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The Georgia Chrysanthemum Society records

Collection number: ahc.MSS1156

Scope and Content

The majority of this collection includes flower show material such as programs, award labels, and reports. Also a part of the collection are meeting announcements, membership correspondence, and plant sale order forms. A large number of items are reproductions or sample letters and forms. Of special interest is a scrapbook highlighting flower shows and members of the society.


  • 1953-2004, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Georgia Chrysanthemum Society was organized in 1953 to encourage horticulture and to increase general interest in the cultivation and improvement of the standard of excellence of the chrysanthemum. The society was a member of The Garden Club of Georgia and the National Chrysanthemum Society and was governed by elected officers such as president, vice-president, and treasurer. Charter members included Mrs. Oscar (Mary) Palmour, Mrs. Hinton (Nora) Blackshear, and Mrs. A. A. (Grace) Geiger. Annual flower shows offered members opportunity to display blooms and compete for awards. The society also held annual plant sales to promote and encourage growing varieties of chrysanthemums. In 2004 the society disbanded.


0.83 linear ft. (two document cases)



System of Arrangement

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

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2018.

The Georgia Chrysanthemum Society records
Jennie Oldfield
November 2018
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