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Descriptive Summary

Title: Student Examinations and Papers
Identification: MS161
Date: 1889-1904 (bulk 1890-1891)
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:The Student Examinations and Papers Collection includes exams and academic papers from different departments and schools throughout campus, such as the English, Physics, and Mathematics departments.

Biographical/Historical Note

As in most academic institutions, Georgia Tech has used examinations as a method of assessment throughout its history. In the early years, according to academic calendars, Tech held entrance examinations, examinations at mid-term (in early February), and probably also final exams. Assessment exams were held in subjects such as mathematics in order to place students in the academic programs. In modern times, tests and examinations are routinely held in most coursework.

Scope and Content Note

The Georgia Tech Student Examinations and Papers Collection includes materials from different departments and schools throughout campus, such as the English, Physics, and Mathematics departments. The bulk of the collection contains examinations from 1890-1891.

Index Terms

Academic writing.
Educational tests and measurements.
Georgia Institute of Technology. History.
Students--Academic workload.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Student Examinations and Papers (MS161), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Accession #2001.113.

Processing Information

Jody Lloyd Thompson processed this collection 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

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    Restrictions: Use

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

    Container List

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    Series 1: Student Examinations, 1890-1899



    11Analytical Geometry Examination (Middle Class), 1890-1891
    12Analytical Geometry Examination (Middle Class), 1890-1891
    13Annual Examination (Junior Class), 1890
    14Chemistry, Annual Examination (Apprentice Class), 1889
    15Descriptive Geometry Examination (Middle Class), 1891
    16English Annual Examination (Apprentice Class), 1889
    17English Examination (Junior Class), undated
    18Examination (Junior Class), 1890
    19Examination (Middle Class), 1891
    110Geometry Examination (Junior Class), 1890
    111Kinematics Examination, 1891
    112Linear Drawing Examination, 1890
    113Mathematics Examination (Junior Class), 1890
    114Metallurgy Examination (Middle Class), 1891
    115Physics Examination (Middle Class), undated
    116Physics Examination (Junior Class), undated
    117Semi-Annual Examination (Middle and Senior Classes), 1890

    Series 2: Student Papers, 1904



    118Carding, 1904
    119History of Steam in the Application to Machinery, undated
    120"Importance of Mechanical Training to Southern Young Men", undated
    121Novell [sic] Reading, undated