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Brookwood Hills Garden Club photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS276

Scope and Content

This collection contains photographs of the park in Brookwood Hills including the playground, picnic and pool areas during restoration work by the club. Images show playground structures, picnic tables, planters, stone steps, as well as trees, shrubs, and other plants. Also a part of the collection are photographs of the club's Christmas decorations inside Rhodes Memorial Hall, Atlanta, Georgia. Of particular interest are club members and children shown during park workdays and events.


  • 1974-1982, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This material is 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.

Administrative/Biographical History

The Brookwood Hills Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia, was organized in 1938 to "aid the promotion of mutual interest in the preservation and beautification of this subdivision, to create good fellowship in encouraging interest in plant life, and the art of arranging and cultivating flowers." The club is governed by elected officers such as president, vice-president, and treasurer. Club memberships include The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. and the Fulton County Federation of Garden Clubs. While working to restore the park in Brookwood Hills, the club established nature trails and a bird sanctuary. They also landscaped the Brighton Road and Palisades Road neighborhood entrances. The club has supported organizations such as the American Red Cross and local area hospitals in addition to hosting and participating in numerous flower shows.


32 image(s) (18 color photographic prints and 14 black and white photographic prints)



System of Arrangement

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

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Some items in this collection are located in cold storage (CS) as indicated by the descriptive inventory. Patrons must allow 24 hours after retrieval of item(s) before viewing material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1989

Related Archival Materials

Brookwood Hills Garden Club records, MSS 648, Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2017.

Brookwood Hills Garden Club photographs
Jennie Oldfield
November 2017
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