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Dottie Sullivan Hamrick papers

Identifier: LH-0107

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains clippings, programs, photographs, an athletic letter, and other materials created or earned by Dottie Sullivan during her time as a student at West Georgia College (1957-1961).


  • 1957-1961


Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users.

Conditions Governing Use note

As stipulated by U.S. copyright laws

Biographical/Historical note

Dorothy “Dottie” Francis Sullivan was born on August 27, 1939, in Gallatin, Tennessee. Her father was Francis Edwin Sullivan, for whom she was named, and her mother was Amelia Whiteside Sullivan. Dottie moved to Carrollton, Georgia, when she was 13 years old and entered Carrollton High School, graduating in 1957. At Carrollton High, she was a cheerleader, played on the girls’ basketball team for four years, and was very involved in additional extracurricular activities including Beta Club, the Glee Club, and the yearbook. She attended Girls’ State, served as secretary of the senior class, was sweetheart of the “C” Club, received the DAR award, and was Homecoming Queen and also Miss Carrollton High School.

In 1957, Dottie entered West Georgia College where she was also very involved in sports and extracurricular activities. She was captain of the cheerleading squad, a Junior Class officer, active in the Women’s Athletic Association, Captain of the Soccer All-Star Team, Sweetheart of the Veterans Club, Sweetheart of the Men’s Dorm, Valentine Queen, May Queen, on the Homecoming Court, listed in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, and received a scholarship to attend an aquatic school in Brevard, North Carolina. She graduated in 1961 with a degree in elementary education and began a seventeen-year teaching career in the Carrollton City School System.

Also, in 1961, she married William Grady Hamrick, Jr., a graduate of Georgia Tech, who later served as District Attorney for the Coweta Circuit. The Hamricks had four sons, William “Bill” Grady Hamrick, III, who was elected to the Georgia State Senate and later became a judge; Thomas “Bo” Ramsey Hamrick, who went into business; Andrew Sullivan Hamrick, who became a U.S. State Department official; and James Harrison Hamrick, who obtained a law degree. The Hamricks have five grandchildren.


0.21 Linear feet (1 box)




Materials collected by Dottie Sullivan during her time as a student at West Georgia College.

Arrangement note

Arranged as received.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Dottie Sullivan Hamrick, February 2018 and April 2018.

Processing Information note

Processed by Russ Lenox, 2018
Guide to the Dottie Sullivan Hamrick Papers LH-0107
Finding aid prepared by Russ Lenox
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States