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J. Wayne Moore Photograph Collection

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Descriptive Summary

Title: J. Wayne Moore Photograph Collection
Identification: VAM132
Date: 1901-1956
Size/Quantity: 0.1 linear feet (5 items)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Moore, J. Wayne, (James Wayne)
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:This collection contains photographs of the Class of 1901, the Insubordinate Seniors, from their senior year and subsequent reunions.

Biographical/Historical Note

J. Wayne Moore, president of the class of 1901, also played center field on the baseball team. After graduation, he worked for Atlanta Utility Works in East Point and resided in College Park, Georgia. He had at least one child, James Wayne Moore, Jr., who graduated from Georgia Tech in 1928.

Some members of the Class of 1901 returned late to campus from Christmas holidays, choosing to spend the New Year holiday with their families. President Lyman Hall declared they were guilty of insubordination and ordered them out of the dorms, which compelled them to take six weeks of courses in the autumn of 1901. Their graduation was postponed until November 1901, and they held their reunions on that date in celebration. A photograph commemorated their special commencement exercises, and the members of the class posed at the same location at each of their reunions. The last was held in 1961, with Julien P. Benjamin the only class member well enough to attend.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains photographs of the Class of 1901, the Insubordinate Seniors. The photographs date from their original graduation date of June 1901, their actual graduation date in November 1901, and reunions in 1926, 1951, and 1956. An image documenting the final reunion in 1961 can be found in the Georgia Tech Photograph Collection VAC375, Box 24, Folder 27, Item VA2413b.


The photographs are arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Georgia Institute of Technology. Class of 1901.
Georgia Institute of Technology. History.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Students.
Georgia School of Technology. Insubordinate seniors.
Moore, J. Wayne, (James Wayne)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite J. Wayne Moore Photograph Collection (VAM132), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Accession #1998.1006.

Processing Information

Mallory Velten and Mandi D. Johnson processed these photographs in July 2009.

Revisions to Finding Aid

April 2010:
  • Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit.

  • Restrictions

    Restrictions: Access


    Restrictions: Use

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

    Separated Material

    Manuscript materials are processed and described separately as the J. Wayne Moore Papers MS132.

    Other Finding Aids

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

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    11VAM132-01: Senior Class Photo, "According to D.O. Dougherty this photo was taken in June 1901. It includes Abel, Vaughn and Prof. Cooley, who are not in the photo taken in Nov. 1901", June 1901
    12VAM132-02: Senior Class Photo, November 1901
    13VAM132-03: Reunion Photo, November 1926
    14VAM132-04: Reunion Photo, November 1951
    15VAM132-05: Reunion Photo, November 1956