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Tournament of Roses Parade Visual Materials

 Collection — Box: Multi
Identifier: VAC403

  • Staff Only


This collection contains images of the floats in 1929 Tournament of Roses Parade.


  • 1929


Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

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


0.05 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a set of fold-out prints of the floats from the 1929 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. The floats pictured include a Georgia Tech yellow jacket float. This commercially published collection of images was sent from Mrs. A. S. Cappinger of Los Angeles to Mrs. H. C. McCollum of McMinnville, Tennessee.

Administrative History of Tournament of Roses

Originally developed as way to showcase the warm mid-winter weather of Pasadena, California to people from the East Coast, the first Tournament of Roses in 1890 involved a variety of games and a parade of carriages decked with roses. A football game was added to the schedule in 1902 and became a permanent addition in 1916. After an undefeated season and winning the 1928 Southern Conference championship, Georgia Tech was invited to play in the 1929 Rose Bowl. That season, Tech's team featured three All-Americans: Peter Pund, Warner Mizell, and Frank Spear. Tech won its first national championship by defeating the University of California. The game is known for the wrong-way run by California's Roy Riegels.

Other Finding Aids

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


John Rafferty donated these items in 1999 (Accession #1999.045; old number: 99-45).

Processing Information

Jessica Smith processed these papers in 2002.

Jessica Smith. 2010 conversion to visual materials collection made by Mandi D. Johnson
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
266 4th Street, NW
Atlanta 30332-0900 USA