Skip to main content

Indian Creek Garden Club records

Collection number: ahc.MSS668

Scope and Content

This collection contains yearbooks, histories, flower show programs, and project reports that document the activities of the club. Scrapbooks provide details of meetings, social events, and numerous civic projects of the club. Of special interest is the club's history of the section of Lenox Road that was known as Indian Creek Acres by the resident members. Also of note is a report for a civic project to save the landmark Buckhead tree on which the original buck's head was hung, and gave the city its name.


  • 1939-1984


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Indian Creek Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia, was organized in 1939 for the study and culture of plants and flowers, landscape gardening, social and cultural advancement, and concentrating upon civic pride in the community. The club is governed by elected officers such as president, vice-president, and treasurer and 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's first civic project was the landscaping of the Southern Railway bridge entrance to Lenox Road. The club supported a number of organizations including the Cerebral Palsy Center of Atlanta, Inc., the Veterans Hospital, the Fulton County Home for Aged, and the Swan House at the Atlanta Historical Society (now known as the Atlanta History Center). The club has also participated in HANDS (Home and Neighborhood Development Sponsors) projects through the Fulton County Federation of Garden Clubs as well as various flower shows, winning many awards.


12.3 linear ft. (seven oversize boxes and one half document case)



System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1987

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2015.

Indian Creek Garden Club records
Jennie Oldfield
September 2015
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