Request Material





Winterville Marigold Festival Records

Winterville Marigold Festival Records

Descriptive Summary

Title: Winterville Marigold Festival Records
Creator: Winterville Marigold Festival.
Inclusive Dates: 1971-2016
Language: English
Extent: 7 box(es) (4.25 linear feet, 1.1 gigabytes, and 3 audiovisual items)
Collection Number: RBRL/378
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The Winterville Marigold Festival is an annual event held in Winterville, Clarke County, Georgia that started in 1971 to celebrate the community and raise funds for city improvement projects. The records consist of planning documents, promotional materials, scrapbooks, photographs, T-Shirts, posters, and digital files.

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Winterville Marigold Festival is an annual event held in May or June in Winterville, Clarke County, Georgia. Founded in 1971 to celebrate the community and raise funds for city improvement projects, the festival typically has featured a parade, crafts and food vendors, a beauty pageant, a 10K race, a car show, and live music. The festival ran annually until 2002, began again in 2009 and remains active.

The first Chairs of the Marigold Festival Committee were Joan Biles, who later bacame Winterville's first female mayor in 1979, and Sybil Deacon. Biles remained a festival coordinator for many years.Throughout its history, festival leadership has included a number of chairs and managers as well as boards of directors and planning committees: Ray Shockley (festival manager, 1992-1995); 1996 board of directors (Palmer Rehberg, Mary Quinn, Joan Biles, Donny Seagraves, Jay Staines, Jack Beach, and Lisa Nash); Winterville Mayor William H. Harris (board chair 1997); Palmer Rehberg (board of directors president, 1998-2002). Recent festival directors have been Emily Eisenman (2009-2012), Ron Weatherbee (2013-2014), and Diane Hartle and Dave Campi (2015-2016). Currently, an executive board and an advisory board oversee the festival planning.

The Marigold Festival has succeeded in funding many community improvement projects, including the fountain on the square, park playground equipment, renovations to the library and the train depot, a fire truck, a bandstand, the doctor's museum, the surrey house, and the trackless train the Marigold Express. Festival proceeds also contributed to the Marigold Festival Pageant Scholarship Fund.

Scope and Content

The Winterville Marigold Festival Records document the planning, organization, and promotion of the festival since its founding in 1971. The records include correspondence, planning documents, promotional publications, membership records, clippings, programs, scrapbooks, pageant audiovisual materials, vendor records, photographs, T-Shirts, posters, and digital files.

Organization and Arrangement

The records are arranged in seven series: I. 1971-1979; II. 1980-1989; III. 1990-1999; IV. 2000-2002; V. 2009-2016, Series VI. 2019, and Series VII. Websites.


Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Series V. 2009-2016 contain digital files. To access these files, please request the folders you would like through the finding aid using your research account. An archivist will be in contact with you to explain how to access the files. Please note that not all file formats are currently supported by the library for research use.

Preferred citation

Winterville Marigold Festival Records, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Copyright Information

Before material from collections at the Richard B. Russell Library may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permissions. Persons wishing to quote from materials in the Russell Library collection should consult the Director. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Conditions Governing Use

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding Aid prepared by Jim StipeMaas, 2016.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Audiovisual.
Community development.
Festivals.
Winterville (Ga.).
Winterville Marigold Festival.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series I. 1971-1979, 1971-1979

3 box(es) (1.25 linear feet)
Series I. 1971-1979 includes festival programs, a hand written songbook, and scrapbooks with promotional publications, clippings, and photographs.
boxfolder
143[Programs], 1971-1979
boxfolder
66[Marigolds by Rosamon Henderson songbook], 1976
Scrapbooks
box
3Winterville Marigold Festival, 1971-1974
3[Winterville Marigold Festival], 1975-1976
 

Series II. 1980-1989, 1980-1989

4 box(es) (2 linear feet)
Series II. 1980-1989 includes membership records, programs, promotional fans, and photograph albums.
boxfolder
144[Programs], 1980-1989
Photo Albums
box
3[Winterville Marigold Festival Parade], 1980s
3[Winterville Marigold Festival], 1988
3Winterville, NC [North Carolina] Watermelon Festival, 1989
boxfolder
64Promotional fans, 1980s
boxfolder
41Membership Records, 1980s-1990s
 

