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Carolinas Dahlia Society records

Collection number: ahc.MSS1232

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, minutes, financial reports, newsletters, and membership directories from the Carolinas Dahlias Society (CDS). Also a part of the collection are annual dahlia show schedules, tuber sales promotional material, and membership materials from the American Dahlia Society. Of special interest are articles on dahlia growing and varieties. Much of the collection is from dahlia expert and member, Allen Haas, who served in various positions with CDS and the American Dahlia Society.


  • approximately 1965-2012


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

The Carolinas Dahlia Society (CDS) was organized in 1986 to promote interest in dahlia growing and provide support to dahlia growers in North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia. The society facilitates the exchange of ideas and information on dahlia culture, hosts dahlia shows, and holds annual tuber sales. Governed by member-elected officers such as president, vice president, and treasurer, CDS holds executive board, business, and member meetings. The society is a participating member of the American Dahlia Society and the Southern States Dahlia society.


.42 linear ft. (one document case)




This collection is arranged alphabetically by titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2017

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2022.

Carolinas Dahlia Society records
Jennie Oldfield
July 2022
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