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J. Wayne Moore Photograph Collection

Identifier: VAM132

  • Staff Only


This collection contains photographs of the Class of 1901, the Insubordinate Seniors, from their senior year and subsequent reunions.


  • 1901-1956


General Physical Description note

(5 items)

Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


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Scope and Contents

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.

Biography of J. Wayne (James Wayne) Moore

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.

Other Finding Aids

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


Accession #1998.1006.

Separated Material

Manuscript materials are processed and described separately as the J. Wayne Moore Papers MS132.

General Physical Description note

(5 items)

Processing Information

Mallory Velten and Mandi D. Johnson processed these photographs in July 2009.

Inventory of the J. Wayne Moore Photograph Collection, 1901-1956
Mallory Velten and Mandi D. Johnson
Copyright July 2009.
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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