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Sedgefield Garden Club Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0406

Scope and Contents

The collection documents the activities of the Tar Heel Garden Club and includes scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, award submissions, awards, yearbooks, and photographs. The scrapbooks range from 1953 to 2010, and include photographs, yearbooks, event programs, letters, and newspaper clippings. The newspaper clippings within the collection range from 1965 to 1983. The awards date from 2003-2008. There are also records of submissions for specific awards; these range from 1993 to 2007. The yearbooks include lists of officers and committee members, and meeting locations, programs, and hostesses. These records date from 1956 to 1995. Miscellaneous photographs date from 1973 to 1984.

Dates

  • 1953 - 2010
  • Other: Date acquired: 2011 July 11

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these paper, or their descendants, as stipulated by United 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 Sedgefield Garden Club was established in Sedgefield, North Carolina on April 21, 1953, for the purpose of expanding knowledge of gardening and flower arrangement. Membership is by invitation only. When the club was originally founded, membership was limited to fifteen members; the current membership cap is twenty. The organization meets monthly from September to May to plan activities and hold lectures or lessons on gardening, flower arrangement, or wildlife.

Throughout the years, the Sedgefield Garden Club has contributed to and participated in various events and causes, namely those put on and organized by the Greensboro Council of Garden Clubs. Most notable is the work the club has done for the residents of the Mayfield Nursing Home, which has been their yearly garden therapy project since 1994. They have won several garden therapy awards for their work. Additionally, the club has been sponsoring a youth garden club since 2008. The Sedgefield Garden Club continues to meet on a regular basis.

Extent

3.20 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Sedgefield Garden Club was established in Sedgefield, North Carolina on April 21, 1953, for the purpose of studying in all respects the fine arts of gardening and to create a greater interest in flower arrangement. The organization meets montly 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 Sedgefield Garden Club and includes scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, awards, award submissions, yearbooks, and photographs.

Arrangement Note

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

Source of Acquisition

Sedgefield Garden Club

Method of Acquisition

Gift of the Sedgefield Garden Club in 2011.

Offensive Language Statement

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Our finding aids and other collection descriptions may occasionally re-use language provided by creators or former holders of the materials, but we strive to place outdated or offensive terminology in context. That said, we recognize that we may not always make the right decision and welcome feedback from all sources so we can learn and adjust our practices. Please contact us at scua@uncg.edu if you encounter problematic language in our finding aids or other collection description. We will review the language and, as appropriate, update it in a way that balances preservation of the original context with our ongoing commitment to describing materials with respectful and inclusive language.

Processing Information

Processed by Rebecca Driscoll.
Title
Sedgefield Garden Club Records
Author
Rebecca Driscoll
Date
03/07/2013
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
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Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US
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