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Georgia Tech Recruiting Materials

Georgia Tech Recruiting Materials

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Georgia Tech Recruiting Materials
Identification: MS153
Date: 1888-1947 (bulk 1904-1908)
Size/Quantity: 0.4 linear feet (one document case)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Georgia Institute of Technology.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:Georgia Tech opened its doors on October 8, 1888 with 129 students. By 1905, the enrollment had increased to 500, due to the recruiting efforts of the administration. Numerous advertisements and brochures were produced to boost Tech's student population during the early twentieth century. This collection includes brochures, advertisement clippings, and a poster focusing on Georgia Tech's recruiting attempts in its early years.

Biographical/Historical Note

Georgia Tech opened its doors on October 8, 1888 with 129 students. The school offered only one degree, which was a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Georgia Tech was also limited to one building, the Academic Building, now known as the Administration Building or the Tech Tower.

By 1905, the enrollment had increased to 500, and several new buildings were constructed. New dormitories, shops, mills, and laboratories were added. Also, that same year, numerous degrees were offered by Georgia Tech, such as Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, and Textile Engineering. This was all due to the meticulous recruiting effort of Georgia Tech's administration. Numerous advertisements and brochures were created to increase the school's student population.

Scope and Content Note

The Georgia Tech Recruiting Materials collection includes printed materials produced by the school in order to increase the student population. The collection mainly consists of brochures dating from the early twentieth century. Advertising clippings and correspondence are also included.


Series 1. Brochures, 1888-1946.

Series 2. Advertising Clippings, 1902-1923.

Series 3. Correspondence, undated.

Index Terms

College students--Recruiting--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Georgia Tech Recruiting Materials (MS153), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Accessions #2001.092 (old number: 2001.92) and #2001.115.

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.

  • 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

    One large poster has been moved to the oversized area and five negatives have been separated into the negative drawer.

    Other Finding Aids

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

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    SERIES 1: Brochures, 1888-1946.



    11Prospectus, 1888
    12Introductory Booklet with Program for Graduation Exercises, 16 June 1904
    13Technical Training: Door of Opportunity for Boys of the South, c. 1907
    14Photocopy of Yellow Jacket (v. 16, n. 5), February 1913
    15Course Offerings, 1941-1942
    16"What Can Graduate Training in Engineering Do for the Veteran", 1945-1946
    17"How Georgia Tech Serves Georgia Industry Through Research and Education", March 1917
    18Bulletin of Georgia School of Technology, Night Class, undated
    19"Remembering the Georgia School of Technology in Your Will", undated
    110"Georgia Tech: Bridge to Industry", undated
    111Professional Degrees, undated

    SERIES 2: Advertising Clippings, 1902-1923.



    112"American Monthly Review of Reviews", 1902-1907
    113"McClure's Magazine", July 1907
    114no title, July 1908
    115"Saturday Evening Post", 1906
    116"Georgian," "Atlanta Journal", July 1923


    2Poster, undated

    SERIES 3: Correspondence, undated.



    117Correspondence to Prospective Students, undated


    Negative BoxNegatives