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Laura Hammond Papers

Laura Hammond Papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Laura Hammond Papers
Identification: MS159
Date: 1906-1924
Size/Quantity: 0.4 linear feet (one document case)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Hammond, Laura, 1869-1958
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:Laura Hammond was an early librarian at Georgia Tech. These papers consist of a variety of her correspondence during her tenure, as well as addresses and speeches she gave at professional meetings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Born in 1869, Laura Hammond was the daughter of former Georgia Congressman Nathaniel J. Hammond. She graduated from the Pratt Institute in New York, and served for a time at the Congressional Library in Washington, D. C. She began work as Georgia Tech's Librarian in 1905, with her sister, Julia Hammond, serving as her assistant. Under her direction, Georgia Tech's library grew from 3000 volumes to 16,000 volumes. She retired from library work in 1925. She died in October of 1958 at the age of 89.

Scope and Content Note

The Laura Hammond papers consist of correspondence, primarily documenting Hammond's activities during her tenure as the librarian for Georgia Tech.


All folders are arranged alphabetically. Documents therein are arranged chronologically.

Index Terms

Georgia Institute of Technology. Library and Information Center.
Library administration.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Laura Hammond Papers (MS159), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Accessions #1984.0601 (old number: 84-06-01) and #2001.132.

Processing Information

Stacy Aegerter processed these papers in 2002.

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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    Restrictions: Use

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

    Related Material

    Librarian's Reports (1899-1912), MS064; Library Book Shower Records (1907-1908), MF002.

    Other Finding Aids

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

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    11Address, 1917
    12Address re. Georgia Tech Library, undated
    13Reports to Board of Trustees; Article for Technique, 1922-1924
    14Correspondence to Library Bureau, 1906-1924
    15U. S. Senate Communications, 1908-1921
    16Correspondence, 1909-1923