Avondale Estates Garden Club records
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Avondale Estates Garden Club records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Avondale Estates Garden Club (Avondale Estates, Ga.).
Title: Avondale Estates Garden Club records
Dates: 1944-2011
Quantity: 15.96 linear ft. (1 half document case and 28 oversized boxes)
Identification: ahc.MSS1019

Biographical/Historical Note

The Avondale Estates Garden Club was organized in June 1931 by Mrs. Germaine McGovern with the objective to "advance gardening and the development of home grounds; to aid in the protection of forest, wild flowers and birds; to encourage the art of flower arranging". The Club became a member of the Garden Club of Georgia in 1937, helped to organize the Dekalb County Federation of Garden Clubs in 1948, and is also a member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. They have particpated in many civic beautification projects such as conserving the Avondale Park and Bird Sanctuary Park as well as contributing to landscape improvements at local schools. In 1932, the Club planted 253 Abelia bushes along a three-block stretch of Avondale Road to create a hedge that stands today and is a focal point in the community. The Club has given support to many local organizations including the Egleston Memorial Childrens' Hospital, the American Red Cross, and The State Botanical Garden of Georgia. The Club has received numerous awards at local and regional flower shows such as the Dekalb County Federation of Garden Clubs Flower Show.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the records of the Avondale Estates Garden Club from 1931 to 2011. The collection chiefly consists of the Club's scrapbooks from 1944-1999. Also included is a yearbook from 2011 and a history of the Club from 1972. These materials document the Club's civic and social activities as well as special projects.


Arrangement

The 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.


Index Terms

Avondale Estates (Ga.)--History
Avondale Estates (Ga.)--Societies, etc.
Avondale Estates Garden Club (Avondale Estates, Ga.).
Gardening--Societies, etc.
Women gardeners--Georgia
Women--Georgia--Societies and clubs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Avondale Estates Garden Club records, MSS 1019, James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2011.

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2011.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.


Container List

 

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11History, 1931-1971
 
2Yearbook, 2011-2012
 

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MSS OS Box 3.6161Scrapbook, 1944-1946
 

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MSS OS Box 2.4161Scrapbook, 1948
 

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MSS OS Box 2.4171Scrapbook, 1952-1953
 

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MSS OS Box 3.6171Scrapbook, 1954-1956
 

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MSS OS Box 3.6181Scrapbook, 1958-1959
 

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MSS OS Box 3.6191Scrapbook, 1961-1962
 

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MSS OS Box 3.6201Scrapbook, 1962-1963
 

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MSS OS Box 3.6211Scrapbook, 1963-1964
 

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MSS OS Box 4.3831Scrapbook, 1964-1965
 

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MSS OS Box 4.3841Scrapbook, 1965-1966
 

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MSS OS Box 3.6221Scrapbook, 1966-1967
 

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MSS OS Box 3.6231Scrapbook, 1967-1968
 

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MSS OS Box 3.6241Scrapbook, 1968-1969
 

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MSS OS Box 2.4181Scrapbook, 1970
 

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MSS OS Box 3.6251Scrapbook, 1971
 

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MSS OS Box 4.3851Scrapbook, 1972
 

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MSS OS Box 4.3861Scrapbook, 1975-1976
 

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MSS OS Box 2.4191Scrapbook, 1979-1980
 

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MSS OS Box 4.3871Scrapbook, 1980-1981
 

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MSS OS Box 4.3881Scrapbook, 1983-1984
 

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MSS OS Box 4.3891Scrapbook, 1984-1985
 

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MSS OS Box 4.3901Scrapbook, 1986-1987
 

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MSS OS Box 4.3911Scrapbook, 1987-1988
 

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MSS OS Box 4.3921Scrapbook, 1990-1991
 

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MSS OS Box 2.4201Scrapbook, 1991-1992
 

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MSS OS Box 4.3931Scrapbook, 1992-1993
 

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MSS OS Box 4.3941Scrapbook, 1994-1995
 

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MSS OS Box 4.3951Scrapbook, 1998-1999