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Edwin Rembert DuBose, Sr. Papers

Edwin Rembert DuBose, Sr. Papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Edwin Rembert DuBose, Sr. Papers
Identification: MS399
Date: 1938-2004
Size/Quantity: 3.1 linear feet (4 document cases, 1 oversize box)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: DuBose, Edwin Rembert, Sr., 1922-2006
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:This collection contains material collected by Edwin Rembert DuBose, Sr, including: personal papers, correspondence, articles, and programs related to Georgia Tech and the Alumni Association (Series 1); material collected about and from trips set up by the Georgia Tech Alumni Association (Series 2); and publications from and related to Georgia Tech, including newsletters, newspapers, magazines, programs, and campus publications (Series 3).

Biographical/Historical Note

Edwin Rembert "Rem" DuBose (1922-2006) was a student at the Georgia Institute of Technology and remained actively involved with the school as an alumnus for his entire life.

DuBose was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on August 3, 1922. His mother was Louise Moultrie DuBose, and his father was James Rembert DuBose. DuBose lived with his parents and younger brother, Lige Moultrie DuBose, in Elyria, Ohio, until his parents were divorced. His mother then moved his brother and him to Rome, Georgia, where DuBose attended The Darlington School for Boys. He graduated in 1940.

In the fall of 1940, DuBose entered Georgia Tech where his father had received a Mechanical Engineering degree in 1912. While at Tech, DuBose was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity and president of the ASME Student Chapter. DuBose was in the ROTC program, and he joined the Armed Services Training Program (ATSP) in 1941. He was sent to the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland and then to the Citadel in South Carolina. DuBose returned to Georgia Tech, but was soon sent back to Aberdeen for Officer Candidate School and was assigned to the ordnance school there. DuBose was discharged in 1946 as an Army Captain.

Dubose married Alta Jeane White on December 16, 1944, and after DuBose was discharged from the military, they moved back to Atlanta. DuBose returned to Georgia Tech and completed his Mechanical Engineering degree in March of 1948.

DuBose began working at his father-in-law's company, White Electrical Construction Company, in Columbus, Georgia. After four years, he was transferred to offices in Atlanta. He worked his way up in the company and became president in 1957 (retiring in 1984) and chairman of the board in 1961. He remained chairman emeritus until 2003. He worked at the company for 55 years.

During his career, DuBose was involved in his community and served as President of the Georgia Architects and Engineers Society, President of the Atlanta Chapter of the Electrical Contractors Association, President of the Federated Electrical Contractors Association, and President of the Midtown Rotary Club.

DuBose was an active Georgia Tech alumnus. He served 8 years as a Trustee of its Alumni Association, chairman of the 34th Roll Call, and chairman of the Thousand Club Committee. He served as President of the Alumni Association in 1984-85 and served as treasurer of the Executive Board. He was a member of the Georgia Tech Foundation and was chairman of its Audit Committee. He received the Joseph Pettit Alumni Distinguished Service Award in 1990, and he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the College of Engineering in 1994.

Scope and Content Note

This collection, the Edwin Rembert DuBose, Sr. Papers, is divided into three series: personal papers and alumni activities; materials from alumni association trips; and publications. Personal papers (SERIES 1) include personal correspondence and correspondence regarding class reunions, class donations, award nominations, and alumni events. It also includes newspaper clippings about various Georgia Tech graduates and articles about DuBose and his family. Georgia Tech commencement programs from various years are also included in this series. SERIES 2 contains various papers collected from trips DuBose attended with the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. It includes travel guides, tickets, receipts, itineraries, correspondence from the Alumni Association, and other materials. It also includes some personal traveling information. SERIES 3 includes various publications that mostly relate to Georgia Tech, including a 1938 copy of the Yellow Jacket and a 1943 copy of the Nautilus. This series also includes newspapers, programs, magazines, and newsletters.


This collection is divided into three series:

SERIES 1. Personal Papers and Alumni Activities

SERIES 2. Materials from Alumni Association Trips

SERIES 3. Publications

Index Terms

DuBose, Edwin Rembert, Sr., 1922-2006
Georgia Institute of Technology. Alumni and alumnae.
Georgia Tech Alumni Association.
International travel.
Travel guides.
Universities and colleges--Alumni and alumnae--Georgia--Atlanta.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite [Item, Folder Title, Series], Edwin Rembert DuBose, Sr. Papers (MS399), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Donations, 2005-2007 (Accession Numbers: #2005.001; #2005.029; #2006.194; #2007.028).

Processing Information

April Martin and Christine de Catanzaro processed these papers in February 2013.


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 in this collection (including photographs and slides) will be processed separately as VAM399. Artifacts have been placed in the artifacts collection. A 1940 commencement booklet has also been separated and placed in the Commencement and Baccalaureate Collection (UA370); the 1927-1928 T-Book has been moved to the T-Books.

Related Material

See also the Edwin Rembert DuBose, Sr. file in Georgia Tech Archives Personality Files (UA415B).

Other Finding Aids

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

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SERIES 1: Personal Papers and Alumni Activities, 1940-2002



11Commencement Programs, 1940-1955
12Correspondence and Documents Regarding Alumni Association Activities, 1973-2002
13Newspaper Clippings, 1975-2002
14General Correspondence and Notes, 1978-1992
15Correspondence Regarding 30th Class Reunion and Related Events, 1978
16Correspondence Regarding 40th Class Reunion and Related Events, 1987-1988
17Correspondence Regarding Cargill and Justus, 1988
18Correspondence Regarding John Dunn, 1989
19Correspondence Regarding the Alumni Distinguished Service Award, 1990
110Correspondence Regarding Ruble A. Thomas, 1995
111Correspondence and Booklet Regarding the 50th Class Reunion and Homecoming, 1998
112Georgia Tech Co-op Alumni, 2001

SERIES 2: Materials from Alumni Association Trips, 1972-1994



21Greece Trip, 1972
22Amsterdam and Rhine River Trip (folder 1 of 2), 1973
23Amsterdam and Rhine River Trip (folder 2 of 2), 1973
24Mediterranean Trip, 1975



31Scandinavia Trip (folder 1 of 2), 1976
32Scandinavia Trip (folder 2 of 2), 1976
33Spain Trip, 1979
34Danube Trip with Rutgers: Germany, Austria, and Hungary (folder 1 of 3), 1983
35Danube Trip with Rutgers: Germany, Austria, and Hungary (folder 2 of 3), 1983
36Danube Trip with Rutgers: Germany, Austria, and Hungary (folder 3 of 3), 1983



41France Trip, 1985
42Greece and Malta Trip, 1994
43Travel Information and Personal Papers, 1972-1994
44Other Papers from Trips, 1972-1994

SERIES 3: Publications, 1938-2004



51Publications: Newspaper Articles about ACC Championship, 1985
52Publications: Tech Topics, 1982-2002
53Publications: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution Magazine, 1967
54Publications: Nautilus, 1943
55Publications: Georgia Tech Pamphlets, Programs, and Newsletters, 1942-2004
56Publications: Yellow Jacket, 1938
57Publications: The Georiga Tech Alumnus Magazine, 1938-2004