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Georgia Tech Alumni Association--Women's Committee Records

Georgia Tech Alumni Association--Women's Committee Records

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Georgia Tech Alumni Association--Women's Committee Records
Identification: UA303
Date: 1983-1993
Size/Quantity: 1.2 linear feet (1 half-size document case, 1 oversize box)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Georgia Tech Alumni Association.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:The Women's Committee of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association (GTAA) was formed in 1984 to encourage the participation and involvement of women alumnae in annual giving and in alumni activities. The collection consists of two scrapbooks, articles, publicity, and correspondence relating to the committee's activities and events.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Women's Committee of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association (GTAA) was formed in 1984. Shirley Mewborn, a 1956 graduate in Electrical Engineering and one of the first two women to graduate from Tech, served as the group's first chair. The committee, which during its first year consisted of 12 women alumnae as well as faculty and staff volunteers, held its first meeting on January 13, 1984, with the stated purpose of promoting Georgia Tech women alumnae participation and involvement in Alumni Association activities and giving to the Annual Roll Call. To this end, the group held two telefunds, held a cocktail party for women alumnae, and sponsored a career seminar for women students during the first year. Later, the committee also sponsored scholarships for women students, public affairs presentations, programs on professional development for women, a series of teas for graduating senior women and their mothers, and social events for women students and alumnae.

During the mid 1980s, the group was sometimes known as the Women's Affairs Committee of the GTAA. By 1991, the committee had become a constituency group called the Women's Issues Network. The group continued to foster support for women students and worked to increase high school women's interest in engineering and science.

Scope and Content Note

This collection primarily consists of two scrapbooks containing correspondence, newsletters, membership lists, newspaper clippings and publicity, and photographs relating to the activities and events of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association Women's Committee. A separate folder contains publicity materials, invitations, and correspondence for a third scrapbook that was planned but apparently never completed.


The scrapbooks and scrapbook materials are arranged chronologically. The majority of the scrapbook pages are available in photocopies; the original scrapbook pages have been retained in an oversize box.

Index Terms

Mewborn, Shirley Clements
Millkey, Jean

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Georgia Tech Alumni Association--Women's Committee Records (UA303), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Provenance unknown; obtained in approximately May 2000 (accession #2006.197). This collection has been separated from accession #2000.031 (part of the Georgia Tech Faculty Women's Club Records UA301).

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro processed these records in June 2006.

Revisions to Finding Aid

March 2010:
  • Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit.

  • Restrictions

    Restrictions: Access


    Restrictions: Use

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

    Separated Material

    Three artifacts, Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket bumper stickers, have been removed to the artifacts collection.

    Other Finding Aids

    A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.

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    11Scrapbook (photocopies), ca. 1983-1987
    12Scrapbook (photocopies), ca. 1987
    13Articles for scrapbook, 1987-1993



    21Scrapbook (originals), ca. 1983-1987
    22Scrapbook (originals), ca. 1987