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Laurel Garden Club records

Identifier: ahc.MSS671

Scope and Content

This collection contains materials that detail the civic and social history of the club. Included in the collection are histories, yearbooks, clippings, and program materials. Also a part of the collection are reports that highlight special projects and horticultural interests of the club and serve as applications for awards with regional and national garden club organizations.


  • 1946-1978


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Laurel Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia, was organized in 1938 as the Little Garden Club for "the study and culture of flowers and the study of landscape gardening and allied subjects." The club changed its name to Laurel Garden Club in 1946. The club was admitted to The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. in 1945 and was a member of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs and the National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc. The club was governed by elected officers including President, Vice President, and Treasurer. The club's main civic project was providing plants for the auditorium of the Ida Williams branch of the Atlanta Public Library (now the Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library System). The club also supported many area hospitals such as the Veteran's Hospital, Fulton County Almshouse Haven Home, Egleston Children's Hospital, and Aidmore Hospital. The club hosted and participated in many flower shows, winning numerous awards.


0.42 linear ft. (1 document case)



System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1976 with subsequent additions

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2015.
Laurel Garden Club records
Jennie Oldfield
Feb. 2015
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 the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305