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Peachtree 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: Peachtree Garden Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
Title: Peachtree Garden Club records
Dates: 1923-2011, undated
Quantity: 17.42 linear ft. (thirteen document cases, eight oversize boxes, and one flat file)
Identification: ahc.MSS681

Biographical/Historical Note

The Peachtree Garden Club (PGC), Atlanta’s first garden club, was founded in 1923 with the mission to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening among amateurs, and the membership is limited to those who own a garden and take an active interest in its design, management and culture. The Club was invited to join the Garden Club of America (GCA) in 1926 and helped to organize numerous other garden clubs such as the Garden Club of Georgia in 1928. Among the Club’s early achievements was the establishment of the Garden Center at Rich’s in 1934, the First Atlanta Flower Show in 1934 and subsequently the Atlanta Flower Show Association in 1935, which later became the Southeastern Flower Show in 1988. The Club also established the Dogwood Festival in 1936.

The Club’s roadside beautification projects include the Peachtree Beautification Project in 1933-1936. Several other community projects were undertaken, such as Lawson General Hospital garden in 1941 and in 1943 a Victory garden was created at the Egleston Hospital for Children, (now named the Laura Davis Webster Garden). Boxwood and herbs gardens were donated to the Founders’ Garden at University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. The PGC has worked on several conservation projects such as developing and maintaining the Swan Woods at the Atlanta History Center, a 10 acre ecological laboratory, beginning in 1967, which received the GCA Founders Fund Award in 1969. The garden became one of the notable Gardens for Peace in 1985.

The PGC has published several important books, including The Garden History of Georgia, 1933 (PGC commissioned by the GA Bi-Centennial Committee) and the Architecture of Neel Reid of Georgia with Cherokee Garden Club in 1973. The PGC established the Neel Reid Scholarship Fund in 1946 for UGA School of Environmental Design and later added the Neel Reid Traveling Fellowship to support students furthering their academic endeavors in Landscape Architecture. Today, the PGC continues to play an active role in community conservation projects and promoting the love of gardening and horticultural knowledge.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains minutes, committee reports, financial statements, membership information, and correspondence from the years 1923 to 2005, with a gap between the years of 1996 to 1997. Materials from Presidents Brenda Dreyer and Dean Smith comprise a substantial section of the collection from the years 1999 to 2003. Also in the collection are scrapbooks spanning the years of 1923-2011. Additional material includes GCA manuals and meeting programs from the GCA Annual and Zone Meetings beginning with 1932, and a large amount of material from the GCA Zone VIII 2005 Meeting, hosted by the PGC.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series. (1) Administrative records are arranged alphabetically. (2) Garden Club of America records, meeting programs and manuals are arranged alphabetically.


Index Terms

Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta History Center
Flower shows--Georgia--Atlanta
Garden Club of America.
Gardening--Georgia--Atlanta
Gardening--Societies, etc.
Gardens--Conservation and restoration--Georgia
Peachtree Garden Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
Southeastern Flower Show.
University of Georgia. College of Environment & Design.
Women--Georgia--Atlanta--Societies and clubs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

Peachtree Garden Club records, MSS 681, Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the Peachtree Garden Club, 1969 (1969.2); 1989 (1989.51), (1989.306); 2007 (2007.71); CGL, 1980 (#1031), 1981, (#1474), (#1491), with subsequent additions.

Processing Information:

Collection processed in 2009, with subsequent additions


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

 

Series 1: Administrative records, 1923-2011

15.75 linear ft.
(9 boxes, 10 scrapbooks)
This series contains minutes, committee and board reports, financial statements, membership information, and correspondence from the years 1923 to 2003, with a gap between the years of 1996 to 1998. This series also contains records for past presidents, Brenda Dryer and Dean Smith, from 1999-2003. Minutes may include reports, financial records and membership information. This series also includes ten scrapbooks and a poster housed separately in oversize locations.

Box

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11Annual Questionnaire, 2000
2Annual Report, 2000-2001
3Annual Report, 2002-2003
4Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1999-2000
5Atlanta Botanical Garden, Children’s Garden, 1999-2000
6Atlanta Botanical Garden, Project 2000, 2001
7Atlanta History Center, 1999-2000
8Atlanta Preservation Center, 1999-2001
9Auction, 75th Anniversary, 1999
10Auction, 80th Anniversary, 2002-2003
11Bulletin committee, 1999-2002 and undated
12Club Histories, 1997-2001
13Club Histories, 2000-2001
14Conservation Committee, 1998-2001
15Conservation Committee, 2001-2003
16Director, GCA Zone VIII, correspondence, 1999-2001
17Directory, GCA Zone VIII, 1999-2000
18Directory, GCA Zone VIII, 2000-2002
19Directory, GCA Zone VIII, 2002-2003

