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The Dahlia Society of Georgia, Inc. records

Collection number: ahc.MSS1085

Scope and Content

This collection contains material that provides a history of the social and civic activities of the society. Among the documents are clippings, correspondence, minutes, and by-laws. Additionally, minutes and by-laws from the Southern States Dahlia Association offer insight into the interest in dahlias in the Southeast. Of special note is a scrapbook that focuses on the activities and achievements of member and dahlia expert Conrad E. Faust and his involvement in clubs such as the Men's Garden Club of Atlanta.


  • 1917-current, undated


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

The Dahlia Society of Georgia, Inc. was organized in 1934 to "stimulate the interest in Dahlias; to encourage the novice and amateur; and to assist the grower in maintaining a high standard in varieties best suited to this locality." Among the society's charter members was Conrad E. Faust, nationally recognized dahlia expert and judge. The society is affiliated with the American Dahlia Society and the Southern States Dahlia Association, and is governed by president, vice president, and treasurer. The society holds monthly meetings, produces a monthly newsletter, and hosts annual dahlia flower shows and tuber plant sales. The society has been active in testing new varieties of dahlias and maintained a trial garden on behalf of the American Dahlia Society.


2.38 linear ft. (one oversize box and one and one half document cases)



System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2015

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2016, with subsequent additions.

The Dahlia Society of Georgia, Inc. records
Jennie Oldfield
May 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305