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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.

Dates: 1922-1946

Agatha Sheehan photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS359
Scope and Content

The collection contains images of former enslaved people and elderly African Americans who lived at the E.R. Carter Home for the Elderly. Named in honor of Reverend Edward Randolph Carter (1856-1944), the pastor spearheaded an extensive housing ministry and directed the construction of a home for the aged, which was operated by Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. The home was later demolished.

Dates: approximately 1900, undated

Ansley Park Garden Club photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS402
Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs of club members, events, activities, and flower shows. Images include annual Easter egg hunts at McClatchey Park, Ansley Park neighborhood entrances such as The Prado, and houses. Of special interest are photographs of Rhodes Hall in Atlanta, decorated by club members for Christmas.

Dates: 1956-1998

Atkins Park Garden Club photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS259
Scope and Content

This collection contains images of homes built in the early 20th century in the Atkins Park neighborhood, Atlanta, Georgia. A variety of architectural styles are represented including Georgian Revival, American Craftsman, and English Tudor. The photographs also provide details of landscape styles as well as popular shrubs and ornamental plants used in front yard gardens. Of special note are two images of the neighborhood stone entrance gateways.

Dates: 1988

Cherokee Garden Club visual arts materials

Collection number: ahc.VIS370
Scope and Content The collection contains images that detail the civic and social history of the Cherokee Garden Club. Included in the collection are photographs of the club's civic projects, flower show arrangements, and needlework. Also a part of the collection are images of club members attending the Garden Club of America Zone VIII meetings and working at fundraising events such as Potlatch and Gardener's Delight. A video and photographs of the Cherokee Garden Library document the early years of the...
Dates: approximately 1935-2014

Cherokee Garden Library postcard collection

Collection number: ahc.VIS264
Scope and Content

This collection contains postcards from the Southeastern United States with the majority from Georgia. Images include gardens, landscapes, residences, street scenes, parks, cemeteries, and government buildings. Postcards represent a range of styles and formats with most being in color. Of special interest are gardens, landscapes, and street scenes that document plant materials from the early 20th century.

Dates: approximately 1893-approximately 1990s, undated

Constance Knowles Draper Collection

Collection number: ahc.MSS968
Scope and Contents of the Records The Constance Knowles Draper Collection includes images of Mrs. Draper’s home and garden on Cherokee Road. The collection also contains Mrs. Draper’s lecture to the Peachtree Garden Club on Ferrell Gardens in LaGrange, Georgia. The bulk of the collection includes images of these gardens; Mrs. Draper used many of these in her Peachtree Garden Club lecture. In addition, the collection contains material documenting the landscape work that Edith Harrison and Constance Draper completed for Cason...
Dates: 1921-1939

Dargan Landscape Architects Inc. drawings

Collection number: ahc.VIS226
Scope and Content

This collection contains both residential and commercial landscape drawings for clients throughout the southeast United States. Also included are a few projects for international clients. The majority of projects are residential clients.

Dates: 1982-2008, undated

Dargan Landscape Architects Inc. records

Collection number: ahc.MSS1065
Scope and Content

This collection contains client files detailing landscape architecture plans, estimates, invoices, and correspondence. Also included are accounting and financial records, teaching and lecture materials, and professional correspondence with vendors and nurseries. Additionally, media files contain articles highlighting Dargan projects and events.

Dates: 1918-2010, undated; Majority of material found within 1979 - 2010

Deer Park Garden ephemera

Collection number: ahc.MSS832f
Scope and Content

This collection contains items that describe the garden as well as some biographical information about William H. Davidson. Material includes a garden pamphlet written by Davidson for a home and garden tour given by the Alabama Georgia Hospital Auxiliary. Also, a newspaper clipping and letter by Davidson detail the garden and its development.

Dates: 1972

Earle Sumner Draper landscape architectural drawings

Collection number: ahc.VIS216
Scope and Content

This collection contains a landscape drawing of the Blue Ridge Forest Resort, a 17,000 acre resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Tryon, North Carolina, and a perennial garden planting plan for the Cason J. Callaway Estate in LaGrange, Georgia.

