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The Rochester Dahlia Society records

Collection number: ahc.MSS1100

Scope and Content

This collection contains materials that document the civic and social activities of the society. The majority of the collection are minutes from regular and executive board meetings that include correspondence, committee reports, financial reports, and program details. Membership lists, a flower show program, and constitutions are also a part of the collection.


  • 1940-1971


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Rochester Dahlia Society of Rochester, New York, was formed in 1939, to "stimulate interest in and promote the culture of dahlias; to proved a meeting place for the discussion of problems and exchange information concerning dahlias; to provide ways and means for holding a yearly exhibition; and disseminate information to the public relating to dahlias." The society is governed by elected officers such as president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary. The society is affiliated with the American Dahlia Society and the North Atlantic Dahlia Conference. Many of the society's members are certified dahlia flower show judges and participate in American Dahlia Society flower shows as well. The society holds monthly meetings, an annual dahlia show, tuber plant sales, and garden tours.


0.42 linear ft. (one document case)



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.

The Rochester Dahlia Society records
Jennie Oldfield
September 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