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Title: Announcements/General Catalog (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Identification: UP017
Date: 1888-2011
Size/Quantity: 21.0 linear feet (2 copies of ca. 75 bound volumes)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Georgia Institute of Technology.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:This publication, which has been given various titles over the years, has served primarily as the school catalog for Georgia Tech since its inception in 1888-1889, providing descriptions for courses offered in each discipline at the school, as well as other information of relevance to Georgia Tech students.
Note:The Announcements/General Catalog publications are available in the Georgia Tech Archives in printed volumes from 1888-1889 until 2005-2006. The Archives holds two copies of most volumes, and the years 1888-1889 through 1949-1950 are also on microfilm. Isolated volumes are also available in the Georgia Tech Library. As of this writing (July 2011), digital copies of the volumes from 1948-1949 through the current academic year are available on Georgia Tech's institutional repository, SMARTech (http://smartech.gatech.edu/handle/1853/30459). More may be made available digitally at a later date. Those dating from 2006-2007 through the current year are only available on SMARTech. All these publications have been cataloged with the following call number: T171 .G42 G49X.

Biographical/Historical Note

This publication, which has been given various titles over the years, has served primarily as the school catalog for Georgia Tech since its inception in 1888-1889, providing descriptions for courses offered in each discipline at the school, as well as other information of relevance to Georgia Tech students. For a brief period between 1997 and 2005, the Catalog appeared once every two years; otherwise, apart from a gap during World War II (apparently a catalog was not published for 1944-1945), the Announcements/General Catalog was an annual publication.

The earliest volumes of the Announcements at the Georgia School of Technology were actually titled the "Annual Catalogue of the Georgia School of Technology." The first annual publication, for the school year 1888-1889, was given the subtitle "Announcement for 1888-89." By 1903, the title changed to "Annual Announcement of the Georgia School of Technology"; by the early 1960s the publication became known simply as the "General Catalog." Most of the early bound volumes in the Georgia Tech Archives have been assigned the title "Announcements," while later volumes reflect more accurately the changes in the title. The volume list in this finding aid also reflects the various changes in the title.

By 1915 the Announcements/General Catalog began to be printed annually in one issue of the Bulletin of The Georgia School of Technology. This continued to be the practice until 1974-1975. The Bulletins were originally published by the University System of Georgia; after the early 1960s the publication was edited and published by the Georgia Institute of Technology Office of Publications.

As the school expanded its course offerings and degrees, the Annual Announcements increased in size. While the first volume contained fewer than 50 pages, by 1898 the publication had grown to 161 pages. By 1914, it had expanded to over 200 pages; by the early 2000s, the publication became almost 500 pages in length.

The catalogs published after May 2005 are only available in electronic form.


Scope and Content Note

The Announcements/General Catalog publications are available in the Georgia Tech Archives in printed volumes from 1888-1889 until 2005-2006. The Archives holds two copies of most volumes, and the years 1888-1889 through 1949-1950 are also on microfilm. As of this writing (July 2011), digital copies of the volumes from 1948-1949 through 2009-2010 are available online (see links below). More may be made available digitally at a later date. Those dating from 2006-2007 through 2009-2010 are only available online.

The issues of this publication are bound into volumes slightly differently in copy 1 and copy 2. One issue, 1901-1902, is available in copy 2 only. The volumes shown in the container list below are those in copy 1.

The earliest Announcements/General Catalog (1888-1918) provide a great deal of information relevant to the Georgia Tech student of the time period. These publications include a school calendar for the academic year as well as information on admission; departments; fees, expenses, and tuition; building plans; and equipment. Courses of study, details on instruction, and a list of textbooks are listed under each academic department. In addition, lists of students, faculty, and instructors are included, and specimen entrance examinations are provided. Each issue also includes drawings of the exterior and/or interior of campus buildings as illustrations; by the turn of the twentieth century, the illustrations become photographs of buildings, classrooms, and sometimes faculty members. Beginning with the Announcement for 1892-1893, a register of graduates provides the names, home county, graduation year, and occupation of all graduates. These registers continue to appear in the yearly publication until 1918; at the end of the 1918-1919 issue, a note indicates that the Register of Graduates would be published from then on as a separate publication.

