Pearlie Craft Dove papers, 1958-1996

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Dove, Pearlie Craft.
Title: Pearlie Craft Dove papers, 1958-1996
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 864
Extent: 1.5 linear ft. (3 boxes) and 1 oversized paper (OP)
Abstract:Papers of African American educator, Pearlie Craft Dove including correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, writings, and records relating to The Atlanta Project.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access this collection.

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Gift, 2000.


[after identification of item(s)], Pearlie Craft Dove papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by Stacy R. Swazy, Archives Intern, November 27, 2001.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Pearlie Craft Dove was born in Atlanta Georgia to Lizzie Dyer and Dan Cecile Craft. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1937. In the same year she enrolled in Clark University, where she received a B.A. in Home Economics and Elementary Education in 1941. Immediately following graduation she applied to Atlanta University where she received her Masters Degree in Elementary Education.

Pearlie Craft married Reverend Jackson Benjamin Dove on January 20, 1945. After the death of her husband, she went on to pursue her Doctorate Degree in Education from the University of Colorado in 1954 and completed the program in 1959. Mrs. Dove taught education at Clark College while also serving as the Director of Student Teaching from 1949 to 1963. Mrs. Dove went on to become Cluster Coordinator for The Atlanta Project, sponsored by the Carter Center, where she served from 1992-1996. The mission of The Atlanta Project is to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods by helping the areas’ residents to better identify and meet human needs. Dove died on August 18, 2015.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the personal papers of Pearlie Craft Dove from 1958-1996. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, her vita, speeches, writings, oral history interviews, black history calendars and records relating to The Atlanta Project.

The materials relating to The Atlanta Project (1992-1996) consist of minutes, newsletters, proposals, strategic plans, reports, and information on programs and projects sponsored by the project. Also, the collection contains a videotape from the Washington Cluster of The Atlanta Project.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Association of Teacher Education, 1983
1 2 Atlanta Black Female Achievers
1 3 Booker T. Washington Cluster
OP1 Calendars, 1987, 1990-1997
1 4 Certificates, 1986, 1992
1 5 City of Atlanta Neighborhood Economic Development Task Force Report and Recommendations, November 9, 1992
1 6 Correspondence, 1987-1996
1 7 International Children’s School, Los Angeles
1 8 Newspaper articles, 1992 and 1994
1 9 Oral History interview, Georgia Government Documentation Project, Georgia State University, typescript, April 9, 1992
1 10 Photographs
1 11 Southern Student Teacher Program Guidelines
1 12 Speeches, 1969-1985
1 13 Vita
1 14 Writings: “A Community Based Oral History Project: Vignettes of Eleven Residents On Atlanta’s West Side,” by Students of Spelman and Morehouse Colleges, Sept. 1999
1 15 Writings: “An Exploration of Planned Observation-Participation Experiences Prior To Student Teaching in Conjunction with Children’s Literature,” Education Administration and Supervision, Vol. 44, No. 1, Jan. 1958
The Atlanta Project
2 1 Final Report of the project
2 2 Newsletters from The Atlanta Project, 1993-1996
2 3 Notebook, Carter Center TAP Partnerships
2 4 The Atlanta Project Programs and Projects, 1993-1996
2 5 Selected Media Coverage on The Atlanta Project, 1994-Early 1995
2 6 Strategic Plan of (TAP) The Atlanta Project
2 7 Washington Cluster Strategic Plan, 1995-1996
Audio Visual
3 1 Washington Cluster of The Atlanta Project, Phase I (video tape)