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Identifier

Accession 235

Inclusive Dates

1936,1945-1979

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

1,000 pieces, .50 linear feet

Language

English;

Historical Note

Dorothy Rodgers Tilly (1883-1970) was a Civil rights worker and church worker from Atlanta, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

Dorothy Rodgers Tilly (1883-1970) was a Civil rights worker and church worker from Atlanta, Georgia. The collection consists of photocopies (from material in the possession of the Atlanta University Archives and Emory University) of biographical data, reports, correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, minutes, speeches, and other papers collected by Dr. Arnold Michael Shankman, Winthrop history department member (1975-1983), who did research on Mrs. Tilly. Most of the collection concerns Mrs. Tilly’s work as a field worker and member of the Fellowship of the Concerned and the Southern Regional Council, with which the Fellowship was affiliated.

Provenance

The papers of Dorothy Rogers Tilly, civil rights activist and church worker from Atlanta, Georgia were received as a gift from Dr. Arnold Shankman on February 5, 1979. A large part of the collection contains duplicate and photocopied material from the Southern Regional Council records now part of the Atlanta University Archives Collection and the Dorothy Rogers Tilly Papers at the Special Collections Department of the Robert W. Woodruff Library of Emory University.

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Dorothy Rodgers Tilly Papers - Accession 235

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