aid converted from Encoded Archival Description Version 1.0 to Version 2002. April 2010: Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit.

  • Restrictions

    Restrictions: Access

    Undergraduate Curriculum Committee records (Box 1, Folder 16) restricted due to confidentiality issues.

    Restrictions: Use

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

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    SERIES 1: Georgia Tech Committees, 1971-1976.



    11Academic Senate, 1975-1976
    12Academic Service Committee, 1975
    13Ad Hoc Committee on New Statutes, 1973
    14Ad Hoc Committee on Promotion Criteria for Librarians, 1971-1973
    15Ad Hoc Committee on Promotion, Tenure, and Retention, 1976
    16Calendar Committee, 1973-1975
    17Executive Committee, 1975-1976
    18Faculty Benefits Committee, 1975-1976
    19Faculty Status and Grievance Committee, 1975-1976
    110General Faculty Committee, 1973-1976
    111Graduate Committee, 1975
    112Nominating Committee, 1975-1976
    113Public Relations Committee, undated
    114Statutes Committee, 1975-1976
    115Student Activities Committee, 1975-1976
    116Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 1975-1976

    SERIES 2: General Library Materials, 1965-1975.



    117Annual Report/Statistics, 1970-1976
    118Branson Committee Report, 1971
    119Cataloging Manual, undated
    120Cataloging Manual - "Manual for Junior Catalogers", undated
    121Georgia Senate Committees, 1975
    122"The Georgia Tech Library: Ten Years of Growth", 1972



    21Literature on Librarian Tenure, 1965-1973
    22Self-Study, 1973
    23Tenure and Personnel Policy, 1970-1975
    24Miscellaneous, 1971-1975