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J. Wayne Moore Papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: J. Wayne Moore Papers
Identification: MS132
Date: 1901-1956 (bulk 1951)
Size/Quantity: 1.7 linear feet (one half-sized document case; one oversize box)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Moore, J. Wayne, (James Wayne) , Moore, J. Wayne, Jr., (James Wayne)
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:These papers include correspondence, printed material, and newsclippings, primarily documenting the 1951 reunion of the Class of 1901. Also included are certificates certifying J. Wayne Moore, Jr. to practice engineering in Florida and Georgia, and land surveying in Georgia.

Biographical/Historical Note

J. Wayne Moore, president of the class of 1901, also played center field on the baseball team. After graduation, he worked for Atlanta Utility Works in East Point and resided in College Park, Georgia. He had at least one child, James Wayne Moore, Jr., who graduated from Georgia Tech in 1928.

Some members of the Class of 1901 returned late to campus from Christmas holidays, choosing to spend the New Year holiday with their families. President Lyman Hall declared they were guilty of insubordination and ordered them out of the dorms, which compelled them to take six weeks of courses in the autumn of 1901. Their graduation was postponed until November 1901, and they held their reunions on that date in celebration. A photograph commemorated their special commencement exercises, and the members of the class posed at the same location at each of their reunions. The last was held in 1961, with Julien P. Benjamin the only class member well enough to attend.

Scope and Content Note

The J. Wayne Moore papers include correspondence, printed material, and newsclippings. Correspondence documenting the planning of the fiftieth reunion of the Class of 1901 constitutes the majority of the papers. Moore corresponded individually with each member of the class, although only those who were still alive in 1951 are represented here. The correspondents are: Julien P. Benjamin, D. O. Dougherty, W. D. Ferris, Strother C. Fleming, Wayne Holman, George J. Merritt, Willard Newsom, James F. Towers, Eugene C. Wachendorff, J. S. Waterman, James H. Williams, and W. A. Young.

The printed materials include a 1901 Commencement Program, a 1909 Yellow Jacket, and a 1952 Orange Bowl program. The 1951 newsclipping from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution includes a photograph of the Insubordinate Seniors.

Also included in these papers are three certificates, certifying J. Wayne Moore, Jr. as a professional engineer in the states of Georgia and Florida, and as a land surveyor in Georgia.

Index Terms

Georgia Institute of Technology. Class of 1901.
Georgia Institute of Technology. History.
Georgia School of Technology. Insubordinate seniors.
Moore, J. Wayne, (James Wayne)
Moore, J. Wayne, Jr., (James Wayne)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite J. Wayne Moore Papers (MS132), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


James Wayne Moore, Jr. donated these papers in May 1995. Accession #1998.1006 (old number: 98-10-06).

Processing Information

Susan Illis processed these papers in 2002. Christine de Catanzaro encoded this finding aid in March 2006.

Revisions to Finding Aid

March 2006:
  • Finding aid converted from Encoded Archival Description Version 1.0 to Version 2002. June 2009: Certificates (Box 2) added to collection. April 2010: Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit.

  • 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

    Photographs have been separated and will be processed as VAM132. The diplomas for J. Wayne Moore (Class of 1901) and J. Wayne Moore, Jr. (Class of 1928) have been separated and processed in the Georgia Tech Diploma Collection (MS360).

    Other Finding Aids

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

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    11Correspondence, 1951-1956
    12Printed materials, 1901-1952
    13Printed materials, 1901-1952



    21OVERSIZE: Professional Engineering certificate - Georgia (J. Wayne Moore, Jr.), 1938
    22OVERSIZE: Land Surveying certificate - Georgia (J. Wayne Moore, Jr.), 1954
    23OVERSIZE: Professional Engineering certificate - Florida (J. Wayne Moore, Jr.), 1936