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Academic Honor Code Records

Academic Honor Code Records

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Academic Honor Code Records
Identification: MS160
Date: 1907-1925
Size/Quantity: 0.2 linear feet (one half-sized document case)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Georgia Institute of Technology.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:This collection documents the early history of the Georgia Tech honor code.

Biographical/Historical Note

Originally named the honor system, Georgia Tech adopted the honor code in 1905. It was discontinued in the mid-1930s, but was reinstated in the mid-1990s.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains information pertaining to the history of the honor code system at Georgia Tech, starting from 1907. These records are mainly comprised of hand- and typewritten letters from the academic classes discussing the code of honor for Georgia Tech students.

Index Terms

Georgia Institute of Technology. Honor system.
Honor system (Higher education).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Academic Honor Code Records (MS160), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Accession #2001.104.

Processing Information

Jody Lloyd Thompson 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.

  • Restrictions

    Restrictions: Access

    No restrictions.

    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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    11Junior Class Correspondence, 1907
    12Sophomore Class Oath, 1909
    13Class of 1912 signatures, 1912
    14Honor System Pamphlet, 1919
    15Notice to Georgia Tech Instructors, 1925
    16Resolutions and Regulations, 1925
    17Oath, undated