Marie Dodd Ivan Allen family collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS1161
Scope and Content
This collection contains documents from Marie Dodd’s personal life as well as from her time working at the Ivan Allen Company. Business material includes a Fielder and Allen Co. catalogue, an Ivan Allen-Marshall Co. catalogue, the “Road to 100,000” incentive packet, company font and logo templates, and pricing manuals. There are also documents about Ivan Allen Jr., his accomplishments, and awards he received during his years as mayor of Atlanta and afterward. This collection also contains a scrapbook on Ivan Allen Sr. and the growth of his company, and newspapers that Dodd collected from the mid-1940s documenting World War II and FDR's death.
- 1900-1993, undated
- Marie, Dodd (Person)
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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
Marie Walters Dodd (1936- ) was born to William Horace Walters and Ottis Arnold Walters (1913-1990). She attended public school in Atlanta and graduated from Georgia State University (where she earned a Distinguished Alumni Award) and Atlanta College of Art (later called the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Atlanta campus). Afterward, she worked at the Atlanta Rotary Club, the American Red Cross, Emory University, and the Atlanta Historical Society. A successful fundraiser, she raised over $15 million dollars for the Northwest Georgia Girl Scout Council and co-chaired a campaign that raised $15 million dollars to build the Atlanta History Center museum in 1993. Mayor Maynard Jackson appointed her to the Corporation for the Olympic Development of Atlanta prior to the 1996 Olympic games. Between 1981 and 1982, Dodd served as the first female chair on the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. In addition, she served as a member of the Board of Directors and Vice President of the Ivan Allen Company until retiring 1995. After moving to St. Simons Island, she continued community work as president of the Coastal Georgia Historical Society and as a member on the Board of Trustees at the Coastal College of Georgia Foundation. She married James L. Dodd Jr. (1924-2000) they have two daughters and four grandchildren.
2.33 linear ft. ((two document cases, one oversize box, and one flat file) )
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, 2010, with subsequent additions
This collection was processed in 2019.
- Allen family
- Allen, Ivan, 1877-1968
- Allen, Ivan, 1911-2003
- Allen, Ivan, III, 1938-1992
- Allen, Louise Richardson, 1917-2008
- Atlanta (Ga.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century
- Civic leaders -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Civil rights -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Fielder and Allen (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Forward Atlanta Commission
- Ivan Allen-Marshall Building (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Ivan Allen-Marshall Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Mayors -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- Biography
- Office buildings -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Periodicals
- Marie Dodd Ivan Allen family collection
- Hallie Lonial
- April 2019
- Description rules
- Language of description
- Finding aid is written in English.