Atlanta Woman's Club records
Collection number: ahc.MSS353
Scope and Content
This collection is comprised of records that provide details on the history of the club. Included in the collection are yearbooks, scrapbooks, pressbooks, newspaper clippings, and programs pertaining to the club's social and civic activities. Of special interest are materials that provide details on the historic Wimbish House.
- 1895-1986, undated
- Atlanta Woman's Club (Atlanta, Ga.) (Organization)
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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
The Atlanta Woman's Club, founded by Mrs. Rebecca Douglas Lowe in 1895, began with a mission "to maintain an organized social and civic center among the women of Atlanta, to unite their efforts and their mutual interests in the advancement of educational, cultural, health, civic, and philanthropic activities, and to provide a convenient and comfortable place for meetings, both business and social, of the club members and other civic-minded groups." The club continues to work towards the goal of improving the community socially, culturally, physically, and educationally, through civic volunteer work and fundraising. The club is a member of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs and the General Federation of Women's Clubs. The club is governed by elected officers such as president, vice president, and treasurer and is organized into a number of committees or divisions that offer various volunteer opportunities for members. The Wimbish House at 1150 Peachtree Street has been the club's headquarters since 1919 and it includes an auditorium (later known as Peachtree Playhouse) used for music, plays, and art programs. One of the club's most significant projects is the ongoing support of the Tallulah Falls School in North Georgia. The club has also supported other schools, local hospitals, and community outreach programs.
34.21 linear ft. (two and one half document cases and 21 oversize boxes)
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, 1971, with subsequent additions
The collection was reprocessed in 2016.
- Atlanta Woman's Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Gardening -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- Societies, etc.
- Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs
- Music -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Scrapbooks -- Georgia
- Societies -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Theater -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Wimbish House (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Women -- Georgia -- Societies and clubs
- Women -- Societies and clubs
- Women civic leaders -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Atlanta Woman's Club records
- Melanie Stephan and Jennie Oldfield
- April 2012
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.