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Ada May Harling scrapbook

Collection number: ahc.MSS113

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a scrapbook created by Ada May Harling which includes clippings, programs, and postcards. The majority of the scrapbook highlights Harling's garden club activities with the Atkins Park Garden Club, The Garden Club of Georgia, and other Atlanta gardening clubs. The scrapbook also includes clippings about historic Georgia sites and gardens. Of special interest are photographs of the Harling's home at 1128 St. Augustine Place.


  • 1922-1946


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Biographical / Historical

Ada May Hendrie Harling (1880-1975) was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, to Mr. and Mrs. John L. Hendrie. Ada worked as a secretary for the Second Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, before marrying Edwin L. Harling (1872?-1941) in 1922. The couple lived on St. Augustine Place in the Atkins Park neighborhood in Atlanta, with Edwin's two sons, Edwin L. Jr. and Francis A., from his previous marriage to Frances "Fannie" D. Harling (1872-1919). Ada served as first president of the Atkins Park Garden Club and was an active garden lecturer on creating scrapbooks.


1.42 linear ft. (one oversize box)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1970

Related Materials

Atkins Park Garden Club records, MSS 837, Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2021.

Ada May Harling scrapbook
Jennie Oldfield
July 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305