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Ladies Garden Club records

Ladies Garden Club records

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ladies Garden Club records
Creator: Ladies Garden Club (Athens, Ga.)
Inclusive Dates: 1894-1973
Language: English
Extent: 14.7 Linear Feet 832 items
Collection Number: ms901
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Ladies Garden Club of Athens, Georgia was organized in January 1891. It was the first garden club established in America.

This particular garden club helped inspire and motivate the garden movement across the South and the nation. In the twentieth century, more than a dozen garden clubs exist in Athens, Georgia, and thousands across the nation, owing much to the Ladies Garden Club of Athens. To note, the Ladies Garden Club of Athens itself thrived throughout the twentieth century.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of records of the Ladies Garden Club (Athens, Ga.) from 1894-1973. The records include correspondence, pamphlets, programs, clippings, certificates, publicity material, scrapbooks, minutes (1947-1948), membership lists (1960-1962), premium lists of vegetables and flowers (1894-1912), photographs, and a notebook (1989-1991) with correspondence, minutes, reports, and memoranda. The scrapbooks (1932-1992, with gaps) contain clippings, photographs, correspondence, and programs. The materials document the various activities of the club including the Founders Memorial Garden, cemetery projects, markers, and flower shows. The collection also contains programs, member lists, yearbooks (1930-1936), minutes (1934-1938) of the Garden Club of Georgia, a state-wide organization which coordinates the interests of the various garden clubs in Georgia.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ladies Garden Club (Athens, Ga.) records, ms901, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 June 16.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Athens (Ga.)
Cemeteries -- Georgia.
Flower shows -- Georgia.
Garden Club of Georgia
Gardening -- Georgia -- Societies, etc.
Gardens, American -- Georgia.
Minutes (administrative records)
Scrapbooks
Women -- Georgia -- Societies and clubs.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Booklets and Cemetery Projects

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11Booklets-Ladies Garden Club by Mrs. M. G. Nicholson
12Cemetery projects
 

Constitution, Bylaws

boxfolder
13Constitution, Bylaws
 

Correspondence

boxfolder
14Correspondence and clipping re: Calvert Smith (artist)
151934-1951
161952-1953
171954
181955
191956-1958
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211962-1978
221980-1996
23undated
24Empty envelopes
 

Flower shows

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25Flower shows
 

Founders Memorial Garden and Memorial Room

boxfolder
26Founders Memorial Garden and Memorial Room
 

History

boxfolder
27General information
28Publicity newspaper write-ups, 1891-1892
 

Markers, 1950-1963

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29Markers, 1950-1963
 

Membership/Officers Yearbooks

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2101895-1963
boxfolder
311964-1969
321970-1975
331975-1981
341981-1995
 

Photographs

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35Cemetery project
36Founders
37Founders Memorial Garden
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3A1Gardens, flower shows
3A2Houses
3A3Ladies Garden Club Centennial, 1991
3A4People
3A5State Normal School (Teachers College)
3A6Time Capsule Ceremony, 1992
3A7Tree Dedication Ceremony, 1990
3A8Tree That Owns Itself
3A9University of Georgia
 

Place cards and Premium lists

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3A10Place cards
3A11Premium lists, 1894-1912
 

Publicity and Programs

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3A12Programs-Athens Ante-Bellum Homes, 1937
3A13Publicity re: organization of club
3A14Publicity-typescripts of articles, 1891-1941
3A15Publicity, 1929-1932
3A16Publicity, 1933-1935
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41Publicity, 1936-1937
42Publicity, 1938-1939
43Publicity, 1940's
44Publicity, 1950's
45Publicity, 1961-1963
46Publicity, 1964-1969
47Publicity, 1970's
48Publicity, 1980's
49Publicity, 1990's
410Publicity, Undated
 

Writings

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411"Gardens of Athens," author unknown
412Herty, Dr. Charles H., 1935
413"Mars Hill 165 Years' Service to God," author unknown
414Nicholson, Mrs. M. G. (Lucy Woodall)
415Nicholson, Mrs. M. G. (Lucy Woodall), re: flower show
416Nicholson, Mrs. M. G. (Lucy Woodall), correspondence
417Orr, Florida Carr-Speech
418Reid, Mrs. Henry (Frances West)-notebook re. Athens Agricultural Fair, 1962
419Reid, Mrs. Henry (Frances West)-notes, clippings re: Athens Agricultural Fair, 1962
420Various authors
 

Business papers

boxfolder
51Business papers
 

Other Garden Clubs

 

Garden Club Council of Athens

boxfolder
52Flower shows, Fair exhibits
53Fair exhibit entry tags
 

Garden Club of Georgia

boxfolder
54Annual pilgrimage, 1937 1939 1950
55Book of reports, 1934-1935
56Constitution, Bylaws
57Conventions, 1931-1939, 1947, 1954 ,1957, 1964-1967, 1976
58"Georgia Garden Club Guide"
59Member clubs
510Minutes of executive board, 1934-1938
511Yearbooks, 1929-1931, 1933-1936
512Miscellaneous papers
 

Georgia Rose Society

boxfolder
513Bulletins, 1948, 1953, 1954
 

Green Thumb Junior Garden Club

boxfolder
61Yearbook, 1959-1960
61Notebook, 1960-1962
62Papers
 

National Council of State Garden Clubs

boxfolder
63Bulletins, 1931-1932, 1934-1937, 1958
63Programs, 1957
 

Printed Material

boxfolder
64"Dream Garden" Georgia bicentennial garden song
65Florida
66Forestry
67Freedom Garden Map
68Garden clubs in Florida, Virginia
69Garden clubs in Georgia
610Georgia
611Georgia-Athens
612Georgia-Callaway Gardens
613Georgia-Savannah
614"Litter-Bug Song"
615Miscellaneous
 

