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J. Walter Estes Photograph Collection

J. Walter Estes Photograph Collection

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Descriptive Summary

Title: J. Walter Estes Photograph Collection
Identification: VAMF006
Date: 1900-1954 (bulk 1904-1905)
Size/Quantity: 0.4 linear feet (one document case)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Estes, J. Walter, (James Walter), 1882-1985
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:J. Walter Estes, a member of the class of 1904, collected these photographs of his classmates.

Biographical/Historical Note

A 1904 graduate of Georgia Tech, J. Walter Estes earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi honorary fraternity. He later became president of the Rex Chair Company and served in the Georgia State Senate for two terms, from 1938-1940 and 1943-1946.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of 28 studio portraits (gelatin silver prints). Numerous portraits were taken at Stephenson and Cox Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. The majority of these photographs are in fair to good condition with minor image coloring. Also, within this collection, there are 8 gelatin silver prints, which are in poor condition due to cracked mounts, fading, and silver mirroring.


Series 1 contains photographs of individuals, all of whom are identified students. Series 2 includes one photograph of an identified faculty member. Series 3 contains group photographs.

Index Terms

College students--Georgia.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Class of 1904.
Georgia Institute of Technology. History.
Stephenson and Cox Studios (Atlanta, Ga.).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite J. Walter Estes Photograph Collection (VAMF006), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Mrs. Harold Rice, granddaughter of Estes, donated this collection in April 1985. Accession #1985.0401 (old number: 85-04-01).

Processing Information

Jody Lloyd processed these photographs in 2002.

Revisions to Finding Aid

February 2006:
  • Finding aid converted from EAD Version 1.0 to Version 2002. April 2010: Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit.

  • Restrictions

    Restrictions: Access


    Restrictions: Use

    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.

    Separated Material

    These photographs were separated from the J. Walter Estes Papers (MF006).

    Container List

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    Series 1: Identified Individuals (students).


    1VAMF 6-1: Acker, Walter H.
    1VAMF 6-2: Albury, U. E.
    1VAMF 6-3: Anderson, J. R.
    1VAMF 6-4: Blackburn, Bryan M.
    1VAMF 6-5: Campbell, Cooper
    1VAMF 6-6: Davenport, Frank B.
    1VAMF 6-7: Davis, W. M.
    1VAMF 6-8: Dobbs, Z. T.
    1VAMF 6-9: Edmondson, Charles H.
    1VAMF 6-10: Harbour, George Alfred
    1VAMF 6-11: Jones, Charles A.
    1VAMF 6-12: Jordan, Ras K.
    1VAMF 6-13: Matheson, Stanley B.
    1VAMF 6-14: McCamy, Carlton C.
    1VAMF 6-15: Monsalvatge, Alfred
    1VAMF 6-16: Moore, Berien
    1VAMF 6-17: Moore, Joe E.
    1VAMF 6-18: Pringle, D. Rhett
    1VAMF 6-19: Reid, I. Henry
    1VAMF 6-20: Sanders, M. T.
    1VAMF 6-21: Seales, H. J.
    1VAMF 6-22: Smith, Sidney K.
    1VAMF 6-23: Strauss, Harry M.
    1VAMF 6-24: Stribling, T. E.
    1VAMF 6-25: Strickland, N. Harold
    1VAMF 6-26: Whitner, Henry F.
    1VAMF 6-27: Wright, Alfred H.

    Series 2: Identified Individual (professor).


    1VAMF 6-28: Ford, Professor Arthur H.

    Series 3: Groups.


    1VAMF 6-29: Group (some individuals identified on reverse of photo)
    1VAMF 6-30: Seniors, Class of 1904, June 1903
    1VAMF 6-31.: Class of 1904, Footall Team, undated
    1VAMF 6-32: Seniors, Class of 1904
    1VAMF 6-33: J. Walter Estes and Frank B. Davenport, 1905
    1VAMF 6-34: Sub-Apprentice Class, June 1900
    1VAMF 6-35: Seniors, Class of 1904, 1903
    1VAMF 6-36: Group (some individuals identified on reverse of photo)
    1VAMF 6-37: Ten members of the Class of 1904 (photocopy), 1954
    1VAMF 6-38: VAMF 6-36 (photocopy)