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Golden Tornado 1928 Tribute Books and Clippings

Golden Tornado 1928 Tribute Books and Clippings

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Golden Tornado 1928 Tribute Books and Clippings
Identification: UA414
Date: ca. December 1928
Size/Quantity: 0.2 linear feet (one half-size document case)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Georgia Institute of Technology.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:This collection consists of several copies of a booklet titled "Georgia Tech's Golden Tornado: Champions 1928," as well as newspaper clippings on the subject of the 1928 Tech Yellow Jackets football team.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team, which was known as the "Golden Tornado," completed a very successful undefeated season in 1928 by beating the University of Georgia by a score of 20 to 6. That season, Tech's team featured three All-Americans: Peter Pund, Warner Mizell, and Frank Speer. After winning the 1928 Southern Conference championship, the Tech team was invited to play in the 1929 Rose Bowl. At the Rose Bowl, Tech won its first football national championship by defeating the University of California. The game is known for the wrong-way run by California's Roy Riegels.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of several copies of a booklet titled "Georgia Tech's Golden Tornado: Champions 1928." This printed booklet contains photographs and short articles about each of the Georgia Tech players, photographs of the coaches, a listing of the scores for the season, and an article and photograph of William Alexander, head football coach at Tech. One of the copies of the booklet in this collection features the signatures of most of the coaches and players on the 1928 Tech team.

This collection also includes a set of newspaper clippings that appear to be taken from a scrapbook. The clippings cover the 1928 team, particularly the Georgia Tech-University of Georgia game.


Index Terms

Alexander, William A., (William Anderson), 1889-1950
College sports--Georgia--Atlanta.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Football.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Sports.
Georgia School of Technology. Football.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (Football team).
Rose Bowl (Football game). History.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Golden Tornado 1928 Tribute Books and Clippings (UA414), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Provenance

The immediate provenance of this collection is unknown. Accession number 1992.0302.

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro processed these records in April 2012.


Restrictions

Restrictions: Access

No restrictions on access.

Restrictions: Use

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


Other Finding Aids

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


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11Newspaper clippings, ca. December 1928
 
12Georgia Tech's Golden Tornado: Champions 1928, ca. December 1928
 
13Georgia Tech's Golden Tornado: Champions 1928, ca. December 1928
 
14Georgia Tech's Golden Tornado: Champions 1928, ca. December 1928
 
15Georgia Tech's Golden Tornado: Champions 1928, ca. December 1928
 
16Georgia Tech's Golden Tornado: Champions 1928, ca. December 1928
 
17Georgia Tech's Golden Tornado: Champions 1928 (with signatures), ca. December 1928