Lamar Dodd papers

Lamar Dodd papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: Dodd, Lamar
Title: Lamar Dodd papers
Dates: 1922-1999
Quantity: 17.0 Linear feet (21 boxes)
Coll. Number: UA0062

Biographical/Historical Note

Lamar Dodd is a highly recognized artist from the state of Georgia and an advocate for the arts and a skilled administrator. His most visible legacy is the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia. For fully two-thirds of the twentieth century, Lamar Dodd represented Georgia's visual arts community as administrator, teacher, and advocate, and as the most influential Georgia artist of his generation.

New Georgia Encyclopedia - Lamar Dodd (1909-1996),

Scope and Content Note

This collection primarily consists of photographs and slides of Lamar Dodd's works and lecture images. Also included are articles, lecture notes, exhibition files, correspondence, and reference images for Dodd's Heart and NASA Projects.


This collection is organized into 11 series: biographical/collection information; exhibitions/publicity; lectures/articles; Heart Project; correspondence; miscellaneous; photographs of paintings; photographs of Lamar Dodd and others; NASA photographs/pamphlets; slides; and audiovisual material.

Index Terms

Lamar Dodd School of Art.
Paintings (visual works)

General Notes

The audiovisual materials are housed in the Brown Media Archive. The audiovisual recordings do not have reference copies; however, reference copies are available upon request. Audiovisual research requests are dependent upon the format and condition of the recordings.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Lamar Dodd papers, UA0062, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related collections in this repository: Lamar Dodd collection, ms 1296; Harmon Caldwell papers, ms2909; and University of Georgia, Georgia Center negatives, ms2525.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Biographical/Collection information

11Vita, Obituary
3Interviews, Pt. 1
4Interviews, Pt. 2
5Betty Cabin - Lamar Dodd['s Paintings], Pt. 1
6Betty Cabin - Lamar Dodd['s Paintings], Pt. 2
7Betty Cabin - Lamar Dodd['s Paintings], Pt. 3
8Catalogue of Paintings
9Eiland, William: Lamar Dodd's Early Works
10Schierman, Ann M., Lamar Dodd's Influence on Art Education in Georgia
11Morehead, C.L., Jr., Collection of Paintings by Lamar Dodd
12Morehead, C.L., Jr., Correspondence Regarding Dodd Paintings Value
13Location of Other Paintings
14Bills of Sale, Loan Agreements for Dodd Paintings
"My teacher Lamar Dodd", 2013

2. Exhibitions/Publicity

21Listing of Exhibitions
2Exhibitions/Publicity, 1946-1960
3Exhibitions/Publicity, 1961-1969
4Exhibitions/Publicity, 1970-1976
5Exhibitions/Publicity, 1977-1980
6Exhibitions/Publicity, 1981-1982
7Exhibitions/Publicity, 1983-1989
8Exhibitions/Publicity, 1990-1999
9Miscellaneous Newsclippings/Press Releases, Pt. 1
10Miscellaneous Newsclippings/Press Releases, Pt. 2
12Art Catalogs of Other Artists

3. Lectures/Articles

31Bridgemen's Lectures, 1929
2The Truth in Things, 1942
3A Look at American Painting Today, 1948, Pt. 1
4A Look at American Painting Today, 1948, Pt. 2
5Philosophy of Art and Teaching, 1957
6Art of Nature, 1960
7Some Observations of Art and Nature, 1963-1964
8Within Oneself, 1965
9A Case Study - Georgia: Forty Years, 1978
10A Painter and His Attitudes: Lamar Dodd, n.d.
11Miscellaneous Presentations to Groups

4. Heart Project

312Background Material, 1976-1979
13Graphs, X-rays
14Lab Photos, Children's Workshop
15Final Products, 1984-1985

