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Edwin Rembert DuBose, Sr. Papers

Identifier: MS399

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This collection contains material collected by Edwin Rembert DuBose, Sr, including: personal papers, correspondence, articles, and programs related to Georgia Tech and the Alumni Association (Series 1); material collected about and from trips set up by the Georgia Tech Alumni Association (Series 2); and publications from and related to Georgia Tech, including newsletters, newspapers, magazines, programs, and campus publications (Series 3).


  • 1938-2004


Physical Description

(4 document cases, 1 oversize box)

Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

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


3.1 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This collection, the Edwin Rembert DuBose, Sr. Papers, is divided into three series: personal papers and alumni activities; materials from alumni association trips; and publications. Personal papers (SERIES 1) include personal correspondence and correspondence regarding class reunions, class donations, award nominations, and alumni events. It also includes newspaper clippings about various Georgia Tech graduates and articles about DuBose and his family. Georgia Tech commencement programs from various years are also included in this series. SERIES 2 contains various papers collected from trips DuBose attended with the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. It includes travel guides, tickets, receipts, itineraries, correspondence from the Alumni Association, and other materials. It also includes some personal traveling information. SERIES 3 includes various publications that mostly relate to Georgia Tech, including a 1938 copy of the Yellow Jacket and a 1943 copy of the Nautilus. This series also includes newspapers, programs, magazines, and newsletters.

Biography of Edwin Rembert DuBose, Sr.

Edwin Rembert "Rem" DuBose (1922-2006) was a student at the Georgia Institute of Technology and remained actively involved with the school as an alumnus for his entire life.

DuBose was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on August 3, 1922. His mother was Louise Moultrie DuBose, and his father was James Rembert DuBose. DuBose lived with his parents and younger brother, Lige Moultrie DuBose, in Elyria, Ohio, until his parents were divorced. His mother then moved his brother and him to Rome, Georgia, where DuBose attended The Darlington School for Boys. He graduated in 1940.

In the fall of 1940, DuBose entered Georgia Tech where his father had received a Mechanical Engineering degree in 1912. While at Tech, DuBose was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity and president of the ASME Student Chapter. DuBose was in the ROTC program, and he joined the Armed Services Training Program (ATSP) in 1941. He was sent to the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland and then to the Citadel in South Carolina. DuBose returned to Georgia Tech, but was soon sent back to Aberdeen for Officer Candidate School and was assigned to the ordnance school there. DuBose was discharged in 1946 as an Army Captain.

Dubose married Alta Jeane White on December 16, 1944, and after DuBose was discharged from the military, they moved back to Atlanta. DuBose returned to Georgia Tech and completed his Mechanical Engineering degree in March of 1948.

DuBose began working at his father-in-law's company, White Electrical Construction Company, in Columbus, Georgia. After four years, he was transferred to offices in Atlanta. He worked his way up in the company and became president in 1957 (retiring in 1984) and chairman of the board in 1961. He remained chairman emeritus until 2003. He worked at the company for 55 years.

During his career, DuBose was involved in his community and served as President of the Georgia Architects and Engineers Society, President of the Atlanta Chapter of the Electrical Contractors Association, President of the Federated Electrical Contractors Association, and President of the Midtown Rotary Club.

DuBose was an active Georgia Tech alumnus. He served 8 years as a Trustee of its Alumni Association, chairman of the 34th Roll Call, and chairman of the Thousand Club Committee. He served as President of the Alumni Association in 1984-85 and served as treasurer of the Executive Board. He was a member of the Georgia Tech Foundation and was chairman of its Audit Committee. He received the Joseph Pettit Alumni Distinguished Service Award in 1990, and he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the College of Engineering in 1994.


The collection is divided in four series:

This collection is divided into three series:

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  1. SERIES 1. Personal Papers and Alumni Activities
  2. SERIES 2. Materials from Alumni Association Trips
  3. SERIES 3. Publications

Other Finding Aids

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


Donations, 2005-2007 (Accession Numbers: #2005.001; #2005.029; #2006.194; #2007.028).

Related Material

See also the Edwin Rembert DuBose, Sr. file in Georgia Tech Archives Personality Files (UA415B).

Separated Materials

The visual materials in this collection (including photographs and slides) will be processed separately as VAM399. Artifacts have been placed in the artifacts collection. A 1940 commencement booklet has also been separated and placed in the Commencement and Baccalaureate Collection (UA370); the 1927-1928 T-Book has been moved to the T-Books.

Physical Description

(4 document cases, 1 oversize box)

Processing Information

April Martin and Christine de Catanzaro processed these papers in February 2013.

Inventory of the Edwin Rembert DuBose, Sr. Papers, 1938-2004
April Martin and Christine de Catanzaro
Copyright February 2013.
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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