As the school's offerings increased, descriptions of new courses of study and information regarding sports and extracurricular activities begin to appear in the Announcements. During the 1910s, individual courses are described under each subject area. Scholarships and prizes begin to be listed, and indexes to each issue or detailed tables of contents are provided. Registers of students, faculty, and instructors continue to be printed in these volumes until about 1945, and lists of graduates and degrees conferred for the year prior to publication also appear until the mid 1940s. In the 1920s, the publications include general regulations for students as well as the content provided in earlier volumes. However, sample entrance examinations stop appearing.

Course offerings in the Division of Graduate Studies begin to be described in the Announcements/General Catalog in the early 1940s. At about the same time, a description and list of research staff for the Engineering Experiment Station, information on the Engineering Extension Division, and a description of the Co-op program are also printed in each issue. Separate publications for the Graduate Division including course listings were released from about 1946 to 1973, but brief information on Graduate studies, the Engineering Experiment Station, and the Engineering Extension Division continues to be included in the Announcements/General Catalog between these two dates. Although faculty and staff continue to be listed in each volume, registers of students are dropped during this time.

Between about 1946 and 1973, the focus of the Announcements/General Catalog is primarily the Tech undergraduate population. After 1973, both graduate and undergraduate studies are covered in the General Catalogs and the content of the publication becomes standardized. The volumes are each divided into six or seven sections: General Information; Info for Undergraduates; Information for Graduate Students; Curricula and Degrees/Courses of Instruction; Student Rules and Regulations; and Administration, Faculty and Staff Listings. This standard format continues from the 1970s through the early 2000s.


Arrangement

Until 1945, the Announcements/General Catalog are bound into a set of chronological volumes, each of which contain at least two to three issues. After that date, each issue was usually bound separately. The binding was probably done by the Georgia Tech Library.


Index Terms

Catalogs.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Admission.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Faculty.
Georgia Institute of Technology. History.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Periodicals.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Students.
Georgia School of Technology. History.
Serials (publications).
Universities and colleges--Curricula--Catalogs.
Universities and colleges--Entrance requirements.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Announcements/General Catalog (Georgia Institute of Technology) (UP017), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Provenance

The immediate provenance of these volumes is unknown. Evidence from the publication itself indicates that the volumes were initially published by the University System of Georgia, but after the early 1960s the catalogs were edited and published by the Georgia Institute of Technology. Accession #2009.052.

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro processed these publications in July 2011.

Revisions to Finding Aid

July 2012:
  • Identification number changed from UA397 to UP017 (URL also changed).

  • Restrictions

    Restrictions: Access

    None. Catalogs after the 2005-2006 volume are only available online.

    Restrictions: Use

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


    Related Material

    The Graduate Division Announcements/General Catalog, which was published between 1945-1946 and 1972-1973, focuses primarily on graduate students at Tech. Before and after that date, the Announcements/General Catalog publication covers the graduate curriculum. A finding aid for the Graduate Catalog is also available. From about 1915 to 1973, the Announcements/General Catalog was published as an annual issue of the Bulletin of the Georgia Institute of Technology. A collection description for the Bulletin publications is available.

    Rules and regulations for students often appeared as part of the Announcements/General Catalog, particularly after 1973, but often were also published separately. See the collection description for Regulations for Students, Faculty, and Instructors for these separate publications.


    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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    Volume

    1888-1899Annual Catalogues, 1888-1899
    1888-1889: Announcement for 1888-'89, 1889
    1889-1890: Announcement for 1889-'90, 1890
    1890-1891: Announcement for 1890-'91, 1891
    1891-1892: Announcement for 1891-'92, 1892
    1892-1893: Announcement for 1892-'93, 1893
    1893-1894: Announcement for 1893-94, 1894
    1894-1895: Announcement for 1894-95, 1895
    1895-1896: Announcement for 1895-96, 1896
    1896-1897: Announcement for 1896-1897, 1897
    1897-1898: Announcement for 1897-1898, 1898
    1898-1899: Announcement for 1898-1899, 1899
     

    Volume

    1899-1903Annual Catalogues, 1899-1903
    1899-1900: Announcement for 1899-1900, 1900
    1900-1901: Annual Announcement of the Georgia School of Technology 1900-1901, 1901
    1901-1902: Annual Announcement of the Georgia School of Technology 1901-1902 (available in copy 2 only), 1902
    1902-1903: Annual Announcement of the Georgia School of Technology 1902-1903, 1903
     

