Manuscript MS-2001.07


SOURCE: Julia Traylor Dyar

SIZE: .3 lf


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Julia Traylor Dyar, daughter of James Edward Traylor and Gladys Marchman, was born May 2, 1925, in LaGrange. After graduating from Greensboro High School (GA) and LaGrange College (1946), she married Hubert L. Dyar (February 8, 1926 - October 4, 1973) on January 3, 1948 at the Chapel of First Baptist Church in LaGrange. She then became Associate Editor of The Royston (GA), a family owned newspaper. For seven years, she was a correspondent with the Atlanta Constitution and a writer for the Anderson Independent (SC). In 1958, she became Assistant Manager of the Georgia Press Association and Executive Manager in 1972. In 1978, she joined LaGrange College as Director of Office of Institutional Relations, a position she retired from in 1993. She has been active in numerous organizations including the Troup County Historical Society where she served as President from 1982-1984. The 1987 Quadrangle, the LaGrange College yearbook, was dedicated to her. She began writing a column on local history for the LaGrange Daily News in 1993.

SCOPE/CONTENT: The items in this collection represent Julia Dyar's interest in LaGrange College and the LaGrange, Troup County area.


Folder 1 LaGrange, Troup County

Ferrell Gardens brochure
LaGrange Chamber of Commerce brochure
LaGrange Facts Sheet, 1970
LaGrange Street Map, c1980s
Membership List: 4th Annual Conference/Historic Preservation
West Point Lake brochure
Vive LaGrange envelope, 7.5 x 10.5, printed with LaFayette, fountain,
First Baptist Church and trees

Folder 2 Tour Guides/Brochures

Callaway Gardens brochure
Chattahoochee Trace Mini-Tour Guide
Cotton Pickin' Fair brochure, 1980
Greenville, GA, Driving Tour Guide, c1980s
Meriwether Historical Tour of Homes, brochure, 1971

Folder 3 Historical Societies

Troup County Archives, Dedication Program (1983)
Troup Factory Historic Marker, Dedication Program
Meriwether County Historic Society, Membership Application

Folder 4 LaGrange College

Charles Lyman Hagood, Inauguration Program, 1979
Guide To LaGrange College
President's Annual Reports, 1977-1979
President's Annual Reports, 1980-87
Smith Hall Rededication Program, 1989

Folder 5 "Wall-Paper Newspapers of Civil War" (article)
(Relates to history of ART 2002.05, July 2, 1863, copy of the Vicksburg Daily Citizen, Vicksburg, MS)

Folder 6 Brown's Guide to Georgia, February 1979
"LaGrange, Callaway-An Insiders Tour of the City that Reflects the Family," pp. 20-27.

Folder 7 Postcards
GA: Atlanta Hotels, Augusta, Berry College, Brunswick, Cornelia, Jackson, Jekyll Island, Indian Springs, Louisville; Franklin, NC,
VA-Washington, D.C.; Japan.

Folder 8 Colonial Homes (magazine), Summer, 1978
"The Arnold-Maddox House," pp. 140 - +.

Folder 9 Southern Accents (magazine), March-April 1984
"The Southern Artist, Lamar Dodd," pp. 96-103.


ART-2002.05 Framed copy of July 2, 1863, Vicksburg Daily Citizen, Vicksburg, MS


Callaway Family
Civil War
LaGrange Chamber of Commerce
LaGrange College
Meriwether County
Troup Factory
West Point Lade