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Clay Hills Garden Club records

Collection number: ahc.MSS652

Scope and Content

This collection contains minutes, scrapbooks, and yearbooks that document the civic and social activities of the club. A twenty-five year anniversary book highlights the club achievements including numerous awards from Southeastern flower shows and civic work with local area hospitals.


  • 1941-1974, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Clay Hills Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia was formed in 1941 "to stimulate interest among amateur gardeners, and to aid in the protection of native birds and flowers, to promote development of home grounds and to aid in the beautification of the City." The club is a member of The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. and is governed by officers elected by members including a president and vice president. The club has been an active participant in many local and regional flower shows, winning numerous awards. Marie Nicholson, first president of the National Tulip Society and nationally recognized Atlanta tulip expert, served as club sponsor until her death in 1975. The club has supported many local organizations such as The Atlanta Garden Center, the American Red Cross, and Piedmont Hospital.


2.17 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, 1975 with subsequent additions

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2013.

Clay Hills 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