Teaching & Learning

The Georgia Tech Archives is dedicated to the promotion of teaching and learning on Georgia Tech's campus.

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The Archives offers orientations on archival research and provides research experience with archival collections.

  • Textile mills
  • Architectural collections of Atlanta and Southeast
  • Retro-computing and web archiving
  • Materiality of archival collections (analog vs digital)
  • Science fiction
  • Rare books on science and technology
  • Georgia Tech history 

Sample Projects

Children in the backyards of Cabbagetown homes

Textile Mills 

Project 1: The Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills  
This project gives students the opportunity to understanding the operations of an Atlanta mill during the early twentieth century and activities concerning mill management and workers during a 1914-1915 worker strike. This project can be adapted into a one-time class project or into a research project.

Georgia Tech History

Project 1: History Detective
Using Georgia Tech’s rich history, students use the archives’ documents, publications and photographs to answer targeted, specific questions about student life, academics and campus development. This project exposes students to the types of materials found in archives but also begins to prepare them for more difficult archival research. 

Computer Center

Materiality of Archival Collections

Project 1: The Materiality of the Archive - Physical vs. Digital Archives Showdown  
This one-time hands-on class encourages participants to consider the differences—and areas of convergence—between physical and digital archives. Students of all levels and backgrounds will explore the world of archives, dive into copyright questions, and investigate questions of materiality through firsthand encounters with physical and digital archival materials. 

Science Fiction

Project 1: 
Students have the opportunity to use the archives’ science fiction collection of books, magazines and fanzines. These materials make for a great project of creating digital collections, researching copyright and understanding materiality of papers versus digital.

Science Fiction