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Harold A. Faisst Visual Materials

Harold A. Faisst Visual Materials

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Harold A. Faisst Visual Materials
Identification: VAM086
Date: circa 1926-1930
Size/Quantity: 0.05 linear feet (7 photographs, 5 photographs in scrapbook-ms086)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Faisst, Harold A., 1907-1977
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:Harold A. “Dutch” Faisst was an outstanding Georgia Tech athlete, who played on the 1929 Rose Bowl football team. A member of the Class of 1930, he worked for the Aluminum Company of America after graduation. The Visual Materials collection includes several photographs of a Koseme initiation, pictures of teammates, and various other photographs documenting his time at Georgia Tech.

Biographical/Historical Note

Harold A. “Dutch” Faisst was born June 18, 1907. He was an outstanding athlete while at Georgia Tech from 1926-1930. He played on the 1929 Rose Bowl football team and was a record-breaking track star. A member of Sigma Nu fraternity, he was active in fraternity and inter-fraternity affairs. He was a founding member of the Georgia Tech chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa. He graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Commerce in 1930. A native Arkansan, Faisst joined the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) after graduation.

Faisst was married to Sara Cecil (1909-1983). He passed away in 1977 at the age of 69.

Scope and Content Note

The Harold A. Faisst Visual Materials include several loose photographs, as well as several photographs located inside a scrapbook. The pictures include photographs from a Koseme initiation ceremony, various photographs of teammates and friends, and several other pictures relating to Faisst's travels. All photographs are undated but are presumed to be from 1926-1930, when Faisst was a student at Georgia Tech.

Index Terms

Faisst, Harold A., 1907-1977
Georgia Institute of Technology. Koseme Society.
Mizell, Warner

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Harold A. Faisst Visual Materials (VAM086), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


The Alumni Association donated the scrapbook and photographs in January 1999 (Accession #1999.0101; old #1999-01-01). Before donating the materials, the Alumni Association removed some items to include in an exhibition.

Processing Information

Mandi D. Johnson and Sierra Harrison processed this collection in September 2013.


Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

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

Separated Material

The scrapbook and manuscript portion of this collection have been processed separately as the Harold A. Faisst Papers (MS086).

Other Finding Aids

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

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VAM086: Loose Photographs, ca. 1926-1930



11VAM86-01: Koseme initiation, Faisst and Mizell, ca. 1926-1930
11VAM86-02: Koseme initiation, Warner Mizell, ca. 1926-1930
11VAM86-03: Koseme initiation, George Coffee, ca. 1926-1930
11VAM86-04: Koseme initiation, Charlie Witmer, ca. 1926-1930
11VAM86-05: Koseme initiation, left to right - "Deacon" Florrid, "Sister" Witmer, "Student" Faisst, "Caveman" Coffee, "Baby" Low, "Sugar" Waddey, "Beauty" Mizell, ca. 1926-1930
11VAM86-06: Unidentified home, ca. 1926-1930
11VAM86-07: Unidentified football players, ca. 1926-1930

MS086: Scrapbook, ca. 1926-1930



MS086ScrapbookVAM86-08: Warner Mizell, ca. 1926-1930
MS086ScrapbookVAM86-09: "Atlanta - The fastest growing city of the Southeast", ca. 1926-1930
MS086ScrapbookVAM86-10: Unidentified man and woman, ca. 1926-1930
MS086ScrapbookVAM86-11: American Diamond Lines ship "Innoko", ca. 1926-1930
MS086ScrapbookVAM86-12: Unidentified group portrait, ca. 1926-1930