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Ivy Garden Club records

Collection number: ahc.MSS670

Scope and Content

This collection includes scrapbooks that illustrate the history and, social and civic activities of the club. Community projects, flower shows, and club meetings are detailed in the scrapbooks. Several scrapbooks highlight the club's support of the Wren's Nest and the gardens at Tullie Smith Farm at the Atlanta History Center.


  • 1948-2017


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Ivy Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia, was organized in 1939 with the purpose of "stimulating knowledge and love of gardening; protection of trees, plants and birds; and encouragement of civic planting." In 1947, the club began its first significant community project of beautifying the grounds of the Wren's Nest (residence of Joel Chandler Harris) in Atlanta. The club has supported numerous projects such as maintaining the Tullie Smith Herb Garden at the Atlanta History Center. In 1984, club members produced a booklet titled A Guide to theTullie Smith House Herb Garden. Other organizations that the club has supported include the Cherokee Garden Library at the Atlanta History Center, the Peachtree Branch of the Atlanta Public Library (now the Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library System), the Egleston Children's Hospital, and Trees Atlanta. The club is an active member of The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. and also participates in local and regional flower shows.


25.79 linear ft. (fifteen oversize boxes and one document case)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift 1975, with subsequent additions

Description Control

This collection was re-processed in 2012.

Ivy Garden Club records
Jennie Oldfield
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305