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Neighborhood Garden Club records

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS677

Scope and Content

This collection contains materials that document the club's social and civic activities. Scrapbooks detail the club's monthly meetings and special events attended. The club's ongoing civic project of the neighborhood parkway beautification is highlighted throughout the collection.

Dates

  • 1931-1973, undated

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Neighborhood Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia, was formed in 1931 to "develop the knowledge and love of gardening among amateurs; to aid in the protection of native trees and plants throughout the State of Georgia; to encourage civic planting and other related activities as the members may determine." The club is governed by officers elected by members, such as president, vice-president, and treasurer. The club is a member of The Garden Club of Georgia Inc. and the Federation of Women's Clubs of Georgia. The club has actively participated in flower shows and garden club conventions. Since 1937, the club's ongoing civic project has been the beautification of a section of parkway at the intersection of Peachtree Battle Avenue and Peachtree Road, which includes a veterans' monument erected in 1935 by the Old Guard of Atlanta. The club has also supported many organizations such as the American Red Cross, Grady Memorial Hospital, and the Milledgeville Hospital Garden Therapy Program.

Extent

3.54 linear_ft. (one half document case and two oversize boxes)

System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1988 with subsequent additions

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2013.
Title
Neighborhood Garden Club records
Author
Jennie Oldfield
Date
2013
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