Skip to main content

Marie W. Dodd papers

Identifier: W163

Scope and Contents

This collection includes speeches, correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings related to Marie W. Dodd’s professional and volunteer activities from 1974-1997. The bulk of the collection consists of speech files. Speech files can contain speeches, programs, arrangement details, and other correspondence related to events. Speeches address topics such as women in the workforce, the importance of education, and advertising practices. The collection includes files related to Dodd’s participation in founding the Georgia State University Law School. Also included are several of Dodd’s awards.


  • 1974-1997


Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted access.

Conditions Governing Use

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Biography of Marie W. Dodd

Marie W. Dodd was a long time Vice President and Member of the Board of Directors at Ivan Allen Company. Her responsibilities while at Ivan Allen Company included advertising, sales promotion, public relations and the Atlanta Retail Division. She retired from the company in 1995.

Dodd was very involved with education in Georgia, working with Emory University, Georgia State University, and Coastal Georgia Community College. She was the first woman to serve on the Board of Regents (1976-1988) and later became the first woman to chair the board (1981-1982). During her tenure on the Board of Regents, she helped to found the Georgia State University Law School.

Dodd was very involved with organizations across the Atlanta area. Many of these organizations were focused on promoting women, such as American Women in Radio and Television and the Georgia Commission on Status of Women. She also worked with community organizations such as United Way, the Girl Scouts, and the Rotary Club.

Dodd frequently spoke at events and conferences on topics such as women in the workforce, the importance of education, and advertising practices.


1.88 Linear Feet (in 5 boxes)

Language of Materials



Longtime Ivan Allen Company executive Marie W. Dodd was a member of the Georgia Board of Regents and a promoter of women in the workforce and society. Her papers include speeches, correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings related to her professional and volunteer activities, 1974-1997.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Marie W. Dodd, 2018.

Processing Information

Processed by Paige Downey at the file level for the Georgia Archives Institue, June 2018. Electronic finding aid created by Paige Downey, June 2018. Collection received unfoldered. File titles assigned during processing.
Marie W. Dodd
A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University
Under Revision
Paige Downey
June 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2881 (Fax)