- Of Art and Artists: Selected Reviews of the Arts in Mississippi (1981)
- Eudora Welty: A Form of Thanks (edited with Ann J. Abadie) (1979)
Dr. Louis Dollarhide was born in 1918 in Oklahoma. Dollarhide grew up in Kosciusko, Mississippi. He attended Mississippi College where he earned a bachelor’s degree. He was drafted into World War II for nine months in 1942. He obtained a master’s degree at Harvard University in 1947 and later attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned a PhD in 1954. He was a book and art critic who wrote a column a week for The Clarion Ledger from 1955 to 1976.
His book Of Art and Artists: Selected Reviews of the Arts in Mississippi is a collection of some 250 of his newspaper columns compiled in 1981. He wrote scholarly works as well as short stories, articles and poems.. He also co-edited a book of essays titled Eudora Welty: A Form of Thanks.
Dollarhide served as editor for the Mississippi Arts Commission and as president of the Mississippi Poetry Society. For many years, he chaired the UM Artist Series. From 1955 to 1976 he wrote a weekly column and more than 1,000 book reviews and articles for The Jackson Daily News-Clarion Ledger.
He died in 2004.