Neighborhood Garden Club records
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Neighborhood 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: Neighborhood Garden Club (Atlanta, Ga.).
Title: Neighborhood Garden Club records
Dates: 1931-1973, undated
Quantity: 3.54 linear ft. (one half document case and two oversize boxes)
Identification: ahc.MSS677

Biographical/Historical Note

The Neighborhood Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia, was formed in 1931 to "develop the knowledge and love of gardening among amateurs; to aid in the protection of native trees and plants throughout the State of Georgia; to encourage civic planting and other related activities as the members may determine." The club is governed by officers elected by members, such as president, vice-president, and treasurer. The club is a member of The Garden Club of Georgia Inc. and the Federation of Women's Clubs of Georgia. The club has actively participated in flower shows and garden club conventions. Since 1937, the club's ongoing civic project has been the beautification of a section of parkway at the intersection of Peachtree Battle Avenue and Peachtree Road, which includes a veterans' monument erected in 1935 by the Old Guard of Atlanta. The club has also supported many organizations such as the American Red Cross, Grady Memorial Hospital, and the Milledgeville Hospital Garden Therapy Program.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains materials that document the club's social and civic activities. Scrapbooks detail the club's monthly meetings and special events attended. The club's ongoing civic project of the neighborhood parkway beautification is highlighted throughout the collection.


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

Index Terms

Buckhead (Atlanta, Ga.)
Flower shows--Georgia--Atlanta
Gardening--Georgia--Societies, etc.
Neighborhood Garden Club (Atlanta, Ga.).
Women--Georgia--Societies and clubs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Neighborhood Garden Club records, MSS 677, Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1988 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




11Civic project, parkway beautification, 1964-1971
2Clippings, 1939-1941, undated
3Conservation, 1959-1973, undated
4Flower shows, 1939-1970
5The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc., 1965-1967, undated
6History, 1931-1954


MSS OS Box 6.10Scrapbook, 1936-1941


MSS OS Box 1.154Scrapbook, 1942-1972
7Yearbooks, 1936-1939
8Yearbooks, 1939-1943
9Yearbooks, 1945-1949
10Yearbooks, 1949-1952