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Institute Communications and Public Affairs Records

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Institute Communications and Public Affairs Records
Identification: UA046
Date: 1951-1996
Size/Quantity: 0.8 linear feet (two document cases)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Georgia Institute of Technology. Institute Communications and Public Affairs.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:The Georgia Institute of Technology's Office of Institute Communications and Public Affairs (ICPA) was previously known as the news bureau and the public relations office. Among many other responsibilities, ICPA produces annual reports and tracks publicity Georgia Tech receives in various publications. These records include annual reports and newsclippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Department of Public Relations at Georgia Tech was inaugurated in 1945. In 1958 it was reorganized in order to become a service office, thus centralizing its various responsibilities.

The Office of Institute Communications and Public Affairs, has collaborated with the Institute's administration in formulating Georgia Tech's strategic communications goals and implementing strategic communications initiatives designed to reach those goals. Services provided include strategic communications consulting and planning, media relations, web design and production, video production, photography, special event planning, logo and trademark policy and enforcement, and market research.

ICPA publicizes Georgia Tech through press releases to local and out-of-state newspapers and many technical magazines, hosting press interviews with distinguished guests, radio and television programs, exhibits, and special events. ICPA compiles, edits, and publishes all official catalogs, bulletins, and programs of Georgia Tech.

Sometime in the late 2000s, the Institute Communications and Public Affairs office became Georgia Tech Communications and Marketing.

Scope and Content Note

The ICPA records include annual reports and newsclippings. The annual reports elaborate on the Department's accomplishments in general public relations, placement, publicity, and publications for each respective year.

The newspaper clippings and releases focus on Georgia Tech in 1996, particularly its involvement in the Summer Olympic Games.


Records have been arranged into two series, with series designated for annual reports and publicity.

Index Terms

College publicity.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Public relations.
Olympic Games (26th : 1996 : Atlanta, Ga.).
Universities and colleges--Public relations.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Institute Communications and Public Affairs Record (UA046), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


ICPA donated these records in three separate accessions (1989.0502, 1995.1203, 2001.041).

Processing Information

Germaine Schanzmeyer processed these papers in 2004.

Revisions to Finding Aid

February 2006:
  • Finding aid converted from Encoded Archival Description Version 1.0 to Version 2002. March 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.

    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: Annual Reports, 1951-1988.



    11Annual Reports, 1951-1988.
    12Annual Reports, 1951-1988.
    13Annual Reports, 1951-1988.
    14Annual Reports, 1951-1988.
    15Annual Reports, 1951-1988.
    16Annual Reports, 1951-1988.
    17Annual Reports, 1951-1988.
    18Annual Reports, 1951-1988.
    19Annual Reports, 1951-1988.
    110Annual Reports, 1951-1988.
    111Annual Reports, 1951-1988.
    112Annual Reports, 1951-1988.
    113Annual Reports, 1951-1988.
    114Annual Reports, 1951-1988.
    115Annual Reports, 1951-1988.
    116Annual Reports, 1951-1988.
    117Annual Reports, 1951-1988.
    118Annual Reports, 1951-1988.
    119Annual Reports, 1951-1988.
    120Annual Reports, 1951-1988.
    121Annual Reports, 1951-1988.

    SERIES 2: Publicity, 1996.



    122News Releases and Newsclippings, 1996.
    123News Releases and Newsclippings, 1996.
    124News Releases and Newsclippings, 1996.
    125News Releases and Newsclippings, 1996.



    21News Releases and Newsclippings, 1996.
    22News Releases and Newsclippings, 1996.
    23News Releases and Newsclippings, 1996.
    24News Releases and Newsclippings, 1996.