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Student Brochures and Guides: School of Information and Computer Science (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Student Brochures and Guides: School of Information and Computer Science (Georgia Institute of Technology)

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Student Brochures and Guides: School of Information and Computer Science (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Identification: UP037
Date: 1973-1988
Size/Quantity: 0.7 linear feet (11 volumes)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Information and Computer Science.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:The volumes in this collection document the requirements and curricula of the School of Information and Computer Science at Georgia Tech during the 1970s and 1980s.
Note:These brochures and guides have been assigned various call numbers: The volumes in Series 1 have the call number T171 .G42 G496X; those in Series 2 are cataloged as T171 .G42 G4962X; and those in Series 3 are assigned T171 .G42 G49612X.

Biographical/Historical Note

The School of Information Science at Georgia Tech was founded in 1964, the first program of its kind in the world. At first, the school offered only a master's degree in information science. Vladimir Slamecka served as the school's first director. In the following year, A. P. Jensen (known as Pete) installed the first e-mail system at Tech, and in 1966, Joanne Butterworth became the first graduate of the program. Later in the 1960s, a Ph.D. program was developed, overseen initially by logician and mathematician Lucio Chiaraviglio. An undergraduate degree program began in 1972.

The School of Information Science went through its first name change in 1970, when it became known as the School of Information and Computer Science. As part of the comprehensive reorganization of Georgia Tech during the late 1980s under President John Patrick Crecine, the school was transformed into the College of Computing. Pete Jensen, who had retired in 1984, returned to serve as director of the school in 1987; he became responsible for overseeing the transition to the College of Computing.

At the time of writing (July 2013), the College of Computing operates 17 degree programs and enrolls over 1,300 undergraduate and 686 graduate students. U.S. News and World Report ranks many of its programs in the top 10 in the nation.

Source: Georgia Tech College of Computing website ( http://www.cc.gatech.edu/; accessed July 29, 2013).


Scope and Content Note

These volumes document the requirements and curricula of the School of Information and Computer Science at Georgia Tech during the 1970s and 1980s. Each volume in Series 1 contains information on curricula, listings of faculty, and course listings and descriptions, as well as information on admission. While these volumes focus mainly on undergraduate work, some information on master's and doctoral-level curricula is also included. The volumes in Series 2 include information on requirements for the Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science. The glossy brochures in Series 3 provide information on faculty, research, bibliography of faculty publications, grant opportunities for graduate students, and course offerings.


Arrangement

Arranged into three series:

SERIES 1. Programs and course listings

SERIES 2. Brochures - Doctoral program

SERIES 3. General brochures


Index Terms

Brochures.
Computer science--Georgia--Atlanta.
Computers--Study and teaching--Georgia--Atlanta.
Georgia Institute of Technology. College of Computing.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Curricula.
Georgia Institute of Technology. History.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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Provenance

This is a collection that has been created by the Georgia Tech Archives. The immediate provenance of these handbooks is unknown. At some point, they were sent to the Library, most of them were bound, and all were cataloged. Accession number: 2013.052.

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro processed these publications in July 2013.


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 these handbooks include (not a comprehensive list): A.P. Jensen Papers (MS451); Announcements/General Catalog (Georgia Institute of Technology) (UP017).


Other Finding Aids

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


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SERIES 1: Programs and Course Listings (T171 .G42 G496X), 1973-1982

Description

The volumes in this series provide information for the prospective student in Information and Computer Science. Each volume contains information on curricula, listings of faculty, and course listings and descriptions, as well as information on admission. While these volumes focus mainly on undergraduate work, some information on master's and doctoral-level curricula is also included.

Volume

1973Programs and Courses, May 1973

Volume

1980Programs and Courses, September 1980

Volume

1981Programs and Courses, September 1981

Volume

1982Programs and Courses, September 1982
 

SERIES 2: Brochures - Doctoral Programs (T171 .G42 G4962X), 1975-1982

Description

The volumes in Series 2 focus on admission requirements, preparation, requirements for candidacy, areas of research, and other requirements for the Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science.

Volume

D1975Doctoral Program in Information and Computer Science, September 1975

Volume

D1981Doctoral Program in Information and Computer Science, Fall 1981

Volume

D1982Doctoral Program in Information and Computer Science, Fall 1982
 

SERIES 3: General Brochures (T171 .G42 G49612X), 1983-1988

Description

The volumes in this series, like those in Series 1 and 2, appear to be designed for the prospective student. Information on faculty, research, bibliography of faculty publications, grant opportunities for graduate students, and course offerings is provided in each of these glossy brochures.

Volume

1983Information and Computer Science, Fall 1983

Volume

1985Information and Computer Science, Fall 1985

Volume

1986Information and Computer Science, Fall 1986

Volume

1988-1989Information and Computer Science, 1988