Skip to main content

Thomas W. Jennings Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS433

  • Staff Only

Abstract

The Thomas W. Jennings papers consist of two physics laboratory notebooks and one athletics ticket book owned by Thomas Whitfield Jennings, a 1930 Civil Engineering graduate of Georgia Tech.

Dates

  • 1925-1928

Creator

General Physical Description note

1 document box containing three folders. Two folders contain one lab notebook each. The third folder contains an envelope, within which is the student passbook.

Extent (1 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 collection contains two physics laboratory notebooks. One is from September of 1925, for the course Physics 15, a Junior-level course for Electrical Engineering majors and Co-op students, such as Jennings. The other is from February 1928, and Physics 14 and 31 are also junior-level courses. The notebook from 1925 does not contain information on its owner, but the notebook from 1928 is labelled with "Jennings. T.W., Ga. Tech., Atlanta, Ga. ~ Georgia School of Technology." Both contain calculations, instructions, and diagrams for physics problems and experiments.

The collection also contains a student ticket booklet for all Georgia Tech home football and basketball games for the school year of 1927-1928, which also doubles as the student's on-campus YMCA membership card. The booklet is marked with a faded "T.W. Jennings." Many of the football tickets have been removed from the booklet, while many of the basketball tickets remain.

Biographical Information on Thomas W. Jennings

Thomas Whitfield Jennings was born on December 29, 1903. He lived in Augusta, Georgia until entering the Georgia School (now Institute) of Technology in 1924. He studied Civil Engineering under the Co-operative Plan, and graduated from Georgia Tech in 1930 with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. He later moved to Tallahassee, Florida, where he died on July 14, 1987 at the age of 83.

Other Finding Aids

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This set of items was donated to the Archives by Hal Foy of Tallahassee, Florida. Accession number: 2004.092.

Separated Materials

The photographs in this collection have been separated and will be processed as VAM433.

General Physical Description note

1 document box containing three folders. Two folders contain one lab notebook each. The third folder contains an envelope, within which is the student passbook.

Extent (1 half-size document case)

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro and Lindsay Resnick processed this collection in May of 2012.
Title
Inventory of the Thomas W. Jennings Papers, 1925-1928
Status
In Progress
Author
Lindsay Resnick, Christine de Catanzaro
Date
Copyright May 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

Contact:
Library
Georgia Institute of Technology
266 4th Street, NW
Atlanta 30332-0900 USA
404-894-4586