Town and Country Garden Club records
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Town and Country 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: Town and Country Garden Club (Atlanta, Ga.).
Title: Town and Country Garden Club records
Dates: 1949-1980, undated
Quantity: 8.91 linear ft. (two document cases and five oversize boxes)
Identification: ahc.MSS720

Biographical/Historical Note

The Town and Country Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia was organized in 1949 as an outgrowth of the Sandy Springs Garden Club to "promote love and understanding of gardening and flower arranging, to aid in the protection of native trees, wildlife and birds, and to further the beautification of the community." The club was governed by a board of officers elected by members that included president, vice-president, and treasurer. The club was an active member of The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc., the National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc., and the Fulton County Federation of Garden Clubs. The club's long term civic project was the landscaping of the Fulton County Sandy Springs Health Center. The club also participated in the larger HANDS (Home and Neighborhood Development Sponsors) Educational Horticulture and Science Gardening project with local elementary schools. The club also actively participated in and hosted flower shows, winning numerous awards. The club disbanded in 1980.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains minutes, clippings, and correspondence that document the civic and social history of the club. Included in the collection is a series of scrapbooks that further detail the programs, activities, and flower shows hosted and participated in by the club. One scrapbook is dedicated to the club's community service project landscaping the grounds of the Sandy Springs Health Center.


Arrangement

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


Index Terms

Flower shows--Georgia--Atlanta
Gardening--Georgia--Atlanta
Gardening--Georgia--Societies, etc.
Sandy Springs (Ga.)
Town and Country Garden Club (Atlanta, Ga.).
Women--Georgia--Societies and clubs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Town and Country Garden Club records, MSS 720, Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1985 with subsequent additions

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

11Activities and programs, 1961-1973, undated
 
2Awards, 1955-1971
 
3By-laws, 1973
 
4Civic projects, 1953-1973
 
5Civic projects, Fulton County Sandy Springs Health Center, 1970-1973
 
6Civic projects, HANDS, 1970-1972, undated
 
7Clippings, 1958-1973, undated
 
8Correspondence, 1958-1979, undated
 
9Dissolution notice, 1980
 
10Financial, 1968-1978
 
11Flower shows, 1952-1973
 
12Fulton County Federation of Garden Clubs, 1968-1977
 
13The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc., 1958-1973
 

Box

Fldr

21 Garden Gateways, 1958-1972
 
2Gardening brochures, 1959-1972
 
3Membership, 1969-1978
 
4Minutes, 1970-1972
 
5Minutes, 1972-1974
 
6Minutes, 1975-1979
 
7 National Gardener, 1972-1973
 
8 Sandy Springs Planning Area, Operational Plan: Fulton County Department of Planning, 1972
 

Location

MSS OS Box 2.212.1Scrapbook, 1949-1950
 

Location

MSS OS Box 1.181Scrapbook, 1953-1955
 

Location

MSS OS Box 1.183Scrapbook, 1955-1958
 

Location

MSS OS Box 1.182Scrapbook, 1959-1961
 

Location

MSS OS Box 2.212.1Scrapbook, 1961-1962
 

Location

MSS OS Box 1.183Scrapbook, 1963-1966
 

Location

MSS OS Box 2.232Scrapbook, HANDS Sandy Springs Health Center project, 1968-1969
 

Location

MSS OS Box 2.232Scrapbook, 1977-1978
 
9Southeastern Fair, 1964-1972
 
10Yearbooks, 1954-1960
 
11Yearbooks, 1961-1964
 
12Yearbooks, 1964-1972