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Golden Tornado 1951 Booklet

 Collection
Identifier: UA413

  • Staff Only

Abstract

This booklet contains a compilation of articles that appeared mainly in the Atlanta newspapers on the various games played by the 1951 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team.

Dates

  • ca. 1952

Creator

General Physical Description note

(one half-size document case)

Restrictions: Access

None.

Restrictions: Use

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

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This booklet contains a compilation of articles that appeared mainly in the Atlanta newspapers on the various games played by the 1951 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team. Compiled by contemporary Tech students Hugh W. Folk and George D. Newton Jr., with the assistance of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association and the Georgia Tech Athletic Association, the booklet also includes a brief article by coach Bobby Dodd, a picture of the 1951 football team, and a roster. Copies of the photographs that originally appeared with the newspaper articles and statistics for each game are also included. Articles from other southern newspapers, such as the Miami Herald, the Nashville Banner, and the Birmingham News appear occasionally as well. The booklet sold for $1.55 and was available from the Georgia Tech Athletic Association.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team (known as the "Golden Tornado") of 1951 won 10 games and tied 1 during the regular season. Coached by legendary football coach Bobby Dodd, they went on to become SEC champions, and they were victorious in the Orange Bowl game, beating their opponents, Baylor University, by a score of 17 to 14.

George David Newton, Jr., one of the compilers of this booklet, graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Architecture in 1952. Originally from Gainesville, Georgia, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity, the Bulldog Club, the Architectural Society, and the Navy Activities Committee, and he served on the staff of the Yellow Jacket. Hugh Wilds Folk graduated from Tech with a degree in Industrial Management in 1955. In 1957, he is listed in the Blue Print as a graduate assistant in Industrial Management.

Other Finding Aids

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

Provenance

The immediate provenance of this booklet is unknown, although it was originally compiled by Tech students Hugh W. Folk and George D. Newton, Jr., with the assistance of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association and the Georgia Tech Athletic Association. Accession number 2012.040.

General Physical Description note

(one half-size document case)

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro processed this booklet in April 2012.
Title
Inventory of the Golden Tornado 1951 Booklet, ca. 1952
Subtitle
UA413
Status
Completed
Author
Christine de Catanzaro
Date
Copyright April 2012.
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

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

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