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Frank R. MacNeill Papers

Frank R. MacNeill Papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Frank R. MacNeill Papers
Identification: MS407
Date: 1901-1949
Size/Quantity: 0.2 linear feet (one half-size document case)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: MacNeill, Frank R., (Frank Rivers), 1885-1977
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:This collection consists of two Georgia Tech football programs, a ticket to a Georgia Tech-Florida game, a program for a Kappa Sigma Fraternity banquet, and a booklet on electricity.

Biographical/Historical Note

Frank Rivers MacNeill was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 19, 1885. According to the Register of Students (UA351, 1899-1906) he entered the Georgia School of Technology on September 30, 1902 as an apprentice, C class. Frank MacNeill played football for the Georgia School of Technology and was also an early member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

When MacNeill married Mabel Abbott on October 15, 1910, he was affliated with the Cotton Insurance Association. Later, MacNeill worked on the Georgia Power Tallulah Falls dam project in Rabun County, Georgia. Mabel MacNeill also had a job related to the construction of the Tallulah Falls hydroelectric plant--she served as secretary to the chief engineer of the contracting company. The construction project was completed in 1914 and consisted of Tallulah Falls Dam, Tallulah Falls Lake, and a hydroelectric plant that brought additional power to the city of Atlanta.

MacNeill registered for the World War I draft on September 17, 1918; according to his draft card, he was 33 years old at the time and living on Lawton Street in Atlanta, Georgia. MacNeill also served on the Georgia Inspection and Rating Bureau in Atlanta, Georgia. He died in Florida on December 02, 1977 at the age of 92.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of two Georgia Tech football programs dating from the 1940s, a ticket to the 1949 Georgia Tech-Florida game, a program for a Kappa Sigma Fraternity banquet held in Jackson, Mississippi in 1906, and a 1901 booklet on electricity.


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Index Terms

Georgia Institute of Technology. Football.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (Football team).
Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
Souvenir programs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite [Item, Folder,] Frank R. MacNeill Papers (MS407), Archives and Records Management, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Donation, 2011 (accession number 2011.039).

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro processed this collection in July 2012.


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 have been processed separately as VAM407.

Other Finding Aids

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

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11 Practical Compend of Electricity (Chicago: Laird and Lee), 1901
12Kappa Sigma Fraternity banquet program, December 1906
13Football program - Georgia Tech vs. Navy, October 21, 1944
14Football program - 14th Annual Orange Bowl (Georgia Tech vs. Kansas), January 1, 1948
15Ticket - Georgia Tech vs. Florida game, October 22, 1949