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David Andrews photographs

 Collection
Identifier: LH-0089

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains photographs of West Georgia College buildings and student life on campus and in Carrollton.

Dates

  • 1939-1940

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions

Conditions Governing Use note

Rights have been transferred to the University of West Georgia.

Biographical/Historical note

David Andrews was born in Rome, Georgia. He attended West Georgia College from 1939 to 1940 on the insistence of his mother. Andrews was part of the National Youth Administration (NYA), a student aid program instituted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. As part of this program, he worked in the Dining Hall as a dishwasher and received ten cents an hour.

After attending West Georgia for a year, Andrews returned back to Rome where he worked at a drive-in until he got hired as an apprentice by Westinghouse Electric Company, located in Pittsburgh, in 1940. As an apprentice, he worked making ship controls for the U. S. Navy and attended electrical engineering school which he never finished. While in this position Andrews received various deferments from the World War II draft, but once he transferred into another department in 1944 he became drafted. During the war, Andrews trained in Fire Control in the Navy. He was placed on the U.S.S. Wyoming where he worked as a Radio Operator until 1946.

Following his wartime service, Andrews went back to work at Westinghouse where he stayed until he was laid off in 1953. He then moved to Miami where he got a job with Eastern Airlines as a mechanic. Andrews took an early retirement in 1958.

Extent

0.21 Linear feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

Photographs taken by David Andrews while he attended West Georgia College.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by file title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated at an unknown time.

Processing Information note

Processed by Candice Larson in 2015
Title
Guide to the David Andrews photographs LH-0089
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Written by Candice Larson
Date
2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States