Southern Nursery Association Photographs
Scope and Contents of the Records
The bulk of this collection visually documents activities and members present at the Southern Nursery Association’s annual conventions. Images of receptions, awards ceremonies, business breakfast meetings, past presidents’ club dinners, and other festivities are featured here. A few photographic prints in the collection document activities and members of the American Association of Nurserymen
- Southern Nursery Association (Organization)
Restrictions on Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) is a non-profit, professional trade organization that was formed when nine southern members of the American Association of Nurserymen (AAN) envisioned a regional organization to negotiate with the railroads that served the southern nursery business. These charter members appointed a committee to draft a constitution and by-laws and in August 1899, nearly fifty southern nurserymen met to discuss the problems they faced. At the time, the survival of the nursery business in the South was threatened by unfavorable freight rates to Northern and Midwestern markets as well as a lack of cooperation between various states on issues of interstate trade. The newly formed association would combat these issues into the 1940s when agreements made between various states finally made the movement of plants across state borders easier and less financially taxing. In 1937, the SNA had allowed the first commercial exhibit at its annual convention. This small display slowly evolved into an annual trade show that has become the major source of funding for the association’s programs and a main focus of its annual convention. Headquartered in Atlanta, the SNA continues to provide wholesale growers, brokers, retailers, landscape architects, and allied suppliers with educational, marketing and networking opportunities to advance the horticultural industry in the South.
Arrangement of the Papers
The original order of the photographic prints, once housed in photograph albums, has been maintained. The prints are grouped together and arranged in chronological order by year.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
The color photographic prints in this collection are located in cold storage (CS) as indicated in the descriptive inventory. Patrons must allow 24 hours after retrieval of cold storage item(s) before viewing material.
Gift of of the Southern Nursery Association, 1999 (CGL 1999.01)
General Physical Description note
541 black and white photographic prints, 63 color photographic prints, and 1 photocopy (42 folders and 1 cold storage box)
Collection processed in 2008.
- Southern Nursery Association Photographs, 1916-1987ahc.VIS 169
- Inventory prepared by Erica Danylchak
- December 2009
- Description rules
- Finding Aid Prepared According To Dacs
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note