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Evergreen Garden Club scrapbooks

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS655

Scope and Content

This collection contains scrapbooks that detail the civic and social activities of the club. Material includes photographs, clippings, and correspondence that provide insight into the club's interests and programs. A large portion of the material is devoted to gardening tips and cultivation. Of special note are photographs and clippings relating to first president Betty (Elizabeth) Faust and her husband and dahlia expert Conrad E. Faust.

Dates

  • 1936-1958

Creator

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Evergreen Garden Club (also known as the Piedmont Evergreen Garden Club) of Atlanta, Georgia, was organized in 1936 to "promote the love for gardening among the neighbors on Piedmont Road and the designated area; through study and practical experience to beautify the section in which we live." The club was governed by elected officers such as president, vice-president, and treasurer. The club supported organizations such as Grady Memorial Hospital and the Veterans Hospital on Peachtree Road, as well as beautifying and landscaping Piedmont Road between Peachtree Road and Roswell Road. The club participated in numerous flower shows, winning many awards.

Extent

4.75 linear_ft. (three oversize boxes)

System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1981

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2016.
Title
Evergreen Garden Club scrapbooks
Author
Jennie Oldfield
Date
January 2016
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

Contact:
130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305
404-814-4040