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Title: Ramblin' Reck Report
Identification: UP013
Date: 1978-1982
Size/Quantity: 0.2 linear feet (2 bound volumes and several unbound issues)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Georgia Tech Athletic Association.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:This publication, which was published ten times a year for a brief period in the late 1970s and early 1980s, typically consists of short articles on football, basketball, baseball, and other intercollegiate sports on the Georgia Tech campus.
Note:This publication is cataloged as GV691 .G43 R35x. Some issues are also housed in the Georgia Tech Library, but the Archives holds the most complete collection.

Biographical/Historical Note

The 2011 Georgia Tech Factbook states that the Georgia Tech Athletic Association is "a non-profit organization responsible for maintaining the intercollegiate athletic program at Tech. The Athletic Association is overseen by the Georgia Tech Athletic Board, chaired by the President of the Institute and composed of nine faculty members, three alumni members, and three student members."

The Athletic Association was started in January of 1901 to raise money for the university’s fledgling sports program. Its first goal was to reinstate the Georgia Tech football team, which had been disbanded the previous year after a winless 1900 season. When the group was incorporated in 1902, its first fundraising activity was to sell 400 shares of five dollar stock.

At the time of writing (March 2012), the Director of Athletics, Dan Radakovich, reports directly to the President and the GTAA Board. Under the direction of the Director are several branches, including Development (the Alexander-Tharpe fund), Chief Financial Officer, Public Relations, Student Services, and Administrative Services. Two senior admistrators, the head coaches of football and basketball, and other departments including those in charge of equipment, facilities, sports medicine, and strength and conditioning also report to the Director.

Scope and Content Note

The Ramblin' Reck Report, which was published ten times a year for a brief period in the late 1970s and early 1980s, typically consists of short articles on football, basketball, baseball, and other intercollegiate sports on the Georgia Tech campus. Frequently, articles on specific players, coaches, or Georgia Tech Athletic Association personnel are featured. In addition to the men's teams, newly created women's teams such as the women's basketball team are often covered. The publication appeared in newsletter format, and it was normally four pages long.

Index Terms

College sports--Georgia--Atlanta.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Periodicals.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Sports.
Georgia Tech Athletic Association.
Georgia Tech Athletic Association. Sports Information Office.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite [Issue, page number], Ramblin' Reck Report (UP013), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Accession 2012.031. The immediate provenance of this publication is unknown, but it is likely that the issues were donated by the Georgia Tech Athletic Association to the Archives.

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro processed this publication in March 2012.


Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

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

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11Ramblin' Wreck Report, 1978-1980
1/1: Ramblin' Wreck Report, June 1978
1/1(2): Ramblin' Wreck Report, September 1978
1/2: Ramblin' Wreck Report, October 1978
1/3: Ramblin' Wreck Report, November 1978
1/4: Ramblin' Wreck Report, December 1978
1/5: Ramblin' Wreck Report, January 1979
1/6: Ramblin' Wreck Report, February 1979
1/7: Ramblin' Wreck Report, March 1979
1/8: Ramblin' Wreck Report, April 1979
1/9: Ramblin' Wreck Report, May 1979
1/10: Ramblin' Wreck Report, June 1979
2/1: Ramblin' Wreck Report, September 1979
2/2: Ramblin' Wreck Report, October/November 1979
2/3: Ramblin' Wreck Report, December 1979
2/4: Ramblin' Wreck Report, January 1980
2/5: Ramblin' Wreck Report, February 1980
2/6: Ramblin' Wreck Report, March 1980
2/7: Ramblin' Wreck Report, ca. April 1980
3/1: Ramblin' Wreck Report, ca. September 1980
3/2: Ramblin' Wreck Report, ca. October 1980
12Ramblin' Reck Report, ca. 1980-ca. 1981
3/3: Ramblin' Reck Report, ca. November 1980
3/4: Ramblin' Reck Report, ca. December 1980
3/5: Ramblin' Reck Report, ca. January 1981
3/6: Ramblin' Reck Report, ca. February 1981
3/7: Ramblin' Reck Report, ca. March 1981
3/8: Ramblin' Reck Report, ca. April 1981
3/9: Ramblin' Reck Report, ca. May 1981
3/10: Ramblin' Reck Report, ca. June 1981
13Ramblin' Reck Report, 1981
4/1: Ramblin' Reck Report, September 1981
4/2: Ramblin' Reck Report, October 1981
4/3: Ramblin' Reck Report, November 1981
4/4: Ramblin' Reck Report, December 1981
14Ramblin' Reck Report, 1982
4/5: Ramblin' Reck Report, January 1982
4/6: Ramblin' Reck Report, February 1982
4/7: Ramblin' Reck Report, March 1982
4/8: Ramblin' Reck Report, April 1982
4/9: Ramblin' Reck Report, May 1982
4/10: Ramblin' Reck Report, June 1982
15Ramblin' Reck Report, 1982
5/1: Ramblin' Reck Report, September 1982