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Thomas W. Jennings Papers

Thomas W. Jennings Papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Thomas W. Jennings Papers
Identification: MS433
Date: 1925-1928
Size/Quantity: 0.2 linear feet (1 half-size document case)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Jennings, Thomas W., (Thomas Whitfield), 1903-1987
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:The Thomas W. Jennings papers consist of two physics laboratory notebooks and one athletics ticket book owned by Thomas Whitfield Jennings, a 1930 Civil Engineering graduate of Georgia Tech.

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas Whitfield Jennings was born on December 29, 1903. He lived in Augusta, Georgia until entering the Georgia School (now Institute) of Technology in 1924. He studied Civil Engineering under the Co-operative Plan, and graduated from Georgia Tech in 1930 with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. He later moved to Tallahassee, Florida, where he died on July 14, 1987 at the age of 83.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains two physics laboratory notebooks. One is from September of 1925, for the course Physics 15, a Junior-level course for Electrical Engineering majors and Co-op students, such as Jennings. The other is from February 1928, and Physics 14 and 31 are also junior-level courses. The notebook from 1925 does not contain information on its owner, but the notebook from 1928 is labelled with "Jennings. T.W., Ga. Tech., Atlanta, Ga. ~ Georgia School of Technology." Both contain calculations, instructions, and diagrams for physics problems and experiments.

The collection also contains a student ticket booklet for all Georgia Tech home football and basketball games for the school year of 1927-1928, which also doubles as the student's on-campus YMCA membership card. The booklet is marked with a faded "T.W. Jennings." Many of the football tickets have been removed from the booklet, while many of the basketball tickets remain.

Index Terms

Georgia Institute of Technology. History.
Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Physics.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Sports.
Georgia School of Technology. Students.
Physics--Study and teaching.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Please cite Thomas W. Jennings Papers (MS433), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This set of items was donated to the Archives by Hal Foy of Tallahassee, Florida. Accession number: 2004.092.

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro and Lindsay Resnick processed this collection in May of 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 photographs in this collection have been separated and will be processed as VAM433.

Other Finding Aids

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

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11Physics 15 notes, September 1925
12Physics 14 and 31 notes, February 1928
13Student pass book and YMCA membership card, 1927-1928