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Alexander-Tharpe Fund Records

Alexander-Tharpe Fund Records

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Alexander-Tharpe Fund Records
Identification: UA056
Date: 1949-1985
Size/Quantity: 1.0 linear feet (one record center carton)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Georgia Tech Athletic Association.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:These records include minutes of meetings of the Board of Trustees of the Alexander-Tharpe Fund.

Biographical/Historical Note

Established in 1949, the Alexander-Tharpe Fund honors Coach William A. Alexander and Mercer McCall “Mack” Tharpe, Tech football player and assistant coach who was killed in World War II. According to the Georgia Tech Athletic Association website, the primary purpose of the Alexander-Tharpe Fund, Inc. is "to raise the money necessary to pay for Georgia Tech's student-athletes' scholarships. The goal at A-T is to raise enough money in unrestricted annual giving to cover the cost of the number of scholarships allowed by the NCAA." The organization was initially called the Alexander-Tharpe Scholarship Fund, with the name changed to the Alexander-Tharpe Fund, Inc. in 1981.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the Alexander-Tharpe Fund by-laws and Board meeting minutes, covering the dates 1949 to 1985.

Index Terms

Alexander, William A., (William Anderson), 1889-1950
Ector, William Howard
Georgia Institute of Technology. Funds and scholarships.
Georgia Tech Athletic Association.
Heemann, Warren
Pettit, Joseph M., (Joseph Mayo)
Tharpe, Mercer McCall
Wilby, Robert B.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Alexander-Tharpe Fund Records (UA056), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


The Athletic Association donated these records in February 1999 (Accession #1999.0302; old #1999-03-02).

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: Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit. January 2015: Box list added.

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

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    1Board meeting minutes, 1949-1985