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Peony Garden Club records

Collection number: ahc.MSS1084

Scope and Content

This collection contains documents which describe the civic and social activities of the club. Material includes financial budgets, photographs, yearbooks, clippings, and flower show awards. One scrapbook provides details on the club's early programs, projects, flower shows, and interests. Of special note are scrapbook clippings of the first Atlanta Dogwood Festival in 1936.


  • 1929-1983, undated


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Peony Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia, was organized in 1929 to "stimulate the love and culture of peonies, other flowers and shrubs, and encourage civic planting." Later the club revised their object to "study the art of flower arrangement, landscape design, and the culture of plants." The club was governed by elected officers such as president, vice president, and treasurer. The club was a member of The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. and the National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc. The club supported many organizations such as Hillside Cottages, Grady Memorial Hospital, the American Red Cross, and the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Club projects included the Roosevelt Memorial Highway beautification, the Expressway Beautification Association efforts, and several HANDS (Home and Neighborhood Development Sponsors) projects organized by the DeKalb County Federation of Garden Clubs. The club hosted and participated in many flower shows, winning numerous awards.


2 linear ft. (one document case and one oversize box)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2010

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2016.

Peony Garden Club records
Jennie Oldfield
April 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