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
- Orr, Dorothy (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.
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.
VIS 332 was previously catalogued as ORR.
This collection was reprocessed in 2018.
- Elementary schools -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Ira Street School (Altanta, Ga.)
- Orr family
- Orr, Angus E.
- Orr, Dolly
- Orr, Dorothy
- Orr, Edgar H. (Edgar Harold)
- Orr, Gustavus J.
- Orr, Nellie
- Portraits, American -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Reynolds family
- Stone Mountain Memorial State Park (Ga.)
- Whitehall Street (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Dorothy Orr photographs
- Breylan Martin
- October 2018
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- Finding aid is written in English.