Colonial Dames (Atlanta, Georgia Branch), Oral History Project.

Active 1986
Active 1990

History notes:

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 America 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 are 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 each played in shaping the city, as well as the historical events that affected their lives.

From the description of Transcripts, 1986-1990. (Atlanta History Center). WorldCat record id: 35786062


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  • Pediatrics--Practice
  • Educational change
  • Schools
  • Pertussis Vaccine
  • Gardening--Societies, etc
  • Fund raising
  • Minorities--Education
  • Girl Scouts
  • Working mothers


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  • Georgia--Atlanta (as recorded)
  • Atlanta (Ga.) (as recorded)