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Tournament of Roses Parade Visual Materials

Tournament of Roses Parade Visual Materials

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Tournament of Roses Parade Visual Materials
Identification: VAC403
Date: 1929
Size: 0.05 linear feet
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Cappinger, A. S., Mrs.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:This collection contains images of the floats in 1929 Tournament of Roses Parade.

Biographical/Historical Note

Originally developed as way to showcase the warm mid-winter weather of Pasadena, California to people from the East Coast, the first Tournament of Roses in 1890 involved a variety of games and a parade of carriages decked with roses. A football game was added to the schedule in 1902 and became a permanent addition in 1916. After an undefeated season and winning the 1928 Southern Conference championship, Georgia Tech was invited to play in the 1929 Rose Bowl. That season, Tech's team featured three All-Americans: Peter Pund, Warner Mizell, and Frank Spear. Tech won its first 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 contains a set of fold-out prints of the floats from the 1929 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. The floats pictured include a Georgia Tech yellow jacket float. This commercially published collection of images was sent from Mrs. A. S. Cappinger of Los Angeles to Mrs. H. C. McCollum of McMinnville, Tennessee.

Index Terms

Georgia Institute of Technology. Football.
Rose Bowl (Football game). History.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Tournament of Roses Parade Visual Materials (VAC403), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


John Rafferty donated these items in 1999 (Accession #1999.045; old number: 99-45).

Processing Information

Jessica Smith processed these papers in 2002.

Revisions to Finding Aid

December 2005:
  • Finding aid converted from Encoded Archival Description Version 1.0 to Version 2002. December 2010: Collection converted from manuscript to visual materials description and added additional description. Old collection number was MF051.

  • Restrictions

    Restrictions: 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.