Burns Club of Atlanta photographs
Collection number: ahc.VIS286
Scope and Content
This collection consists of images of the Burns Club of Atlanta and Ladies' Burns Club members, as well as photographs of the Burns Cottage.
- approximately 1910-1915, undated
- Burns Club of Atlanta (Ga.) (Organization)
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.
The Burns Club of Atlanta was organized in 1896 as a social and literary club commemorating Scottish poet Robert Burns. In 1907 it was chartered as a "special literary and memorial society." Qualifications for membership were "good citizenship and admiration and love for the great poet." The club was governed by elected officials such as chairman of the board, president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary. Each year the club organized the "Burns Supper" to celebrate the poet's birthday on January 25. In 1911 the Burns Club built a replica of the original Burns Cottage for their club house in Ormewood Park, Atlanta, Georgia. Three years later the club became a member of the Burns Federation, an organization headquartered in Scotland. The Ladies' Burns Club was founded in 1937 with Mrs. W.F. Melton as the first chairman and dissolved in November 1984.
10 image(s) (seven black and white photographic prints and three sepia toned photographic prints)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
VIS 286 was previously catalogued as BCA.
This collection was reprocessed in 2018.
- Burns Club of Atlanta photographs
- In Process
- Felicia D. Render
- March 2018
- Description rules
- Language of description
- Finding aid is written in English.