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D. Lynn Whitt Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS452

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Abstract

Four document cases of notes, lab reports, quizzes, and tests compiled during D. Lynn Whitt's time as a student at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Dates

  • 1961-1966 and undated

Creator

General Physical Description note

(4 document cases)

Restrictions: Access

Box 4 is restricted.

Restrictions: Use

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

Extent

1.6 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This collection contains 17 notebooks, three field books, two design problems projects, and numerous laboratory reports from courses in physics, chemistry, mathematics, geology, programming, and civil, mechanical, and industrial engineering. The diagrams, calculations, notes, and reports included in the materials document D. Lynn Whitt's studies while he was pursuing an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology from 1962-1966. Also included are a lab manual for soil testing and a Office of Sponsored Research report on tire hydroplaning. Most of the materials date from 1961-1966, but four of the notebooks are undated.

Biography of David Lynn Whitt

David Lynn Whitt, from Donelson, Tennessee, was born on January 18, 1944. A student at the Georgia Institute of Technology from about 1962 to 1966, he graduated Cum Laude in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

During his time at Georgia Tech, Whitt was active in his fraternity, Phi Sigma Kappa, acting as the Vice President during his senior year. Additionally, he was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, a national honorary society, and Tau Beta Phi, an honorary society for engineering students. His other extracurricular activities included Chi Epsilon, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Interfraternity Council.

Whitt later earned his J.D. from the University of Memphis in 1972. He has held various jobs in the construction industry throughout his career. Most recently, he served as the President of The Challenge Group, Inc., a construction management firm in Weldon Spring, Missouri. Previously, Mr. Whitt worked as a construction manager for Kwame Building Group, Inc., and oversaw the expansion of the Lambert St. Louis International Airport. Additionally, he has served as the President of Landmark Contract Management, Inc., a construction management company. He has worked on several large-scale, multi-million dollar projects, as well as serving as a mediator, arbitrator and consultant in recent years.

Whitt married Carol Ann Hitchcock (1945-2007), and they had four children: Melanie, Charles, Michelle, and Laura. Mrs. Whitt passed away in 2007 at the age of 61.

Other Finding Aids

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

Provenance

This collection of personal papers was donated in 2012; accession nos. 2012.072 and 2012.089.

General Physical Description note

(4 document cases)

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro and Sierra Harrison processed this collection in August and September 2013.
Title
Inventory of the D. Lynn Whitt Papers, 1963-1966
Subtitle
MS452
Status
Completed
Author
Christine de Catanzaro, Sierra Harrison
Date
Copyright September 2013.
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
[Finding aid is written in English. ]

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

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