    Volume

    1903-1906Annual Announcements, 1903-1906
    1903-1904: Annual Announcement of the Georgia School of Technology 1903-1904, 1904
    1904-1905: Annual Announcement of the Georgia School of Technology 1904-1905, 1905
    1905-1906: Annual Announcement of the Georgia School of Technology 1905-1906, 1906
     

    Volume

    1906-1909Annual Announcements, 1906-1909
    1906-1907: Annual Announcement of the Georgia School of Technology 1906-1907, 1907
    1907-1908: Annual Announcement of the Georgia School of Technology 1907-1908, 1908
    1908-1909: Annual Announcement of the Georgia School of Technology 1908-1909, 1909
     

    Volume

    1909-1912Annual Announcements, 1909-1912
    1909-1910: Annual Announcement of the Georgia School of Technology 1909-1910, 1910
    1910-1911: Annual Announcement of the Georgia School of Technology 1910-1911, 1911
    1911-1912: Annual Announcement of the Georgia School of Technology 1911-1912 [published five times a year], undated
     

    Volume

    1912-1915Annual Announcements, 1912-1915
    1912-1913: Annual Announcement of the Georgia School of Technology 1912-1913 [published five times a year], undated
    1913-1914: Annual Announcement of the Georgia School of Technology 1913-1914 [published five times a year], undated
    1914-1915: Annual Announcement of the Georgia School of Technology 1914-1915 [published five times a year] (Volume XII, No. II), undated
     

    Volume

    1915-1918Bulletins, 1915-1918
    1915-1916: Catalog of the Georgia School of Technology 1915-1916 [published five times a year] (Volume XIII, No. II), undated
    1916-1917: Bulletin of the Georgia School of Technology 1916-1917 [published five times a year] (Volume XIV, No. II), undated
    1917-1918: Bulletin of the Georgia School of Technology 1917-1918 [published five times a year] (Volume XV, No. II), undated
     

    Volume

    1918-1921Catalog, Announcements, 1918-1921
    1918-1919: Bulletin of the Georgia School of Technology 1918-1919 [published five times a year] (Volume XVI, No. II), undated
    1920: Bulletin of the Georgia School of Technology (Catalog 1919-1920; Announcements 1920-1921) [published five times a year] (Volume XVII, No. II), undated
    1921: Bulletin of the Georgia School of Technology (Catalog 1920-1921; Announcements 1921-1922) (Volume XVIII, No. II), April 1921
     

    Volume

    1921-1924Catalog, Announcements, 1921-1924
    1922: Bulletin of the Georgia School of Technology (Catalog 1921-22; Announcements 1922-23) (Volume XIX, No. II), April 1922
    1923: Bulletin of the Georgia School of Technology (Catalog 1922-23; Announcements 1923-24) (Volume XX, No. II), April 1923
    1924: Bulletin of the Georgia School of Technology (Catalog 1923-24; Announcements 1924-25) (Volume XXI, No. 12), April 1924
     

    Volume

    1924-1927Catalog, Announcements, 1924-1927
    1925: Bulletin of the Georgia School of Technology (Catalog 1924-25; Announcements 1925-26) (Volume XXII, No. 2), April 1925
    1926: Bulletin of the Georgia School of Technology (Catalog 1925-26; Announcements 1926-27) (Volume XXIII, No. 3), April 1926
    1927: Bulletin of the Georgia School of Technology (Catalog 1926-27; Announcements 1927-28) (Volume XXIV, No. 2), April 1927
     

    Volume

    1927-1930Catalog, Announcements, 1927-1930
    1928: Bulletin of the Georgia School of Technology (Catalog 1927-28; Announcements 1928-29) (Volume XXV, No. 1), April 1928
    1929: Bulletin of the Georgia School of Technology (Volume XXVI, No. 1), April 1929
    1930: Bulletin of the Georgia School of Technology (Volume XXVII, No. 2), April 1930
     

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    1930-1933Bulletins of the Georgia School of Technology, 1930-1933
    1931: Bulletin of the Georgia School of Technology (Volume XXVIII, No. 2), April 1931
    1932: Bulletin of the Georgia School of Technology (Volume XXIX, No. 1), April 1932
    1933: Georgia School of Technology (Announcements, 1933-1934; Register of Faculty and Students, 1932-1933) (Volume XXX, No. 2), June 1933
     

