This collection contains photographs of the Class of 1901, the Insubordinate Seniors, from their senior year and subsequent reunions.
Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.
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This collection contains photographs of the Class of 1901, the Insubordinate Seniors. The photographs date from their original graduation date of June 1901, their actual graduation date in November 1901, and reunions in 1926, 1951, and 1956. An image documenting the final reunion in 1961 can be found in the Georgia Tech Photograph Collection VAC375, Box 24, Folder 27, Item VA2413b.
J. Wayne Moore, president of the class of 1901, also played center field on the baseball team. After graduation, he worked for Atlanta Utility Works in East Point and resided in College Park, Georgia. He had at least one child, James Wayne Moore, Jr., who graduated from Georgia Tech in 1928.
Some members of the Class of 1901 returned late to campus from Christmas holidays, choosing to spend the New Year holiday with their families. President Lyman Hall declared they were guilty of insubordination and ordered them out of the dorms, which compelled them to take six weeks of courses in the autumn of 1901. Their graduation was postponed until November 1901, and they held their reunions on that date in celebration. A photograph commemorated their special commencement exercises, and the members of the class posed at the same location at each of their reunions. The last was held in 1961, with Julien P. Benjamin the only class member well enough to attend.
The photographs are arranged in chronological order.
A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.
Manuscript materials are processed and described separately as the J. Wayne Moore Papers MS132.
Mallory Velten and Mandi D. Johnson processed these photographs in July 2009.