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R. J. Thiesen Papers

R. J. Thiesen Papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: R. J. Thiesen Papers
Identification: MS095
Date: 1923-1950 (bulk dates 1930-1939)
Size/Quantity: 0.8 linear feet (two document cases)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Thiesen, R. J.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:These papers, consisting primarily of correspondence dating from the 1930s, document the significant function placement played in the activities of the Alumni Association during the Great Depression.

Biographical/Historical Note

R. J. "Jack" Thiesen served as Executive Secretary of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association from 1922 to 1951. He also served as secretary of the Georgia Tech Foundation, retiring from that position in 1955. He died on October 5, 1963. His son George Taylor Thiesen (1927-1995) also attended Georgia Tech.


Scope and Content Note

These papers, consisting primarily of correspondence dating from the 1930s, document the significant function placement played in the activities of the Alumni Association during the Great Depression. The correspondence paints a vivid picture of the effects of employment problems encountered by Tech graduates. There is also correspondence with alumnus L. W. "Chip" Robert, as well as a small amount of Thiesen's personal correspondence.


Index Terms

Adair, Forrest, Jr.
Georgia Tech Alumni Association.
Grant, Berry
Robert, L. W., Jr., (Lawrence Wood), 1887-1976

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite R. J. Thiesen Papers (MS095), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Provenance

Gary Goettling, Alumni Association, donated these papers in October 1992 (Accession #1992.1008; old number: 92-10-08).

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro encoded this collection summary in March 2006.

Revisions to Finding Aid

March 2006:
  • Summary finding aid converted to Encoded Archival Description Version 2002. August 2010: Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit. January 2015: Box list added.

  • Restrictions

    Restrictions: Access

    None.

    Restrictions: Use

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


    Other Finding Aids

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


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    1Thiesen correspondence: A-O, ca. 1923-ca. 1950 (bulk dates 1930-1939)
     

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    2Thiesen correspondence: P-Z; Personal (S.A.E., other), ca. 1928-ca. 1950 (bulk dates 1930-1939)