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Descriptive Summary

Title: Woodall-Matthews Visual Materials
Identification: VAM400
Date: ca. 1901-1958
Size/Quantity: 2.0 linear feet (69 items)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Woodall, Henry H., (Henry Harman)
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:The Woodall-Matthews Visual Materials contains photographs from the 1920 Greater Georgia Tech Industrial Tour as well as group photographs of the classes of 1904 and 1908. There is also a photo of Alpha Tau Omega and drawings for class assignments, both from the 1930s.

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles William Matthews (17 December 1882-26 July 1955), of Woodland, Georgia, entered Georgia Tech in December 1900. After graduating in 1904 with a degree in textile engineering, he worked for several years at Spalding Cotton Mills in Griffin, Georgia. By 1909, Matthews had returned to Talbot County and was farming. Beginning in 1918, the Georgia Tech register of graduates lists him as the general manager of T.F. Matthews and Son in Woodland. Matthews married Sallie Woodall, sister of John Henry Woodall, Sr.

John Henry Woodall, Sr. (04 April 1886-25 August 1965), also of Woodland, Georgia, entered Georgia Tech in October 1903 as a sub-apprentice. Woodall graduated in 1908 with a degree in mechanical engineering. Following his graduation, he became the manager and then proprietor of the Woodland Excelsior Works. By 1920, he was general manager of Georgia Cushion and Wrapper Company in Woodland, GA. Woodall married Alberta (Berta) Matthews, a sister of Charles W. Matthews.

John Henry Woodall, Jr. (22 October 1917-04 August 2005) was a son of John Woodall, Sr. and Berta Matthews Woodall. John Jr. also attended Tech, graduating in 1938. He participated in many student organizations and was the head football cheerleader his senior year, president of Alpha Tau Omega, and basketball team manager. In WWII, Woodall, Jr. served as a Navy communications officer. He later served as a trustee of Georgia Tech National Alumni Association. Henry H. Woodall was born to John Woodall, Jr. and his second wife, Elizabeth Harman.

In 1920, both Woodall, Sr. and Matthews participated in the Greater Georgia Tech Industrial Tour. A group of 125 prominent Georgia business men and manufacturers toured northern industrial centers to determine why Georgia ranked so far below other states in wealth, enterprise, and general development. This tour was the first step of a larger project: Greater Georgia Tech. Greater Georgia Tech was a movement and a capital campaign to improve the physical plant of the school and establish Tech as a center for research and industrial development for all of Georgia.

Over the years, the Woodall-Matthews family founded and ran several businesses in the Woodland, Georgia area, including the Georgia Cushion and Packing Company (Georgia Cushion and Wrapper Company) and Woodland Furniture Company.


Scope and Content Note

The Woodall-Matthews Visual Materials contains 69 items (47 photographs and 22 drawings) ranging from circa 1901 through 1958. The bulk of the photographs documents the Greater Georgia Tech Industrial Tour. All of these photos are black and white and were taken November 17 - 25, 1920. Most have small white numbers in the lower left hand corner, but a corresponding index is not included.

The remaining photos are group photographs of Georgia Tech classes, students, or alumni. There is one miscellaneous photo of school buses.

The drawings are the work of John H. Woodall, Jr. They appear to be standard class assignments.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged into five series: Greater Georgia Tech Industrial Tour; Charles W. Matthews; John H. Woodall, Sr.; John H. Woodall, Jr.; and Miscellaneous.


Index Terms

Alpha Tau Omega. Beta Iota Chapter (Georgia Institute of Technology).
Georgia Institute of Technology. Alumni and alumnae.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Students.
Greater Georgia Tech Campaign.
Greater Georgia Tech Industrial Tour.
Matthews, Charles W., (Charles William), 1882-1955
Photographs.
Student drawings.
Woodall, John H., Jr., (John Henry), 1917-2005
Woodall, John H., Sr., (John Henry), 1886-1965

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Woodall-Matthews Visual Materials VAM400, Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Provenance

Accessions #2007.067 and 2007.072.

Processing Information

Kevin Brown and Mandi Johnson processed these visual materials in April and July 2010.

Revisions to Finding Aid

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

  • Restrictions

    Restrictions: Access

    None.

    Restrictions: Use

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


    Separated Material

    Manuscript materials will be processed separately.