Series III. 1990-1999, 1990-1999

3 box(es) (2.5 linear feet)
Series III. 1990-1999 includes correspondence, planning documents, promotional publications, programs, pageant audiovisual materials, a photograph, a newspaper reproduction, and a T-Shirt.
boxfolder
145[Programs], 1990-1999
Planning Files
boxfolder
11Marigold Festival, 1992
12Festival, 1997
13[Festival], 1996
14Health Department Applications, 1990s
15Beauty Pageant, 1996
16Banquet, 1996
17Barbeque, 1995
18Arts & Crafts, 1994-1996
19Maps, 1990s
110Festival Memos, 1995-1997
111Trash Cans & Miscellaneous, 1997-1999
112Arts & Crafts, 1998
113Three Flags, 1994-1999
114Boy Scouts, 1996
115Entertainment, 1995
116Golf Tournament, 1994-1995
117Letters, 1994
118Maps, 1990s
119Pageant, 1997
120Parade, 1995-1997
121[Parade Entrants], 1996
122Publicity, 1995-1997
123Publicity, 1990s
124Publicity Marigold Festival, 1998
12510K Race, 1997-1999
126Souvenirs, 1995-1996
127Video, 1990s
128Winterville High School Alumni, 1997
129[Meeting Notes], 1990s
130[Publicity], 1990s
boxfolder
63[Child with Marigolds photograph], 1990s
67[1897 The Ice Berg reproduction], 1994
boxfolder
51Event Staff [T-Shirt], 1990s
 

Series IV. 2000-2002, 2000-2002

2 box(es) (0.5 linear foot)
Series IV. 2000-2002 includes planning documents, promotional publications, programs, and a festival cookbook.
boxfolder
146[Programs], 2000-2002
Planning Files
boxfolder
131Marigold Festival 2000 M. Quinn, Treasurer, 2000
132Marigold, 2001
133[Marigold Planting Day], 2000
boxfolder
6130th Annual Marigold Festival Community Cookbook, 2000
 

