Skip to main content

L. Jacot Martin Papers

Identifier: MS437

  • Staff Only


Athletic ephemera, newspapers, and game programs belonging to Louis Jacot Martin, a 1929 graduate of Georgia Tech, and later an assistant coach for the Golden Tornado (now Yellow Jacket) football team.


  • ca. 1925-1930


General Physical Description

(one full-size document case containing sixteen folders)

Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

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


0.4 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of newspaper articles, game programs, menus, magazines, and other ephemera collected by Louis Jacot "Firpo" Martin during his tenure as a guard, and later a coach, on the Georgia Tech "Golden Tornado" football team.

Many of the news articles discuss the rivalry between Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia, and their football contests from 1925 to 1930. Also included is a menu detailing the food the team was served on a train ride from Atlanta to New York to play a game against the Pennsylvania State College (now University) at Yankee Stadium in 1925, as well as a commemorative book dedicated to Coach William A. Alexander celebrating the Golden Tornado's 1928 National Championship season. An undated football playbook is also included, detailing many of the plays the team ran in the 1920s.

Biography of Louis Jacot Martin

Louis Jacot Martin (1905-1990) graduated from the Georgia School (now Institute) of Technology in 1929 and spent most of his life in Sheffield, Alabama.

Martin was born on July 21, 1905 in Sheffield, the son of William H. Martin and Aline Jacot Martin. He attended high school at Georgia Military Academy and entered the Georgia School of Technology as a freshman in 1925. He played guard on the Freshman, and later, the Varsity, football teams, where his nickname was "Firpo." At Georgia Tech, Martin majored in General Science, and was a member of the Anak and Koseme societies, Cotillion Club, Interfraternity Council, and the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He was also a member of the 1928 National Championship team coached by William A. Alexander. After graduating in 1929, Martin stayed with Georgia Tech as an assistant coach for the football team for one year.

Later, Louis Jacot Martin moved back to Sheffield, where he opened a supply sales company called Martin Supply Company. He owned Martin Supply Company and lived in Sheffield until he died on April 6, 1990. Martin's grandson, Louis Jacot Martin II, is also a Tech alumnus, having graduated in 1977.


Folders are arranged chronologically.

Other Finding Aids

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


Donation, 2002; accession number 2002.104.

General Physical Description

(one full-size document case containing sixteen folders)

Processing Information

Lindsay Resnick and Christine de Catanzaro processed this collection in June 2012.

Inventory of the L. Jacot Martin Papers, ca. 1925-1930
Lindsay Resnick and Christine de Catanzaro
Copyright June 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
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