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Title: Georgia Tech Football Programs and Guides
Identification: UP001
Date: 1919-2008
Size/Quantity: 18.0 linear feet (approximately 110 volumes, 9 archival cases)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Georgia Institute of Technology. Archives and Records Management. , Georgia Tech Athletic Association. Sports Information Office.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:This collection brings together all of the published football programs, media guides, prospectuses, and other printed material published by Georgia Tech on the football program at the Institute.
Note:The publications in this collection have been cataloged and assigned call numbers. With the exception of one program (for the Car Quest Bowl 1997, cataloged as GV958 .G43 G38 1997) in Series 1, the programs in Series 1 and Series 2 are cataloged as GV958 .G43 G42x; the media guides (Series 3) have the number GV958 .G43 G41x; the prospectuses in Series 4 are cataloged as GV958 .G43 G43x; and the fan guide in Series 5 has been given the number GV958 .G43 G44. Selected volumes of these publications are also available in the Georgia Tech Library, but the Archives has the most complete collection.

Biographical/Historical Note

Georgia Tech's first football team was fielded in 1892. In the early days, the team was coached by professors, who volunteered for the position. The first coach, Professor Ernest E. West, a Naval College graduate, coached only for the first season. Mathematics professor Frank O. Spain took over during the 1893 and 1894 seasons. Spain was assisted by Lieutenant Leonard Wood, who was stationed at Fort McPherson at the time. Wood later became the colonel in charge of Roosevelt's Rough Riders, and he served as the Governor General of Cuba. At least four other professors served as volunteer coaches during the later 1890s and early 1900s, until Tech finally hired its first permanent head football coach, John Heisman, in 1904.

John Heisman served as head football coach from 1904 to 1919. During Heisman's tenure, the team was led to its first national title in 1917. The famous game between Cumberland and Georgia Tech, in which Tech defeated Cumberland by a score of 222 to 0, also took place on October 7, 1916. After Heisman left Tech in 1919, William A. Alexander took over, serving twenty-five years as head coach, from 1920 to 1944. Like Heisman's, Coach Alexander's career at Tech was also marked by several achievements, including leading the team to a national title in 1928, followed by the Rose Bowl in 1929; achieving eight conference titles; and being named 1942 National Coach of the Year. Alexander also served as assistant coach under Heisman and as athletics director from 1920 to 1950. Following Alexander was Bobby Dodd, who held the post of head coach for twenty-two years, from 1945 to 1966. Dodd also led the team to a national title in 1952, took the team to thirteen bowl games with a record of 9-4, and sustained a thirty-one game winning streak from 1951 to 1953. Dodd's career at Tech spanned a total of fifty-seven years, including time as assistant coach (1931-1944), athletics director (1950-1976), and alumni association consultant.

The long tenure of Tech's first three professional coaches was followed by several coaches whose careers at Tech were of much shorter duration. They include:

    Bud Carson (1967-1971); Bill Fulcher (1972-1973); Franklin "Pepper" Rodgers (1974-1979); Bill Curry (1980-1986); Bobby Ross (1987-1991); Bill Lewis (1992-1994); George O'Leary (1994-2001); Mac McWhorter-interim (2001); Chan Gailey (2002-2007); Jon Tenuta-interim (2007); and Paul Johnson (2008-).

As of this writing (January 2012), Paul Johnson is serving as the twelfth full-time football coach at Georgia Tech.


Scope and Content Note

The bound and unbound football programs in Series 1 and 2 of this collection provide thorough documentation of the football games played at Georgia Tech from the early 1920s to about 2005. These printed materials contain team photographs, rosters, records, schedules, and lineups for both Georgia Tech and the opposing team, as well as photographs and information on coaches and Tech presidents, texts of Georgia Tech songs and yells, advertisements from local companies, articles, and other information. Several seasons (including 1922, 1931, 1933, and some later years, including 1973) are missing from this series. The first seven annual football yearbooks dating from the 1910s are also missing.

Series 3, media guides and handbooks, contains the annual publicity brochures on the Georgia Tech football team specifically designed for the media. Each volume, which was published from about 1948, contains information on the players and the coaches, including lists of local media outlets, team rosters, schedules, history of the football program and results and statistics from previous seasons, rosters of the freshman and "B" teams, press and radio information, and other information relevant to the media. The Archives holds a complete run of these volumes from 1948 to 2005.

