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Dorothy Orr photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS332

Scope and Content

This collection contains images of Dorothy Orr and her family. Also included are photographs of students from the Ira Street School on an outing. Most photos were taken in Atlanta, Georgia, with many photos taken on Stone Mountain.


  • 1885-1971, 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

Dorothy Orr (1887-1975), born Martha Orr to Martha Mood Reynolds and Edgar Harold Orr, was a teacher in the Atlanta public school system and a principal of many elementary schools. She graduated from Emory University in 1930 and went on to receive her Masters of Arts there in 1932. While at Emory, she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa honor society and one of the founders of Kappa Delta Epsilon, a fraternity for students in education. She was awarded Atlanta's Woman of the Year in 1950 for her work as a historian. She published a biography of her grandfather, Gustavus John Orr (1819-1887), describing the South before the Civil War and the effects of Reconstruction. She also wrote A History of Education in Georgia and was a member of the Atlanta Historical Society.


22 image(s) (19 black and white photographic prints, three postcards, and one color drawing)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1972, with subsequent additions.

Related Archival Materials

Dorothy Orr papers, MSS 166, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.


VIS 332 was previously catalogued as ORR.

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2018.


Dorothy Orr photographs
Breylan Martin
October 2018
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305