    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: Greater Georgia Tech Industrial Tour, November 1920

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    14Souvenir of Greater Georgia Tech Industrial Tour, 17-25 November 1920
    VAM400-01: Members of the Georgia Technical Industrial Commission standing in suits, ties, and overcoats in front of City Hall in New York, NY on Tuesday [panoramic photo], November 1920

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    11Souvenir of Greater Georgia Tech Industrial Tour, 17-25 November 1920
    VAM400-02: Four men standing with fifteen women dressed in white uniforms and white hats [21], November 1920
    VAM400-03: Train engine #1365 the “Georgia Tech Industrial Special” blowing off steam [13], November 1920
    VAM400-04: Members of the tour holding the Georgia Tech banner, by railroad tracks [4], November 1920
    VAM400-05: Members of the tour holding the Georgia Tech banner, in front of a stone building [6], November 1920
    VAM400-06: Two men playing in the snow, other men looking on [45], November 1920
    VAM400-07: Three men and three police officers standing at the back of a paddy wagon in the snow [44], November 1920
    VAM400-08: Two men with suits, ties, and hats standing in front of a building (other men in the background in similar attire) [3], November 1920
    VAM400-09: Two men with suits, ties, and hats standing on a stairway (other men in the background in similar attire) [2], November 1920
    VAM400-10: Members of the tour holding the Georgia Tech banner, standing in front of New York City Hall (two women also in the group) [24], November 1920
    VAM400-11: Members of the tour on a battleship [23], November 1920
    VAM400-12: Members of the tour holding the Georgia Tech banner, standing in front of New York City Hall (one woman in group; slightly different angle than VAM400-10) [25], November 1920
    VAM400-13: Members of the tour on a battleship (slightly different angle and closer up than VAM400-11) [22], November 1920
    VAM400-14: Members of the tour standing in front of a building [32], November 1920
    VAM400-15: Members of the tour holding the Georgia Tech banner, standing in front of a building [27], November 1920
    VAM400-16: Members of the tour with suits, ties, and hats standing in front of a building, November 1920
    VAM400-17: The Capitol building with a few cars parked in front [28], November 1920
    12Souvenir of Greater Georgia Tech Industrial Tour, 17-25 November 1920
    VAM400-18: Members of the tour standing in front of a building (White House?) (slightly different angle and further back than VAM400-19) [9], November 1920
    VAM400-19: Members of the tour standing in front of a building (White House?) (slightly different angle and closer than VAM400-18) [12], November 1920
    VAM400-20: Members of the tour standing in front of a building (White House?) [11], November 1920
    VAM400-21: Members of the tour walking up the stairs of the Capitol building [5], November 1920
    VAM400-22: Members of the tour near Niagara Falls [17], November 1920
    VAM400-23: Members of the tour holding Georgia Tech banner in front of Niagara Falls [16], November 1920
    VAM400-24: Members of the tour standing near some trees (with a little snow on the ground) (Niagara Falls?) [18], November 1920
    VAM400-25: Members of the tour standing inside a elevated ferry (Niagara Falls?) [20], November 1920
    VAM400-26: Members of the tour holding Georgia Tech banner, in front of a building [14], November 1920
    VAM400-27: Members of the tour holding Georgia Tech banner, in front of a building [8], November 1920
    VAM400-28: Members of the tour in front of Capitol building (parked car has "New York" on the side) [10], November 1920
    VAM400-29: Members of the tour holding Georgia Tech banner and Georgia Tech pennant, in front of a building [7], November 1920
    VAM400-30: Members of the tour with suits, ties, and hats standing in front of Mellon Institute of Industrial Research and School of Specific Industries [26], November 1920
    VAM400-31: Members of the tour standing on the steps of Capitol building [42], November 1920
    VAM400-32: Members of the tour with suits, ties, and hats standing in front of a building [43], November 1920
    VAM400-33: Members of the tour with suits, ties, and hats standing in front of Mellon Institute of Industrial Research and School of Specific Industries [41], November 1920
    VAM400-34: Five men inside what looks like an on train press room, two men at typewriters (photo by Francis E. Price, Atlanta) [60], November 1920
    VAM400-35: Members of the tour in a passenger train car, with porters in the rear [62], November 1920
     

