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. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
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.


Arrangement

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--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.


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

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
 

Location

MSS OS Box 2.289Scrapbook, 1929-1933
 

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MSS OS Box 1.240Scrapbook, 1935
 

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MSS OS Box 1.238Scrapbook, 1937-1938
 

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MSS OS Box 1.237Scrapbook, 1939-1940
 

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MSS OS Box 3.560Scrapbook, 1950-1954
 

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MSS OS Box 3.561Scrapbook, 1956-1962
 

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MSS OS Box 3.562Scrapbook, 1962-1965
 

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MSS OS Box 3.563Scrapbook, 1965-1969
 

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MSS OS Box 3.564Scrapbook, 1970-1972
 

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MSS OS Box 3.565Scrapbook, 1972-1978
 

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MSS OS Box 3.566Scrapbook, 1979-1988
 

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MSS OS Box 3.567Scrapbook, 1989-1991
 

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MSS OS Box 1.239Scrapbook, 1992-1994
 

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MSS OS Box 2.324.1Scrapbook, 1995-1997
 

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

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MSS OS Box 15.4Scrapbook, 1999-2004
 

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