Clay Hills Garden Club records
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Clay 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.
Creator: Clay Hills Garden Club (Atlanta, Ga.).
Title: Clay Hills Garden Club records
Dates: 1941-1974, undated
Quantity: 2.17 linear ft. (one document case and one oversize box)
Identification: ahc.MSS652

Biographical/Historical Note

The Clay Hills Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia was formed in 1941 "to stimulate interest among amateur gardeners, and to aid in the protection of native birds and flowers, to promote development of home grounds and to aid in the beautification of the City." The club is a member of The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. and is governed by officers elected by members including a president and vice president. The club has been an active participant in many local and regional flower shows, winning numerous awards. Marie Nicholson, first president of the National Tulip Society and nationally recognized Atlanta tulip expert, served as club sponsor until her death in 1975. The club has supported many local organizations such as The Atlanta Garden Center, the American Red Cross, and Piedmont Hospital.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains minutes, scrapbooks, and yearbooks that document the civic and social activities of the club. A twenty-five year anniversary book highlights the club achievements including numerous awards from Southeastern flower shows and civic work with local area hospitals.


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

Index Terms

Clay Hills Garden Club (Atlanta, Ga.).
Flower shows--Georgia--Atlanta
Gardening--Georgia--Societies, etc.
Nicholson, Marie S., 1894-1975
Women--Georgia--Societies and clubs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Clay Hills Garden Club records, MSS 652, Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1975 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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




11Correspondence, 1955-1958
2Minutes, 1941-1945
3Minutes, 1946-1950


MSS OS Box 1.109Scrapbook, 1955-1956


MSS OS Box 1.109Scrapbook, 1957-1958
4Twenty-Fifth Anniversary History, 1941-1966
5Twenty-Fifth Anniversary History (copy 2), 1941-1966
6Yearbook, 1944-1945
7Yearbooks, 1955-1957
8Yearbooks, 1958-1960
9Yearbooks, 1968-1974