Iris Garden Club records
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Iris 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: Iris Garden Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
Title: Iris Garden Club records
Dates: 1928-2009, undated
Quantity: 36.28 linear ft. (2 document cases and 23 oversize boxes)
Identification: ahc.MSS669

Biographical/Historical Note

The Iris Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia, was formed in 1928 and became a member of the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. in 1929. The purpose of the club was, "to stimulate among amateurs the knowledge and love of gardening, the study and culture of flowers, landscape gardening, protection of native trees, plants, and birds, and the encouragement of civic planting." One of the club's earliest civic projects was the creation of the Woodland Glen and Iris Garden in Winn Park of the Ansley Park neighborhood, which the club continues to maintain. In 1958, the club supported the replanting of the garden at the Orchard Terrace around the historic Redman Thornton House on the grounds of the Atlanta Art Institute. The club has also hosted and participated in many local and regional flower shows, winning numerous awards.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains scrapbooks, yearbooks and minutes which document the club's social and civic activities. Also part of the collection are landscape plans for the Orchard Terrace of the Thornton House project. Several scrapbooks focus on the Iris Garden and Woodland Glen that the club created in Winn Park of the Ansley Park neighborhood.


Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by titles supplied by staff, except for oversized scrapbooks which are listed chronologically at the end of the descriptive inventory.


Index Terms

Ansley Park (Atlanta, Ga.)
Art Institute of Atlanta (Atlanta, Ga.)
Flower shows--Georgia--Atlanta
Gardening--Georgia--Atlanta
Gardening--Societies, etc.
Iris Garden Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
Thornton House (Atlanta, Ga.)
Winn Park (Atlanta, Ga.)
Women--Societies and clubs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Iris Garden Club records, MSS 669, 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 2012.


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

11Clippings, 1938-1968, undated
 
2Constitutions and By-Laws, 1928-1959
 
3Correspondence, 1937-1968
 
4Flower shows, 1937-1972
 
5Garden Club of Georgia, 1938-1962, undated
 
6Gardening, 1937-1962, undated
 
7History, 1928-1968
 
8 Iristocratic Affair, luncheon and auction, 1984
 

Location

MSS OS box 4.401.1Membership and treasurer records, 1957-1975
 
9Minutes, 1928-1930
 
10Minutes, 1931-1932
 
11Minutes, 1950-1953
 
12Minutes, 1953-1956
 
13Minutes, 1956-1957
 

Box

Fldr

21Orchard Terrace, 1955-1959
 
2Yearbook, 1930-1931
 
3Yearbook, 1938-1939
 
4Yearbook, 1951-1952
 
5Yearbook, 1952-1953
 
6Yearbook, 1953-1954
 
7Yearbook, 1954-1955
 
8Yearbook, 1955-1956
 
9Yearbook, 1956-1957
 
10Yearbook, 1957-1958
 
11Yearbook, 1959-1960
 
12Yearbook, 1960-1961
 
13Yearbook, 1961-1962
 
14Yearbook, 1962-1963
 
15Yearbook, 1963-1964
 
16Yearbook, 1964-1965
 
17Yearbook, 1965-1966
 
18Yearbook, 1966-1967
 
19Yearbook, 1967-1968
 
20Yearbook, 1969-1970
 
21Yearbook, 1970-1971
 
22Yearbook, 1972-1973
 
23Yearbook, 1974-1975
 

Location

MSS OS box 1.129Scrapbook, 1928-1938
 

Location

MSS OS box 2.158Scrapbooks, Better Homes & Garden - The Iris Garden of Atlanta, Georgia and The Glen, Winn Park, 1930-1931 and 1937-1938
 

Location

MSS OS box 1.131Scrapbooks, 1937-1938, 1954-1955
 

Location

MSS OS box 1.132Scrapbook, 1958-1959
 

Location

MSS OS box 2.165Scrapbook, Orchard Terrace and landscape plans, 1958
 

Location

MSS OS box 1.134Scrapbook, Orchard Terrace, 1958-1961
 

Location

MSS OS box 1.133Scrapbook, 1959-1960
 

Location

MSS OS box 2.159Scrapbooks, 1960-1961, 1961-1962
 

Location

MSS OS box 2.160Scrapbooks, 1965-1966, 1966-1967
 

Location

MSS OS box 2.161Scrapbooks, 1969 and Iris Garden of Winn Park, 1969
 

Location

MSS OS box 2.162Scrapbook, 1969-1970
 

Location

MSS OS box 2.163Scrapbook, 1971-1972
 

Location

MSS OS box 2.164Scrapbook, 1973-1974
 

Location

MSS OS box 3.373Scrapbook, 1976
 

Location

MSS OS box 2.297.4Scrapbook, 1982-1983
 

Location

MSS OS box 2.297.5Scrapbook, 1986-1987, 1988-1989
 

Location

MSS OS box 3.391.1Scrapbook, 1990-1991
 

Location

MSS OS box 4.406Scrapbooks, 1989-1990, 1992-1994
 

Location

MSS OS box 4.407Scrapbooks, 1993-1994, 1994-1996
 

Location

MSS OS box 4.408Scrapbooks, 1996-1998, 1998-1999
 

Location

MSS OS box 4.409Scrapbooks, 1999-2001, 2001-2002
 

Location

MSS OS box 3.416.1Scrapbook, 2008-2009