George C. Griffin Photograph Collection


George C. Griffin Photograph Collection


George C. Griffin was Dean of Students at the Georgia Institute of Technology from 1946 until his retirement in 1964. He maintained a lifelong interest in Georgia Tech, from his undergraduate days (1914-18; 1920-22) until his death in 1990.

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 the papers and memorabilia he donated to the Georgia Tech Archives.

The George Griffin Photograph Collection consists of over 900 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. 1885-1987 (bulk 1891-1972) and offer a unique perspective on the people and places from Georgia Tech's past.

This digital collection includes most--but not all--images from the Griffin Photograph Collection. Researchers wishing to view the complete Photograph Collection may visit the Archives and request to see VAC002.


Griffin, George C., (George Clayton), 1896-1990

Items in the George C. Griffin Photograph Collection Collection

Jordan, William H. "Bill", ca. 1937

Jordan, William H. "Bill", ca. 1937

Varsity Squad Resources: Blue Print 1930

At Pittsburgh to play Carnegie Tech order unknown Resources: Actual photo

William Murray Werner
William Murray Werner graduated from Georgia Tech in 1917 with a degree in Civil Engineering. At the time this photo was received by the donor, Mr. Werner was president of Werner Construction Company.

Arthur M. "Tonto"  Coleman
This is a photo of "Tonto" Coleman while he was a football coach at Georgia Tech. He is seated at a desk, fountain pen in his right hand, with what appear to be financial ledger sheets spread on the desk top. Coleman is wearing a light colored…

Ralph G. Holland
This is a studio portrait of Ralph G. Holland in white dress U.S. Navy uniform and cover.||Ralph G. Holland was a member of the Georgia Tech Class of 1939.

Leslie F. Zsuffa
This is an official U.S. Army photograph of Lt. Colonel Leslie F. Zsuffa in uniform.||Leslie F. Zsuffa was appointed Georgia Tech's first director of public relations in 1945 after completing active duty in the Army. Before his Army service, he had…

Milton P. Higgins
This is a photographic reproduction of a portrait of Milton P. Higgins, the first Superintendent of Shops at Georgia Tech. Neither the artist nor the date of the portrait are known. Higgins was given a one year leave of absence in 1888 by Worcester…

Jimmy Carlen
Jimmy Carlen graduated from Georgia Tech in 1955 with a degree in Industrial Management. While at Tech he lettered for three years in football. He served in the Air Force for three years and then joined the Tech football coaching staff as assistant…

Dick Inman
Dick Inman graduated from Georgia Tech in 1954 with a degree in Industrial Management. He joined the Tech football coaching staff as an assistant coach of the B team in 1957. He had served previously as a graduate assistant before his tour of Army…

James Anthony Carlen graduated from Georgia Tech in 1955 with a degree in Industrial Management.

Byron Gilbreath
Byron Gilbreath was associated with Georgia Tech from 1956 until his retirement in 1986. He received his Master's in Education from East Texas State University and was a faculty member in the Department of Physical Training as well as an assistant…

Charles Greene Fleetwood
Charles Greene "Red" Fleetwood graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1923. He was a vice-president of the Prudential Life Insurance Company when this photo was taken. While a student, he played football and managed the…

William Pope Barney
William Pope Barney was born in Columbus, Georgia in 1890. He received his B.S. in Architecture from Georgia Tech in 1911 and his M.S. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1913. He settled in Philadelphia and designed many structures in that…

Georgia Tech Track Team of 1907
This is a studio portrait of Tech's 1907 track team. Eight men are attired in track suits, four bearing a gothic "T" on the shirts. One man is attired in coat and tie. Names of the members of this team are not given, but standing at the far right…

Georgia Tech Track Team of 1914
A studio portrait of Tech's 1914 track team. It depicts ten young men, nine of them in track suits. Four of these have the letterman's winged "T" on the front of their shirts. Names of the team members are not given, but the tenth man in the…

Georgia Tech Class of 1917
Members of the graduating class of 1917 are posed on the steps of the Administration Building. In the front row, in civilian clothes and wearing a straw boater hat, is President Kenneth G. Matheson. To his left, in Army uniform and holding a swagger…

Billy "Dynamite" Goodloe, Assistant Coach
Photo caption: "Billy "Dynamite" Goodloe, Georgia Tech (1943)".||"Dynamite" Goodloe was a member of the Georgia Tech Class of 1943. He joined the Tech football coaching staff in 1959 and served as an assistant coach and recruiter through 1967.

Paula Clyde Stevenson, First Tech Majorette
Stevenson is posed wearing a dark-colored sequined drum majorette costume, white boots, and tiara, and is holding a baton over her head. Inscription in ink: "First Tech Majorette, Miss Paula Stevenson."||Paula Clyde Stevenson Humphreys, Textile…

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