Series 4 consists of pre-season prospectuses, which were printed annually starting in about 1987. These publications contain information on the upcoming football season, including rosters, biographies of key players, essays on strengths of the offense and defense, names and biographies of the coaches, results and descriptions of games of the previous season, and schedules for the season to come. Some years (1990, 1991, 1996, 1998, 2002, and 2003) are apparently missing from this series.

The final series in this collection, Series 5, consists of a single fan guide, published in 2008. This publication includes schedule and ticket information, parking and stadium policies, roster and coach information, schedules for the ACC and 2008 bowl games, and other information for Tech football fans.

The publications in this collection were originally produced by the Georgia Tech Athletic Association or Communications and Marketing (formerly Institute Communications and Public Affairs).


Arrangement

The publications in this collection have been arranged into five series:

SERIES 1. Bound football programs

SERIES 2. Unbound football programs

SERIES 3. Media guides and handbooks

SERIES 4. Prospectuses

SERIES 5. Fan guides


Index Terms

Alexander, William A., (William Anderson), 1889-1950
College sports--Georgia--Atlanta.
Dodd, Bobby, 1908-1988
Gailey, Chan
Georgia Institute of Technology. Communications and Marketing.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Football.
Georgia Institute of Technology. History.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Periodicals.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Sports.
Georgia Tech Athletic Association.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (Football team).
Souvenir programs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite [Item Title], Georgia Tech Football Programs and Guides (UP001), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Provenance

This is a collection that has been created by the Georgia Tech Archives from all the publications produced by Tech relating to football. The immediate provenance of the publications is unknown, although they were likely to have been deposited in the Library and Archives by the Georgia Tech Athletic Association and/or Communications and Marketing. Accession number 2012.002.

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro processed these publications in January 2012.


Restrictions

Restrictions: Access

None.

Restrictions: Use

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


Related Material

Archival materials at the Georgia Tech Archives relating to football include (not a comprehensive list):

    Vertical Files -- Football; Georgia Tech Athletic Association Records (UA300); George C. Griffin Papers (MS334) and Visual Materials (VAC002); Ray F. Ellis Papers (MS349); Frank A. Kopf Football Game Charts (MS381); Football Schedule and Advertisements (MF032); William A. Alexander Photograph Collection (VAM145); and Bobby Dodd Papers (MS380).


Other Finding Aids

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


Container List

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SERIES 1: Bound football programs (GV958 .G43 G42x), 1921-2005

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically in a series of volumes, which were apparently bound by the Georgia Tech Library over a period of many years.

Description

This series includes the football yearbooks, which were issued annually for the seasons of the 1920s and early 1930s. The first seven annual football yearbooks are missing; the series begins with the Eighth Annual Football Yearbook, which was issued for the 1921 season. Beginning with the 1932 season, the series contains the "official" football programs, mainly for each of the home games of the Georgia Tech season. Programs for bowl games in which Tech played are also often included. During the 1960s, non-home game programs are also often bound into the volumes. Several seasons (including 1922, 1925, 1928, 1931, 1933, and some later years, including 1973) are missing from this series, but some of the missing years (1925 and 1928) are found among the loose copies in Series 2. Programs contain team photographs, rosters, records, schedules, and lineups for both Georgia Tech and the opposing team, as well as photographs and information on coaches and Tech presidents, texts of Georgia Tech songs and yells, advertisements from local companies, articles, and other materials.

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1921-1930Football: Official Program, 1921-1930
Season 1921: Eighth Annual Football Yearbook, 1921
Season 1923: Tenth Annual Football Yearbook, 1923
Season 1924: [Eleventh] Annual Football Yearbook, 1924
Season 1926: Twelfth Annual Football Yearbook, 1926
Season 1927: Thirteenth Annual Football Yearbook, 1927
Season 1929-30: Fifteenth Annual Yearbook, 1929
1930: Football Program, 1930

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1932Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1932

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1934Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1934

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1935Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1935

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1936Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1936

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1937Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1937

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1938Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1938

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1939Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1939

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1940Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1940

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1941Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1941

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1942Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1942

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1943Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1943

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1944Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1944

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1945Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1945

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1946Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1946

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1947Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1947

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1948Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1948

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1949Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1949

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1950Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1950

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1951Georgia Tech Football Program, 1951

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1952Georgia Tech Football Program, 1952

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1953Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1953

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1954Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1954

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1955Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1955

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1956Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1956

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1957Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1957

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1958Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1958

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1959Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1959

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1960Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1960

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1961Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1961

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1962Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1962

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1963Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1963

