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Riverside West Garden Club scrapbook

Collection number: ahc.MSS715

Scope and Content

This collection contains one scrapbook describing the civic and social activities of the club. Material includes photographs, correspondence, a yearbook, and clippings. Of special interest are documents describing the club's work to restore the grounds of the Crossroads Atlanta Primitive Baptist Church on Mount Vernon Highway and Powers Ferry Road in Sandy Springs.


  • 1974-1975


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Riverside West Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia, was organized in 1968 to "encourage interest in all phases of home gardening and to promote horticultural practices, civic beauty, and the conservation of natural resources." The club was a member of The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc., the Fulton Federation of Garden Clubs, and the Sandy Springs Planning Council. The club was governed by elected officers such as president, vice president, and treasurer. The club participated in many community beautification projects, all within the Riverside West neighborhood bordered by Riverside Drive Northwest, Heards Creek, and the Chattahoochee River. Projects included landscaping and maintaining five neighborhood islands and replacing neighborhood entrance signs. The club also planted shrubs at Riverwood High School and sponsored the Riverside West Junior Gardeners Club comprised of 5th through 7th grade girls.


1.75 linear ft. (one oversize box)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1978

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2016.

Riverside West Garden Club scrapbook
Jennie Oldfield
March 2016
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