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Herman Samuel Papers

Identifier: MS393

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This collection is composed of various papers once owned by Herman Samuel. Included in this collection are items relating to student life at Georgia Tech, including Yellow Jacket sports and commencement.


  • 1939-1960 (bulk dates 1939-1944)


General Physical Description

(part of one full-size document case; six 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.


0.15 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This collection contains six folders of items once owned by Herman Samuel. These items mostly relate to academics and athletics, but also included are many of Mr. Samuel's identification cards, including his library card, from his time as a student at Georgia Tech, as well as a map of campus from 1960, sixteen years after Mr. Samuel's graduation.

Biography of Herman Samuel

Herman Samuel was born on October 8, 1924, the son of William and Carrie B. Samuel, in Baltimore, Maryland. His father died at some point between 1930 and 1940, before Herman turned 16.

At Tech, Samuel was involved in Phi Eta Sigma, the Freshman Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi honor society. He received a Gold T his junior year, and his senior year became vice-president of Georgia Tech’s chapter of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. He was on the honor roll all four years he attended Georgia Tech, and graduated in 1944 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Samuel was the only Electrical Engineering student to graduate with honors that year.

Soon after graduation, Samuel enlisted in the United States Army as a Private to fight in World War II. Also, around this time, he married his wife Rebecca.

Later, he worked as the Vice-president of the Monumental General Insurance Company in Baltimore. His wife Rebecca J. Samuel died in 2002.

Herman Samuel died on October 30, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland, at age 88. He was buried in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery at Garrison Forest, in the town of Owings Mills.

Arrangement note

This collection is arranged in alphabetical order by folder.


Donation, 2011; accession no. 2011.009.

Separated Materials

Artifacts, including a rat cap and cloth and paper pennants, have been separated and placed in the Artifacts collection.

General Physical Description

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

Processing Information

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

Inventory of the Herman Samuel Papers, 1939-1960 (bulk dates 1939-1944)
Christine de Catanzaro and Lindsay Resnick
Copyright October 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