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Spade and Trowel Garden Club records

Collection number: ahc.MSS717

Scope and Content

This collection contains clippings, correspondence, flower show programs, minutes, and yearbooks that provide details on the civic and social activities of the club. Also part of the collection are scrapbooks that highlight programs, projects, and club interests. Of special note is a scrapbook devoted to the club's civic project of landscaping the traffic island at Cherokee Road and Andrews Drive.


  • 1939-1981, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Spade and Trowel Garden Club of Atlanta, Georgia, was organized in 1939 to "stimulate the knowledge of native trees, plants, and birds, and the encouragement of civic planting." The club was governed by elected officers such as president, vice president, and treasurer. The club was a member of The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc., the Junior Flower Show Association, and the Atlanta Garden Center. The club supported several civic projects for local hospitals, Sheltering Arms childrens' nurseries, and the Atlanta Historical Society. In 1973 the club began landscaping and maintaining the traffic island, designed by landscape architect Edward Daugherty, at Cherokee Road and Andrews Drive in the Buckhead neighborhood. The club hosted and participated in many flower shows, winning numerous awards.


9.88 linear ft. (one and one half document cases and seven oversize boxes)



System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1979 with subsequent additions

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2015.

Spade and Trowel Garden Club records
Jennie Oldfield
December 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