George Griffin with Rambling WreckGeorge C. Griffin was Dean of Students at the Georgia Institute of Technology from 1946 until his retirement in 1964, when he retired and was named Emeritus Dean of Students. He maintained a lifelong interest in Georgia Tech and its students, from his undergraduate days (1914-18; 1920-22) until his death in 1990, at the age of 93. He is pictured here with the Rambling Wreck. 

Dean Griffin was often called "Mr. Georgia Tech" because of his dedication to the school and its students. He established and managed an emergency loan fund to assist students with financial difficulties and he started, with his own funds, Georgia Tech's Central Placement Office. After his retirement, he operated a job placement service for alumni over forty. 

Dean Griffin was a virtual repository of Georgia Tech history. His love of Tech is evident in this photo collection and in his papers and memorabilia, all of which he donated to the Georgia Tech Archives.

The George Griffin Photograph Collection consists of 646 unique photographs relating to all aspects of Georgia Tech and its history, including students, faculty, administrators, alumni, sports, and buildings. The photographs range in date from ca. 1885-1985 and offer a unique perspective on the people and places from Georgia Tech's past. 

We invite you to visit Tech's history through George Griffin's eyes.

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