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Green Thumb Garden Club records

Collection number: ahc.MSS665

Scope and Content

This collection includes material that documents the civic and social activities of the club. Minutes, clippings, and yearbooks provide details on the club's meetings, flower shows, and civic work. Several scrapbooks are dedicated to individual civic projects including the Tullie Smith House field crops garden and the grounds of the Fairhaven School. Garden plans for the school drawn by landscape architect Eugene Martini are also part of the collection.


  • 1953-1987, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Green Thumb Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia, was organized in 1948 with thirty charter members. The club is a member of The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc., the National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc., and the Fulton County Federation of Garden Clubs. The club is governed by a board of officers elected by members, including president and vice-president. The club has hosted and participated in many local flower shows and festivals. The club has supported several long term community projects such as the Fulton County Almshouse Haven Home, the Fairhaven School, and the field crops garden of the Tullie Smith House at the Atlanta History Center. The club has also been involved with the HANDS (Home and Neighborhood Development Sponsors) community program for Fulton County.


4.5 linear ft. (one 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, 1980

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2013.

Green Thumb 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