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Colonial Garden Club records

Collection number: ahc.MSS722

Scope and Content

This collection contains clippings, correspondence, flower show programs, and meeting minutes that document the civic and social activities of the club. Also part of the collection are scrapbooks that detail club activities, projects, and special interests such as the Swan House, conservation, and flower arrangement.


  • 1941-1986, undated


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Colonial Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia, was organized in 1940 to stimulate among amateurs the knowledge and love of gardening, the study and culture of flowers, landscape gardening protection of native trees, plants and birds, and the arrangement of civic planting. It has not been determined if the club is extant or not. The club was governed by elected officers such as President, Vice President, and Treasurer. In 1941, the club became a member of The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. and helped found the Junior Flower Show Association in the same year. The club supported the Henrietta Egleston Memorial Hospital with ward assistance and later landscaping of the grounds. They also supported other hospitals and organizations such as the Veterans Hospital, the Northside YMCA, and the Swan House at the Atlanta Historical Society (now the Atlanta History Center). The club hosted and participated in many flower shows, winning numerous awards.


8.34 linear ft. (one document case and five oversize boxes)



System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1990 with subsequent additions

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2015.

Colonial Garden Club records
Jennie Oldfield
September 2015
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