Atkins Park Garden Club records
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Atkins 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.
Creator: Atkins Park Garden Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
Title: Atkins Park Garden Club records
Dates: 1929-2004
Quantity: 25.08 linear ft. (1 document case and 17 oversize boxes)
Identification: ahc.MSS837

Biographical/Historical Note

The Atkins Park Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia, was founded in 1929 for "the study and culture of flowers, the study of landscape gardening, and the general beautification of Atkins Park." The club joined the Garden Club of Georgia Inc. in 1930. The club is governed by officers elected by members including president and vice president. The club's early civic projects included beautifying the neighborhood stone gateways and vacant lots. The club has supported garden therapy programs on both state and local levels, along with several local hospitals, and played an active role in the Atkins Park Neighborhood Association. The club has hosted and participated in numerous flower shows, winning many awards.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of minutes, financial papers, and scrapbooks that document the social and civic activities of the club. Minutes include reports and membership information. Scrapbooks provide further detail on the club's programs, civic projects, as well as flower shows both hosted and attended.


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

Index Terms

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

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Atkins Park Garden Club records, MSS 837, Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1995, with subsequent additions

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2013 with subsequent additions.


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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




11Constitution and By-Laws, 1940-1989
2Financial, 1929-1930
3Financial, 1931-1932
4Financial, 1933-1936
5Minutes, 1929-1930
6Minutes, 1937-1938
7Minutes, 1939-1940
8Minutes, 1941-1945
9Minutes, 1946-1947
10Minutes, 1948-1950
11Minutes, 1950-1951
12Minutes, 1952-1953
13Minutes, 1977-1981
14Minutes, 1981-1989


MSS OS Box 2.289Scrapbook, 1929-1933


MSS OS Box 1.240Scrapbook, 1935


MSS OS Box 1.238Scrapbook, 1937-1938


MSS OS Box 1.237Scrapbook, 1939-1940


MSS OS Box 3.560Scrapbook, 1950-1954


MSS OS Box 3.561Scrapbook, 1956-1962


MSS OS Box 3.562Scrapbook, 1962-1965


MSS OS Box 3.563Scrapbook, 1965-1969


MSS OS Box 3.564Scrapbook, 1970-1972


MSS OS Box 3.565Scrapbook, 1972-1978


MSS OS Box 3.566Scrapbook, 1979-1988


MSS OS Box 3.567Scrapbook, 1989-1991


MSS OS Box 1.239Scrapbook, 1992-1994


MSS OS Box 2.324.1Scrapbook, 1995-1997


MSS OS Box 2.290Scrapbook, 70th Anniversary, 1929-1999


MSS OS Box 15.4Scrapbook, 1999-2004


MSS OS Box 15.5Scrapbook, 75th Anniversary, 1929-2004
15Yearbook, 1938-1939
16Yearbook, 1978-1979