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American Daffodil Society photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS252

Scope and Content

This collection contains photographs of the Oregon Bulb Farms, Sandy, Oregon, daffodil fields, machinery, and farm workers. A small number of images depict Jan De Graaff, Oregon Bulb Farms owner and bulb breeder, with other unidentified men. Also included in the collection are images of packing crates, farm buildings, and identified narcissi. Of special interest are women and children posing in the daffodil fields with Mount Hood visible in the background.


  • approximately 1930-1950, 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 Daffodil Society Inc. (ADS) was formed in 1954 to encourage interest in daffodils and to support education and research in daffodil culture. The society has members in the United States and abroad; records horticultural information on daffodil varieties by registering new cultivars; and works with international organizations such as the Royal Horticultural Society. Among the society's charter members were bulb growers Jan de Graaff and Grant Mitsch. ADS holds annual conventions and is led by officers elected by a board of directors. ADS supports many daffodil shows and festivals and gives numerous awards to daffodil enthusiasts. The society published Handbook for Growing, Exhibiting and Judging Daffodils to provide rules and guidelines for show judges, as well as offering the ADS Judging Schools and Refresher Courses. To further support daffodil hobbyists and growers, the society publishes the quarterly The Daffodil Journal and has also published Daffodils to Show and Grow and other related titles.


143 image(s) (143 black and white photographic prints)



System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2012

Related Archival Materials

American Daffodil Society records, MSS 1029, Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2017.

American Daffodil Society photographs
Jennie Oldfield
May 2017
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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