Dorothy Orr papers
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Dorothy Orr papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Orr, Dorothy, 1887-1975
Title: Dorothy Orr papers
Dates: 1875-1971
Quantity: 0.7 linear ft. (1 document case, 1 half document case)
Identification: ahc.MSS166

Biographical/Historical Note

Dorothy Orr (1887-1975), born Martha Orr to Martha Mood Reynolds and Edgar Harold Orr, was a teacher in the Atlanta public school system and a principal of many elementary schools. She graduated from Emory University in 1930 and went on to receive her Masters of Arts there in 1932. While at Emory, she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa honor society and one of the founders of Kappa Delta Epsilon, a fraternity for students in education. She was awarded Atlanta's Woman of the Year in 1950 for her work as a historian. She published a biography of her grandfather, Gustavus John Orr (1819-1887), describing the South before the Civil War and the effects of Reconstruction. She also wrote A History of Education in Georgia and was a member of the Atlanta Historical Society.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains postcards, and a typed draft of a biography of Gustavus John Orr, titled Gustavus John Orr: A Man and His Period.


Index Terms

Education, elementary--Georgia
Orr, Gustavus J., 1819-1887

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dorothy Orr papers, MSS 166, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1972 and subsequent additions.

Description Control

Collection processed in 1973.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.


Related Material

Dorothy Orr photographs, VIS 332, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.


Container List

 

Box

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11Postcard correspondence, 1914-1971
 
2Miscellaneous, 1875-1929
 
3Bibliography, 1965
 
4Introduction, Gustavus John Orr: A Man and His Period, 1965
 
5Chapter 1, Gustavus John Orr: A Man and His Period, 1965
 
6Chapter 2, Gustavus John Orr: A Man and His Period, 1965
 
7Chapter 3, Gustavus John Orr: A Man and His Period, 1965
 
8Chapter 4, Gustavus John Orr: A Man and His Period, 1965
 
9Chapter 5, Gustavus John Orr: A Man and His Period, 1965
 
10Chapter 6, Gustavus John Orr: A Man and His Period, 1965
 
11Chapter 7, Gustavus John Orr: A Man and His Period, 1965
 
12Chapter 8, Gustavus John Orr: A Man and His Period, 1965
 
13Chapter 9, Gustavus John Orr: A Man and His Period, 1965
 

Box

Fldr

21Chapter 10, Gustavus John Orr: A Man and His Period, 1965
 
2Chapter 11, Gustavus John Orr: A Man and His Period, 1965
 
3Chapter 12, Gustavus John Orr: A Man and His Period, 1965
 
4Chapter 13, Gustavus John Orr: A Man and His Period, 1965
 
5Chapter 14, Gustavus John Orr: A Man and His Period, 1965
 
6Chapter 15, Gustavus John Orr: A Man and His Period, 1965
 
7Chapter 16, Gustavus John Orr: A Man and His Period, 1965
 
8Chapter 17, Gustavus John Orr: A Man and His Period, 1965
 
22Miscellaneous, 1971