Dean E. Dreyer papers

Dean E. Dreyer papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Dreyer, Dean E., 1910-
Title: Dean E. Dreyer papers
Dates: 1927-1991
Quantity: 7.2 Linear feet 10 document boxes, 1 half box, 3 boxes of slides
Coll. Number: ms3325

Biographical/Historical Note

Dean E. Dreyer was an educator, interior decorator, serviceman, and world traveler. He grew up in Dublin, Georgia. In the 1930s as an art instructor at Commercial High School in Atlanta he became noted for creating a course on everyday living which was designed to teach etiquette, grooming, and developing personality. Dreyer also served on active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of letters he wrote while serving in the Navy and traveling the world. There are also slides and photographs he took on his travels. In addition, the collection includes a few letters from other people, clippings, school and military papers, a high school scrapbook from Dublin High School (Ga.) from 1927, writings, family photographs, and other material.

Index Terms

Art teachers--Georgia--Atlanta.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Commercial High School (Atlanta, Ga.). -- Faculty
Dreyer, Dean E., 1910- -- Correspondence
Dreyer, Dean E., 1910- -- Family
Dreyer, Dean E., 1910- -- Photographs
Etiquette for children and teenagers--Georgia--Atlanta.
High school teachers--Georgia--Atlanta.
Slides (Photography).
United States. Navy. -- Military life
World War, 1939-1945.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Dean E. Dreyer papers, ms3325, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Correspondence

11-8Letters Written by Dean Dreyer, 1936 June 17-1953 July 31
21-7Letters Written by Dean Dreyer, 1953 August 1-1957 July 3
31-9Letters Written by Dean Dreyer, 1958 August 15-1985 November 8
41-7Letters Written by Dean Dreyer, 1986 May 30-1990 August 7
8Letters Written by Dean Dreyer - undated
9Letters Written by Others, 1936-1991

2. Personal and printed material

5Empty envelopes
7Military papers
8Notes, lists
9-10School papers
art & interior design courses
11-13School papers
everyday living course
14Writings by Dean Dreyer
15Writings by other people
6High School Scrapbook
9Printed Material
11Awards, Artifacts, Audio Cassette Tapes
10Postcards, Commercially Made Slides

3. Photographs and Negatives

71Dean Dreyer
2Dean Dreyer baby photograph
3-4Dreyer Family
5-7Dean Dreyer and others
8-10Other people
11Furniture and room interiors
12Miscellaneous photographs
13Christmas and greeting cards that include photographs
81-2Far East
3Hong Kong
5Western United States
6-12U.S.S.R. (?)
13-14Various places

4. Travel Slides

11India (140)
2Jerusalem, Egypt (159)
3Japan, other locations (105)
4China, other locations (129)
5Japan, Korea (161)
6Far East (196)
7Thailand, India, Russia, Finland (116)
8India, Korea, Silver, Carved fruit (140)
9British Isles (172)
10U.S.S.R., Czechoslovakia, Brussels, Denmark, Switzerland (108)
11Russia, Finland (129)
212Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Brussels, Holland (146)
13Great Britain (129)
14Shreveport apartment (160)
15Mid-East (152)
16France (140)
17Baltic's, Italy, Greek Islands (124)
18Majorca, Greece, Vienna, Venice, England, Hungary, Brussels (131)
19Bermuda, Costa Rica, West Indies (149)
20South America, Hungary, Luxembourg, Yugoslavia, Monaco, England, other locations (160)
21Australia, Alberta, Greece (136)
322Not identified (200)
23Not identified (183)
24Not identified (190)
25Not identified (175)
26Not identified (176)
27Not identified (171)
28Not identified (186)