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Peachtree Creek Garden Club scrapbooks

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS676

Scope and Content

This collection contains scrapbooks that provide details on the civic and social activities of the club. The scrapbooks contain clippings, correspondence, photographs, and flower show programs. Of special interest are club histories that describe the Peachtree Creek neighborhood in the early years of development.

Dates

  • 1946-1973

Creator

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Peachtree Creek Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia, was organized in 1944 to "foster a more friendly community and engage in the study of gardening and flower arrangement and any other subjects interesting or beneficial to the membership, and to sponsor any civic projects which shall be for the betterment of the community." The club was governed by officers elected annually by members, such as president, vice president, and treasurer. The club was a member of The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. and the Garden Center of Atlanta. The club was active in the development of the Peachtree Creek neighborhood and worked with county and city officials to have Peachtree Battle Avenue paved as well as improve mail service, traffic controls, sewer conditions, and to install a new bridge on Howell Mill Road over Peachtree Creek. The club also supported several organizations such as the Women's Volunteer Corps, Atlanta Metropolitan Area of Civil Defense, the Veterans Hospital, and the American Red Cross. The club was active in regional and state gardening organizations and participated in numerous flower shows.

Extent

1.5 linear_ft. (three oversize boxes)

System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically according to dates supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1976

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2015.
Title
Peachtree Creek Garden Club scrapbooks
Author
Jennie Oldfield
Date
November 2015
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

Contact:
130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305
404-814-4040