Tar Heel Garden Club Records
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).
- 1954 - 2011
- Other: Date acquired: 2012 April 05
- Tar Heel Garden Club (Organization)
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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.
13.00 Linear Feet (10 boxes)
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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.
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.
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