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

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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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creatorOf Colonial Dames (Atlanta, Georgia Branch), Oral History Project. Transcripts, 1986-1990. Atlanta History Center, Kenan Research Center / Cherokee Garden Library
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associatedWith Allen, Ivan, 1911- person
associatedWith Allen, Louise Richardson, 1914- person
associatedWith Atlanta Arts Alliance (Georgia) corporateBody
associatedWith Atlanta University. corporateBody
associatedWith Court of St. James (London, Great Britain) corporateBody
associatedWith Denmark, Leila Daughtry, 1898- person
associatedWith Dorsey, Laura Whitner, 1913- person
associatedWith Felton, Dorothy, 1929- person
associatedWith Frazier, Barry L. (Mrs.) person
associatedWith Gardens For Peace (Atlanta, Georgia) corporateBody
associatedWith Georgia General Assembly. corporateBody
associatedWith Georgia Governor's Mansion (Atlanta, Georgia) corporateBody
associatedWith Junior League (Atlanta, Georgia) corporateBody
associatedWith Medical College of Georgia. corporateBody
associatedWith Murphy, Tom. person
associatedWith National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of Georgia. Atlanta Town Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Peacock, Jane Bonner. person
associatedWith Sanders, Betty Foy, 1926- person
associatedWith Sanders, Carl, Governor. person
associatedWith Usher, Bazoline Estelle. person
associatedWith Westminster Schools (Atlanta, Georgia) corporateBody
associatedWith Woodruff Arts Center (Atlanta, Georgia) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Atlanta (Ga.)
Educational change
Fund raising
Girl Scouts
Pertussis Vaccine
Working mothers

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Active 1986

Active 1990

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