LAMAR DODD COLLECTION

Manuscript MS-045

1946-1984

 

 

SOURCE: Alice Callaway, 1984

SIZE: .5 linear feet

SHELVING UNITS: 1 manuscript box

PROCESSING: RAA, April 1986

 

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

William Lamar Dodd, the son of Francis Jefferson and Etta Irene Cleveland Dodd, was born in Fairburn, Georgia, 22 September 1909. The elder Dodd, a Baptist minister, moved his family to LaGrange about 1914, and Lamar grew up at The Oaks, his mother's family home on Vernon Street. He attended LaGrange mother's family home on Vernon Street. He attended LaGrange College as a special art student, studied architecture at Georgia Tech, and attended the Art Students' League in New York. He married Mary Lehman of LaGrange and in 1937 joined the Art faculty of the University of Georgia. A year later he became head of the department, a position he held until his retirement in 1973. LaGrange College's Lamar Dodd Art Center houses some three hundred of his paintings.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of clippings, magazine articles, and memorabilia documenting Dr. Dodd's career and his close ties with LaGrange. The materials were gathered by Mrs. Fuller Callaway, Jr., a long-time friend of Dodd.

 

CONTAINER LIST:

Magazines:

Folder 1. Clippings

2. Memorabilia: Dodd Christmas Cards, Exhibition

announcements

American Art, Feb 1946, page 8

Art Digest, 15 Jan 1949, cover and page 12

Georgia Life, Autumn 1978, page 20

Appelles, Fall 1979, page 4

Georgia Alumni Record, Nov/Dec 1979, page 2

American Artist, June 1980, page 56

Southern Accents, Mch/Apr 1984, page 96
 

RELATED COLLECTIONS:

MS 1, Troup County Historical Society Records: Todd, Dodd

House

 

TRACINGS:

Artists - Georgia - LaGrange