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Iris Garden Club records

Collection number: ahc.MSS669

Scope and Content

This collection contains scrapbooks, yearbooks and minutes which document the club's social and civic activities. Also part of the collection are landscape plans for the Orchard Terrace of the Thornton House project. Several scrapbooks focus on the Iris Garden and Woodland Glen that the club created in Winn Park of the Ansley Park neighborhood.


  • 1928-2009, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Iris Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia, was formed in 1928 and became a member of the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. in 1929. The purpose of the club was, "to stimulate among amateurs the knowledge and love of gardening, the study and culture of flowers, landscape gardening, protection of native trees, plants, and birds, and the encouragement of civic planting." One of the club's earliest civic projects was the creation of the Woodland Glen and Iris Garden in Winn Park of the Ansley Park neighborhood, which the club continues to maintain. In 1958, the club supported the replanting of the garden at the Orchard Terrace around the historic Redman Thornton House on the grounds of the Atlanta Art Institute. The club has also hosted and participated in many local and regional flower shows, winning numerous awards.


36.28 linear ft. (2 document cases and 23 oversize boxes)



System of Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by titles supplied by staff, except for oversized scrapbooks which are listed chronologically at the end of the descriptive inventory.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1975 with subsequent additions

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2012.

Iris 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