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Gardenia Garden Club scrapbooks

Collection number: ahc.MSS1060

Scope and Content

This collection contains scrapbooks that highlight the civic and social activities of the club. The scrapbooks include photos, awards, correspondence, and reports. A large amount of material is dedicated to the club's civic project of landscaping and supporting the A. G. Rhodes Home for Incurables. One scrapbook is devoted to the Junior Flower Show Association activities of which the club was a member.


  • 1949-1998


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Gardenia Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia, was organized in 1938 to "stimulate among amateurs the knowledge and love of gardening, the study and culture of flowers, landscape gardening, protection of native trees, plants and birds, and the encouragement of civic planting and artistic endeavor." In the same year the club began their largest civic project of landscaping and maintaining the grounds of the A. G. Rhodes Home for Incurables. The club also visited and entertained the patients with parties and donated Christmas gifts and flower arrangements. The club is governed by elected officers including President, Vice-President, and Treasurer. The club is a member of The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc., the Junior Flower Show Association, and the Atlanta Garden Center. The club hosts and participates in numerous flower shows, winning many awards.


11.5 linear ft. (eight oversize boxes)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2005

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2015.

Gardenia Garden Club scrapbooks
Jennie Oldfield
February 2015
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