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William H. Sibley Papers

William H. Sibley Papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: William H. Sibley Papers
Identification: MS392
Date: ca. 1930-1931
Size/Quantity: 0.1 linear feet (part of one full-size document case; two legal-size folders)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Sibley, William H., (William Harold), 1911-2008
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:This collection contains the schoolwork, class notes, and laboratory notes of William H. Sibley, created while he was a student at Georgia Tech.
Note:Because of the condition of the originals, the Chemistry laboratory notes in this collection are available in photocopy only.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Harold Sibley was born in Luthersville, Georgia on June 25, 1911 to Will and Nellie Sibley. He entered the Georgia School (now Institute) of Technology in 1928 and graduated in 1932 with a degree in mechanical engineering. While at Georgia Tech, Sibley was involved in the Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) and the Scabbard and Blade military honor society, and he was the secretary of the Georgia Tech chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

After graduating from Georgia Tech, Sibley worked as a mechanical engineer until the outbreak of World War II, when he enlisted as an officer in the U.S. Navy. By the time he retired from the Navy, he had earned the rank of Commander. In 1939, Sibley married Aileen Parker, with whom he had two daughters, Nancy and Susan.

After his retirement from the military, Sibley became a senior partner at the Atlanta engineering firm of Buford, Hall, and Smith.

In 1997, Aileen Parker Sibley, William Sibley's wife of 58 years, passed away. Sibley continued to live in Atlanta until his death on October 1, 2008, at the age of 97. William Harold Sibley was buried with full military honors at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs, Georgia on October 7, 2008.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains William H. Sibley's chemistry laboratory reports, mechanical engineering homework, and ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) notes and homework, created while he was a student at Georgia Tech.

Index Terms

Engineering students--Georgia--Atlanta.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Alumni and alumnae.
Georgia School of Technology. Curricula.
Georgia School of Technology. Students.
Military education--Georgia--Atlanta.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite William H. Sibley Papers (MS392), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Donation, 2006; accession no. 2006.154.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Christine de Catanzaro and Lindsay Resnick in September 2012.


Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

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

Other Finding Aids

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

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11Chemistry laboratory notes (photocopy), ca. 1930
12Schoolwork binder: ROTC, Mechanical Engineering, Spring 1931