5. Correspondence

41Early and Undated Correspondence
2Guest Book, Financial Records
3European Trip, 1953-1954
4European Trip, 1956
5European Trip: Letters to May and Irene Dodd, 1956, Transcriptions
6Europe and Far East Itinerary, 1958
7Russia, 1958, Pt. 1
8Russia, 1958, Pt. 2, Transcription Excerpts
9Far East, 1958, Pt. 1
10Far East, 1958, Pt. 2 Transcription Excerpts
11Postage Stamps, 1956-1958
12Correspondence, 1959
51Correspondence Pertaining to Value/Sale of Paintings, 1946-1972
2Correspondence, 1960-1969
3Correspondence, 1970-1979
4Correspondence Pertaining to Values/Sale of Paintings, 1973-1976
5Correspondence, Personal & Family, 1975-1978
6Correspondence, 1980-1981
7Correspondence, 1982
8Correspondence, 1983
9Correspondence, 1984
10Correspondence, 1985
11Correspondence, 1986-1987
12Correspondence, 1988-1989
13Correspondence, 1990
14Correspondence, 1991
15Correspondence, 1992-1994
16Lamar Dodd - Robert Edge Correspondence, 1974-1983
17Lamar Dodd - Robert Edge Correspondence, 1984-1986
18Lamar Dodd - Robert Edge Correspondence, 1987-1989
19Lamar Dodd - Robert Edge Correspondence, 1990-1997 [Estate]
20Correspondence with David Ramus Fine Art
21Correspondence with Charles Knapp, President of the University
22Correspondence [Wm. Eiland on Behalf of]
23Cortona correspondence, 1974
61Miscellaneous Cards and Notes, Pt. 1
2Miscellaneous Cards and Notes, Pt. 2
3Miscellaneous Cards and Notes, Pt. 3
4Miscellaneous Cards and Notes, Pt. 4
5European Postcards [Blank]

6. Miscellaneous

66Fuller E. Callaway Chair
7Proposal to the Callaway Foundation from the Georgia Museum of Art, [1985]
8Lamar Dodd Professorial Chair, Pt. 1
9Lamar Dodd Professorial Chair, Pt. 2
10Lamar Dodd Professorial Chair, Pt. 3
11Report on the Location of the Fine Arts Complex
12Morehead, C.L., Silver Inventory
13Dodd Primitive Art Collection Inventory
14Abbott Pattison sculptures, circa 1950s, 2013
15"TV series (Meet the professor) to feature Dodd, six Art Students"-newsclipping, 1961

7. Photographs of Paintings

71Photographs of Paintings, 1922-1935
2Photographs of Paintings, 1936
3Photographs of Paintings, 1937
4Photographs of Paintings, 1938
5Photographs of Paintings, 1939
6Photographs of Paintings, 1940
7Photographs of Paintings, 1941
8Photographs of Paintings, 1942
9Photographs of Paintings, 1943
10Photographs of Paintings, 1944
11Photographs of Paintings, 1945
12Photographs of Paintings, 1946
13Photographs of Paintings, 1947
14Photographs of Paintings, 1948, Pt. 1
15Photographs of Paintings, 1948, Pt. 2
16Photographs of Paintings, 1949
17Photographs of Paintings, 1950
18Photographs of Paintings, 1951
19Photographs of Paintings, 1952
20Photographs of Paintings, 1953, Pt. 1
21Photographs of Paintings, 1953, Pt. 2
22Photographs of Paintings, 1954
23Photographs of Paintings, 1955
24Photographs of Paintings, 1956
81Photographs of Paintings, 1957, Pt. 1
2Photographs of Paintings, 1957, Pt. 2
3Photographs of Paintings, 1958
4Photographs of Paintings, 1959
5Photographs of Paintings, 1960
6Photographs of Paintings, 1961, Pt. 1
7Photographs of Paintings, 1961, Pt. 2
8Photographs of Paintings, 1961, Pt. 3
9Photographs of Paintings, 1962
10Photographs of Paintings, 1963
11Photographs of Paintings, 1964, Pt. 1
12Photographs of Paintings, 1964, Pt. 2
13Photographs of Paintings, 1965
14Photographs of Paintings, 1966
15Photographs of Paintings, 1967
16Photographs of Paintings, 1968
17Photographs of Paintings, 1969
18Photographs of Paintings, 1970
19Photographs of Paintings, 1971
20Photographs of Paintings, 1972
21Photographs of Paintings, 1973
91Photographs of Paintings, Undated (8x10)
2Photographs of Paintings, Undated, (4x6)
3Photographs of Paintings, Undated, (4x5 and smaller)
4Photographs of Paintings, Undated
20Poster: Cosmos Painting
Cosmos Painting; Chattahoochee Valley Art Association
95Negatives - Unprocessed
21Sheets of photographs
Images of Lamar Dodd paintings

