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Helen E. Grenga Photograph Collection

Helen E. Grenga Photograph Collection

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Helen E. Grenga Photograph Collection
Identification: VAM141
Date: undated
Size/Quantity: 0.4 linear feet (one document case)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Grenga, Helen E., (Helen Eva), 1938-
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:This collection contains photographs and slides from Dr. Helen Grenga, former professor in Georgia Tech's Material Science and Engineering department.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Helen Grenga obtained her B.A. in Chemistry in 1960 from Shorter College and her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Virginia in 1967. She was employed by the Food and Drug Administration for a few years until she began her career in academics.

When she was hired by Georgia Tech in 1963, she became the first female engineering professor. During this time, she served for a year as the president of the Society of Women Engineers. Dr. Grenga also held administrative positions on campus, serving as director in the Office of Graduate Studies and Research and a dean in the Office of Academic Affairs. She now holds the position of professor emeritus in the Materials Science and Engineering Department.

In 2001 Dr. Grenga published a book entitled Movies on the Fantail. She edited her brother James Grenga's diary and other sailors' accounts aboard the destroyer USS Barr.

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes two silver gelatin prints and 32 slides. All prints and slides are in good condition.

Index Terms

Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Chemical Engineering.
Women in engineering.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Helen E. Grenga Photograph Collection (VAM141), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Helen Grenga donated these photographs in 1999. Accession #1999.0502 (old number: 99-05-02).

Processing Information

Jody Thompson processed these papers in 2002.

Revisions to Finding Aid

March 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 photograph 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.

    Separated Material

    Papers have been separated and cataloged as the Helen E. Grenga Papers, MS141.

    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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    Image List: Image List, undated


    1VAM 141 (slides): Slides (possible presentation), unidentified, undated
    1VAM 141 (slides): Slides (possible presentation), Women and Engineering, undated
    1VAM 141-1: Grenga (head shot), undated
    1VAM 141-2: Grenga sitting, undated