Laurel Garden Club records
Collection number: ahc.MSS671
Scope and Content
This collection contains materials that detail the civic and social history of the club. Included in the collection are histories, yearbooks, clippings, and program materials. Also a part of the collection are reports that highlight special projects and horticultural interests of the club and serve as applications for awards with regional and national garden club organizations.
- Laurel Garden Club (Atlanta, Ga.) (Organization)
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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
The Laurel Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia, was organized in 1938 as the Little Garden Club for "the study and culture of flowers and the study of landscape gardening and allied subjects." The club changed its name to Laurel Garden Club in 1946. The club was admitted to The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. in 1945 and was a member of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs and the National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc. The club was governed by elected officers including President, Vice President, and Treasurer. The club's main civic project was providing plants for the auditorium of the Ida Williams branch of the Atlanta Public Library (now the Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library System). The club also supported many area hospitals such as the Veteran's Hospital, Fulton County Almshouse Haven Home, Egleston Children's Hospital, and Aidmore Hospital. The club hosted and participated in many flower shows, winning numerous awards.
0.42 linear ft. (1 document case)
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, 1976 with subsequent additions
This collection was reprocessed in 2015.
- Laurel Garden Club records
- Jennie Oldfield
- Feb. 2015
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
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- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.