Lenox Park Garden Club records
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Lenox Park 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: Lenox Park Garden Club (Atlanta, Ga.).
Title: Lenox Park Garden Club records
Dates: 1935-1977, undated
Quantity: 18.96 linear ft. (one document case, one half document case and twelve oversize boxes)
Identification: ahc.MSS672

Biographical/Historical Note

The Lenox Park Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia, was organized in 1931 to "encourage the love, study, and culture of flowers, with the study of landscape gardening, and the cooperation in the improvement of public parks in Lenox Park when the Club deems necessary." The club is governed by a board of officers, elected by members, such as president, vice-president, and treasurer. The club joined The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. in 1933 and was also an active member of the Atlanta Garden Center. One of the club's early community projects was the Rose Bowl Garden in Sussex Park (now named the Sunken Garden Park) and nearby Conservation Garden near the intersection of Sussex Road and East Rock Springs Road. In 1951, the club worked to promote a bill prohibiting billboards on the new Atlanta expressway, which was passed by Atlanta City Council in November of that year. In 1952, past-presidents Jean H. Neely and Peggy F. Hughes formed the Expressway Beautification Association, of which they served as co-chairmen, with the goal of improving the landscaping of the new North-South Expressway, now referred to as the I-75/85 or Downtown Connector, from downtown Atlanta to the Brookwood Station. The club participated in this beautification project until its completion in 1956. The club has also supported other organizations such as the Eventide Home for Elderly Women, Grady Memorial Hospital, Fernbank Forest Association, and the American Red Cross. The club has hosted and participated in numerous flower shows, winning many awards.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains histories, minutes, and correspondence that document the history of the social and civic activities of the club. Scrapbooks provide further detail on the programs and projects of the club. One scrapbook is devoted to the Expressway Beautification Association project that the club participated in from 1952 to 1956. Also a part of the collection are scrapbooks describing the club's support of the Eventide Home for Elderly Women. Much material highlights the club's interest in neighborhood and expressway beautification, and defeating the proposed I-485 interstate.


Arrangement

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


Index Terms

Billboards--Georgia--Atlanta
Eventide Home (Atlanta, Ga.).
Express highways--Georgia--Atlanta
Expressway Beautification Association (Atlanta, Ga.).
Flower shows--Georgia--Atlanta
Gardening--Georgia--Atlanta
Gardening--Societies, etc.
Lenox Park (Atlanta, Ga.)
Lenox Park Garden Club (Atlanta, Ga.).
Martini, Eugene R., 1915-1965
Morningside (Atlanta, Ga.)
Parks--Georgia--Atlanta
Smith, Frank A., 1917-1985
Urban beautification--Georgia--Atlanta
Women--Georgia--Societies and clubs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lenox Park Garden Club records, MSS 672, Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1981

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

11Constitution and by-laws, 1953
 
2Expresssway Beautification project, 1946-1951
 
3Expresssway Beautification project, 1952
 
4Expresssway Beautification project, 1953
 
5Expresssway Beautification project, 1954
 
6Expresssway Beautification project, 1955
 
7Expresssway Beautification project, 1956-1957
 
8Expresssway Beautification project, undated
 
9Expressway billboards, 1961
 
10Financial, 1954-1956
 
11Flower shows, 1954-1957
 
12Flower shows, 1958-1959, undated
 
13History, 1931-1971, undated
 
14I-485 proposed interstate, 1965-1966
 
15Minutes, 1935-1936
 
16Minutes, 1937-1938
 
17Minutes, 1939-1940
 
18Minutes, 1941-1942
 
19Minutes, 1943-1944
 
20Minutes, 1945-1946
 
21Minutes, 1947-1948
 
22Minutes, 1949-1950
 
23Minutes, 1951-1952
 
24Minutes, 1953-1954
 
25Minutes, 1956-1959
 
26Minutes, 1960-1961
 

Box

Fldr

21Minutes, 1961-1962
 
2Minutes, 1963
 
3Minutes, 1970-1971
 
4Minutes, 1974-1975
 
5Minutes, 1975-1976
 

Location

MSS OS Box 2.167Scrapbook, 1935-1936
 

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MSS OS Box 2.167Scrapbook, 1936-1937
 

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MSS OS Box 2.168Scrapbook, 1938-1939
 

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MSS OS Box 2.168Scrapbook, 1939-1940
 

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MSS OS Box 2.169Scrapbook, 1940-1941
 

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MSS OS Box 2.169Scrapbook, 1941-1942
 

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MSS OS Box 2.170Scrapbook, 1942-1943
 

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MSS OS Box 2.170Scrapbook, 1943-1944
 

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MSS OS Box 2.170Scrapbook, 1944-1945
 

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MSS OS Box 1.146Scrapbook, 1949-1950
 

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MSS OS Box 1.146Scrapbook, 1950-1951
 

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MSS OS Box 1.147Scrapbook, 1951-1953
 

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MSS OS Box 2.171Scrapbook, 1953-1954
 

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MSS OS Box 2.171Scrapbook, 1960-1961
 

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MSS OS Box 2.172Scrapbook, 1961-1962
 

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MSS OS Box 5.15 Scrapbook, 1962-1964
 

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MSS OS Box 2.172Scrapbook, 1964-1966
 

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MSS OS Box 2.173Scrapbook, 1966-1968
 

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MSS OS Box 2.174Scrapbook, 1968-1970
 

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MSS OS Box 2.173Scrapbook, 1975-1977
 
6Scrapbook, Eventide Home project, 1970
 
7Scrapbook, Eventide Home project, 1971-1972
 

Location

MSS OS Box 2.65Scrapbook, Expressway Beautification project, 1950-1954
 
8Yearbook, 1942-1943