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    1933-1937Announcements, Register of Faculty and Students, 1933-1937
    1934: Georgia School of Technology (Announcements, 1934-1935; Register of Faculty and Students, 1933-1934) (Volume XXXI, No. 3), June 1934
    1935: Georgia School of Technology (Announcements, 1935-1936; Register of Faculty and Students, 1934-1935) (Volume XXXII, No. 2), April 1935
    1936: Georgia School of Technology (Announcements, 1936-1937; Register of Faculty and Students, 1935-1936) (Volume XXXIII, No. 3), April 1936
     

    Volume

    1937/38; 1938/39Announcements, Register of Faculty and Students, 1937-1939
    1937: Georgia School of Technology (Announcements, 1936-1937; Register of Faculty and Students, 1937-1938) (Volume XXXIV, No. 1), April 1937
    1938: Georgia School of Technology (Announcements, 1938-1939; Register of Faculty and Students, 1937-1938) (Volume XXXV, No. 1), April 1938
     

    Volume

    1939/40; 1940/41Announcements, Register of Faculty and Students, 1939-1941
    1939: Georgia School of Technology (Announcements, 1939-1940; Register of Faculty and Students, 1938-1939) (Volume XXXVI, No. 1), April 1939
    1940: Georgia School of Technology (Announcements, 1940-1941; Register of Faculty and Students, 1939-1940) (Volume XXXVII, No. 1), April 1940
     

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    1941-1944Announcements, Register of Faculty and Students, 1941-1944
    1941: Georgia School of Technology (Announcements, 1941-1942; Register of Faculty and Students, 1940-1941) (Volume XXXVIII, No. 1), April 1941
    1942: Georgia School of Technology (Announcements, 1942-1943; Register of Faculty and Students, 1941-1942) (Volume XXXIX, No. 1), April 1942
    1943: Georgia School of Technology (Register of Faculty and Students, 1942-1943) [includes course catalog] (Volume XL, No. 4), August 1943
     

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    1945-1946Bulletin - Georgia School of Technology (Announcements, 1945-1946) (Volume XLII, No. 1), April 1945
     

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    1946-1947Bulletin - Georgia School of Technology (Announcements, 1946-1947) (Volume XLIII, No. 2), August 1946
     

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    1947-1948Bulletin - Georgia School of Technology (Announcements, 1947-1948) (Volume XLIII, No. 5), April 1947
     

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    1948-1949Bulletin - Georgia Institute of Technology (Announcements, 1948-1949) (Volume XLV, No. 2), April 1948 View online.
     

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    1949-1950Bulletin - Georgia Institute of Technology (Announcements, 1949-1950) (Volume XLVI, No. 2), April 1949 View online.
     

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    1950-1951Bulletin - Georgia Institute of Technology (Announcements, 1950-1951) (Volume XLVII, No. 2), April 1950 View online.
     

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    1951-1952Bulletin - Georgia Institute of Technology (Announcements, 1951-1952) (Volume XLVIII, No. 2), April 1951 View online.
     

    Volume

    1952-1953Bulletin - Georgia Institute of Technology (Announcements, 1952-1953) (Volume XLIX, No. 2), April 1952 View online.
     

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    1953-1954Bulletin - Georgia Institute of Technology (Announcements, 1953-1954) (Volume L, No. 2), April 1953 View online.
     

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    1954-1955Bulletin - Georgia Institute of Technology (Announcements, 1954-1955) (67th Annual Volume, No. 2), April 1954 View online.
     

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    1955-1956Bulletin - Georgia Institute of Technology (Announcements, 1955-1956) (Volume 68, No. 2), April 1955 View online.
     

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    1956-57Bulletin - Georgia Institute of Technology (Announcements, 1956-1957) (Volume 69, No. 2), March 1956 View online.
     

    Volume

    1957-1958Bulletin - Georgia Institute of Technology (Announcements, 1957-1958) (Volume 70, No. 2), March 1957 View online.
     

    Volume

    1958-1959Bulletin - Georgia Institute of Technology (Announcements, 1958-1959) (Volume 71, No. 2), April 1958 View online.
     

