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Georgia Tech Alumni Association Photograph Collection

Georgia Tech Alumni Association Photograph Collection

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Georgia Tech Alumni Association Photograph Collection
Identification: VAM024
Date: 1922-1996
Size/Quantity: 0.4 linear feet (one document case)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Georgia Tech Alumni Association.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:The photographs within this collection contain images depicting the history of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, which began in 1898. The collection focuses mainly on alumni and past football coaches.

Biographical/Historical Note

The first recorded meeting of the association was held in 1896. Georgia Tech's first graduate, Henry L. Smith (ME '90), invited former classmates to join him at his home to discuss the idea of an alumni association. Together, they drafted the first set of by-laws in 1898. In 1906, a petition for a charter was produced, and it was granted on June 20, 1908. In 1919, reorganization occurred and new by-laws were drafted under the name of the Georgia Tech National Alumni Association, under the leadership of W. H. Glenn (1891).

In 1922, Albert H. Staton (ME '22) was hired as the first executive secretary. He also served as the editor of the Georgia Tech Magazine, which made its debut in 1923. Other former Tech students have also held the position of executive secretary: George C. Griffin (CE '22), Jack Thiesen (EE '10), Howard Ector (IM '40), Roane Beard (IM '49), Robert Rice (IM '49), John B. Carter, Jr. (IE '69), and Joseph P. Irwin (IM '80).

Certain programs have developed out of the Alumni Association. While Griffin was secretary, he created a placement service in 1923, which later transferred to the Tech's administration. In 1947, the Alumni Association began the annual fund raising campaign known as the Roll Call.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains gelatin silver prints and color (chromogenic color) prints. Little deterioration has occurred.

Index Terms

Curry, Bill, 1942-
Dodd, Bobby, 1908-1988
Georgia Institute of Technology. Alumni and alumnae.
Griffin, George C., (George Clayton), 1896-1990
Olympic Games (26th : 1996 : Atlanta, Ga.).
Pettit, Joseph M., (Joseph Mayo)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Georgia Tech Alumni Association Photograph Collection (VAM024), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Accessions #1986.0403, 1987.1202, 2001.152, and 2002.018 (old numbers: 86-04-03, 87-12-02, 2001.152, and 2002.18).

Processing Information

Jody Lloyd Thompson processed these papers in 2002.

Revisions to Finding Aid

February 2006:
  • Finding aid converted from Encoded Archival Description Version 1.0 to Version 2002. April 2010: Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit.

  • Restrictions

    Restrictions: Access


    Restrictions: Use

    All copyright restrictions under the laws of the United States Copyright must be obeyed. All photographs in this collection are subject to approval before publication may be permitted. Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.

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    Image List: Photographs, 1922-1996

    Box: 1
    VAM 24-1: Two unidentified young males, undated
    VAM 24-1a: Waterfall, undated
    VAM 24-2: Jack Griffin "Stumpy" Thomason in football uniform, undated
    VAM 24-3: Unidentified Tech baseball player and unidentified baseball player [1 duplicate], undated
    VAM 24-4: Bobby Dodd [3 duplicates], ca. 1966
    VAM 24-4: Bobby Dodd [4 larger duplicates], ca. 1966
    VAM 24-4: Bobby Dodd (transparency), ca. 1966
    VAM 24-5: Brian Hogg, 1961
    VAM 24-6: Jim Morris, undated
    VAM 24-7: M. F. Cole, ca. 1965
    VAM 24-8: Frederick G. Storex, ca. 1955
    VAM 24-9: B. J. Anderson [2 duplicates], undated
    VAM 24-10: B. J. Anderson, ca. 1979
    VAM 24-11: President Joseph Pettit and Geoff Gill at Roll Call Breakfast, 27 August 1986
    VAM 24-12: W. L. Lee of Atlanta Gas Light, undated
    VAM 24-13: Unidentified group standing near Price Gilbert Memorial Library ( Tech Today), March 1977
    VAM 24-14: Unidentified male wearing a hat, undated
    VAM 24-15: Haines H. Hargrett, undated
    VAM 24-16: Roy Mundorff, undated
    VAM 24-17: Oliver H. Sale, Jr., undated
    VAM 24-18: Bill Curry [3 duplicates], undated
    VAM 24-19: Alumni/Faculty House, Street Facade (Architectural Rendering), undated
    VAM 24-20: Alumni Distinguished Service Award Recipients, 4 seated unidentified males, undated
    VAM 24-20a: Alumni Distinguished Service Award Recipients, 4 unidentified males, undated
    VAM 24-20b: Alumni Distinguished Service Award Recipients, unidentified male, undated
    VAM 24-21: Cheerleaders riding on Ramblin 'Reck in Bobby Dodd Stadium, undated
    VAM 24-22: Ramblin 'Reck (Tech Tower in background) [3 duplicates], undated
    VAM 24-23: George Griffin standing next to Ramblin 'Reck [3 duplicates], undated
    VAM 24-24: Unidentified male, undated
    VAM 24-25: International Olympic Committee, National Flag Day, Atlanta Olympic Games, 1996
    VAM 24-26: Intersect (event), 1976
    VAM 24-26a, b, c, d, e, f: Intersect (event), 1976
    VAM 24-27: Stained glass window, Brittain Dining Hall, 1976
    VAM 24-28: Tech football players (including "Stumpy" Thomason, right) wearing lettermen sweaters, ca. 1928
    VAM 24-29: Unidentified males (copy prints), undated
    VAM 24-29-a-f: Unidentified males (copy prints), undated

    Oversized Photographs

    Box: 2
    VAM 24-30 oz: Al Staton, ca. 1922
    VAM 24-31 oz: Unidentified male, undated