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Camellia Garden Club records

Collection number: ahc.MSS649

Scope and Content

This collection contains materials that document the social and civic activities of the club. Two scrapbooks highlight flower shows the club hosted and participated in, including the Junior Flower Show Association's 1949 show, Around the World with Fashions and Flowers.


  • 1947-2018, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Camellia Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia, was formed in 1940 for the "study of culture of plants and flowers, landscape gardening, protection of native plants, trees and birds and the encouragement of civic planting." The club is a member of The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. and was one of the ten garden clubs to organize the Junior Flower Show Association. The club is governed by elected officers such as president, vice-president, and treasurer. The club's first civic project was the planting and maintenance of a garden at the Peachtree Branch of the Atlanta Public Library (now known as Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System). The club also maintained the "Old Lamp Post Garden" at the Swan House of the Atlanta Historical Society (now known as the Atlanta History Center). The club hosted and participated in numerous flower shows, winning many awards.


9.37 linear ft. (one half document case and six oversize boxes)



System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1990, with subsequent additions

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2015, with subsequent additions.

Camellia Garden Club records
Jennie Oldfield
April 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305