Ladies Garden Club records

Ladies Garden Club records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Ladies Garden Club (Athens, Ga.).
Title: Ladies Garden Club records
Dates: 1894-1973
Quantity: 14.7 Linear feet (832 items in 13 document boxes, 1 half box, 2 oversized boxes, 23 oversize volumes, 1 oversize folder B)
Abstract: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.
Coll. Number: ms901

Biographical/Historical Note

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

This paricular 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.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

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

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.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ladies Garden Club (Athens, Ga.) records. MS 901. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Booklets and Cemetery Projects

BoxFolder
11Booklets- Ladies Garden Club by Mrs. M.G. Nicholson
2Cemetery projects
 

Constitution, By-Laws

BoxFolder
13Constitution, By-Laws
 

Correspondence

BoxFolder
14Correspondence and clipping re: Calvert Smith (artist)
51934-1951
61952-1953
71954
81955
91956-1958
BoxFolder
211962-1978
21980-1996
3Undated
4Empty envelopes
 

Flower shows

BoxFolder
25Flower shows
 

Founders Memorial Garden and Memorial Room

BoxFolder
26Founders Memorial Garden and Memorial Room
 

History

BoxFolder
27General information
8Publicity newspaper write-ups, 1891-1892
 

Markers, 1950 1963

BoxFolder
29Markers, 1950 1963
 

Membership/Officers Yearbooks

BoxFolder
2101895-1963
BoxFolder
311964-1969
21970-1975
31975-1981
41981-1995
 

Photographs

BoxFolder
35Cemetery project
6Founders
7Founders Memorial Garden
BoxFolder
3A1Gardens, flower shows
2Houses
3Ladies Garden Club Centennial, 1991
4People
5State Normal School (Teachers College)
6Time Capsule Ceremony, 1992
7Tree Dedication Ceremony, 1990
8Tree That Owns Itself
9University of Georgia
 

Place cards and Premium lists

BoxFolder
3A10Place cards
11Premium lists, 1894-1912
 

Publicity and Programs

BoxFolder
3A12Programs-Athens Ante-Bellum Homes, 1937
13Publicity re: organization of club
14Publicity-typescripts of articles, 1891-1941
15Publicity, 1929-1932
16Publicity, 1933-1935
BoxFolder
41Publicity, 1936-1937
2Publicity, 1938-1939
3Publicity, 1940's
4Publicity, 1950's
5Publicity, 1961-1963
6Publicity, 1964-1969
7Publicity, 1970's
8Publicity, 1980's
9Publicity, 1990's
10Publicity, Undated
 

Writings

BoxFolder
411"Gardens of Athens," author unknown
12Herty, Dr. Charles H., 1935
13"Mars Hill 165 Years Service to God," author unknown
14Nicholson, Mrs. M.G. (Lucy Woodall)
15Nicholson, Mrs. M.G. (Lucy Woodall), re: flower show
16Nicholson, Mrs. M.G. (Lucy Woodall), correspondence
17Orr, Florida Carr-Speech
18Reid, Mrs. Henry (Frances West)-notebook re. Athens Agricultural Fair, 1962
19Reid, Mrs. Henry (Frances West)-notes, clippings re: Athens Agricultural Fair, 1962
20Various authors
 

Business papers

BoxFolder
51Business papers
 

Series: Other Garden Clubs

 

Garden Club Council of Athens

BoxFolder
52Flower shows, Fair exhibits
3Fair exhibit entry tags
 

Garden Club of Georgia

BoxFolder
54Annual pilgrimage, 1937 1939 1950
5Book of reports, 1934-1935
6Constitution, By-Laws
7Conventions, 1931-1939 1947 1954 1957 1964-1967 1976
8"Georgia Garden Club Guide"
9Member clubs
10Minutes of executive board, 1934-1938
11Yearbooks, 1929-1931 1933 1936
12Miscellaneous papers
 

Georgia Rose Society

BoxFolder
513Bulletins, 1948 1953 1954
 

Green Thumb Junior Garden Club

BoxFolder
61Yearbook, 1959-1960
1Notebook, 1960-1962
2Papers
 

National Council of State Garden Clubs

BoxFolder
63Bulletins, 1931-1932 1934-1937 1958
3Programs, 1957
 

Printed Material

BoxFolder
64"Dream Garden" Georgia bicentennial garden song
5Florida
6Forestry
7Freedom Garden Map
8Garden clubs in Florida, Virginia
9Garden clubs in Georgia
10Georgia
11Georgia-Athens
12Georgia-Callaway Gardens
13Georgia-Savannah
14"Litter-Bug Song"
15Miscellaneous
 

Miscellaneous papers

BoxFolder
616Miscellaneous papers
 

Notebooks

BoxFolder
71Minutes, 1913-1924
2Minutes, 1925-1937
3Minutes, 1937-1942
4Minutes, 1942-1946
5Minutes, 1946-1953 & undated
6Minutes, 1951-1953
7Minutes, 1993
BoxFolder
7A1Minutes, 1994
2Minutes, 1995
3Minutes, 1996
4Minutes, 1997
5Minutes, 1998-1999
6Minutes, 2000-2005
7Minutes, 2005-2007
 

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

Box
8June 1936-December 1947
January 1948-December 1952
January 1953-December 1955
October 1956-December 1960
Box
9November 1960-December 1963
January 1964-January 1966
March 1966-January 1967
Box
10Green Thumb Junior Garden Club, 1961-1962
Historic Project, May 2, 1951-April 2, 1952
Historical Project, 1963
 

Certificates

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

Ribbons

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

Miscellaneous

Box
11Minutes, 1985-1991
Minutes, 1991-1993
Notebook, 1892-1964
Notebook, 1989-1991
Poster-Garden Club of Georgia Celebrating 60 Years, 1928-1988
Silver bowl
Guest Book, March 6, 1985
BoxFolder
121Biographical information about members
2Ladies Junior Garden Club papers re: silver vase
3Montessori Junior Garden Club
4Ladies Garden Club Centennial, 1991
5Ladies Garden Club Week proclamation, May 7-13, 1961
6President's Annual Reports/Activity Reports
7-8Time Capsule Ceremony, 1992
OS Folder
1BTime Capsule Plans and Photograph, 1992
BoxFolder
129Tree Dedication Ceremony, 1990
 

Ladies Garden Club office files

BoxFolder
131Athens Garden Club Council, 1964-1967
2Azalea District, 1964-1980
3Campbell, Mrs. W. A., 1972
4Committee Chairman, 1962-1963
5Constitution, by-laws
6Correspondence, 1961-1964
7Correspondence, 1965-1970, undated
8Flower show information
9Hickman, Mrs. Frank, 1976-1977
10Marsh, Mrs. Ralph, 1973-1974
11Milledgeville State Hospital
12National Council of State Garden Clubs, 1964
13New members, 1964-1965
14Night Study Group, 1963-1964
15Report of 36 th Convention, 1964
16Scrapbook information
17Speakers (from Ladies Garden Club)
18Statues of Flora and Bacchus
19Young, Mrs. Charles T., 1961-1962
 

Award Entry Notebooks

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

Oversize material

Time Capsule material, October 13, 1992
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