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Clifton Road Garden Club records

Collection number: ahc.MSS651

Scope and Content

This collection contains materials that document the civic and social activities of the Clifton Road Garden Club. Scrapbooks comprise the majority of the collection and detail the club's monthly meetings, beautification projects, and flower show awards earned by members of the club. Garden publications offer more insight into the club's interests including victory gardens, conservation, and flower arranging.


  • 1938-1949, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Clifton Road Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia, was formed in 1938 to "beautify unsightly places in the community by the study of plants and flowers, protect native plants, trees, and birds, and encourage backyard, lawn and civic planting." The club was governed by a board of elected officers including president, vice-president and treasurer. The club was an active member of both The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. and the Atlanta Garden Center. The club participated in local flower shows winning numerous awards. The club's largest civic project was the beautification of two neighborhood triangles at the intersections of Clifton Road and Oxford Road and at Clifton Road and East Clifton Road. The club also supported Lawson General Hospital, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Free Cancer Home, and the American Red Cross.


5.13 linear ft. (one half document case and three oversize boxes)



System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1975 with subsequent additions

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2013.

Clifton Road Garden Club records
Jennie Oldfield
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