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Men's Garden Club of Atlanta, Inc. records

Collection number: ahc.MSS1086

Scope and Content

This collection contains materials that provide a history of the social and civic activities of the club. Included are correspondence, directories, and newsletters. Of special interest are letters describing the interest and support of the first state botanical garden for Georgia in 1938.


  • 1938-1984, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Men's Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia, was organized in 1938 to "inspire, promote, and develop an interest in gardens and gardening, to bring the members together through a common bond; to create a forum for its members, where they may discuss gardening and all of its attendant problems; and to encourage the planting and the protection of beautifying plants, shrubs, and trees." Among the club's earliest notable members were botany professor Dr. W. B. Baker; landscape architect Norman Butts; dahlia expert Conrad Faust; horticulturist and nurseryman Donald Hastings; and garden writer Charles Hudson. The club is a member of the Men's Garden Clubs of America and The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. and helped sponsor the formation of other local men's garden clubs. The club is governed by elected officers such as president, vice president, and treasurer. One of the club's earliest projects was to support the creation of a state botanical garden in western Fulton County. The club also participated in city beautification efforts, sponsored the building of a park at Brasstown Bald in the north Georgia mountains, and supported legislation to control billboards on federal highways. In addition the club actively competes in flower shows, winning many awards.


0.21 linear ft. (one half document case)



System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1972 with subsequent additions

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2016.

Men's Garden Club of Atlanta, Inc. records
Jennie Oldfield
May 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