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Public Memorial Service for Dr. Dana White

12/07/2016 1:24 PM | Anonymous

There will be a public memorial service for Dr. Dana White on Monday afternoon, December 12, 2016. Everyone is invited. The time, according to Patricia, will be “fourish”. Meaning, please assemble around 4 p.m. or shortly later. The idea is to begin the service as the sun goes down over the city of Atlanta, which can be viewed from a balcony and through windows on the tenth floor of Woodruff Library. Enter Woodruff Library through doors near the statue of Robert Woodruff. At the front desk, tell the attendant you are attending the service for Dr. White and they will direct you to the Marble/Rose Library, which is on the tenth floor of the Woodruff library. The Woodruff Library is located on the campus of Emory University.

Patricia (his wife) would like the service to be a celebration of Dana, the man, the scholar, the neighborhood activist, the writer, the mentor,

The Frederick Law Olmsted Enthusiast and the environmentalist—along with all his other wonderful attributes. There will be food and music at the service.

For further information on the service, please contact Jennie Richardson at JJRichar@bellsouth.net or 404-373-1837.

More on Dr. Dana White and his link to Druid Hills:

Dr. Dana White was a co-editor of Olmsted South, a collection of essays that included - of course! - one on Druid Hills. He spoke about Frederick Law Olmsted, including at one of DHCA's annual meetings, calling him "Magic" Olmsted (DW was a big basketball fan) and describing why. He was involved with the National Association for Olmsted Parks (founded 1980) early on and knew Charles Beveridge, editor of the Olmsted Papers, who came to Atlanta to speak early in the Road Fight. One of his Emory grad students was involved in doing research as part of the linear park master plan. (That grad student is now the modern Atlanta history curator at the Emory Library archives.) So, here was an academic who was involved in Emory's neighborhood.

For those who did not know Dr. White, here is his obituary:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlanta/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=182806709


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