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Walter O. Boyd Papers

Identifier: MF053

  • Staff Only


Fifty years after attending Georgia Tech, Walter Boyd wrote a manuscript about the various "firsts" that occurred during his years at Tech (1908-1913). This collection includes his manuscript document as well as correspondence concerning the document.


  • 1968-1970


General Physical Description note

(one archival folder)

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

Walter Boyd compiled a great deal of his research into a manuscript describing the beginnings of Dramatech, the first freshman football team, the ANAKS, and the beginnings of the Student Council, Honor Court, the Technique, and the Panhellenic Council. He also describes the Koseme and the Bulldog organizations, and the later consolidation of the two organizations. This manuscript is included in this collection.

The correspondence contains letters between Boyd and Roane Beard, Executive Secretary of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association during the late 1960s, as well as letters from Boyd to Dorothy Crosland and other librarians at Georgia Tech during this period.

Biography of Walter "Doc" Boyd

Walter "Doc" Boyd was a native of Savannah, Georgia. He attended school in Maryland before coming to Georgia Tech in 1908 as a sub-apprentice. While Boyd was at Tech, he was active in sports as well as in several organizations. He played class football from 1911-1913, was captain in 1912, and he played class baseball in 1911 and 1912. In addition, he was on the Honor Court from 1911-1913, and he was secretary and treasurer of his class in 1908-1910. While at Tech, Boyd also participated as a member of the Technique staff, Dramatech, Koseme, Bulldogs, and the Chi Phi fraternity.

In 1968, Boyd began compiling information concerning the many groups that he was involved in and that began during his time at Georgia Tech. He died on October 25, 1970.


The correspondence in this collection is arranged chronologically, followed by the manuscript and supporting documents.

Other Finding Aids

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


Accession #2002.053. The immediate provenance of this collection is unknown (transferred from the Vertical Files).

General Physical Description note

(one archival folder)

Processing Information

Jessica Smith processed these papers in 2002.

Inventory of the Walter O. Boyd Papers, 1968-1970
Jessica Smith
Copyright 2002.
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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
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Atlanta 30332-0900 USA