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Descriptive Summary

Title: Graduate Division Records
Identification: UA020
Date: 1946-1952
Size: 0.2 linear feet
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Georgia Institute of Technology. Graduate Division.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:The Graduate Division Records consist of a notebook compiling the various guidelines under which the original graduate division operated. The notebook includes some correspondence, but consists primarily of extractions from Graduate Council meeting minutes.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Graduate Division at Georgia Tech was organized in 1941, in order to offer the possibility of greater specialization and education on higher scientific and professional levels than was possible at the undergraduate level. John L. Daniel served as the first Dean of the Division. At first the two degrees that were offered were the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy. Master's level degrees were available in a number of engineering specialties as well as Physics, and advanced study could be undertaken in several collateral fields such as Mathematics, Mechanics, and Modern Languages. In the years following World War II, the graduate courses at Tech were particularly geared toward war veterans.

In 1968 the Graduate Division was given a new name, the Division of Graduate Studies and Research, with Sam C. Webb as Dean. By that time three master's degrees were available, the Master of Science, Master of Architecture, and the Master of City Planning. Doctorates were also offered in several engineering specialties, as well as Chemistry and Physics. During the late 1970s under President Joseph M. Pettit, the Division came under the leadership of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Webb remained as Dean until 1977, when James Bynum took over, first as Acting Dean and then as Dean by 1981. Walter O. Carlson became Dean in 1985; Gary W. Pohlhein succeeded him in 1987, as Associate Vice President of the Office of Graduate Studies and Research.

After the reorganization undertaken by President John P. Crecine during the early 1990s, the administration of graduate programs came under the Vice President for Research and Graduate Programs. Under the Clough administration, graduate programs were administered through the Vice Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies.

Sources: Division of Graduate Studies and Research: Graduate Catalogue and Announcements, Georgia Tech Fact Book.


Scope and Content Note

The Graduate Division Records consist of a notebook compiling the various guidelines under which the original graduate division operated. The notebook includes some correspondence, but consists primarily of extractions from Graduate Council meeting minutes.


Index Terms

Coeducation--Georgia--Atlanta.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Graduate work.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Graduate Division Records (UA020), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Provenance

Dr. Helen Grenga donated these records in 1987. Accession #1987.0301 (old #87-03-01).

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro encoded this collection summary in March 2006.

Revisions to Finding Aid

March 2006:
  • Summary finding aid converted to Encoded Archival Description Version 2002. August 2010: Box-folder list added; finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit.

  • Restrictions

    Restrictions: Access

    None.

    Restrictions: Use

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


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    11Admissions - Co-Ed, 1947-1952
     
    12Index, undated
     
    13Approval of New Master's Degrees, 1946-1950
     
    14Auditing, 1947-1948
     
    15Bulletin, undated
     
    16Council Procedures, 1946-1950
     
    17Degrees, 1950-1951
     
    18Draft Regulations, 1951
     
    19Executive Committee, undated
     
    110Faculty Load Recommendations, 1945-1946
     
    111Graduate Work by Staff Members, 1945-1947
     
    112Graduate Classes after 5 P.M., 1947
     
    113Graduate Staff Selection - Committee Report, 1947
     
    114Language Requirements, 1947
     
    115Major Field, 1948
     
    116Seminars, 1947
     
    117Thesis, 1946-1948
     
    118Regulations - General, 1946-1951
     
    119Committee on Rules and Regulations Report, 1946-1949
     
    120work Loads, Graduate Assistants, and Per Extra Work, 1946
     
    121Doctorate - Department Approvals and Regulations, 1949-1951