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Virginia Avenue Garden Club scrapbooks

Collection number: ahc.MSS1079

Scope and Content

This collection contains two scrapbooks that detail the social and civic activities of the club. Material includes clippings, correspondence, photographs, and garden club programs. Of special interest are photographs of the Carnegie Branch Library at the Samuel M. Inman School (now Inman Middle School) in Virginia Highland.


  • 1934-1951


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

The Virginia Avenue Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia, was formed in 1933 by women residing on Virginia Avenue in the Virginia Highland neighborhood. The club's purpose included encouraging the growth of gardening interests in the community, fostering neighborhood friendliness, promoting community spirit, and maintaining a cleaner Virginia Avenue. The club was a member of The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. and of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs. The club was governed by elected officers such as president, vice president, and treasurer. The club actively participated in the beautification of Virginia Avenue and supported both the Samuel M. Inman School and the Carnegie Branch Library within the school. The club also supported local area hospitals and Hillside Cottages through floral arrangements and donations.


1.58 linear ft. (one oversize box)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2009

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2016.

Virginia Avenue Garden Club scrapbooks
Jennie Oldfield
February 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305