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Flower Arrangers Club of Georgia records

Collection number: ahc.MSS1114

Scope and Content

This collection contains materials that document the civic and social activities of the club. Included are clippings, minutes, yearbooks, and flower show programs. Also a part of the collection are four scrapbooks that detail the programs and projects of the club. Of special interest are items from Marie J. Fort, well known flower arranger, flower show judge, lecturer, and author.


  • 1943-1997, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Flower Arrangers Club of Georgia was organized in 1950 by a group of flower show judges to study rules and principles of judging and to strive for uniformity and understanding in judging through constructive work and criticism. Among the club's notable members were Elizabeth P. Edmondson (1920-2012), honorary executive Marie J. Fort (1892-1969), Sara H. Jordan (1906-2005), and Marie Stevens Walker Wood (1883-1973). The club was governed by elected officers such as president, vice president, and treasurer and was a member of The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc., Fulton Federation of Garden Clubs, and the North Georgia Council of Flower Show Judges. An early club project was the publishing of a three volume set, Artistry of Arrangement, from 1951 to 1954. Club members judged and participated in numerous flower shows as well as flower arrangement courses. Many members were also active in other garden clubs and wrote flower arranging and flower show judging books.


5.42 linear ft. (two document cases and three oversize boxes)



System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1980, with subsequent additions

Related Archival Materials

Visual materials have been separated from the collection. Please contact an archivist for access to these materials.

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2017. MSS 1114 includes what was formerly MSS 543.

Flower Arrangers Club of Georgia records
Jennie Oldfield
October 2012
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