Louise B. Hastings papers
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Louise B. Hastings papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Hastings, Louise Brown, 1901-1987
Title: Louise B. Hastings papers
Dates: 1926-1978, undated
Quantity: 1.21 linear ft. (one half document case and one oversize box)
Identification: ahc.MSS1096

Biographical/Historical Note

Louise Katherine Brown Hastings (1901-1987) was born in Grovania, Georgia, to parents H. Rutherford Brown and Betty Daniel Brown. She graduated from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, and attended the Marine Biological Institute in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. She married Donald M. Hastings (1901-1991) in 1924 and they had two children, Mary Louise (later Mary Louise Clarke) (approximately 1926- ) and Donald M. Hastings, Jr. (1929-2013). In 1942, Donald M. Hastings, Sr. succeeded his father as president of the family mail order seed nursery, H. G. Hastings Company of Atlanta, Georgia. Louise Hastings was the 1935 president of the Habersham Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia, with whom she wrote a flower show guidebook. She served as president of The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. from 1936 to 1938 and was an officer for the National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc. in 1940. Louise and husband Donald co-wrote The Southern Garden Book in 1948. She also served on the Board of Directors and Advisory Committee of Atlanta's Women of the Year organization. She was a member of the Atlanta Music Club, the Atlanta Opera Guild, the National Society of Colonial Dames of America, and the National Society of Magna Carta Dames. In addition, Hastings was a popular garden speaker and noted flower arranger.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains bulletins, pamphlets, and programs that describe the social and civic activities of Louise Hastings. Additional material includes detailed histories and events of The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. Of special note are handwritten speeches that Hastings gave to regional clubs.


Arrangement

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


Index Terms

Flower shows--Georgia
Garden Club of Georgia.
Gardening--Georgia--Atlanta
Gardening--Georgia--Societies, etc.
Habersham Garden Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
Hastings, Louise Brown, 1901-1987
Landscape architecture--Georgia
National Council of State Garden Clubs.
Women--Georgia--Societies and clubs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Louise B. Hastings papers, MSS 1096, Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, undated

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2016.


Restrictions

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

 

Location

MSS OS Box 4.182 Better Homes and Gardens Gardening Guide, 1950
 

Box

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11Bulletins, National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc., 1937-1939
 
2Bulletins, National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc., 1941-1948
 
3Flower show guidebook, Habersham Garden Club, undated
 
4Garden School, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia and The Garden Club of Georgia, approximately 1943
 
5Histories, The Garden Club of Georgia, approximately 1928-1938
 
6Histories, The Garden Club of Georgia, 1946-1963
 

Location

MSS OS Box 4.182 House & Garden, Section 1: Savannah and North Georgia, March 1940
 

Location

MSS OS Box 4.182 House Beautiful: The Next Era in Gardening, April 1959
 
7Invitation, State Headquarters House, Athens, Georgia, Garden Club of Georgia, 1964
 
8Menu, Bermuda Convention Cruise, National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc., 1938
 
9Pamphlet, Garden Schedule, Peachtree Garden Club, Atlanta, Georgia, 1926
 
10Pamphlet, Ladies' Garden Club Athens, Georgia, 1941
 
11Pilgrimage, The Garden Club of Georgia, 1937
 
12Programs, 11th Annual Meeting, National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc., Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1940
 
13Programs, 26th Annual Meeting, National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, 1955
 
14Programs, 33rd Annual Meeting, National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc., Los Angeles, California, 1962
 
15Programs, conference and dinner, National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc., 1936-1937
 
16Speeches and lectures, 1964-1978, undated