Mary Butt Griffith Dobbs papers
Collection number: ahc.MSS111
Scope and Content
This collection contains materials related to the Griffith family, Mary Griffith Dobbs, and the Griffith School of Music in Atlanta. Items includes articles, a scrapbook, music periodicals and booklets, and ephemera from the Griffith School of Music.
- 1913-1957, undated
- Dobbs, Mary Butt Griffith (Person)
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This collection is open for research.
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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
Mary Butt Griffith Dobbs (1890-1970) was born to Mary Burke (Butt) Griffith (1857-1928) and Benjamin Howard Griffith (1853-1902) in Beverly, Georgia. She married John Henry Dobbs (1891-1925) in 1922. They had one daughter, Beverly Dobbs (1928-?). The Griffith family was very involved in music; Mary performed in concerts and musicals nationally. In 1921 her, Mary Burke Griffith, started the Griffith School of Music. The National Bureau for the Advancement of Music recognized the school, and the school started a teaching system that the Fulton County School System adopted. Mary Dobbs, her sister L’Ella Griffith Bedard (1883-1971), and brother William Butt Griffith (1880-1964) worked at the school and kept it operational after their mother passed away in 1928. The Griffith School of Music closed in 1966. In 1997, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
0.417 linear ft. (one document case)
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was reprocessed in 2016.
- American Federation of Musicians
- Bedard, L'Ella Griffith
- Griffith School of Music (Atlanta, Ga)
- Griffith, Mary Burke
- Griffith, William Butts
- Music -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Music teachers -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Musicians -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Public schools -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- United Daughters of the Confederacy
- Women -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- Societies and clubs
- Women in education
- Mary Butt Griffith Dobbs papers
- Brittany Walters
- June 2016
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- Finding aid is written in English.