Ivy Garden Club records
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Ivy 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: Ivy Garden Club (Atlanta, Ga.).
Title: Ivy Garden Club records
Dates: 1948-2011
Quantity: 23.83 linear ft. (fourteen oversize boxes)
Identification: ahc.MSS670

Biographical/Historical Note

The Ivy Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia was organized in 1939 with the purpose of "stimulating knowledge and love of gardening; protection of trees, plants and birds; and encouragement of civic planting." In 1947, the club began their first significant community project of beautifying the grounds of the Wren's Nest in Atlanta. The club has supported numerous projects such as maintaining the Tullie Smith Herb Garden at the Atlanta History Center. In 1984, club members produced a booklet titled A Guide to theTullie Smith House Herb Garden. Other organizations that the club has supported include the Cherokee Garden Library at the Atlanta History Center, the Peachtree Branch of the Atlanta Public Library (now the Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library System), the Egleston Children's Hospital, and Trees Atlanta. The club is an active member of The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. and also participates in local and regional flower shows.

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes scrapbooks that illustrate the history and, social and civic activities of the club. Community projects, flower shows, and club meetings are detailed in the scrapbooks. Several scrapbooks highlight the club's support of the Wren's Nest and the gardens at Tullie Smith Farm at the Atlanta History Center.


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Index Terms

Flower shows--Georgia--Atlanta
Gardening--Georgia--Societies, etc.
Ivy Garden Club (Atlanta, Ga.).
Tullie Smith House (Atlanta, Ga.)
Women--Societies and clubs
Wren's Nest (Atlanta, Ga.).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ivy Garden Club records, MSS 670, 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 re-processed in 2012.


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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



MSS OS box 1.135Scrapbook, 1948-1952


MSS OS box 1.136Scrapbook, 1954-1955


MSS OS box 1.137Scrapbooks, 1953, 1955-1956


MSS OS box 1.141Scrapbook, 1956-1957


MSS OS box 1.142Scrapbook, 1957-1958


MSS OS box 6.8Scrapbook, 1959-1960


MSS OS box 1.144Scrapbooks, 1960-1961, 1961-1962


MSS OS box 1.156Scrapbook, 1962-1963


MSS OS box 1.155Scrapbooks, 1958-1959, 1963-1964


MSS OS box 4.418Scrapbooks, 1977-1978, 1980-1981, 1980s


MSS OS box 4.419Scrapbooks, 1981-1985, 1982-1983


MSS OS box 4.420Scrapbooks, 1991-1992, 1995-1999


MSS OS box 4.421Scrapbooks, 1999-2005, 2005-2006


MSS OS box 4.422Scrapbook, 2010-2011