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Golden Tornado 1951 Booklet

Golden Tornado 1951 Booklet

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Golden Tornado 1951 Booklet
Identification: UA413
Date: ca. 1952
Size/Quantity: 0.2 linear feet (one half-size document case)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Folk, Hugh W., (Hugh Wilds) , Newton, George D., Jr., (George David)
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:This booklet contains a compilation of articles that appeared mainly in the Atlanta newspapers on the various games played by the 1951 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team (known as the "Golden Tornado") of 1951 won 10 games and tied 1 during the regular season. Coached by legendary football coach Bobby Dodd, they went on to become SEC champions, and they were victorious in the Orange Bowl game, beating their opponents, Baylor University, by a score of 17 to 14.

George David Newton, Jr., one of the compilers of this booklet, graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Architecture in 1952. Originally from Gainesville, Georgia, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity, the Bulldog Club, the Architectural Society, and the Navy Activities Committee, and he served on the staff of the Yellow Jacket. Hugh Wilds Folk graduated from Tech with a degree in Industrial Management in 1955. In 1957, he is listed in the Blue Print as a graduate assistant in Industrial Management.


Scope and Content Note

This booklet contains a compilation of articles that appeared mainly in the Atlanta newspapers on the various games played by the 1951 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team. Compiled by contemporary Tech students Hugh W. Folk and George D. Newton Jr., with the assistance of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association and the Georgia Tech Athletic Association, the booklet also includes a brief article by coach Bobby Dodd, a picture of the 1951 football team, and a roster. Copies of the photographs that originally appeared with the newspaper articles and statistics for each game are also included. Articles from other southern newspapers, such as the Miami Herald, the Nashville Banner, and the Birmingham News appear occasionally as well. The booklet sold for $1.55 and was available from the Georgia Tech Athletic Association.


Index Terms

Clippings (information artifacts).
College sports--Georgia--Atlanta.
Dodd, Bobby, 1908-1988
Georgia Institute of Technology. Football.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Sports.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Students.
Georgia Tech Alumni Association.
Georgia Tech Athletic Association.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (Football team).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite 1951 Golden Tornado Booklet (UA413), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Provenance

The immediate provenance of this booklet is unknown, although it was originally compiled by Tech students Hugh W. Folk and George D. Newton, Jr., with the assistance of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association and the Georgia Tech Athletic Association. Accession number 2012.040.

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro processed this booklet in April 2012.


Restrictions

Restrictions: Access

None.

Restrictions: Use

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


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11Golden Tornado: Georgia Tech 1951 SEC Champs, Orange Bowl Champs, ca. 1952