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Title: D. Lynn Whitt Papers
Identification: MS452
Date: 1961-1966 and undated
Size/Quantity: 1.6 linear feet (4 document cases)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Whitt, D. Lynn, (David Lynn), 1944-
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:Four document cases of notes, lab reports, quizzes, and tests compiled during D. Lynn Whitt's time as a student at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Biographical/Historical Note

David Lynn Whitt, from Donelson, Tennessee, was born on January 18, 1944. A student at the Georgia Institute of Technology from about 1962 to 1966, he graduated Cum Laude in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

During his time at Georgia Tech, Whitt was active in his fraternity, Phi Sigma Kappa, acting as the Vice President during his senior year. Additionally, he was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, a national honorary society, and Tau Beta Phi, an honorary society for engineering students. His other extracurricular activities included Chi Epsilon, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Interfraternity Council.

Whitt later earned his J.D. from the University of Memphis in 1972. He has held various jobs in the construction industry throughout his career. Most recently, he served as the President of The Challenge Group, Inc., a construction management firm in Weldon Spring, Missouri. Previously, Mr. Whitt worked as a construction manager for Kwame Building Group, Inc., and oversaw the expansion of the Lambert St. Louis International Airport. Additionally, he has served as the President of Landmark Contract Management, Inc., a construction management company. He has worked on several large-scale, multi-million dollar projects, as well as serving as a mediator, arbitrator and consultant in recent years.

Whitt married Carol Ann Hitchcock (1945-2007), and they had four children: Melanie, Charles, Michelle, and Laura. Mrs. Whitt passed away in 2007 at the age of 61.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains 17 notebooks, three field books, two design problems projects, and numerous laboratory reports from courses in physics, chemistry, mathematics, geology, programming, and civil, mechanical, and industrial engineering. The diagrams, calculations, notes, and reports included in the materials document D. Lynn Whitt's studies while he was pursuing an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology from 1962-1966. Also included are a lab manual for soil testing and a Office of Sponsored Research report on tire hydroplaning. Most of the materials date from 1961-1966, but four of the notebooks are undated.

Index Terms

Civil engineering--Study and teaching.
Engineering students--Georgia--Atlanta.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Students.
Lecture notes.
Whitt, D. Lynn, (David Lynn), 1944-

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite D. Lynn Whitt Papers (MS452), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


This collection of personal papers was donated in 2012; accession nos. 2012.072 and 2012.089.

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro and Sierra Harrison processed this collection in August and September 2013.


Restrictions: Access

Box 4 is restricted.

Restrictions: Use

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

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11Civil Engineering 201 Field Book, Fall 1963
12Civil Engineering 202 Field Book, Spring 1964
13Civil Engineering 202 Field Book, Spring 1964
14Civil Engineering 210 Notes, undated
15Civil Engineering 444 and 445 Special Problems, undated
16Civil Engineering 451, Fall 1965
17Civil Engineering 452 and 406, Spring 1963 & Fall 1965
18Civil Engineering 455, Spring 1966
19Chemistry 101, 102, and 103 Notes, Spring 1961



21Concrete Mix Design-Civil Engineering 309, January 1965
22Design Problem #1-Civil Engineering 453, April 1966
23Design Problem #2-Civil Engineering 453, April 1966
24Geology 201 and 202 Lab and Notes, Winter 1964
25Hydrodynamics of Tire Hydroplaning Report, 1966
26Industrial Engineering 415 and 416, undated
27Lab Manual for Soil Testing, 1964
28Math 100 and 104 Problems, 1962-1963
29Math 202 Problems, Fall 1963



31Math 203 Problems, Spring 1964
32Math 415, Spring 1966
33Mechanical Engineering 320, Spring 1966
34Physics 207, 208, and 209 Notes, undated
35Physics 209 Notes and Problems, Spring 1964
36Programs, Spring 1965



41Civil Engineering 202 Field Book - Graded Work (RESTRICTED), Spring 1964
42Civil Engineering 451 - Graded Work (RESTRICTED), Fall 1965
43Civil Engineering 452 and 406 - Graded Work (RESTRICTED), Spring 1963 & Fall 1965
44Civil Engineering 455 - Graded Work (RESTRICTED), Spring 1966
45Concrete Mix Design - Civil Engineering 309 - Graded Work (RESTRICTED), January 1965
46Design Problem #1 - Civil Engineering 453 - Graded Work (RESTRICTED), April 1966
47Design Problem #2 - Civil Engineering 453 - Graded Work (RESTRICTED), April 1966
48Geology 201 and 202 Lab and Notes - Graded Work (RESTRICTED), Winter 1964
49Math 100 and 104 Problems - Graded Work (RESTRICTED), 1962-1963
410Math 202 Problems - Graded Work (RESTRICTED), Fall 1963
411Math 203 Problems - Graded Work (RESTRICTED), Spring 1964
412Math 415 - Graded Work (RESTRICTED), Spring 1966
413Mechanical Engineering 320 - Graded Work (RESTRICTED), Spring 1966
414Physics 209 Notes and Problems - Graded Work (RESTRICTED), Spring 1964