Mary Butt Griffith Dobbs photographs
Collection number: ahc.VIS299
Scope and Content
This collection contains images of Dobbs' family members, including Mary B. Griffith Dobbs and John H. Dobbs, as well as photographs of Griffith School of Music. Other photographs include images of the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France.
- 1912-1927, undated
- Dobbs, Mary Butt Griffith (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
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, Mary Burke Griffith started the Griffith School of Music, in Atlanta, Georgia. 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's 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.
28 image(s) (28 black and white photographic prints)
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
VIS 299 was previously cataloged as DOB.
This collection was reprocessed in 2018.
- 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
- Women -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- Societies and clubs
- Women in education
- Mary Butt Griffith Dobbs photographs
- Felicia D. Render
- June 2018
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- Finding aid is written in English.