Box

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21Finances, 1998-2001
2Finances, 2001-2003
3Flower Show, Enjoy Life…It Works!, Oct. 17-20, 2000
4Flower Show, Playing in the Park, Oct. 15-18, 2002
5Founders Fund Award, proposal for Swan Woods Trail, 1985-1986
6Founders Fund Award, proposal for Swan Woods Trail, 1987
7Founders Fund Award, proposal for Swan Woods Trail, 1988
8Founders Fund Award, correspondence, 2000-2001
9Founders Fund Award, correspondence, 2001-2003
10Fulton Federation of Garden Clubs, 1999-2001
11Garden Club newsletters, Florida, 2002-2003
12Garden Club newsletters, Georgia, 2002-2003
13Garden Club newsletters, South Carolina, 2002-2003

Box

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31Garden Club of Georgia, newsletters and programs, 2000-2001
2Garden History and Design committee, 1999-2001
3 Garden Schedule, 1926
4Horticulture committee, 1999-2000
5Horticulture committee, 2001-2003
6Hospitality and meeting schedules, 1999-2003
7Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, undated
8Insurance, 2000-2001
9Job descriptions and reports, 1999-2001 and undated
10Job descriptions and reports, 2001-2003 and undated
11Judging committee questionnaires, 2000
12Le-Conte Woodmanston Foundation, 2001
13Member awards, 1999-2001
14Member awards, 2001-2003
15Member deaths, 1999-2001
16Member deaths, 2001-2003
17Membership, 1997-2001
18Membership, 2001-2003 and undated
19Membership, 2003-2005
20Membership, GCA, correspondence and kits, 1997-1999
21Membership, GCA, correspondence and kits, 1999-2001
22Memphis Flower Show, 2004

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41Minutes, 1923-1926
2Minutes, 1927-1930
3Minutes, 1931-1933
4Minutes, 1933-1935
5Minutes, 1936-1938
6Minutes, 1944-1946
7Minutes, (bound volume), 1923-1947
8Minutes, (handwritten), 1947-1949
9Minutes, (typed), 1947-1949

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51Minutes, 1950-1951
2Minutes, 1952-1953
3Minutes, 1954-1955
4Minutes, 1955-1957
5Minutes, 1958-1960
6Minutes, 1961-1963
7Minutes, 1964-1965
8Minutes, 1965-1969
9Minutes, 1970-1973
10Minutes, 1974-1975
11Minutes, 1976-1977
12Minutes, 1980-1981
13Minutes, 1982-1983

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61Minutes, 1983-1985
2Minutes, 1986-1987
3Minutes, 1988-1989
4Minutes, 1990-1991
5Minutes, 1992-1993
6Minutes, 1994-1995
7Minutes, 1999-2000
8Minutes, 2001
9Minutes, Board Meetings, 1999-2001
10Minutes, 2002-2003

Box

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71National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc., 1999-2003
2Neel Reid Graduate Scholarship applications, 2005
3Neel Reid Scholarship applications, 2002
4Neel Reid Scholarship applications, 2003
5Neel Reid Scholarship applications, 2004
6Neel Reid Scholarship applications, 2005
7Neel Reid Scholarship committee, 1999-2002
8Neel Reid Travel Scholarship applications, 2002
9Neel Reid Travel Scholarship applications, 2003
10Neel Reid Travel Scholarship applications, 2005
11Nominating committee, 2001-2003

Box

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81 Peachtree Garden Club, 75th Anniversary Celebration,, 1998
2 Peachtree Garden Club, Silver Anniversary, [personal copy of Mrs. Jesse Draper], 1923-1948
3 The Peachtree Planter,, 1973-1994 [incomplete]
4 The Peachtree Planter,, 1999-2001
5 The Peachtree Planter,, 2001-2003
6 Peachtree Points with Pride,, 1986
7Piedmont Park Conservancy, Inc., 2000-2001
8Plant Exchange, 1999-2003 and undated

Location

MSS OS FF #4Poster, The Member’s Garden, Atlanta Art Association, A Project of the Peachtree Garden Club for 10 Years, undated

Box

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89President’s correspondence, 2001-2003
10President’s Council, GCA, 1999-2000
11President’s Council, GCA, 2001-2002
12Programs and speakers, 1998-2001
13Programs and speakers, 2001-2003
14Public Relations committee, 1999-2001 and undated
15Public Relations committee, 2001-2003
16Rosters, 1999-2001
17Rosters, 2001-2003

