This collection contains photographs separated from the Edwin Rembert DuBose, Sr. Papers. It includes photographs from 1928 to 1998 and contains snapshots taken while traveling with the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, photographs and snapshots from class reunions, snapshots sent to DuBose in Christmas cards (mostly of alumni events), photos of Tech students, personal photos, and official military photographs.
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The Edwin Rembert DuBose, Sr. Visual Materials Collection contains photographs and is divided into four series: Alumni Association Travel; Official Class Reunion Photographs; Personal Photographs and Snapshots; and Military Photographs. Series 1 contains both black and white and color photographs and snapshots of trips organized by the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. It contains photographs from a 1972 trip to Greece, a 1973 trip to the Rhine River, and a 1983 trip to the Danube River. Series 2 contains official color photographs and snapshots of class reunions of various Tech classes (mostly the class of 1948) from 1973 to 1997. It also contains an undated snapshot of a class from an unknown reunion and a sheet of headshots of a few alumni. Series 3 contains both black and white and color photographs. The color snapshots, originally enclosed in Christmas cards sent to DuBose, document alumni trips and events. The series also includes color Polaroid pictures of alumni events and award ceremonies. Additionally, this series contains black and white photographs from DuBose's student days. Series 4 contains black and white official group and class photographs from DuBose's time in the military.
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.
This collection is divided into four series:
A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.
Accession numbers: #2005.001; #2005.029; #2006.194; #2007.028; #2013.011
Manuscript material is processed separately as MS399.
April Martin and Mandi D. Johnson processed these visual materials in February 2013.