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Dorothy Haverty Grove papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS97

Scope and Content

The clippings, correspondence, programs, and articles in this collections, pertain primarily to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Symphony Guild, and secondarily with the Atlanta Music Club and the Atlanta Junior League. Of particular note is a signed proclamation by Mayor William B. Hartsfield that declared September, 6-13, 1954, Atlanta Symphony Week, the script of the orchestra’s tenth anniversary radio program, (which includes a history of the group), and several articles that Grove wrote about Red Cross activities during World War II.


  • 1938-1956, undated


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Dorothy Haverty Grove (1900-1986) was born to James J. Haverty (1858-1939), the founder of Haverty Furniture Company, and Clara T. Malone (1859-1918) on February 3, 1900; she had nine siblings. She graduated from Emory University with a degree in Cultural Arts and married Dr. Lon Grove (1891-1963), a noted gastroenterologist, in 1922. They had two daughters, Dorothy Grove Glover (1923-2005) and Nina Frances Grove Harris (1925-?). Dorothy Grove was an author and art patron. She wrote two books, The History of the Atlanta Red Cross in World War II in 1948, and Cultural Atlanta at a Glance in 1950, which she co-authored with the Junior League of Atlanta. In 1943 she was named the first Woman of the Year in Arts. In addition, she helped found the Atlanta Symphony Guild, and was the president of the Guild's Women’s Committee; and was a board member of the High Museum of Art as well the Chairman of it's Public Relations Committee in the 1950s.


1.83 linear ft. (1 document case, 1oversize box)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2016.

Dorothy Haverty Grove papers
Brittany Walters
June 2016
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