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Aaron R. Colcord Papers

Identifier: MS459

  • Staff Only


This collection includes an 1888 certification of a scholarship to Georgia Tech and an 1892 Tech commencement program.


  • 1888; 1892


Physical Description

(one archival folder)

Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

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


0.05 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This collection includes two items: An 1888 certification of a scholarship for Aaron Colcord from the Dodge County, GA Board of Education for the Georgia School of Technology, and an 1892 Georgia Tech commencement program.

Biography of Aaron R. Colcord

Aaron Reppard Colcord (October 23, 1869-July 16, 1971) was from Dodge County, Georgia. Colcord entered the Georgia School of Technology on October 3, 1888 with a scholarship. He graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering on June 22, 1892. During his time at Georgia Tech, he was the president of his class and picked white and gold to be the official school colors.

Colcord married Sally Bacon in 1895. He was a member of the Atlanta City Council in the early 1900s and president of the Colcord Lumber Company in Atlanta until his retirement. Colcord died at age 101, and was survived by two daughters, Marie Fort and Sarah Perry, 7 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Sources: Personality Files, Georgia Tech Archives; The Technique, November 7, 1969, page 3; Register of Students 1888-1905; Announcements 1906-1909;

Other Finding Aids

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


Donation, 2013 (accession number 2013.060).

Physical Description

(one archival folder)

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro and Sarah Scott processed this collection in September 2014.

Inventory of the Aaron Colcord Papers, 1888, 1892
Sarah Scott, Christine de Catanzaro
Copyright September 2014.
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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