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Pearlie Craft Dove papers

 Collection — Box: 1-4, OS 1
Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0116

Scope and contents

The collection consists of the personal papers of Dr. Pearlie Craft Dove from 1958-2002. The collection includes photographs, certificates and awards, her vita, some of Dove's writings, an oral history interview, a small amount of memorabilia, materials related to the Teacher Education programs at Clark College, and committee documents from the consolidation of Clark Atlanta University.

The materials related to the Clark Atlanta University consolidation (1988-1990) include committee minutes, agendas, memorandums, and information regarding the Consolidation Steering Committee and the Consolidation Evaluation Committee.


  • Creation: 1916-2015


Rights statement

All materials in this collection are either protected by copyright and/or are the property of the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc., and/or the copyright holder as appropriate. For more information, please contact

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 College, where she received a B.A. in Home Economics and Elementary Education in 1941. During her time at Clark College, she served as president of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and vice president of the senior class. Immediately following graduation she applied to Atlanta University where she received her Master’s 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. Dr. Dove taught education at Clark College while serving as the Director of Student Teaching from 1949-1963. She also served on several committees related to the merger of Clark College and Atlanta University consolidation from 1988-1990. Dr. 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 neighborhoods by helping the areas’ residents to better identify and meet human needs.


5.5 Linear feet

Language of Materials



This collection arranged into five series: Personal Papers, Clark College, Clark Atlanta Consolidation, Photographs, and Printed Materials.



Pearlie Craft Dove papers, 1916-2015
Finding aid prepared by Sarah Tanner, 2015 February 10
February 10, 2015
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Repository Details

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