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Mrs. Harman Wayne Patterson Collection (MC 157)

Biographical/Organizational Note

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.

Scope and Content

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

1870s-1975 1 box (.3 l.f.)

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Mrs. Harman Wayne Patterson Collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives at Columbus State University. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

Mrs. Harman Wayne Patterson Collection (MC 157)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia


This material was received in the Archives in 2001.

Note to Researchers

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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.

Box and Folder List

Box 1

Folder 1 – War Diary of U.S.S. Bridgeport (published history of the ship) and a photo of its baseball team, 1919

Folder 2 – Photographic portrait of Harman Wayne Patterson, n.d.

Folder 3 – Genealogy and programs, 1960s-1970s

Folder 4 – Scrapbook of Mary L. N. Wayne, 1870s

Folder 5 – Home of the Commandants: Marine Barracks, Washington, DC by Karl Schuon, presented to the Pattersons by Louis H. Wilson, General, U.S. Marine Corps, 1974

Loose item – A tiny pencil