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    1959-1960General Catalog Issue and Announcements (Bulletin, Volume 72, No. 3), April 1959 View online.
     

    Volume

    1960-1961General Catalogue and Announcements (Bulletin, Volume 73, No. 4), April 1960 View online.
     

    Volume

    1961-1962General Catalogue and Announcements (Bulletin, Volume 74, No. 4), April 1961 View online.
     

    Volume

    1962-1963General Catalogue and Announcements (Bulletin, Volume 75, No. 4), April 1962 View online.
     

    Volume

    1963-1964General Catalogue and Announcements (Bulletin, Volume 76, No. 2), April 1963 View online.
     

    Volume

    1964-1965General Catalogue and Announcements (Bulletin, Volume 77, No. 2), April 1964 View online.
     

    Volume

    1965-1966General Catalogue and Announcements (Bulletin, Volume 78, No. 2), April 1965 View online.
     

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    1966-1967General Catalogue and Announcements (Bulletin, Volume 79, No. 2), April 1966 View online.
     

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    1967-1968General Catalogue and Announcements (Bulletin, Volume 80, No. 1), April 1973 View online.
     

    Volume

    1968-1969General Catalogue and Announcements (Bulletin, Volume 81, No. 1), April 1968 View online.
     

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    1969-1970General Catalog and Announcements (Bulletin, Volume 82, No. 1), April 1969 View online.
     

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    1970-1971General Catalog and Announcements (Bulletin, Volume 83, No. 1), April 1970 View online.
     

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    1971-1972General Catalog and Announcements (Bulletin, Volume 84, No. 2), April 1971 View online.
     

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    1972-19731972-73 General Catalog and Announcements (Bulletin, Volume 85, No. 2), undated View online.
     

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    1973-1974The 1973-74 General Catalog (Bulletin, Volume 86, No. 3), August 1973 View online.
     

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    1974-19751974-75 General Catalog, ca. 1974 View online.
     

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    1975-19761975-76 General Catalog, ca. 1975 View online.
     

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    1976-19771976-77 General Catalog, ca. 1976 View online.
     

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    1977-19781977-78 General Catalog, July 1977 View online.
     

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    1978-19791978-79 General Catalog, July 1978 View online.
     

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    1979-19801979-80 General Catalog, September 1979 View online.
     

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    1980-19811980-81 General Catalog, September 1980 View online.
     

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    1981-19821981-82 General Catalog, June 1981 View online.
     

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    1982-19831982-83 General Catalog, June 1982 View online.
     

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    1983-1984General Catalog, June 1983 View online.
     

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    1984-1985General Catalog, June 1984 View online.
     

    Volume

    1985-1986General Catalog, June 1985 View online.
     

    Volume

    1986-1988General Catalogs, 1986-1988
    1986-1987: General Catalog, June 1986 View online.
    1987-1988: General Catalog, June 1987 View online.
     

    Volume

    1988-1990General Catalogs, 1988-1990
    1988-1989: General Catalog, June 1988 View online.
    1989-1990: General Catalog, June 1989 View online.
     

    Volume

    1990-1991General Catalog, June 1990 View online.
     

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    1991-1992General Catalog, June 1991 View online.
     

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    1992-1993General Catalog, June 1992 View online.
     

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    1993-1994General Catalog, June 1993 View online.
     

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    1994-1995General Catalog, June 1994 View online.
     

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    1995-1996General Catalog, June 1995 View online.
     

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    1996-1997General Catalog, June 1996 View online.
     

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    1997-1999General Catalog, June 1997 View online.
     

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    1999-2001General Catalog, April 1999 View online.
     

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    2001-2003General Catalog, April 2001 View online.
     

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    2003-2005General Catalog, May 2003 View online.
     

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    2005-2006General Catalog, May 2005 View online.
     

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    2006-20072006-2007 General Catalog [available online only], 2006 View online.
     

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    2007-20082007-2008 General Catalog [available online only], 2007 View online.
     

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    2008-20092008-2009 Georgia Institute of Technology Catalog [available online only], 2008 View online.
     

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    2009-20102009-2010 Georgia Institute of Technology Catalog [available online only], 2009 View online.
     

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    2010-2011Georgia Tech 2010-2011 Catalog [available online only], 2010 View online.