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.
(4 document cases)
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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.
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.
A print copy of this finding aid is available on request in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.
This collection of personal papers was donated in 2012; accession nos. 2012.072 and 2012.089.
(4 document cases)
Christine de Catanzaro and Sierra Harrison processed this collection in August and September 2013.