Magnolia Garden Club records
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Magnolia 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: Magnolia Garden Club (Atlanta, Ga.).
Title: Magnolia Garden Club records
Dates: 1922-1982
Quantity: 10.72 linear ft. (1 half document case and 7 oversize boxes)
Identification: ahc.MSS917

Biographical/Historical Note

The Magnolia Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia, was formed in 1935 by several members from the Perennial Garden Club, including Mrs. John L. (Adelle Bartlett) Harper, popular horticultural speaker and the first woman to own and operate a florist shop in Atlanta. The purpose of the club was, "the study and culture of flowers, and the study of landscape gardening and its allied subjects, to promote or support when possible movements to increase the general interest in the cultivation, and improve the standard of excellence of garden flowers." The club has supported many community projects including the Sheltering Arms Day Care Center in Atlanta and the Tullie Smith House Garden restoration at the Atlanta History Center. The club has hosted several flower shows and has also participated in many local and regional flower shows, winning awards in many categories.


Scope and Content Note

The Magnolia Garden Club records consist of scrapbooks, which document the club's history and activities from 1935 to 1982. The oldest scrapbook, 1922-1949, primarily contains material in reference to Mrs. John (Adelle) Harper's speaking engagements and activities with both the Perennial Garden Club (1922-1934) and the Magnolia Garden Club (1935-1949). Three scrapbooks from 1969 highlight the club's community project for the Sheltering Arms Day Care. Several scrapbooks include information on the club's Tullie Smith House Garden restoration project.


Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by titles supplied by staff, except for oversized scrapbooks which are listed chronologically at the end of the descriptive inventory.


Index Terms

Flower shows--Georgia--Atlanta
Gardening--Georgia--Atlanta
Gardening--Georgia--Societies, etc.
Harper, Adelle Bartlett, 1885-1974
Magnolia Garden Club (Atlanta, Ga.).
Perennial Garden Club (Atlanta, Ga.).
Tullie Smith House (Atlanta, Ga.)
Women--Georgia--Societies and clubs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Magnolia Garden Club records, MSS 917, Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1997

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2012.


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.


Related Material

Perennial Garden Club records, MSS 1080, Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center


Container List

 

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11Flower Show, 1968
 
2History, 1969
 
3History, 1979-1980
 

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MSS OS box 4.283Scrapbook, 1922-1949
 

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MSS OS box 4.322Scrapbooks, 1935-1944 and 1946-1953
 

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MSS OS box 4.285Scrapbook, 1959-1962
 

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MSS OS box 4.405Scrapbook, 1963-1969
 

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MSS OS box 2.375Scrapbook, 1967-1982
 

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MSS OS box 3.598Scrapbooks, 1969 (3 books)
 

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MSS OS box 2.373Scrapbook, 1974-1975