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Atkins Park Garden Club records

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS837

Scope and Content

This collection consists of minutes, financial papers, and scrapbooks that document the social and civic activities of the club. Minutes include reports and membership information. Scrapbooks provide further detail on the club's programs, civic projects, as well as flower shows both hosted and attended.

Dates

  • 1929-2004

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Atkins Park Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia, was founded in 1929 for "the study and culture of flowers, the study of landscape gardening, and the general beautification of Atkins Park." The club joined the Garden Club of Georgia Inc. in 1930. The club is governed by officers elected by members including president and vice president. The club's early civic projects included beautifying the neighborhood stone gateways and vacant lots. The club has supported garden therapy programs on both state and local levels, along with several local hospitals, and played an active role in the Atkins Park Neighborhood Association. The club has hosted and participated in numerous flower shows, winning many awards.

Extent

25.08 linear ft. (1 document case and 17 oversize boxes)

Language

English

System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1995, with subsequent additions

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2013 with subsequent additions.
Title
Atkins Park Garden Club records
Author
Josh Hogan and Jennie Oldfield
Date
October 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
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