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Frank A. Kopf football game charts

Identifier: MS381

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The materials in this collection consist of football game charts created by sports writer Frank A. Kopf for The Atlanta Journal. Each chart is for a separate Georgia Tech game, and details every play made during that game. The charts range in date from 1927 to 1934.


  • 1927-1934


General Physical Description note

(one half-sized document case)

Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

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


0.2 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of newspaper clippings of football diagrams created by Frank A. Kopf. Each diagram shows the play-by-play details of football games, mainly those between Georgia Tech and various opponents, although some diagrams of University of Georgia games are also included. Most of the clippings have been glued to what appear to be lab worksheets from Tech High School.

Biography of Frank A. Kopf

A graduate of the University of Illinois in 1916, Frank A. Kopf served as a teacher and coach at Tech High School in Atlanta from 1920 to 1940. During the same time period, he also wrote columns about sports for The Atlanta Journal. He created detailed diagrams of specific Georgia Tech football games for the paper, which Tech football coach William A. Alexander used to plan strategies for subsequent games.

Kopf went on to join the Army during World War II, returning to Atlanta after the war to serve as an assistant professor of chemistry at Georgia Tech from 1948 to 1950. In 1947, he retired from the Army as a Colonel; two years later he retired from the National Guard of Georgia, where he was a Brigadier General.

Other Finding Aids

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


Accession number 1994.0801. Immediate provenance is unknown (removed from vertical files).

Related Materials

The University of Illinois Archives contains a Frank A. Kopf scrapbook, which was apparently created by Kopf during his years as a student in Illinois. See: Frank A. Kopf Scrapbook, 1908-16, Series 41/20/081.

General Physical Description note

(one half-sized document case)

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro and Mallory Velten processed these papers in August 2009.

Inventory of the Frank A. Kopf Football Game Charts, 1927-1934
Christine de Catanzaro and Mallory Velten
Copyright August 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