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Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Tech Archives and Records Management Collection Development Policy
http://www.library.gatech.edu/archives/forms/Collection_Policy.pdf
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Visual Materials
The Georgia Tech Photograph Collection, composed of images depicting the campus,
faculty, and sports, is the centerpiece of the visual collection. The Visual Materials
Collection also includes architectural drawings for some campus buildings, visual
collections related to manuscript collections, and materials donated by the Institute,
faculty, students and alumni.
Two significant collections of architectural drawings are the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill
Collection and the Aaron French Textile Building Collection.
Notable collections of personal photographs include the Dean George Griffin Photograph
Collection, William Anderson Alexander Photograph Collection, and Robert Lee
(Bobby) Dodd Photograph Collection, all of which document campus and athletic
activities in the twentieth century. Harold Bush-Brown, former Georgia Tech professor,
administrator, and architect, also served as district officer for the Historic American
Buildings Survey (United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service) in the
1930s; his collection of photographs documents the Historic American Building Survey
(HABS).
Digital Collections
In conjunction with the library’s Scholarly Communication and Digital Services
department, the Archives’ digital collections provide access to cultural and historical
resources of Georgia Tech. The collections support the instruction, research, and mission
of the library and the Institute through collaboration with university faculty, students, and
staff. Notable digital collections include “A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of
the Milky Way,” by E.E. Barnard; “Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills”; and “A Thousand
Wheels are Set in Motion.”
Also, in support of the Library’s instructional mission, the Archives developed the
campus E-Publication program. The Archives is responsible for identifying and
collecting archival materials including campus e-publications, born digital materials, and
other archival collections, some of which are selected for digital conversion and web
access via the Institutional Repository, SMARTech. Some of the current e-publications
are the Blueprint, North Avenue Review, and Technique.
Digital Materials
For inclusion in the Archives’ digital repository, materials must fall within the Archives’
standard collection policy (see page 1).
In addition, due to the availability of storage space, the Archives must give priority to
certain types of electronic materials over others. In descending order of priority, the
Archives will use the following criteria to make selection decisions:
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