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Helen E. Grenga Photographs on Women in Engineering

Helen E. Grenga Photographs on Women in Engineering

Descriptive Summary

Title: Helen E. Grenga Photographs on Women in Engineering
Identification: VAM320
Date: ca. 1983-ca. 1987
Size/Quantity: 0.1 linear feet (one archival folder)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Grenga, Helen E., (Helen Eva), 1938-
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:This collection consists of one photograph of Helen E. Grenga with a group of women, possibly the Georgia Tech chapter of the Society of Women Engineers.

Biographical/Historical Note

Helen Eva Grenga obtained a B.A. in Chemistry in 1960 from Shorter College and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Virginia in 1967. She was employed by the Food and Drug Administration prior to her career in academics. She served Georgia Tech for more than twenty-five years, first as the first fully tenured female engineering professor, and later as an able administrator.

Grenga came to Georgia Tech in 1967 as a postdoctoral fellow in chemistry. A year later, she became a professor in metallurgy. In 1981-1982, she served as President of the Society of Women Engineers. She later held administrative positions on campus, serving as Director in the Office of Graduate Studies and Research and Dean in the Office of Academic Affairs. After her retirement, she held the position of Professor Emeritus in the Materials Science and Engineering Department.

In 2001 Dr. Grenga published a book entitled Movies on the Fantail. The book contains an edition of the diary of her brother James, who served as a yeoman aboard the destroyer ship USS Barr in World War II, as well as the accounts of other sailors who served on the Barr.

Helen Grenga died on April 14, 2006.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of one photograph of Grenga and possibly the Georgia Tech chapter of the Society of Women Engineers.


Index Terms

Georgia Institute of Technology.
Grenga, Helen E., (Helen Eva), 1938-
Photographs.
Society of Women Engineers.
Women engineering students--Georgia--Atlanta.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite [ID Number,] Helen E. Grenga Photographs on Women in Engineering (VAM320), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Provenance

Provenance unknown (accession number 2000.091).

Processing Information

Jody Lloyd Thompson processed this photograph in May 2007.

Revisions to Finding Aid

April 2010:
  • Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit.

  • Restrictions

    Restrictions: Access

    None.

    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.


    Separated Material

    Papers have been separated and processed as MS320.


    Other Finding Aids

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


    Container List

     

    Box

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    11VAM320-001: Grenga and possibly the Georgia Tech chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, ca. 1983-ca. 1987