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Georgia Tech Athletic Association Photograph Collection

Georgia Tech Athletic Association Photograph Collection

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Georgia Tech Athletic Association Photograph Collection
Identification: VAUA300
Date: 1919-1938
Size/Quantity: 0.4 linear feet (6 items)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Georgia Tech Athletic Association.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:The Athletic Association is an independent, non-profit organization that manages Georgia Tech's sports programs. All of the photographs, except for one, are team pictures of the Georgia Tech football team between 1919 and 1938.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Georgia Tech Athletic Association is a non-profit corporation responsible for overseeing the university’s participation in intercollegiate sports. It is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of three alumni, three students, and seven faculty members, with the head of the institution presiding over the group. The Athletic Association was started in January of 1901 to raise money for the university’s fledgling sports program. Its first goal was to reinstate the Georgia Tech football team, which had been disbanded the previous year after a winless 1900 season. When the group was incorporated in 1902, its first fundraising activity was to sell 400 shares of five dollar stock. Since then, the Athletic Association has been responsible for raising funds for all of Georgia Tech’s athletic teams, and it provides and maintains the facilities for its athletic programs.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of three negatives and three photographs. All of the negatives and two of the pictures depict the Georgia Tech football team. The third photograph is a picture of the Georgia Tech baseball team from an unspecified year in the 1920s.

The majority of the items in this collection are in good condition, with the exception of one of the photographs, which is badly faded and worn.

Index Terms

College sports--Georgia.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (Football team).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Georgia Tech Athletic Association Photograph Collection (VAUA300), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Accession #1987.1201.

Processing Information

Leah Mickens processed these photographs in May 2006.

Revisions to Finding Aid

June 2015:
  • Updated box information.

  • 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.

    Separated Material

    The manuscript records of this collection have been processed as the Georgia Tech Athletic Association Records (UA300).

    Three business cards belonging to George C. Griffin, the former Dean of Students, have been relocated to the Athletic Association Records (UA300).

    Related Material

    Related collections in this repository include the Ella Cliff Kiser Scrapbook (MS101) and the Georgia Tech Baseball Scrapbook (MF001). Further photograph collections containing images relating to sports at Georgia Tech include the George C. Griffin Photograph Collection (VAC002), the Images and Memories Photograph Collection (VAC001), and the Early Presidents Photograph Collection (VAUA004).

    Other Finding Aids

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

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    11VAUA300--001: Football squad, 1919
    12VAUA300--002: Football, 1921
    13VAUA300--003: Football, 1938
    14VAUA300--004: Football, 1921
    15VAUA300--005: Football team, undated
    16VAUA300--006: Baseball, 1920s