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Colonial Dames of America Oral History Project collection

Collection number: ahc.MSS891

Scope and Content

The collection contains original tapes and transcripts of six interviews.


  • 1986-1990


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

The Oral History Project was initiated by Mrs. Lamar B. (Jane) Peacock during her term as historian for the Atlanta Town Committee of the National Society of Colonial Dames of American in the State of Georgia. Five of the six interviews are conducted by Mrs. Peacock; one is conducted by Mrs. Barry L. Frazier. The following women were interviewed: Louise Richardson Allen, wife of Ivan Allen, Jr., former Mayor of Atlanta; Leila Daughtry-Denmark, the third woman to graduate from the Medical College of Georgia and creator of a Pertussis vaccine (for Whooping Cough); Laura Whitner Dorsey, an active volunteer for the Atlanta Junior League and Arts Alliance and co-founder of Gardens for Peace; Dorothy Felton, member of the Georgia State House of Representatives; Betty Foy Sanders, wife of Carl Sanders, former Governor of Georgia; and Bazoline Estelle Usher, former Supervisor of Education for Minority Pupils in the Atlanta Public Schools and a leader in the integration of the Girl Scout Council of Northwest Georgia. These six women were chosen for the project because they "made a difference" in Atlanta. They discuss the roles they played in shaping the city, as well as the historical events that affected their lives. One of them also discusses making her presentation at the Court of St. James in London (Great Britain)


0.6 linear ft. (one document case; sixz audio cassettes)



System of Arrangement

The transcriptions are arranged alphabetically by last name. The tapes follow the same arrangement in a separate box.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1990

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.

Colonial Dames of America Oral History Project collection
Josh Hogan
July 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305