Miscellaneous papers

boxfolder
616Miscellaneous papers
 

Notebooks

boxfolder
71Minutes, 1913-1924
72Minutes, 1925-1937
73Minutes, 1937-1942
74Minutes, 1942-1946
75Minutes, 1946-1953, undated
76Minutes, 1951-1953
77Minutes, 1993
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7A1Minutes, 1994
7A2Minutes, 1995
7A3Minutes, 1996
7A4Minutes, 1997
7A5Minutes, 1998-1999
7A6Minutes, 2000-2005
7A7Minutes, 2005-2007
 

Scrapbooks, (Mrs. M. G. Nicholson-historian)

box
81936 June-1947 December
81948 January-1952 December
81953 January-1955 December
81956 October-1960 December
box
91960 November-1963 December
91964 January-1966 January
91966 March-1967 January
box
10Green Thumb Junior Garden Club, 1961-1962
10Historic Project, 1951 May 2-1952 April 2
10Historical Project, 1963
 

Certificates

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10From Garden Club of Georgia, 1964-1965
Finest slides-Headquarters
Finest Scrapbook-Class IV
H. M.-Yearbook-Class IV
10From Garden Club of Georgia, undated
100% Participation in Georgia Permanent Home Fund
10From Garden Club of Georgia
Peachtree Garden Club Medal, 1982-1983
Poem Award, 1982-1983
Special Achievement, 1983-1984
Jean Clyatt Leadership Award, 1989-1990
10From National Council of Garden Clubs
Certificate of Merit, 1981
School Grounds Improvement, 1990
 

Ribbons

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10Flower shows, 1933-1935
10Art Festival, Second Place, Contemporary Southern, undated
10Ribbons, 1949, undated
10University of Georgia Horticultural Club, 1968-1969
10Ladies Garden Club Show (Mrs. Henry Reid), 1962, undated
10Ladies Garden Club Show (Mrs. Henry Reid), 1962
10Athens Garden Club Council (Mrs. Henry Reid), 1965
10Athens Agricultural Fair, Tri-Color Award (Mrs. Henry Reid), 1962
10Deep South Regional Convention, Alternate ribbon (Mrs. Henry Reid), 1964
10Athens Garden Club Council, horticulture, 1965
10UGA Horticulture Club, 1967
10Deep South Regional Convention
10Ladies Garden Club Bicentennial Year, 1976
10Hostess ribbons
 

Miscellaneous

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11Minutes, 1985-1991
11Minutes, 1991-1993
11Notebook, 1892-1964
11Notebook, 1989-1991
11Poster-Garden Club of Georgia Celebrating 60 Years, 1928-1988
11Silver bowl
11Guest Book, 6 March 1985
boxfolder
121Biographical information about members
122Ladies Junior Garden Club papers re: silver vase
123Montessori Junior Garden Club
124Ladies Garden Club Centennial, 1991
125Ladies Garden Club Week proclamation, 1961 May 7-13
126President's Annual Reports/Activity Reports
127-8Time Capsule Ceremony, 1992
oversized_folder
1BTime Capsule Plans and Photograph, 1992
boxfolder
129Tree Dedication Ceremony, 1990
 

Ladies Garden Club office files

boxfolder
131Athens Garden Club Council, 1964-1967
132Azalea District, 1964-1980
133Campbell, Mrs. W. A., 1972
134Committee Chairman, 1962-1963
135Constitution, bylaws
136Correspondence, 1961-1964
137Correspondence, 1965-1970, undated
138Flower show information
139Hickman, Mrs. Frank, 1976-1977
1310Marsh, Mrs. Ralph, 1973-1974
1311Milledgeville State Hospital
1312National Council of State Garden Clubs, 1964
1313New members, 1964-1965
1314Night Study Group, 1963-1964
1315Report of 36th Convention, 1964
1316Scrapbook information
1317Speakers (from Ladies Garden Club)
1318Statues of Flora and Bacchus
1319Young, Mrs. Charles T., 1961-1962
 

Award Entry Notebooks

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14Membership Participation Program Award, 1981
14Civic Improvement Award, 1981
14Poem Award, 1983, 1985
14Special Achievement Certificate-National Award, 1983
14Certificate of Merit Award, 1983
14Peachtree Garden Club Medal Award, 1984, 1985
14Horticulture Achievement Award, 1986
14Celeste Williams Special Achievement Award, 1987
14School Grounds Improvement Award, 1988
14Publicity Award, 1992
 

Oversize material

Time Capsule material, 1992 October 13
photographs, vault diagram, invitation, program, list of contents, opening remarks by Mrs. Harmon Caldwell
 

Oversize Scrapbooks

volume
11897-1933
volume
2Athens Garden Club, 1932
volume
3"Floral Menagerie" Exhibit, 1947
volume
41949
volume
51951-1952
volume
61953-1954
volume
71960-1961
volume
81961-1962
volume
9"Forward With Firsts" Spring Flower Show, 1961
volume
101962-1963
volume
11"Scraps and Snaps", 1963-1964
volume
121964-1965
volume
13"Cemetery Project", 1967-1969
volume
141975-1976
volume
151976[?]
volume
161979-1981 (2)
volume
171981-1982
volume
181982-1983
volume
191983-1985
volume
201987-1988
volume
211990-1991
volume
221991-1992
volume
231992-1993