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1964Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1964

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1965Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1965

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1966Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1966

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1967Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1967

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1968Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1968

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1969Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1969

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1970Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1970

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1971Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1971

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1972Georgia Tech Football Programs, 1972

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1974Georgia Tech Football Program, 1974

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1975Georgia Tech Football Program, 1975

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1976Georgia Tech Football Program, 1976

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1977Georgia Tech Football Program, 1977

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1978Georgia Tech Football Program, 1978

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1979Georgia Tech Football Program, 1979

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1980Georgia Tech Football Program, 1980

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1981Georgia Tech Football Program, 1981

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1982Georgia Tech Football Program, 1982

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1983Georgia Tech Football Program, 1983

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1984Georgia Tech Football Program, 1984

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1985Georgia Tech Football Program, 1985

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1986Georgia Tech Football Program, 1986

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1987Georgia Tech Football Program, 1987

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1988Georgia Tech Football Program, 1988

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1989Georgia Tech Football Program, 1989

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1990Georgia Tech Football Program, 1990

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1991Georgia Tech Football Program, 1991

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1992Georgia Tech Football Program, 1992

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1993Georgia Tech Football Program, 1993

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1994Georgia Tech Football Program, 1994

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1995Georgia Tech Football Program, 1995

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1996Georgia Tech Football Program, 1996

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1997Georgia Tech Football Program, 1997

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1997 Car Quest BowlGeorgia Tech Car Quest Bowl (GV958 .G43 G38 1997), 1997

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1998Georgia Tech Football Program, 1998

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1Georgia Tech Football Programs, September 1999
1Georgia Tech Football Programs, October 1999
1Georgia Tech Football Programs, November 1999
1Peach Bowl, 2000
1Georgia Tech Football Programs, September 2000
1Georgia Tech Football Programs, October 2000
1Georgia Tech Football Programs, November 2000
1Gator Bowl, 2001

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2001Official Football Program, 2001

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2Georgia Tech vs. Vanderbilt, August 31, 2002
2Silicon Valley Classic, 2002
2Official Football Program, 2003

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3Georgia Tech Football Programs, September 2004
3Georgia Tech Football Programs, October 2004
3Georgia Tech Football Programs, November 2004
3Champs Bowl, 2004

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4Georgia Tech Football Programs, September 2005
4Georgia Tech Football Programs, October 2005
4Georgia Tech Football Programs, November 2005
 

SERIES 2: Unbound football programs (GV958 .G43 G42x), 1919-1975

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Description

This series is made up of several unbound football programs. The programs for the 1920s are mainly the annual yearbooks that were printed during that period; these include yearbooks for 1925 and 1928, which are missing from Series 1. The later and earlier programs are for individual games only. The coverage of individual home games is much more complete in Series 1.

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5Georgia Tech vs. Georgetown, November 15, 1919
5Eleventh Annual Football Yearbook, 1925
5Twelfth Annual Football Yearbook, 1926
5Thirteenth Annual Football Yearbook, 1927
5Fourteenth Annual Football Yearbook, 1928

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6Sixteenth Annual Football Yearbook, 1930
6Howard vs. Georgia Tech, October 5, 1940

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7Georgia Tech vs. Notre Dame, October 6, 1945
7Georgia Tech vs. Duke, November 3, 1945
7Duke vs. Georgia Tech, October 30, 1948
7Georgia Tech vs. The Citadel, November 20, 1948
7Georgia vs. Georgia Tech [2 copies], November 27, 1948
7Georgia Tech vs. Southern Methodist University, September 23, 1950
7Georgia Tech vs. Auburn, October 20, 1951
7Georgia Tech vs. Georgia (freshman football game), Thanksgiving Day 1961
7Georgia Tech vs. Auburn, October 18, 1975
 

SERIES 3: Media guides and handbooks (GV958 .G43 G41x), 1948-2005

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically in a series of bound volumes.

Description

Series 3 contains the yearly informational brochures printed for the media. Each volume contains information on the players and the coaches, including lists of local media outlets, team rosters, schedules, history of the football program and results and statistics from previous seasons, rosters of the freshman and "B" teams, press and radio information, and other information relevant to the media.

