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Frank O. Walsh, Jr. Photograph Collection

Identifier: VAC029

  • Staff Only


This collection contains photographs depicting the Georgia Tech campus and dormitory life during the early twentieth century. The description of the photographs provided is identical to that written on the images.


  • undated


General Physical Description note

(one archival folder)

Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

All photograph copyright restrictions under the laws of the United States Copyright must be obeyed. All photographs in this collection are subject to approval before publication may be permitted. Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


0.05 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The photographs are gelatin silver prints, and all photographs have been mounted on cardboard. The photographs are in fair to poor condition with a great deal of fading..

Biography of Frank O. Walsh, Jr. (1903-1998)

Frank O. Walsh, Jr. was born on February 24, 1903 in Montgomery, Alabama. He spent portions of his childhood in Sao Paolo, Brazil, where his father helped rebuild and expand the Brazilian National Railway, and in Augusta, Georgia, where his family lost their home in the Great Augusta Fire of 1916. In 1919, the family relocated to Atlanta, where Walsh remained most of the rest of his life.

He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1924 with a degree in mechanical engineering, and went on to earn an M.S.S. degree from Cornell University. At Georgia Tech, he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, Glee and Mandolin Clubs, and also played junior varsity football. He supported Georgia Tech throughout his life.

A manufacturer's representative in Atlanta for more than forty years, Walsh was also active in the Piedmont Driving Club,Georgia Engineering Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Military Order of World Wars, American Ordnance Association, American Legion, Atlanta Civil War Roundtable, Atlanta Historical Society, and the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. In 1939, he married Robyn Young Peeples and they had three children: Margaret Elizabeth Walsh (d. 1967), Robyn Walsh Keiley, and Frank O. Walsh, III. Frank Walsh, Jr. died on December 21, 1998.

Other Finding Aids

A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.


Phillip Gowdy donated these photographs in 1998. Accession #1998.1103 (old number: 98-11-03).

General Physical Description note

(one archival folder)

Processing Information

Jody Lloyd Thompson processed these papers in 2002.

Inventory of the Frank O. Walsh, Jr. Photograph Collection, undated
Jody Lloyd Thompson
Copyright 2002
Description rules
Finding Aid Updated Using Rlg Best Practice Guidelines For Encoded Archival Description
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

Georgia Institute of Technology
266 4th Street, NW
Atlanta 30332-0900 USA