Brookwood Hills Garden Club records
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Brookwood Hills 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. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Brookwood Hills Garden Club (Atlanta, Ga.).
Title: Brookwood Hills Garden Club records
Dates: 1938-1988, undated
Quantity: 7.71 linear ft. (one document case and seven oversize boxes)
Identification: ahc.MSS648

Biographical/Historical Note

The Brookwood Hills Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia was organized in 1938 to "aid the promotion of mutual interest in the preservation and beautification of this subdivision, to create good fellowship in encouraging interest in plant life, and the art of arranging and cultivating flowers." The club is governed by elected officers such as president, vice-president, and treasurer. The club is a member of The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. and the Fulton County Federation of Garden Clubs. The club worked to restore the Brookwood Hills park, establish nature trails and a bird sanctuary, as well as landscaping the Brighton and Palisades Roads neighborhood entrances. The club also supported organizations such as the American Red Cross and local area hospitals. The club has hosted and participated in numerous flower shows.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains minutes, reports, yearbooks, and correspondence that document the civic and social activities of the club. Minutes also include membership and financial reports. Scrapbooks detail the club's programs, flower shows, and civic projects. Three of the scrapbooks are devoted to the club's restoration of Brookwood Hills Park in the 1970s.


Arrangement

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


Index Terms

Brookwood Hills (Atlanta, Ga.)
Brookwood Hills Garden Club (Atlanta, Ga.).
Flower shows--Georgia--Atlanta
Gardening--Georgia--Atlanta
Gardening--Societies, etc.
Parks--Georgia--Atlanta
Women--Societies and clubs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Brookwood Hills Garden Club records, MSS 648, Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1989

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2014.


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

 

Box

Fldr

11Correspondence, 1956-1972
 
2Flower shows, 1969-1972
 
3Minutes, 1964-1969
 
4Minutes, 1970-1972
 
5Minutes, 1973-1979
 
6Minutes, 1980-1983
 
7Newsletters, 1977-1981
 

Location

MSS OS Box 4.170Scrapbook, 1938-1944
 

Location

MSS OS Box 4.171Scrapbook, 1956-1957
 

Location

MSS OS Box 4.172Scrapbook, 1959-1962
 

Location

MSS OS Box 3.351Scrapbook, 1961-1962
 

Location

MSS OS Box 3.351Scrapbook, 1971-1978
 

Location

MSS OS Box 2.144Scrapbook, park restoration project, 1974-1975
 

Location

MSS OS Box 4.168Scrapbook, park restoration project, 1975
 
8Scrapbook, park restoration project, 1976
 

Location

MSS OS Box 4.173Scrapbook, 1981-1982
 

Location

MSS OS Box 4.173Scrapbook, 1983-1985
 
9Tree guide for Atlanta, undated
 
10Yearbooks, 1949-1951
 
11Yearbooks, 1963-1988
 
12Yearbook, community club, 1971