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Edward L. Darling, Jr. Papers

Identifier: MS435

  • Staff Only


Papers relating to the education and hobbies of Edward L. Darling, Jr. during and after his college years.


  • 1917-1934 (bulk dates ca. 1919-1925)
  • Majority of material found within 1919 - 1925


General Physical Description

(two full-size document cases and one oversize box)

Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

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


2.88 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This collection contains notes and lab reports, mainly dating from Darling's time as a student at Tech, but some dating back to his high school years at Blackshear High School. These materials are housed in Series 1. Series 2 consists of football programs, memorabilia, Georgia Tech publications and newspaper clippings, again mainly dating from Darling's student days at Tech.

Biography of Edward L. Darling, Jr.

Edward Lee Darling, Jr. was born on June 15, 1901 in Blackshear, Georgia, the son of a funeral home owner, Edward, Sr., and his wife, Helen (nee Bostick).

He attended the Georgia School (now Institute) of Technology from approximately 1918 until he graduated in 1925 with a degree in Co-Operative General Engineering. While at Georgia Tech, Darling's nickname was "Uncle George" and he participated in the Square and Compass (the student Order of Freemasons), the Co-Op Club, and the Briarean Co-Op Honor Society.

After graduation, Darling moved back to Blackshear, where he worked with his father at Darlington Funeral Home, of which he later became owner. He married Virginia R. Darling. Later in life, Darling served as city councilman and mayor of Blackshear, Georgia. He died on February 21, 1992.


Arranged into two series:

Missing Title

  1. SERIES 1: Academics
  2. SERIES 2: Athletics and Student Life

Other Finding Aids

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


Donation, 1999; accession no. 1999.043.

Separated Materials

The visual materials in this collection, which include two photographs and a postcard, have been processed separately as VAM435. Books and some Georgia Tech publications have also been separated.

General Physical Description

(two full-size document cases and one oversize box)

Inventory of the Edward L. Darling, Jr. Papers, ca. 1919-1925
Copyright May 2012
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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