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Tar Heel Garden Club Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0420

Scope and Contents

The collection documents the activities of the Tar Heel Garden Club and includes meeting minutes, attendance records, yearbooks, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous publications. The meeting minutes date from 1954 to 1986. They include typed or handwritten records. The attendance records date from 1954 to 1971. The yearbooks include lists of officers and committee members; meeting locations, programs, and hosts; and lists of active members. These records date from 1954 to 2002. The scrapbooks date from 1974 to 2002, and include photographs, yearbooks, newspaper clippings, awards, event programs, and letters. The miscellaneous publications include copies of The National Gardener (1989-1990), The Seed (1989-1992), and The North Carolina Gardener (1989-2001).

Dates

  • 1954 - 2011
  • Other: Date acquired: 2012 April 05

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by Unted States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Tar Heel Garden Club was founded on November 8, 1954, with the intent to 1) stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, 2) encourage the beautification of grounds and garden, 3) aid whenever possible in the preservation of native trees, wild flowers, birds and animals, 4) encourage civic planters, and 5) work in conjunction with other Garden Clubs in the city.

Charter Members of the Tar Heel Garden Club included: Mrs. W.S. Howard - President Mrs. E.L. Coble - Vice President Mrs. R.E. Baxter - Secretary Mrs. S.B. Clayton, Jr. - Treasurer Mrs. W.A. Scholar - Council Representative Mrs. T.L. Benson, Jr. Mrs. A.B. Creed Mrs. W.L. Glasgow Mrs. W.A. Richardson Mrs. E.N. Sellars, Jr. Mrs. W.D. Seawall Mrs. D.W. Sewell Mrs. R.K. Turner

Membership is by invitation only. When the club was originally founded, membership was limited to eighteen members; there is no such limit today. The organization meets monthly from September to May to plan activities and hold lectures or lessons on gardening, flower arrangement, or wildlife.

The Garden Club has contributed to various philanthropic causes in the Greensboro area, not all of which have dealt with gardening. These have included planting trees and flowers, assisting with the Greensboro Arboretum and the Bi-Centennial Park, participating in Keeping Greensboro Beautiful, planting gardens with children at local schools, creating gift bags for residents at retirement homes, and donating money to a battered women's shelter. The Garden Club also participates in flower shows and other events put on by Greensboro gardening societies.

Extent

13.00 Linear Feet (10 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Tar Heel Garden Club was established in Greensboro, North Carolina on November 8, 1954, with the intent to 1) stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, 2) encourage the beautification of grounds and garden, 3) aid whenever possible in the preservation of native trees, wild flowers, birds and animals, 4) encourage civic planters, and 5) work in conjunction with other Garden Clubs in the city. The organization meets monthly from September to May to plan activities and hold lectures or lessons on gardening, flower arrangement, or wildlife.

The collection documents the activities of the Tar Heel Garden Club and includes meeting minutes, attendance records, yearbooks, scrapbooks and miscellaneous publications.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by type of material and then chronologically within each type.

Source of Acquisition

Tar Heel Garden Club

Method of Acquisition

Gift of the Tar Heel Garden Club in 2012.

Offensive Language Statement

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Processing Information

Processed by Rebecca Driscoll.

Creator

Title
Tar Heel Garden Club Records
Author
Rebecca Driscoll
Date
11/11/2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US
336-334-5246