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William H. Sibley Papers

Identifier: MS392

  • Staff Only


This collection contains the schoolwork, class notes, and laboratory notes of William H. Sibley, created while he was a student at Georgia Tech.


  • ca. 1930-1931


General Physical Description

(part of one full-size document case; two legal-size folders)

Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

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


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Scope and Contents

This collection contains William H. Sibley's chemistry laboratory reports, mechanical engineering homework, and ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) notes and homework, created while he was a student at Georgia Tech.

Biography of William H. Sibley

William Harold Sibley was born in Luthersville, Georgia on June 25, 1911 to Will and Nellie Sibley. He entered the Georgia School (now Institute) of Technology in 1928 and graduated in 1932 with a degree in mechanical engineering. While at Georgia Tech, Sibley was involved in the Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) and the Scabbard and Blade military honor society, and he was the secretary of the Georgia Tech chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

After graduating from Georgia Tech, Sibley worked as a mechanical engineer until the outbreak of World War II, when he enlisted as an officer in the U.S. Navy. By the time he retired from the Navy, he had earned the rank of Commander. In 1939, Sibley married Aileen Parker, with whom he had two daughters, Nancy and Susan.

After his retirement from the military, Sibley became a senior partner at the Atlanta engineering firm of Buford, Hall, and Smith.

In 1997, Aileen Parker Sibley, William Sibley's wife of 58 years, passed away. Sibley continued to live in Atlanta until his death on October 1, 2008, at the age of 97. William Harold Sibley was buried with full military honors at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs, Georgia on October 7, 2008.

Other Finding Aids

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


Donation, 2006; accession no. 2006.154.

General Physical Description

(part of one full-size document case; two legal-size folders)


Because of the condition of the originals, the Chemistry laboratory notes in this collection are available in photocopy only.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Christine de Catanzaro and Lindsay Resnick in September 2012.

Inventory of the William H. Sibley papers, ca. 1930-1931
Christine de Catanzaro and Lindsay Resnick
Copyright September 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