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Mrs. Harman Wayne Patterson Collection

Identifier: MC 157

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a history of the U.S.S. Bridgeport, genealogical information, photographs, and a history of the marine barracks in Washington, DC


  • 1870 - 1975

Biographical / Historical

According to the Georgia Tech Library archives description of materials related to Harman Wayne Patterson, known as Wayne or "Pat," he was born in May 1889 in San Francisco, California. Patterson graduated from Georgia Tech with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1912. As a student, he played class baseball and varsity football, participated in the Glee Club and Mandolin Club, and served as vice-president and then president of the Y.M.C.A. He also was a member of the track and tennis teams and served on the Yellow Jacket and Blue Print boards.

Following graduation from Tech in 1912, Patterson worked for Stone and Webster, the firm building the Goat Rock Dam in Columbus, Georgia. On 24 June 1915, Patterson married Isabel Garrard whom he met in the summer of 1911 while working for a member of the Garrard family. Isabel, an amateur archaeologist and early champion of archaeology in the Columbus area, died in 1955. They had no children. Patterson was a veteran of WWI and retired as an electrical engineer for Georgia Power Company. He was also involved in real estate and insurance . Patterson died Columbus, Georgia in March 1987, survived by his wife Evelyn S. Patterson.


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Custodial History

This material was received in the Archives in 2001.

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Four photographs have been separated from the collection and placed in the Historic Photos collection. They included: a Christmas card showing the old Columbus Country Club; a ca. 1929 view of downtown Columbus; the choir of the Catholic church on Easter; an unknown fountain.
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Repository Details

Part of the Columbus State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

4225 University Ave
Columbus Georgia 31907 United States