8. Photographs of Lamar Dodd and others

101Lamar Dodd Portrait Photos, Pt. 1
2Lamar Dodd Portrait Photos, Pt. 2
3Lamar Dodd Portrait Photos, Pt. 3
4Lamar Dodd Portrait Photos, Pt. 4
5Lamar Dodd on Site Photos
6Lamar Dodd Teaching Photos
7Lamar Dodd Exhibiting Paintings Photos
8Lamar Dodd with Family Photos
9Lamar Dodd Miscellaneous Photos, Pt. 1
10Lamar Dodd Miscellaneous Photos, Pt. 2
11Lamar Dodd Miscellaneous Photos, Pt. 3
12Lamar Dodd Miscellaneous Photos, Pt. 4
13Lamar Dodd Miscellaneous Photos, Pt. 5 landscapes, etc.
14Party Given in Honor of Lamar Dodd
15Mounted Photos Of Lamar Dodd
16Lamar Dodd's Parents? and Another Couple
17Georgia Arts Council, Dove of Peace Memorial
18Irene Dodd
19Close-up Photographs from Nature, Religious Motif

9. NASA Photographs/Pamphlets

111Lamar Dodd Drawings for NASA and Press Release 6/25/63
2Drawings by Other Artists for NASA and Mercury Atlas 9 Reproductions Brochure
3NASA Photographs, 1962-1963
4NASA Photographs, 1963, Pt. 1
5NASA Photographs, 1963, Pt. 2
6NASA Photographs, 1963, Pt. 3
7NASA Photographs, 1964
8NASA Photographs, 1965
9NASA Photographs, 1966-1967
10NASA Photographs, 1968, Pt. 1
11NASA Photographs, 1968, Pt. 2
12NASA Photographs, 1968, Pt. 3 Apollo 7
13NASA Photographs, 1968, Pt. 4 Apollo 8
14NASA Photographs, 1969, Pt. 1 Apollo 9
15NASA Photographs, 1969, Pt. 2 Apollo 10
16NASA Photographs, 1969, Pt. 3 Apollo 11
17NASA Photographs, 1969, Pt. 4 Apollo 11
18NASA Photographs, 1969, Pt. 5, Apollo 11
121NASA Photographs, 1969, Pt. 6 Apollo 12
2NASA Photographs, 1970, Pt. 1 Apollo 13
3NASA Photographs, 1970, Pt. 2, Apollo 14
4NASA Photographs, 1971-1972, Apollo 15-17
5NASA Photographs, 1973 Pioneer
6NASA Photographs, 1974-1977
7NASA Photographs, 1981-1983
8NASA Photographs, Undated
9NASA Photographs, Miscellaneous
10NASA Photographs, Miscellaneous
11NASA Photographs, Various Sizes, Pt. 1
12NASA Photographs, Various Sizes, Pt. 2
13NASA Photographs, Negatives, Pt. 1
14NASA Photographs, Negatives, Pt. 2
15NASA Photographs, Negatives, Pt. 3
16NATA Photographs, Postcards
17Kennedy Space Center
18NASA Pamphlets
19NASA Pamphlets - Space Shuttle at Work
20NASA Pamphlets - Project Mercury
21NASA Pamphlets - Apollo
22NASA Pamphlets - Apollo Camera
23NASA Insignia - Apollo 16
24Life Magazine, October, 1998

10. Slides