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Buckhead Men's Garden Club of Atlanta, Inc. records

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS1036

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence, rosters, minutes, membership, and financial records of the club. Also included is the club's monthly newsletter, The Good Earth Boys, which highlights their activities. Material also documents the club's operation of three successive greenhouses.

Dates

  • 1960-2013, undated

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Administrative/Biographical History

The Buckhead Men's Garden Club of Atlanta, Inc. was formed in 1960 with ninety-eight charter members. The club was organized for the "promotion and betterment of those engaged in agricultural and horticultural pursuits, including the improvement of horticultural and agricultural products through a system of awards, scientific research, and other allied horticultural pursuits." The club is governed by five elected officers including president and two vice presidents, along with a board of directors which meets regularly. The club holds monthly meetings and biannual plant sales of specimens grown in the club's greenhouse. The club's first greenhouse was on the grounds of the Atlanta History Center, (then known as the Atlanta Historical Society) from 1975 until 1986, when the club moved and built a greenhouse and garden center on the Lovett School property on Paces Ferry Road in Atlanta. In 1997 the club returned to the Atlanta History Center to operate a new greenhouse. Awards are given to club members annually for service and horticulture. The club is a member of the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc.

Extent

3.5 linear_ft. (five document cases and one oversize box)

System of Arrangement

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

Physical Location

MSS 1036

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2012, with subsequent additions

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.
Title
Buckhead Men's Garden Club of Atlanta, Inc. records
Author
Jennie Oldfield
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

Contact:
130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305
404-814-4040