Rosemary Garden Club records
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Rosemary Garden Club records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Rosemary Garden Club (Atlanta, Ga.).
Title: Rosemary Garden Club records
Dates: 1933-1993, undated
Quantity: 7.2 linear ft. (two document cases, one half document case, and six oversize boxes)
Identification: ahc.MSS1051

Biographical/Historical Note

The Rosemary Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia, was organized in 1933 with the object of "the study and culture of flowers and to stimulate others to do the same." The club is governed by officers elected by members including president and vice-president. The club has hosted and participated in numerous flower shows and is actively involved with several Atlanta churches, including Druid Hills Baptist Church. The club's largest civic project was the installation of a rose garden and plant solarium at the Georgia Baptist Hospital (now Georgia Baptist Medical Center). The club also supported the American Red Cross, the Veterans Hospital, and the Milledgeville State Hospital.

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes minutes, scrapbooks, yearbooks, and correspondence that document the club's social and civic activities. Minutes include financial reports as well as membership information. Scrapbooks provide further information on programs, projects, and members and their families, such as Dr. Louie D. Newton, a well known Atlanta minister, and his wife. An additional scrapbook from Mrs. Sherwood (Lula Belle) L. Astin, club president in 1934, provides further details of the activities of the club, as well as several other Atlanta garden clubs.


This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Index Terms

Druid Hills Baptist Church (Atlanta, Ga.).
Flower shows--Georgia--Atlanta
Flower shows--Judging--Georgia--Atlanta
Gardening--Georgia--Societies, etc.
Newton, Louie D., (Louie Devotie), 1892-1986
Rosemary Garden Club (Atlanta, Ga.).
Sherwood L., Astin, Mrs., (Lula Belle)
Women--Georgia--Societies and clubs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rosemary Garden Club records, MSS 1051, Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1980 with subsequent additions

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2013.


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.

Container List




11By-Laws and constitution, 1940-1962
2Clippings, 1937-1993, undated
3Correspondence, 1939-1989
4Financial, 1933-1942
5Flower show judging, 1934
6Historical skit, 1958
7Histories, 1979-1984
8Memorials and tributes, 1969-1988
9Minutes, 1933
10Minutes, 1934
11Minutes, 1935
12Minutes, 1936
13Minutes, 1937
14Minutes, 1938
15Minutes, 1939
16Minutes, 1940
17Minutes, 1941-1943
18Minutes, 1944-1945
19Minutes, 1946-1947



21Minutes, 1947-1950
2Minutes, 1950-1952
3Minutes, 1953-1954
4Minutes, 1955-1956
5Minutes, 1957-1958
6Minutes, 1958-1962
7Minutes, 1966-1967
8Minutes, 1968-1969
9Minutes, 1970-1972
10Minutes, 1973-1975
11Minutes, 1976-1977
12Minutes, 1978-1979
13Program, The Garden Club of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, April 1940
14Program, The Garden Club of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, April 1958
15Record book, 1933-1969


MSS OS Box 2.7Scrapbook, Mrs. Sherwood (Lula Belle) L. Astin, 1933-1936


MSS OS Box 2.212Scrapbook, 1933-1958


MSS OS Box 2.323.1Scrapbook, 1938-1940


MSS OS Box 1.175Scrapbook, 1959-1978


MSS OS Box 4.205Scrapbook, 1974-1976


MSS OS Box 2.6Scrapbook, 1980-1986



31Scrapbook, 1986-1987
2Yearbooks, 1936-1937
3Yearbooks, 1940-1942
4Yearbooks, 1949-1954
5Yearbooks, 1975-1981
6Yearbooks, 1981-1983
7Yearbooks, 1983-1985
8Yearbooks, 1986-1987
9Yearbooks, 1989-1990