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Rosemary Garden Club records

Collection number: ahc.MSS1051

Scope and Content

This collection includes minutes, scrapbooks, yearbooks, and correspondence that document the club's social and civic activities. Minutes include financial reports as well as membership information. Scrapbooks provide further information on programs, projects, and members and their families, such as Dr. Louie D. Newton, a well known Atlanta minister, and his wife. An additional scrapbook from Mrs. Sherwood (Lula Belle) L. Astin, club president in 1934, provides further details of the activities of the club, as well as several other Atlanta garden clubs.


  • 1933-1993, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Rosemary Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia, was organized in 1933 with the object of "the study and culture of flowers and to stimulate others to do the same." The club is governed by officers elected by members including president and vice-president. The club has hosted and participated in numerous flower shows and is actively involved with several Atlanta churches, including Druid Hills Baptist Church. The club's largest civic project was the installation of a rose garden and plant solarium at the Georgia Baptist Hospital (now Georgia Baptist Medical Center). The club also supported the American Red Cross, the Veterans Hospital, and the Milledgeville State Hospital.


7.2 linear ft. (two document cases, one half document case, and six 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

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2013.

Rosemary Garden Club records
Jennie Oldfield
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