Planters Garden Club records
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Planters 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: Planters Garden Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
Title: Planters Garden Club records
Dates: 1931-2011, undated
Quantity: 27.25 linear ft. (2 document cases and 17 oversize boxes)
Identification: ahc.MSS680

Biographical/Historical Note

The Planters Garden Club of Atlanta was founded in 1931 by Mrs. Philip Thornton Marye (Florence King Nisbet Marye) in order to pursue, "the study and culture of flowers, the study of landscape gardening, and to assist in beautifying civic surroundings." The Club became a member of The Garden Club of Georgia in 1932. One of the Club's earliest projects was the beautification of the Peachtree Brookwood Station of the Southern Railroad. The Club also initiated the Lelia Dangerfield Wild Flower Contest in Atlanta's public schools from 1932 until 1943. Throughout the years, the Club has participated in several of the annual Atlanta flower shows and later at the Southeastern Flower Show, earning many awards. In 1973, the Club became an active member of the Georgia Conservancy to help promote environmental causes. The Club's many civic projects have helped support organizations and gardens such as the Atlanta Speech School Garden, the Atlanta Art Association Patio Garden, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the Fernbank Forest Association, the Shepard Spinal Center, and the Northside Branch Atlanta Fulton County Library. Under revised bylaws, Planters Garden Club continues to promote the study of horticulture, civic beautification, environmentalism and the objectives of The Garden Club of Georgia.


Scope and Content Note

This collection includes histories, minutes, yearbooks, and scrapbooks documenting the Club's membership meetings, civic and social activities, as well as special projects.


Arrangement

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


Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)--Societies, etc.
Flower shows--Georgia--Atlanta
Gardening--Georgia--Atlanta
Gardening--Societies, etc.
Planters Garden Club (Atlanta, Ga.) -- History
Urban beautification--Georgia--Atlanta
Women--Georgia--Societies and clubs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Planters Garden Club records, MSS 680, Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Acquisition Information

Gift of Planters Garden Club, 1989 with subsequent additions.

Processing Information

Collection reprocessed in 2015.


Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Restrictions on 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

11Certificates, 1975-1990
 
2Clippings, 1931-1932
 
3Clippings, 1933
 
4Clippings, 1934-1935
 
5Clippings, undated
 
6Flower show, 1988
 
7History, 1931-1935
 
8History, 1931-1948
 
9History, 1931-1963
 
10History, 1931-1972
 
11History, 1980-1983
 
12History, 1989-1990
 
13History, 1931-1991
 
14Minutes, 1994-1995
 
15Minutes, 1995-1996
 
16Minutes, 1996-1997
 
17Minutes, 1997-1998
 
18Projects, Book of Evidence, bird conservation, 1989-1990
 
19Projects, Books of Evidence, Northside branch, Atlanta-Fulton County Library, landscaping, 1989-1993
 
20Projects, Book of Evidence, Shepard Spinal Center, 1981-1990
 
21Projects, city beautification, 1973-1983
 

Location

MSS OS Box 8.1Scrapbook, 1931-1935
 

Location

MSS OS Box 8.1Scrapbook, 1932-1935
 

Location

MSS OS Box 1.157Scrapbooks, 1936-1937, 1937-1938, 1939-1940
 

Location

MSS OS Box 1.158Scrapbooks, 1940-1941, 1941-1942, 1942-1943
 

Location

MSS OS Box 1.159Scrapbooks, 1943-1944, 1944-1945, 1945-1946
 

Location

MSS OS Box 1.160Scrapbooks, 1946-1947, 1947-1948
 

Location

MSS OS Box 1.161Scrapbooks, 1948-1949, 1949-1950
 

Location

MSS OS Box 1.162Scrapbooks, 1950-1951, 1951-1952
 

Location

MSS OS Box 1.163Scrapbooks, 1952-1953, 1953-1954
 

Location

MSS OS Box 1.164Scrapbooks, 1954-1955, 1955-1956
 

Location

MSS OS Box 2.197Scrapbooks, 1956-1957, 1957-1958
 

Location

MSS OS Box 4.451Scrapbook, 1977
 

Location

MSS OS Box 2.379Scrapbooks, 1931-1991, 1992-1993
 

Location

MSS OS Box 8.2Scrapbook, 1993-1994
 

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MSS OS Box 8.2Scrapbook, 1995-1996
 

Location

MSS OS Box 2.380Scrapbook, 2000-2001
 

Location

MSS OS Box 2.381Scrapbook, 2003-2004
 

Location

MSS OS Box 8.3Scrapbook, 2004-2005
 

Location

MSS OS Box 8.4Scrapbook, 2006-2009
 

Box

Fldr

21Yearbook, 1936-1937
 
2Yearbook, circa 1955-1964
 
3Yearbook, 1991-1992
 
4Yearbook, 1992-1993
 
5Yearbook, 1994-1995
 
6Yearbook, 1995-1996
 
7Yearbook, 1996-1997
 
8Yearbook, 1997-1998
 
9Yearbook, 1998-1999
 
10Yearbook, 1999-2000
 
11Yearbook, 2002-2003
 
12Yearbook, 2003-2004
 
13Yearbook, 2004-2005
 
14Yearbook, 2006-2007
 
15Yearbook, 2008-2009
 
16Yearbook, 2009-2010
 
17Yearbook, 2010-2011