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Chester Gavin Photograph Collection

Chester Gavin Photograph Collection

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Chester Gavin Photograph Collection
Identification: VAC032
Date: 1893-1895
Size/Quantity: 0.2 linear feet (one half-size document case)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Gavin, Chester, Jr.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:Chester Gavin was a member of the class of 1940. These photographs depict individuals and groups from a much earlier time period.

Biographical/Historical Note

Chester Gavin, Jr. graduated from Georgia Tech in 1940, with a degree in Industrial Management. He was ranked in the top ten percent of his graduating class and was a member of the honor roll.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of one tintype and twenty-one studio portraits. The tintype is in fair condition with minimal rusting. Photographer Columbus Washington Motes took many of the studio portraits. The majority of these have deteriorated, with fading and loss of detail.


SERIES 1. Identified Individuals

SERIES 2. Unidentified Individuals

SERIES 3. Unidentified Groups

Index Terms

Architecture--Designs and plans.
College students--Georgia.
Georgia Institute of Technology. History.
Greek letter societies--Georgia--Atlanta.
Motes, Columbus W., (Columbus Washington)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Chester Gavin Photograph Collection (VAC032), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Accession #1990.0510 (old number: 90-05-10).

Processing Information

Jody Lloyd Thompson processed these papers in 2002.

Revisions to Finding Aid

March 2006:
  • Finding aid converted from Encoded Archival Description Version 1.0 to Version 2002. April 2010: Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit.

  • Restrictions

    Restrictions: Access


    Restrictions: Use

    All photograph copyright restrictions under the laws of the United States Copyright must be obeyed. All photographs in this collection are subject to approval before publication may be permitted. 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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    SERIES 1: Identified Individuals, 1893-1895

    Box: 1
    VAC 32-1: Connor, W. ?., 1894
    VAC 32-2: Culpepper, ?. W., 1894
    VAC 32-3: Duggan, ?. E., 1894
    VAC 32-4: Elder, S. T., undated
    VAC 32-5: Forrest, G. F., 1894
    VAC 32-6: Gwyn, Charles, undated
    VAC 32-7: Holmes, Trezevant, 1894
    VAC 32-8: Hunter, W. W., 1894
    VAC 32-9: McCall, Charles, 1895
    VAC 32-10: Mealoz, Billy, 1895
    VAC 32-11: Merry, E. B., 1893
    VAC 32-12: Merry, E. B., 1894
    VAC 32-13: Ogletree, Phil, 1894
    VAC 32-14: Werrer, Ed ?., 1894
    VAC 32-15: Whitney, E. ?., 1894

    SERIES 2: Unidentified Individuals, undated

    Box: 1
    VAC 32-16: Unidentified Male Wearing Uniform, undated
    VAC 32-17: Unidentified Female, undated
    VAC 32-18: Unidentified Male Wearing Uniform, undated
    VAC 32-19: Unidentified Male (possibly Ed Greene, 1894), undated
    VAC 32-20: Unidentified Male in Uniform, undated

    SERIES 3: Unidentified Groups, undated

    Box: 1
    VAC 32-21: Tintype - Unidentified male with two unidentified females, undated
    VAC 32-22: Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, undated