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The Georgia Tech / The Yellow Jacket

The Georgia Tech / The Yellow Jacket

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Title: The Georgia Tech / The Yellow Jacket
Identification: UP022
Date: 1894-1916
Size/Quantity: 1.4 linear feet (two document cases and three unboxed volumes)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Georgia School of Technology.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract: The Yellow Jacket is a college journal in which articles, essays, and poems by Georgia Tech students, faculty, or alumni were published. The Archives holds a few issues from The Georgia Tech, the title of the journal from 1894 to 1908, as well as volumes 14 through 19 of The Yellow Jacket, covering the years 1910 to 1916.
Note:Access to the print version of this journal is available through an onsite visit to the Georgia Tech Archives (call number: T171 .G46 Y4x). The June 1899 Commencement Issue has been digitized and is available online through Georgia Tech's institutional repository, SMARTech (see link in the Container List below).

Biographical/Historical Note

Originally known as The Georgia Tech from the publication of its first volume in 1894, this journal changed its name to The Yellow Jacket by the publication of volume 14 in 1910. During its first years the publication contained extended articles by students, faculty, or alumni on academic or literary subjects. Poetry, essays, editorials, commentaries on sports events, fictional stories, and essays on scientific subjects all appear in the pages of these volumes. Each issue solicited contributions of articles "of a scientific or literary nature" from students, faculty, or alumni.

With the change of name to The Yellow Jacket came a slight change in the focus for the journal. Primarily students were urged to contribute to the paper, although faculty and alumni continued to be welcome to contribute scientific or literary articles.

The journal changed its name again after June 1916 to the Golden Tornado, which according to some sources continued to be published for three years. None of these issues survives. The final issue of The Yellow Jacket was published in June 1916.


Scope and Content Note

The Archives holds selected issues of The Georgia Tech as well as volume 14 through the final volume, volume 19, of The Yellow Jacket. The June issue of The Georgia Tech was often the commencement issue, which featured histories of each class as well as photographs. It also sometimes included the text of the commencement or baccalaureate address. The Georgia Tech also sometimes ran a Freshman Issue.

The practice of publishing an annual commencement issue ceased when the journal changed its name to The Yellow Jacket, but the general format of poetry, essays, short stories, editorials, and sports columns is retained in the later publication.


Arrangement

Volumes and issues are arranged in chronological order.


Index Terms

Georgia Institute of Technology. History.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Periodicals.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Students.
Serials (publications).
Student activities--Periodicals.
The Georgia Tech
The Yellow Jacket

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Author Last, First Initial. Title of Article. (Year, Month, Day). Publication Title, p. page number.

Provenance

These materials have been in the Archives for years and limited information about their immediate provenance is available (Accession #2009.051).

Revisions to Finding Aid

June 2010:
  • Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit. April 2011: added items from MS170 to inventory. July 2012: Identification number changed from UA392 to UP022.

  • 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

    See also UP023 for the publication Yellow Jacket, which started publication in 1921. Some additional issues of The Georgia Tech can be found in the Thomas P. Thompson Papers MS170. These issues are also listed in this finding aid.


    Other Finding Aids

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


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    SERIES 1: The Georgia Tech, 1894-1908

    Description

    This series includes the issues and volumes from The Georgia Tech.

    Box

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    11The Georgia Tech, volume 1, number 1, February 1894
    12The Georgia Tech, volume 1, number 2, March 1894
    13The Georgia Tech, volume 1, number 3, April 1894
    14The Georgia Tech, volume 1, number 5, June 1894
    15The Georgia Tech, volume 1, number 6, October 1894
    16The Georgia Tech, volume 2, number 3, December 1894
    17The Georgia Tech, volume 2, number 4, January 1895
    18The Georgia Tech, volume 2, number 5, February 1895
    19The Georgia Tech, volume 2, number 6, March 1895
    MS170:1:3: The Georgia Tech, volume 2, number 7, April 1895
    MS170:1:3: The Georgia Tech, volume 2, number 8, May 1895
    MS170:1:3: The Georgia Tech - Commencement Issue, volume 2, number 9, July 1895
    MS170:1:3: The Georgia Tech, volume 3, number 3, March 1896
    110The Georgia Tech - Commencement Issue, 1896
    MS170:1:3: The Georgia Tech, volume 4, number 2, December 1896
    111The Georgia Tech - Commencement Issue, 1897
    MS170:1:4: The Georgia Tech, volume 4, number 3, January 1897
    MS170:1:4: The Georgia Tech, volume 4, number 6, April 1897
    MS170:1:4: The Georgia Tech, volume 4, number 4, February 1897
    112The Georgia Tech - Commencement Issue, 1899
    UP022-001: The Georgia Tech - Commencement Issue, 1899 View online.
    113The Georgia Tech, volume 4, numbers 2-7, 1900-1901
    114The Georgia Tech, volume 4, number 2, November 1900
    115The Georgia Tech, volume 4, number 3, December 1900
    116The Georgia Tech, volume 4, number 8 (Commencement Issue), June 1901
    117The Georgia Tech, volume 5, 1901-1902
    118The Georgia Tech, volume 6, number 3, December 1902
    119The Georgia Tech, volume 7, number 12, April 15, 1904
    120The Georgia Tech, volume 7, number 15, June 1, 1904
    121The Georgia Tech, volume 7, number 16 - Commencement Issue, June 15, 1904
    122The Georgia Tech, volume 9, number 1, October 18, 1905
    123The Georgia Tech, volume 10, 1906-1907
    124The Georgia Tech, volume 11, number 1, October 1907
    125The Georgia Tech, volume 11, number 13, May 1908
     

    SERIES 2: The Yellow Jacket, 1910-1916

    Description

    This series includes volumes 14 through 19 of The Yellow Jacket.

    Box

    Volume

    214The Yellow Jacket, volume 14, October 1910-May 1911
    215The Yellow Jacket, volume 15, October 1911-May 1912
    216The Yellow Jacket, volume 16, October 1912-June 1913

    Volume

    17The Yellow Jacket, volume 17, October 1913-June 1914

    Volume

    18The Yellow Jacket, volume 18, October 1914-June 1915

    Volume

    19The Yellow Jacket, volume 19, October 1915-June 1916