Kenneth G. Matheson papers
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Kenneth G. Matheson papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Matheson, Kenneth G., (Kenneth Gordon), 1864-1931
Title: Kenneth G. Matheson papers
Dates: 1893-1931
Quantity: 0.834 linear ft. (2 document cases)
Identification: ahc.MSS253

Biographical/Historical Note

Kenneth G. Matheson (1864-1931) was born in Charau, South Carolina. He studied at Stanford University. Matheson became a member of the faculty at Georgia Institute of Technology in 1897, before becoming president in 1906. He was appointed president of Drexel Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1921. Further biographical information about Kennth G. Matheson has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains scrapbooks, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.

Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)--History
Berry, Martha, 1866-1942
Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry.
Georgia Institute of Technology.
University of Georgia.
Washington and Lee University.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Kenneth G. Matheson papers, MSS 253, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1975 with subsequent additions.


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Container List




11Scrapbook of clippings regarding Georgia Institute of Technology, 1905-1921
2Scrapbook of letters presented to Matheson by the Rotary Club of Atlanta, Georgia, 1922
3Diploma from Leland Stanford Junior University, 1897
4One issue of stock to Matheson from the Chamber of Commerce Realty Company, 1913



21Letters from various educators (including Martha Berry) upon Matheson's decision to leave Georgia Institute of Technology and accept the presidency of Drexel Institute in Philadelphia, 1921-1922
2Speeches delivered by Matheson while president of Georgia Institute of Technology
3Four copies of "Technique" with articles regarding Matheson's leaving and his death, 1915-1931
4Graduate study notes at Columbia and the University of Chicago, 1915-1931
5Seven black and white photographs of Matheson - one is of his birthplace in Cherau, South Carolina
6Ephemera, including letters, dedication of a dormitory in his memory, a teacher's pocket record, and a handbook of The Gordon School, 1893-1894
7Letter from Matheson to his brother, Captain Donald S. Matheson on the letterhead of the Gordon School regarding the disposal of Matheson's Missouri property and describes the students of the Gordon School, 1893