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Edward L. Darling, Jr. Papers

Edward L. Darling, Jr. Papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Edward L. Darling, Jr. Papers
Identification: MS435
Date: 1917-1934 (bulk dates ca. 1919-1925)
Size/Quantity: 2.88 linear feet (two full-size document cases and one oversize box)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Darling, Edward L., Jr., (Edward Lee), 1901-1992
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:Papers relating to the education and hobbies of Edward L. Darling, Jr. during and after his college years.

Biographical/Historical Note

Edward Lee Darling, Jr. was born on June 15, 1901 in Blackshear, Georgia, the son of a funeral home owner, Edward, Sr., and his wife, Helen (nee Bostick).

He attended the Georgia School (now Institute) of Technology from approximately 1918 until he graduated in 1925 with a degree in Co-Operative General Engineering. While at Georgia Tech, Darling's nickname was "Uncle George" and he participated in the Square and Compass (the student Order of Freemasons), the Co-Op Club, and the Briarean Co-Op Honor Society.

After graduation, Darling moved back to Blackshear, where he worked with his father at Darlington Funeral Home, of which he later became owner. He married Virginia R. Darling. Later in life, Darling served as city councilman and mayor of Blackshear, Georgia. He died on February 21, 1992.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains notes and lab reports, mainly dating from Darling's time as a student at Tech, but some dating back to his high school years at Blackshear High School. These materials are housed in Series 1. Series 2 consists of football programs, memorabilia, Georgia Tech publications and newspaper clippings, again mainly dating from Darling's student days at Tech.


Arranged into two series:

SERIES 1: Academics

SERIES 2: Athletics and Student Life

Index Terms

Education, Cooperative--Georgia--Atlanta.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Class of 1925.
Georgia Institute of Technology. History.
Georgia School of Technology. Students.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Edward L. Darling, Jr. Papers (MS435), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Donation, 1999; accession no. 1999.043.


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, which include two photographs and a postcard, have been processed separately as VAM435. Books and some Georgia Tech publications have also been separated.

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: Academics, ca. 1917-1925



11Blackshear High School Physics Notebook, 1917-1918
12Blank laboratory paper, ca. 1919-1925
13"A Book of Mathematical Oddities", ca. 1920
14Co-Op Junior Class Physical Laboratory Notes, Physics 32, September 1921
15Co-Operative Engineering Brochure, vol. XX no. 1, April 1923
16Electrical and Experimental Engineering laboratory reports, 1921-1922
17Junior High School mathematics answer booklet, 1917
18Mathematics notes, c. 1919-1925
19Physics laboratory reports, 1921-1922

SERIES 2: Athletics and Student Life, ca. 1919-1934



21Ephemera, undated
22Georgia Tech football programs, 1924-1925
23"T-Books", 1919-1925
24Georgia Tech graphic with Whitman's Candy and Vanity Fair magazine advertisements, ca. 1925
25"The Yellow Jacket", March 1925



33"The Atlanta Constitution" sections, September 7 and 14, 1925 and December 9, 1928
34"The Atlanta Journal," vol. LI no. 339, January 28, 1934
31"The Technique," vol. XIV, nos. 14-16, February 6-20, 1925
32"The Technique," vol. XIV no. 23, April 10, 1925