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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


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.

Administrative/Biographical History

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

Gift, 1971

Related Archival Materials

Mary Butts Griffith Dobbs papers, MSS 111, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center


VIS 299 was previously cataloged as DOB.

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2018.

Mary Butt Griffith Dobbs photographs
Felicia D. Render
June 2018
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