    SERIES 2: Charles W. Matthews, 1901-1904

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    17Apprentice Textile Engineering Class, ca. 1901
    VAM400-40: Several students in suits and ties and hats, outside building with “Text ‘04” written in chalk on the wall (three guys together in the front holding a small sign that reads “Big 3”), ca. 1901
    18Textile Engineering Class, ca. 1902-1904
    VAM400-41: Several students in suits and ties, outside of a building (many holding small signs that read “04” or “T.E.”) ("J.H. Woodall, C.W. Matthews, Woodland Georgia" written on the back), ca. 1902-1904
    19Senior Class of 1904, 1904
    VAM400-39: Senior Class, in suits and ties and hats, outside of the Swann Building (a child with a hat that reads ’04 is sitting in the front-center) [appears in 15 June 1904 issue of The Georgia Tech], 1904
    13"The Yachting Girl", 1904
    VAM400-47 [and duplicate]: "The Yachting Girl" print of ink drawing by Frank W. Cooksey ("Mr. C.W. Matthews" written on the back), 1904
     

    SERIES 3: John Woodall, Sr., ca. 1903-1958

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    14John H. Woodall, Sr., ca. 1903-1958
    VAM400-36: "John Woodall in his room at Tech" (another man is sitting at a table), ca. 1903-1908
    110Sub-Apprentice Class, 1904
    VAM400-38: Sub-Apprentice Class, some in suits and ties and hats, some in jeans, outside of the Swann Building ("J.H. Woodall, Woodland Georgia" is written on the back) [appears in 15 June 1904 issue of The Georgia Tech], 1904
    111Class of 1908, ca. 1906-1908
    VAM400-42: Members of Class of 1908, in suits and ties, on a stairway across from a building, ca. 1906-1908
    112Class of 1908, ca. 1906-1908
    VAM400-43: Several students in suits, ties, and some with ’08 hats on, outside on the lawn ("Jno. G. Chapman Junior Class" written on the back, also a stamp that reads "Will F. Nelson, Amateur Finisher and Souvenir Photos. No. 55 Houston Street, Atlanta GA"), ca. 1906-1908
    113Class of 1908, ca. 1906-1908
    VAM400-43 duplicate: Several students in suits, ties, and some with ’08 hats on, outside on the lawn, ca. 1906-1908
    14John H. Woodall, Sr., ca. 1903-1958
    VAM400-37: Portrait of John Henry Baugh [sic] Woodall (portrait done by McCrary and Co. Atlanta, Ga.), 1908
    VAM400-44: Reunion of Class of 1908, in suits, ties, and hats, around sundial (stamp on the back reads “Photo by Campbell”), ca. 1958
     

    SERIES 4: John Woodall, Jr., ca. 1934-1938



    Subseries 4.1: Photograph, ca. 1934-1938

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    15John H. Woodall, Jr., ca. 1934-1938
    VAM400-45: Members of Alpha Tau Omega on steps of frat house, with housemother, ca. 1934-1938



    Subseries 4.2: Drawings for Classwork, 1934-1938

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    15Drawings, 1934
    VAM400-48: Monoplane delineation, 19 October 1934
    VAM400-49: Monoplane delineation, 31 October 1934
    VAM400-50: Monoplane delineation, 07 November 1934
    VAM400-51: Monoplane delineation, 23 November 1934
    VAM400-52: Monoplane delineation, 28 November 1934
    VAM400-53: Monoplane delineation, 06 December 1934
    VAM400-54: Monoplane delineation, 07 December 1934

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    16Drawings, 1934-1935
    VAM400-55: Monoplane delineation, 12 December 1934
    VAM400-56: Monoplane delineation, 14 December 1934
    VAM400-57: Monoplane delineation, 19 December 1934
    VAM400-58: Monoplane delineation, 20 December 1934
    VAM400-59: Monoplane delineation, 18 January 1935
    VAM400-60: Miscellaneous Machine Parts, 20 March 1934
    VAM400-61: Miscellaneous Machine Parts, 29 March 1934

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    17Drawings, 1935-1938 and undated
    VAM400-62: Assembly of Center Rest (blueprint), undated
    VAM400-63: Details of Center Rest (ink on linen), 11 April 1935
    VAM400-63 duplicate: Details of Center Rest (blueprint), 11 April 1935
    VAM400-64: Details of Center Rest, 11 April 1935
    VAM400-65: Graphic Statics Problems, 05 October 1937
    VAM400-66: Graphic Statics Problems, 26 October 1937
    VAM400-67: Graphic Statics Problems, 18 January 1938
    VAM400-68: Graphic Statics Problems, 26 January 1938
    VAM400-69: no title, undated
     

    SERIES 5: Miscellaneous, ca. 1920-1935

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    16Miscellaneous, ca. 1920-1935
    VAM400-46: Five school buses outside of the Southeastern GMC Truck Company at 46 North Avenue, Woodland Consolidated School bus at end (nine men stand alongside of the buses), ca. 1920-1935