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The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. Historic Landscape and Garden Grant Program records

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS1076

Scope and Content

This collection contains grant applications, reports, and supporting evidence, which document organizations seeking funds to assist with restoration and preservation projects of historic landscapes and gardens. Project follow-up reports are included where available. Of special interest are applications for multiple restoration projects at Atlanta's Oakland Cemetery. Also part of the collection are program materials that provide details of the grant program committee including chairman's records, financial reports, correspondence, as well as guidelines and forms.

Dates

  • 1996-2014

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. Historic Landscape and Garden Grant Program furthers the mission of The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. (GCG) to support preservation of Georgia's historic landscapes and gardens. Partnering with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources-Historic Preservation Division; the Southeast Regional Office of the National Park Service; the Cherokee Garden Library at the Atlanta History Center; and the Georgia Department of Economic Development, GCG provides this 50/50 matching grant program to assist with restoration and preservation projects of public landscapes and gardens. The club raises funds through its Historic Preservation Fundraiser program that began in 1996. Since 1998, these funds have been made available to nonprofit and civic organizations, as well as local governments with an annual maximum award of $3,000. Grants are awarded to a wide variety of historic sites including public landscapes and gardens, cemeteries, parks, arboretums, and museums.

Extent

5 linear ft. (twelve document cases)

Language

English

System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series: 1) Grant Applications and Awards, which are arranged chronologically and then alphabetically by county name within each year; and series II) Grant Program Administrative Papers, which are arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2005, with subsequent additions

Related Archival Materials

The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. Historic Landscapes and Garden Grant Fundraiser records, MSS 1026, Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2016.
Title
The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. Historic Landscape and Garden Grant Program records
Author
Jennie Oldfield
Date
February 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
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