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Mount Paran Woods Garden Club records

Collection number: ahc.MSS1000

Scope and Contents of the Records

This collection includes minutes, newsletters, programs, financial records, and correspondence of the Mount Paran Woods Garden Club, documenting both the Club's social and civic activities. Treasurer's records consist of budgets, financial reports, and invoices. The Club's tax documentation includes material relating to the Club's tax-exempt status. The Club's scrapbooks provide a history of the Club's numerous social and civic activities over the decades, including details regarding the significant work with garden triangle projects. Additionally, the records include the documentation on the Club's activities as kept by each individual Mount Paran Woods Garden Club President, known as the "President's Book," which contains minutes, newsletters, programs, financial reports, general correspondence, membership correspondence, and reports of the year's events.


  • 1955-2019


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Restrictions on 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Mount Paran Woods Garden Club was formed in 1955 with the intent to, "stimulate among amateurs the knowledge and love of gardening and the protection of native trees, plants and birds, to promote fellowship among our neighbors and good will in the Mt. Paran-Northside community, and to support civic planting projects the club deems appropriate." The Club maintains three Atlanta greenspaces, specifically garden triangles at Mt. Paran Road and Northside Drive, West Conway and Broadland Roads, and Cave and Mt. Paran Roads. These parks are owned by the City of Atlanta and overseen by Park Pride's "Adopt-A-Park" program. The Club also supports the Shepherd Center's Horticulture Therapy Program, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, and the Oakhurst Community Garden Project. The Club is also actively involved annually with the Southeastern Flower Show, the annual premier gardening and horticultural event in the Southeast United States that promotes conservation and awareness of the natural environment through education, horticultural excellence, and artistic expression.


15.18 linear ft. (ten document cases and nine oversize boxes)



Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff, except for oversized scrapbooks which are listed chronologically at the end of the descriptive inventory.

Acquisition Information

Gift, 2003 with subsequent additions

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2010, with subsequent additions.

Mount Paran Woods Garden Club records
Jennie Oldfield
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared According To Dacs
Language of description
Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305