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Dean E. Dreyer papers

Dean E. Dreyer papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Dean E. Dreyer papers
Creator: Dreyer, Dean E., 1910-
Inclusive Dates: 1927-1991
Language(s): English
Extent: 7.2 Linear Feet 10 document boxes, 1 half box, 3 boxes of slides
Collection Number: ms3325
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

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

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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2010 April 15.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject 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.

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
48Letters Written by Dean Dreyer - undated
49Letters Written by Others, 1936-1991

2. Personal and printed material

55Empty envelopes
57Military papers
58Notes, lists
59-10School papers
art & interior design courses
511-13School papers
everyday living course
514Writings by Dean Dreyer
515Writings by other people
6High School Scrapbook
9Printed Material
11Awards, Artifacts, Audio Cassette Tapes
10Postcards, Commercially Made Slides

3. Photographs and Negatives

71Dean Dreyer
72Dean Dreyer baby photograph
73-4Dreyer Family
75-7Dean Dreyer and others
78-10Other people
711Furniture and room interiors
712Miscellaneous photographs
713Christmas and greeting cards that include photographs
81-2Far East
83Hong Kong
85Western United States
86-12U.S.S.R. (?)
813-14Various places

4. Travel Slides

11India (140)
12Jerusalem, Egypt (159)
13Japan, other locations (105)
14China, other locations (129)
15Japan, Korea (161)
16Far East (196)
17Thailand, India, Russia, Finland (116)
18India, Korea, Silver, Carved fruit (140)
19British Isles (172)
110U.S.S.R., Czechoslovakia, Brussels, Denmark, Switzerland (108)
111Russia, Finland (129)
212Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Brussels, Holland (146)
213Great Britain (129)
214Shreveport apartment (160)
215Mid-East (152)
216France (140)
217Baltic's, Italy, Greek Islands (124)
218Majorca, Greece, Vienna, Venice, England, Hungary, Brussels (131)
219Bermuda, Costa Rica, West Indies (149)
220South America, Hungary, Luxembourg, Yugoslavia, Monaco, England, other locations (160)
221Australia, Alberta, Greece (136)
322Not identified (200)
323Not identified (183)
324Not identified (190)
325Not identified (175)
326Not identified (176)
327Not identified (171)
328Not identified (186)