Series V. 2009-2016, 2009-2016

5 box(es) (2 linear feet and 1.1 gigabytes)
Series V. 2009-2016 includes planning documents, promotional publications, clippings, programs, pageant audiovisual materials, T-Shirts, parade descriptions, posters, and digital files. The digital files include similar materials to the papers, as well as photographs.
This series contains digital files. To access these files, please request the folders you would like through the finding aid using your research account. An archivist will be in contact with you to explain how to access the files. Please note that not all file formats are currently supported by the library for research use.
boxfolder
65[Programs], 2009-2015
Planning Files
boxfolder
134News Articles, 2008-2010
135Health Department, 2009
136Business Sponsors, 2012
137Parade, 2012
138Directors, 2013
139[Vendors], 2014
140[Publicity], 2015
141[Table Signs], 2009-2015
142[Pageant Programs], 2015
boxfolder
21-3Vendors, 2009-2011
T-Shirts
boxfolder
52Winterville Marigold Festival Abbey Road LIVE!, 2014
5310K Marigold Festival 2015 Winterville, Georgia, 2015
54Winterville Marigold Festival, 2009-2015
boxfolder
62Parade Entry Descriptions, 2015
boxfolder
71-7Posters: Winterville Marigold Festival, 2009-2015
78[Publicity and Posters], 2016
Marigold Festival 2009 [digital files]
electronic_records
ER 1[Advertisements] [digital files], 2009
electronic_records
ER 2[Logistics] [digital files], 2009-2010
electronic_records
ER 3[Photographs] [digital files], 2009-2010
The archivist sampled the photographs in this folder by selecting one image from each group of similar images.
electronic_records
ER 4[Publicity] [digital files], 2009-2010
Marigold Festival 2010 [digital files]
electronic_records
ER 5[Advertisements] [digital files], 2009-2010
electronic_records
ER 6[Logistics] [digital files], 2010
electronic_records
ER 7[Publicity] [digital files], 2010
Marigold Festival 2011 [digital files]
electronic_records
ER 8[Advertisements] [digital files], 2007-2011
electronic_records
ER 9[Logistics] [digital files], 2011
electronic_records
ER 10[Publicity] [digital files], 2010-2011
Marigold Festival 2012 [digital files]
electronic_records
ER 11[Advertisements] [digital files], 2012
electronic_records
ER 12[Logistics] [digital files], 2012
electronic_records
ER 13[Minutes] [digital files], 2012
electronic_records
ER 14[Publicity] [digital files], 2012
Marigold Festival 2013 [digital files]
electronic_records
ER 15[Advertisements] [digital files], 2013
electronic_records
ER 16[Minutes] [digital files], 2013
electronic_records
ER 17[Photographs] [digital files], 2013
electronic_records
ER 18[Publicity] [digital files], 2009-2013
Marigold Festival 2014 [digital files]
electronic_records
ER 19[Advertisements] [digital files], 2014
electronic_records
ER 20[Cake Sale] [digital files], 2014
electronic_records
ER 21[Logistics] [digital files], 2014
electronic_records
ER 22[Minutes] [digital files], 2014
electronic_records
ER 23[Photographs] [digital files], 2014
electronic_records
ER 24[Publicity] [digital files], 2009-2014
Marigold Festival 2015 [digital files]
electronic_records
ER 25[Advertisements] [digital files], 2015
electronic_records
ER 26[Logistics] [digital files], 2015
electronic_records
ER 27[Minutes] [digital files], 2015
electronic_records
ER 28[Photographs] [digital files], 2015
Photographer is Ken Storey.
Photographer Ken Storey selected a subset of the photographs he donated as being the best images. Only these images were retained.
electronic_records
ER 29[Publicity] [digital files], 2015
electronic_records
ER 30[Silent Auction] [digital files], 2015
Marigold Festival 2016 [digital files]
electronic_records
ER 32[Advertisements] [digital files], 2016
electronic_records
ER 33Auditorium [Photographs] [digital files], 2015
electronic_records
ER 34[Financial] [digital files], 2016
electronic_records
ER 35Jamie Calkin Art [Photographs] [digital files], 2016
electronic_records
ER 36[Logistics] [digital files], 2016
electronic_records
ER 37Marigold Festival 2016 Photographs [Parade] [digital files], 2016
The photographers were Maude Todd and Diana Hartle.
The archivist sampled the photographs in this folder by selecting a number of representative images. 25 out of a total of 86 photographs were retained.
electronic_records
ER 38Marigold Festival Applications [digital files], 2016
electronic_records
ER 39Marigold Planting [Photographs] [digital files], 2016
The photographer was Lee Hartle.
The archivist sampled the photographs in this folder by selecting a number of representative images. 8 out of a total of 24 photographs were retained.
electronic_records
ER 40Meeting Minutes [digital files], 2015-2016
electronic_records
ER 41New Flyer [digital files], 2016
electronic_records
ER 42[Program] [digital files], 2016
electronic_records
ER 43[Publicity] [digital files], 2016
electronic_records
ER 44Talent Show [digital files], 2016
item
UC RBRL/378/DVD_0001Miss Marigold 2010: Rockin' Around Winterville, 2010 March 13 ( 1 moving_image(s) )
item
UC RBRL/378/DVD_0002Miss Marigold Pageant 2012: All-American Girl, Disc 1 ( 1 moving_image(s) )
item
UC RBRL/378/DVD_0003Miss Marigold Pageant 2012: All-American Girl, Disc 2 ( 1 moving_image(s) )
 

Series VI. 2019

boxfolder
79Festival Guide, May 11, 2019
 

Series VII. Websites

electronic_records
ER 31Winterville Marigold Festival Website [digital files], 2015
Website for the 2015 Winterville Marigold Festival captured using HTTrack Website Copier.
electronic_records
ER 45Winterville Marigold Festival Website [digital files], 2016
Website for the 2016 Winterville Marigold Festival captured using HTTrack Website Copier.
Winterville Marigold Festival Website, Captured 2019- Access Online
Website for the annual Marigold Festival held in Winterville, Georgia captured using Archive-It.