|Death: ||Oct. 28, 1958|
Laura is the author of The Hammond Family & The Lewis Family Book of Origins compiled by her over a period of many years, between 1920 thru 1945. Thiis 'book' are a little over 100 pages, approximately 14"x24" and completely hand written by Laura.
While her father was a member of the United States Congress, she studied to be a librarian in both Washington, D.C. and New York, New York.
Laura Hammond opened the first school library at The Georgia School of Technology about 1908. She served as Librarian for the following sixteen years, during which time her sister, Julia Hammond, served as her only assistant.
Founded on October 13, 1885, the Georgia School of Technology opened its doors in October 1888 to eighty-four students. The School's creation signaled the beginning of the transformation of the agrarian South to an industrial economy. During its first fifty years, Tech grew from a narrowly focused trade school to a regionally recognized technological university.
In 1948, the School's name was changed to the Georgia Institute of Technology to reflect a growing focus on advanced technological and scientific research. Women students were admitted in 1952, and in 1961.
Born in 1869, Laura Hammond was the daughter of former Georgia Congressman Nathaniel J. Hammond. She graduated from the Pratt Institute in New York, and served for a time at the Congressional Library in Washington, D. C. She began work as Georgia Tech's Librarian in 1905, with her sister, Julia Hammond, serving as her assistant. Under her direction, Georgia Tech's library grew from 3000 volumes to 16,000 volumes. She retired from library work in 1925. She died in October of 1958 at the age of 89.
Nathaniel Job Hammond (1833 - 1899)
Laura Frances Lewis Hammond (1835 - 1908)
Mary Emma Hammond Bailey (1864 - 1940)*
Laura Hammond (1869 - 1958)
Natalie Hammond (1875 - 1937)*
Note: Aged 87 years. DOB is approximate. Section 5, Block 120, Lot 1-4, Grave 3.
Maintained by: Ruth Davis Root
Originally Created by: Judy K. Brantley/Wilson
Record added: Jan 02, 2012
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