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Atlanta Pioneer Women's Society collection

Collection number: ahc.MSS391

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence among the society's members, membership lists, biographies of some members, financial records, newspaper clippings, early recollections of Atlanta, and a scrapbook.


  • 1909-1984, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Founded in 1909 by its first president, Mrs. Joseph H. Morgan, the Atlanta Pioneer Women's Society was an organization whose members were the first women to settle in Atlanta, Georgia before and during the Civil War. Charter members did not work outside the home, but were involved in charitable organizations and church groups. Its purpose was to continue old friendships and also preserve historical facts and memories of early Atlanta. In 1938 a stone monument in tribute to the organization was erected in Piedmont Park at the 14th Street entrance. The Society also referred to itself as the Atlanta Women's Pioneer Society.


2.085 linear ft. (five document cases)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1995

Atlanta Women's Pioneer Society collection
Melanie Stephan
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