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Eugene Boeke Dahlia Archive, American Dahlia Society print collection

Collection number: ahc.VIS219

Scope and Content

This collection contains nineteenth and twentieth-century dahlia prints.


  • 1804-2000, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Administrative/Biographical History

The American Dahlia Society (ADS) was founded in 1915 "to stimulate interest in the dahlia, to promote its culture and development, to establish a standard nomenclature, to test new varieties, and to give awards as deserved." ADS encourages education relating to dahlias and the study of dahlia diseases and pests. The society also helps to establish uniform judging standards for flowers shows and exhibitions and organizes an annual meeting and dahlia show. ADS is comprised of local societies throughout the United States and Canada. Membership in ADS can be obtained on an at-large basis, or through a local society affiliate. ADS is governed by officers elected by members, including president, first, second, and third vice-presidents and secretary. The society produces a quarterly publication, Bulletin of the American Dahlia Society and the ADS Classification and Handbook of Dahlias to further guide members in the study and growing of dahlias.

Administrative/Biographical History

Eugene H. Boeke, Jr. (1925-2012) was a Georgia dahlia enthusiast, active in both the Georgia Dahlia Society and ADS. He served as regional vice-president of the Southern Conference for ADS for several years and also hybridized numerous dahlias.


93 sheet(s) (93 botanical prints)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to dahlia print titles and descriptions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of ADS past president, Harry A. Rissetto, 2012.

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.

Eugene Boeke Dahlia Archive, American Dahlia Society print collection
Jennie Oldfield
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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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