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De Renne-Callaway book ephemera

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Collection number: ahc.MSS1127
Scope and Content This collection contains documents found in books from the De Renne and Callaway collections of the Cherokee Garden Library. Materials include clippings, correspondence, handwritten notes, articles, and invoices. Clippings and articles cover a wide range of topics including vegetable growing, botany, history, poetry, and William Shakespeare. In 1970, Callaway Gardens purchased a collection of De Renne books. Correspondence from these books was largely part of Augusta De Renne's (1894-1969)...

Flower Show ephemera

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Collection number: ahc.MSS971
Scope and Content This collection contains flower show brochures and programs from shows and exhibits in Atlanta and the Southeast. Shows were sponsored by Atlanta garden clubs and plant associations such as the Atlanta Flower Show Association, the Atlanta Camellia Society, and The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. The collection also contains clippings and correspondence. These materials offer a variety of horticultural information including plant varieties and classification, cultivar popularity, and floral...

Franklin-Smith Associates documents

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Collection number: ahc.MSS786f
Scope and Content This collection contains correspondence, contracts, and invoices for landscape work completed at the Memorial Garden at the Governor's Mansion. Also included are descriptions of stonework such as a limestone oval and a millstone. Of special interest are plant lists providing details of trees and shrubs used in the project.

Franklin-Smith Associates landscape architectural drawings

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Collection number: ahc.VIS274
Scope and Content This collection contains landscape plans for the Governor's Mansion Memorial Garden providing details of stone work, retaining walls, terraces, and benches. Drawings include identified trees, shrubs, and garden features.

G. Eric Harkness papers

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Collection number: ahc.MSS1088
Scope and Content This collection contains landscape plans, pamphlets, reports, and a directory that provide details on the career of G. Eric Harkness. Materials are from a variety of projects, including commercial, residential, and government clients. Pamphlets show a wide range of interests and topics from ornamental plants to city street planning.

Georgia Horticultural Society records

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Collection number: ahc.MSS1092
Scope and Content This collection contains correspondence, minutes, membership rosters, and treasurer's reports that provide a history of the social and civic activities of the society. Also included are newsletters and meeting programs, which offer details on topics of interest and field trips. Of special interest are documents that show the society's involvement with the State Botanical Garden in Athens, Georgia.

Georgia Perennial Plant Association records

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Collection number: ahc.MSS1200
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence, brochures, meeting announcements, membership applications, and speaker rosters that document the activities of the association. Also a part of the collection are materials that provide details about annual symposiums, annual plant sales, and garden tours. Of special interest is an informational brochure for an educational flower show display, "Enduring Perennials," an Atlanta garden during World War II, created for the 2004 Southeastern Flower Show.

Georgia Perennial Plant Association visual arts materials

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Collection number: ahc.VIS394
Scope and Contents This collection contains photographs, ink drawings, and a poster that provides details of the activities and events held by the association. Included in the collection are images of identified members and speakers as well as ink drawings that were used as illustrations for the association's directory. Of special interest is an informational perennial poster published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Hastings family papers

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Collection number: ahc.MSS752
Scope and Content This collection contains materials including personal and business histories, details of civic and cultural organizations, and scrapbooks. A typescript copy of The Southern Garden is a part of this collection as well as a scrapbook that provides insight into the growth and development of the city of the Atlanta. A scrapbook created by Louise Hastings includes information on The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. as well as other gardening clubs and societies.

Hastings Seed Company Records

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Collection number: ahc.MSS992
Scope and Contents of the Records The collection primarily contains seed and nursery catalogs of H. G. Hastings and Company. The collection also includes business records and publications produced by H. G. Hastings and Company. Limited correspondence and newspaper articles provide some insight on the company’s operations. Unpublished manuscripts provide details about the company’s history and the mail order seed business in general.

J. Newton Bell, Jr. landscape architectural drawings

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Collection number: ahc.VIS271
Scope and Content This collection contains landscape drawings of mostly residential projects, but also includes some commercial properties and parks in Griffin and other Georgia cities. Drawings include general landscape plans and plant lists as well as plans for walls, foundation plantings, and traffic islands. Of special interest is Bell's 1940 senior thesis drawing of a country estate for his parents.

J. Newton Bell, Jr. papers

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Collection number: ahc.MSS1133
Scope and Content This collection contains articles, certificates, and handwritten notes from the professional career of J. Newton Bell. Also included in the collection are landscape architecture contract templates and plant resources such as catalogs and tree lists. Of special interest is a proclamation by the mayor of the City of Griffin, designating February 17, 2005 as J. Newton Bell, Jr. Day.

Julia O. Martin papers

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Collection number: ahc.MSS1137
Scope and Content The majority of this collection contains correspondence, estimates, ledgers, proposals, and planting studies that provide a history of Julia O. Martin's career as principal of Julia O. Martin Landscape Design. Martin's resume and clippings offer details of her personal and professional life. Of special note are Martin's garden design sketches included in various planting studies.

Landscape architectural drawings of Violet Bank

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Collection number: ahc.VIS277
Scope and Content This collection contains landscape drawings that provide details of the garden and landscape history at the Violet Bank estate in Griffin, Georgia. A planting plan by the C. A. Dahl Company shows the layout of the property including the house, driveway, and formal garden. Of note, this drawing erroneously cites Mrs. H. W. Barnes as Mrs. H. 'G.' Barnes. Also a part of the collection are garden sketches by an unknown landscape architect which provide plant variety names and describe trees, wooded...

Norman C. Butts papers

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Collection number: ahc.MSS1057
Scope and Content This collection contains materials such as professional correspondence, accounting and financial records, and client plant lists, orders, and landscape drawings. Also included are correspondence and plant orders with numerous nurseries in the South. Additionally, personal letters, financial documents, and university correspondence are part of this collection. Of special note is correspondence with professor Ralph W. Curtis of Cornell University on his research on broad leafed evergreens with...

Norman C. Butts photographs and postcards

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Collection number: ahc.VIS268
Scope and Content This collection contains photographs and postcards which provide details of the personal, military, and professional career of Norman Butts in New York, France, and Georgia. Included are images of his early family life, college years at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and landscaping projects in Atlanta, Georgia. Both Butts' work with Ashford Park Nurseries in Brookhaven and his own Atlanta landscaping business are represented. Of special interest are photographs of the gardens and...