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Golden Tornado Collection

Identifier: UA414

  • Staff Only


This collection consists of several copies of a booklet titled "Georgia Tech's Golden Tornado: Champions 1928," as well as newspaper clippings on the subject of the 1928 Tech Yellow Jackets football team. A photograph of the 1920 team is also included.


  • 1920-1928


General Physical Description note

(one half-size document case)

Restrictions: Access

No restrictions on 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 several copies of a booklet titled "Georgia Tech's Golden Tornado: Champions 1928." This printed booklet contains photographs and short articles about each of the Georgia Tech players, photographs of the coaches, a listing of the scores for the season, and an article and photograph of William Alexander, head football coach at Tech. One of the copies of the booklet in this collection features the signatures of most of the coaches and players on the 1928 Tech team.

This collection also includes a set of newspaper clippings that appear to be taken from a scrapbook. The clippings cover the 1928 team, particularly the Georgia Tech-University of Georgia game.

History of the 1928 Georgia Tech Football Team

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team, which was known as the "Golden Tornado," completed a very successful undefeated season in 1928 by beating the University of Georgia by a score of 20 to 6. That season, Tech's team featured three All-Americans: Peter Pund, Warner Mizell, and Frank Speer. After winning the 1928 Southern Conference championship, the Tech team was invited to play in the 1929 Rose Bowl. At the Rose Bowl, Tech won its first football 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.


The immediate provenance of this collection is unknown. The 1920 photograph was gifted to the Archives by Frank Walsh.

General Physical Description note

(one half-size document case)

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro processed these records in April 2012.

Golden Tornado Collection
Christine de Catanzaro; Alex McGee
Copyright April 2012; Copyright January 2024
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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