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Harold A. Faisst Papers

Harold A. Faisst Papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Harold A. Faisst Papers
Identification: MS086
Date: ca. 1926-1930
Size/Quantity: 1.0 linear feet (one oversize container)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Faisst, Harold A., 1907-1977
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:Harold A. “Dutch” Faisst was an outstanding Georgia Tech athlete, who played on the 1929 Rose Bowl football team. A member of the Class of 1930, he worked for the Aluminum Company of America after graduation. The scrapbook includes newspaper clippings, 1929 Rose Bowl memorabilia, souvenirs, and photographs. Some loose correspondence is also included.

Biographical/Historical Note

Harold A. “Dutch” Faisst was born June 18, 1907. He was an outstanding athlete while at Georgia Tech from 1926-1930. He played on the 1929 Rose Bowl football team and was a record-breaking track star. A member of Sigma Nu fraternity, he was active in fraternity and inter-fraternity affairs. He was a founding member of the Georgia Tech chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa. He graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Commerce in 1930. A native Arkansan, Faisst joined the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) after graduation.

Faisst was married to Sara Cecil (1909-1983). He passed away in 1977 at the age of 69.

Scope and Content Note

The Harold A. Faisst Papers include a scrapbook and a small amount of loose correspondence and clippings. The scrapbook includes newspaper clippings relating to the Georgia Tech football team, Faisst's friends and teammates, Faisst's fraternity, and his own accomplishments. Contents of the scrapbook also include 1929 Rose Bowl memorabilia, fraternity ephemera, tickets from a trip to Europe, several personal letters and telegrams, a postcard, event programs and menus, tickets to dances, report cards, several ribbons, and a few photographs. The photographs are described with the other visual materials in Harold A. Faisst Visual Materials VAM086.

The folder of loose papers contains fraternity newsletters, a fraternity award, correspondence pertaining to Faisst's role as president of his fraternity, several tickets from Europe, a newspaper clipping regarding a fraternity dance, initiation instructions for new pledges, and a newspaper clipping about the Rose Bowl.

Index Terms

Alexander, William A., (William Anderson), 1889-1950
Brittain, M. L., (Marion Luther), 1866-1953
Faisst, Harold A., 1907-1977
Georgia Institute of Technology. Sports.
Greek letter societies.
Mizell, Warner
Rose Bowl (Football game). History.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Harold A. Faisst Papers (MS086), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


The Alumni Association donated this scrapbook in January 1999 (Accession #1999.0101; old #1999-01-01). Before donating the scrapbook, the Alumni Association removed some items to include in an exhibition.

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro encoded this collection summary in March 2006. Sierra Harrison updated the summary to an inventory in 2013.

Revisions to Finding Aid

March 2006:
  • Summary finding aid converted to Encoded Archival Description Version 2002. August 2010: Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit. September 2013: Updated from collection summary to inventory.

  • Restrictions

    Restrictions: Access


    Restrictions: Use

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

    Separated Material

    The visual materials from this collection have been processed separately as VAM086.

    Other Finding Aids

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

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    11Loose Clippings and Correspondence, ca. 1926-1930
    12Scrapbook, ca. 1926-1930