Dates: 1925-1930

Edgar Poe McBurney photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS312
Scope and Content

This collection contains interior and exterior views of the Edgar Poe McBurney's residence at 1300 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, Georgia. One photograph shows a view of a formal dinner party held at McBurney's home in celebration of his birthday. Of special note are images of Villa Nelili, McBurney's Memorial Gardens.

Dates: 1909-1929

Elizabeth Meriwether landscape plan for the Botanical Gardens Park, Fulton County, Georgia

Collection number: ahc.VIS426
Scope and Contents This collection contains a landscape plan of the Fulton County Botanical Gardens Park (also known as the Fulton County Botanical Garden) likely drawn by the landscape architect for the botanical garden, William L. Monroe (1892-1965). The plan includes features such as an ampitheater, azalea and alpine garden, cover crop areas, cypress plantings, bog garden, school house, and Mirror Lake. Of special interest are the dimensions and boundaries of the garden including River Camp Road, Gordon...
Dates: 1941

Elizabeth Meriwether records of the Fulton County Botanical Garden Commission

Collection number: ahc.MSS10f
Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence, budgets, minutes, and a roster of members of the Fulton County Botanical Garden Commission. Correspondence includes discussion of the development of both the botanical garden and an airport in the same vicinity, now known as Fulton County Airport-Brown Field.

Dates: 1946-1952, undated

Founders Memorial Garden Project Collection

Collection number: ahc.MSS981
Scope and Contents of the Records This collection documents the founding of the Ladies’ Garden Club of Athens and its early history through published materials, transcriptions of newspaper articles, and a manuscript detailing facts about the club. The bulk of the material, however, documents the development of the Founders Memorial Garden at the University of Georgia between 1936 and 1946. The collection primarily contains published articles and correspondence regarding financial contributions to the endeavor and development...
Dates: 1931-1976

Franklin-Smith Associates documents

Collection number: ahc.MSS786f
Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence, contracts, and invoices for landscape work completed at the Memorial Garden at the Governor's Mansion. Also included are descriptions of stonework such as a limestone oval and a millstone. Of special interest are plant lists providing details of trees and shrubs used in the project.

Dates: 1985-1988

Garrett-Walthall family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS4
Scope and Content This collection contains the personal and business papers of the Garrett and Walthall families. Included are typescript transcripts of property records, estate records, and genealogical records. Some of the records transcribed were created as early as 1794 and reflect the families' personal wealth and, in some cases, the ownership of enslaved African Americans. Also included is an original application to the Daughters of the American Revolution and an account of the gardens of Walthall Place...
Dates: 1937, undated

Georgia Perennial Plant Association records

Collection number: ahc.MSS1200
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence, brochures, meeting announcements, membership applications, and speaker rosters that document the activities of the association. Also a part of the collection are materials that provide details about annual symposiums, annual plant sales, and garden tours. Of special interest is an informational brochure for an educational flower show display, "Enduring Perennials," an Atlanta garden during World War II, created for the 2004 Southeastern Flower...
Dates: 1986-2007, undated

Harper family photographs and maps

Collection number: ahc.VIS366
Scope and Content This collection contains photographs and maps that provide details about the Harper family. Most of the images depict Adelle Harper in her numerous roles as businesswoman and florist, author, genealogist, and mother. Also included are photographs of her husband, John, their children, and other family members at school settings, family gatherings, and in front of their various Atlanta residences. Of special note are images of Adelle and Auverne Harper at a Woman of the Year award...
Dates: 1905-1975

Helen Hawkins Clarke Collection

Collection number: ahc.MSS976
Scope and Contents of the Records The Helen Hawkins Clarke collection contains landscape sketches drawn by Clarke. Photographs of Clarke at work and photographs of the work she completed in her garden are also included. Clarke’s clippings of photographs and landscape designs from popular magazines from the 1920s and 1930s constitute a large portion of the collection. The bulk of the collection dates from 1923-1938. The collection also contains two issues of Garden Gateways, correspondence regarding the restoration of the...
Dates: 1923-1982, undated

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C. W. Motes (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
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