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Club Estates Garden Club records

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS653

Scope and Content

This collection contains minutes, reports, clippings, and yearbooks that document the civic and social activities of the club. Also a part of the collection are scrapbooks that provide more detail of the club's projects, programs, and flower shows. Two of the scrapbooks contain personal photos and awards of club member and avid dahlia grower, Mrs. Olive R. Uhl. One scrapbook focuses on the installation of an illuminated fountain in the garden of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home.

Dates

  • 1939-2008, undated

Creator

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Club Estates Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia was organized in 1939 for the "study and culture of flowers, landscape gardening, protection of trees, plants, and birds, and the encouragement of civic beautification." The club is a member of The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. as well as the Garden Center of Atlanta and the National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc. The club is governed by elected officers such as president, vice president, and treasurer. Since 1946, the club's long term civic project has been the beautification of the grounds of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home. This project included the installation of an illuminated fountain in 1976 and a meditation chapel in 2003. The club also supported the Garden Therapy program at the Milledgeville State Hospital and the Red Cross Flower Service for the Veterans Hospital of Atlanta. The club has worked to beautify the Brookhaven neighborhood with plantings in greenspaces and parks. The club has hosted and participated in many flower shows, winning numerous awards.

Extent

20.25 linear ft. (three document cases and thirteen oversize boxes)

Language

English

System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1985, with subsequent additions

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2014, with subsequent additions.
Title
Club Estates Garden Club records
Author
Jennie Oldfield
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

Contact:
130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305
404-814-4040