Box

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91Scholarship committee, 1999-2001
2Scholarship committee, 2001-2003

Location

MSS OS Box 3.297Scrapbook, 1923-1949

Location

MSS OS Box 2.193Scrapbook, Roadside Beautification Committee, Education Committee, Preservation Committee, 1937-1938

Location

MSS OS Box 3.298Scrapbook, 1949-1967

Location

MSS OS Box 2.194Scrapbook, 1965-1978

Location

MSS OS Box 2.195Scrapbook, 1979-1981

Location

MSS OS Box 12.4Scrapbook, 1985-1987

Location

MSS OS Box 14.1Scrapbook, 2001-2003

Location

MSS OS Box 14.1Scrapbook, 2005-2007

Location

MSS OS Box 14.2Scrapbook, 2007-2009

Location

MSS OS Box 14.2Scrapbook, 2009-2011

Box

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93Southeastern Flower Show, 2000
4Southeastern Flower Show, 2001
5Southeastern Flower Show, 2002
6Southeastern Flower Show, 2003
7Spring Garden Tour, 2001
8Student Conservation Association Inc. (SCA), 1999-2001
9Swan Woods Foundation, 2001-2003
10Visiting Gardens committee, 2000, 2002 and undated
11Year Book of the Peachtree Garden Club, [personal copy of Mrs. Jesse Draper], 1943-1944
12Yearbook, 1985-1987
13Yearbook, 1997-1999
14Zone Chairman, GCA Zone VIII, correspondence, 1999-2001
15Zone Chairman, GCA Zone VIII, correspondence, 2001-2003
 

Series 2: GCA Meeting Records, 1932-2005

1.668 linear ft.
(4 boxes)
This series contains program guides and materials from the GCA Annual and Zone Meetings beginning with 1932, and a large amount of material from the GCA Zone VIII 2005 Meeting, hosted by the PGC. Also included in this series are reports and manuals from GCA.

Box

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101Annual Meeting, hosted by PGC, 1932
2Annual Meeting, 1999
3Annual Meeting, 2000
4Annual Meeting, 2001
5Annual Report, [incomplete], 1999-2000
6Annual Report, 2000-2001
7Awards Manual, 2001
8Flower Show Manual, 1998
9GCA Records, undated
10Information Manual, 2001
11Information Manual, 2002

Box

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111Zone III Meeting, 2004
2Zone V Meeting, 1987
3Zone V Meeting, 1988
4Zone VI Meeting, 1967
5Zone VI Meeting, 1988
6Zone VII Meeting, 2004
7Zone VIII Meeting, hosted by PGC, 1978
8Zone VIII Meeting, 1982
9Zone VIII Meeting, 1984
10Zone VIII Meeting, 1985
11Zone VIII Meeting, 1986
12Zone VIII Meeting, 1987
13Zone VIII Meetings, 1988
14Zone VIII Meeting, 1989
15Zone VIII Meeting, 1990
16Zone VIII Meeting, hosted by PGC, 1991
17Zone VIII Meeting, hosted by PGC, 2000
18Zone VIII Meeting, 2002

Box

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121Zone VIII Meeting, 2003
2Zone VIII Meeting, 2004
3Zone VIII Meeting, 2005, Awards Banquet, 2005 and undated
4Zone VIII Meeting, 2005, Budgets for meetings 1987-1991, 2005
5Zone VIII Meeting, 2005, Business Meeting, 2005
6Zone VIII Meeting, 2005, Charter Bus and Security, 2004-2005
7Zone VIII Meeting, 2005, Committees, 2004-2005
8Zone VIII Meeting, 2005, Conservation and Horticulture Meetings, 2004-2005
9Zone VIII Meeting, 2005, Dinner Parties, 2005
10Zone VIII Meeting, 2005, Flower Show, Strolling Down Peachtree, 2005 and undated

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131Zone VIII Meeting, 2005, Grand Hyatt Atlanta, 2002-2005
2Zone VIII Meeting, 2005, Invitations, 2004-2005
3Zone VIII Meeting, 2005, Registration, 2003-2005 and undated
4Zone VIII Meeting, 2005, Request to host, 2001
5Zone VIII Meeting, 2005, Schedules and Programs, 2002-2005
6Zone VIII Meeting, 2005, Treasurer, 2004-2005
7Zone IX Meeting, 1983
8Zone IX Meeting, 1988
9Zone XII Meeting, 1988
10Zone XII Meeting, 2004
11Zone Meeting Manual, 1998
12Zone Meeting Manual, 2002