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J. Walter Estes Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: VAMF006

  • Staff Only

Abstract

J. Walter Estes, a member of the class of 1904, collected these photographs of his classmates.

Dates

  • 1900-1954 (bulk 1904-1905)
  • Majority of material found within 1904 - 1905

Creator

General Physical Description note

(one document case)

Restrictions: Access

None.

Restrictions: Use

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.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 28 studio portraits (gelatin silver prints). Numerous portraits were taken at Stephenson and Cox Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. The majority of these photographs are in fair to good condition with minor image coloring. Also, within this collection, there are 8 gelatin silver prints, which are in poor condition due to cracked mounts, fading, and silver mirroring.

Biography of James Walter Estes (1882-1985)

A 1904 graduate of Georgia Tech, J. Walter Estes earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi honorary fraternity. He later became president of the Rex Chair Company and served in the Georgia State Senate for two terms, from 1938-1940 and 1943-1946.

Arrangement

Series 1 contains photographs of individuals, all of whom are identified students. Series 2 includes one photograph of an identified faculty member. Series 3 contains group photographs.

Provenance

Mrs. Harold Rice, granddaughter of Estes, donated this collection in April 1985. Accession #1985.0401 (old number: 85-04-01).

Separations

These photographs were separated from the J. Walter Estes Papers (MF006).

General Physical Description note

(one document case)

Processing Information

Jody Lloyd processed these photographs in 2002.
Title
Inventory of the J. Walter Estes Photograph Collection, 1900-1954 (bulk 1904-1905)
Subtitle
VAMF006
Status
Completed
Author
Jody Lloyd Thompson
Date
©2002.
Description rules
finding aid updated using rlg best practice guidelines for encoded archival description.
Language of description
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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