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MG1948-1966Football, 1948-1966
1948: Hand-Book of Georgia Tech Football Facts, 1948
1949: Football Brochure and Record Book, 1949
1950: Football Brochure and Record Book, 1950
1951: Football Brochure and Record Book, 1951
1952: Football, 1952
1953: Football, 1953
1954: Football, 1954
1955: Football, 1955
1956: Football, 1956
1957: Football, 1957
1958: Football, 1958
1959: Football, 1959
1960: Football, 1960
1961: Football, 1961
1962: Football, 1962
1963: Football, 1963
1964: Football, 1964
1965: Football, 1965
1966: Football, 1966

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MG1967-1972Football, 1967-1972
1967: Georgia Tech Football, 1967
1967 Orange Bowl: The Georgia Tech 1967 Orange Bowl Football Brochure, 1967
1968: Georgia Tech Football, 1968
1969: Georgia Tech Football, 1969
1970: Georgia Tech Football, 1970
1971: Georgia Tech Football, 1971
1972: Georgia Tech Football, 1972

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MG1973Georgia Tech Press Guide, 1973

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MG1974Georgia Tech Football, 1974

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MG1975Georgia Tech Football, 1975

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MG1976Georgia Tech Football: It's The People Who Count, 1976

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MG1977Georgia Tech Football, 1977

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MG1978Georgia Tech Football, 1978

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MG1979Georgia Tech Football, 1979

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MG1980Georgia Tech Football, 1980

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MG1981Georgia Tech Football: Yellow Jackets Media Guide, 1981

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MG1982Georgia Tech Football: Media Guide, 1982

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MG1983Georgia Tech Football: Media Guide, 1983

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MG1984Georgia Tech Football: Media Guide, 1984

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MG1985Georgia Tech Football: Media Guide, 1985

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MG1986-1987Georgia Tech Football, 1986-1987
1986: Georgia Tech Football: Media Guide, 1986
1987: Georgia Tech Football: Media Guide, 1987

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MG1988-1989Georgia Tech Football, 1988-1989
1988: Georgia Tech Football: Here Come the Jackets, 1988
1989: Georgia Tech Football: A Big Tradition in a Small Way, 1989

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MG1990Georgia Tech Football, 1990

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MG1991Georgia Tech Football: 1990 National Champions, 1991

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MG1992Georgia Tech Football 1892-1992: A Centennial Celebration, 1992

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MG1993Georgia Tech Football: Big Days, Big Plans, 1993

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MG1993 copy 2Georgia Tech Football: Big Days, Big Plans [copy 2], 1993

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MG1994Georgia Tech Football: It's Not Just a Game, 1994

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MG1995Georgia Tech: Getting Back to Our Roots, 1995

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MG1996GT: It's About Commitment, 1996

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MG1997Football Media Guide: Reck 'n Roll, 1997

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MG1998Football Media Guide: It's StinGTime, 1998

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MG1999Football Media Guide, 1999

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MG2000Georgia Tech Football, 2000

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MG2001Georgia Tech Football, 2001

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MG2002Georgia Tech Football, 2002

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MG2003Georgia Tech Football: Tradition by Design, 2003

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8Georgia Tech Football: Celebrate the Tradition, 2004
8Georgia Tech Football, 2005
Available Online: Georgia Tech Football Programs and Guides [https://smartech.gatech.edu/xmlui/handle/1853/43417], 2001-2012; 2014
 

SERIES 4: Prospectuses (GV958 .G43 G43x), 1987-2005

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically in a series of volumes, most of which were bound by the Georgia Tech Library.

Description

These pre-season prospectuses contain information on the upcoming season, including rosters, biographies of key players, essays on strengths of the offense and defense, names and biographies of the coaches, descriptions and results of the previous season, and schedules for the season to come.

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P1987Pre-Season Prospectus, 1987

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P1988Pre-Season Prospectus, 1988

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P1989Pre-Season Prospectus, 1989

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P1992Pre-Season Prospectus, 1992

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P1993Pre-Spring Prospectus, 1993

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P1994Pre-Season Prospectus: Full Speed Football, 1994

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P1995Pre-Spring Prospectus: Back to Our Roots, 1995

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P1997Pre-Spring Prospectus, 1997

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P2000Spring Prospectus, 2000

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9Pre-Spring Prospectus, 2001
9Spring Prospectus, 2004
9Spring Prospectus, 2005
 

SERIES 5: Fan guides (GV958 .G43 G44), 2008

Description

This series consists of a single fan guide, published in 2008. This publication includes schedule and ticket information, parking and stadium policies, roster and coach information, schedules for the ACC and 2008 bowl games, and other information for Tech football fans.

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F2008Fan Guide, 2008