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Thomas Burgess Papers

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2018-0051

Content Description

This accession encompasses newspaper clippings related to and correspondence directed to TTU alumnus Thomas L. Burgess, as well as programs for and an invitation to the 1958 TPI commencement ceremony, a book entitled Career for the College Man 1958, and a disposable TTU ashtray. These materials were donated by Thomas Burgess's brother, Dr. Bryan Burgess, a 1960 TPI graduate. Thomas Burgess (1933[?]-9/9/1995) was a native of Sparta, Tennessee who graduated from White County High school before attending TPI, where he studied accounting. He also served in the Army during the Korean War. Burgess was a highly successful businessman. In recognition of his accomplishments, the Business Administration Foundation at Tennessee Tech awarded him the Louis Johnson Outstanding Alumnus Award for 1986-87.

Acquisition Type



Sent by Dr. Bryan Burgess, brother of Thomas Burgess, to TTU's Office of Public Affairs

Restrictions Apply



  • 1958
  • 1987-06
  • 1987-06-18



15 Leaves (2 folders) : SC:B


Invitation to 1958 TPI commencement ceremony (1958); 1958 TPI commencement programs (4) (1958); newspaper clippings regarding Thomas Burgess (7 (1987-1995); congratulatory letter from Interim TTU President Wallace S. Prescott to Thomas Burgess (6/15/1987); congratulatory card from Margaret Pearson to Thomas Burgess (6/18/1987); congratulatory letter from Dr. Eleanor Mitchell to Thomas Burgess (6/26/1987) and attached copy of newspaper article regarding Mitchell (hand-dated 6/1987); book entitled Career for the College Man 1958 (1958); disposable TTU ashtray