1901 Centennial Alumni Catalog
In 1901, to celebrate 100 years of classes at the Athens campus, the University of Georgia assembled the Centennial Alumni Catalog, containing, "as far as possible, a full but concise account of the life and services of all alumni during the century." Although the word "alumni" was used, the project attempted to collect biographical data about anyone who matriculated at the university during that first century, whether or not they graduated.
A four-page questionnaire was mailed to known matriculates or their families and an impressive 1,749 completed forms were returned. These were placed in alphabetical order, bound into several volumes, and deposited with the University Libraries.