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Descriptive Summary

Title: Georgia Tech Directories
Identification: MS150
Date: 1925-1991 (bulk 1925-1964)
Size/Quantity: 0.4 linear feet (one document case)
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. The Alumni Directories, published by the Alumni Association, date from 1925 to 1991.

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, a 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

This collection contains several Georgia Tech Alumni Directories.

Index Terms

Alumni directories.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Alumni and alumnae.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Directories.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Georgia Tech Directories (MS150), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Carl F. Phillips donated this collection in 1999 (Accession #1999.051; old number: 99-51).

Processing Information

Jody Lloyd processed these papers in 2001.

Revisions to Finding Aid

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

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    11Georgia Tech Club of New York Directory, 1940-1963
    1275th Anniversary Directory of Graduates and Former Students Bulletin, 1963-1964
    13Georgia Tech Alumnus, 1925-1930
    14Georgia Tech Alumnus - 23rd Annual Alumni Roll Call, 1970
    15Decennial Report of the Georgia Tech Class of 1928, 1928