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Collection Overview

Title
Williamsburg Garden Club Records, 1920-2000
ID
Mss. 93 W67
Extent
8.0 Cubic Feet
Primary Creator
Williamsburg Garden Club (Va.)
Date Acquired
02/01/1969
Forms of Material
Minutes, Notebooks, Reports, Scrapbooks
Languages
English

Restrictions

Access
Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Use
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Papers 1920-1974. Chiefly records of the Williamsburg Garden Club including reports from committees and chairmen, reports of other Garden Club presidents, minutes from the Williamsburg Garden Club,  Club years books, minutes and register from the Garden Club of Virginia, Garden Week records, various other Club records. Also included are club notebooks, scrapbooks, and a publication.

Biographical Note

The Williamsburg Garden Club is located in Williamsburg, Virginia. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki:

http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Williamsburg Garden Club (Va.)

Subject/Index Terms

Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Mss. 93 W67, 1920-2000],
[Series 2: Acc. 1978.24 Addition:  History Transcript and Yearbook, 1963-1977],
[Series 3: Acc. 2008.353 Addition:  Garden Club Exhibits, 1938-1964],
[All]

Series 1: Mss. 93 W67, 1920-2000

Boxes 1 - 7.

See URL below for inventory:

http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/findingaids/93_W67_Williamsburg_Garden_Club.pdf

Box 1
Folder 1: 25th Anniversary Skit.
Folder 2: Annual budget reports, 1948-1969
Folder 3: Twelfth Annual Meeting of the Garden Club of Virginia, 19 May 1932
Folder 4: Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Garden Club of Virginia, 4 May 1933
Folder 5: Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Garden Club of Virginia, 3 June 1933
Folder 6: Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Garden Club of Virginia, 9-10 May 1934
Folder 7: Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Garden Club of Virginia, 26-27 May 1936
Folder 8: Annual Meeting of the Garden Club of Virginia, 12 May 1937
Folder 9: Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Garden Club of Virginia, 11 May 1938
Folder 10: Minutes of the Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Garden Club of Virginia, 14-15 May 1940
Folder 11: Minutes of the Twentyfirst Annual Meeting of the Garden Club of Virginia, 20-21 May 1941
Folder 12: Minutes of the Adjourned Meeting of the Twenty-first Annual Meeting of the Garden Club of Virginia, 20-21 May 1941
Folder 13: Minutes of the Adjourned Meeting of the Twenty-second Annual Meeting of the Garden Club of Virginia, 12-13 May 1942
Folder 14: The Thirtieth Annual Meeting of the Garden Club of Virginia, 23-24 May 1950
Folder 15: Proceedings. The Thirty-First Annual Meeting of the Garden Club of Virginia, 5-6 June 1951
Folder 16: Proceedings of the Thirty-Second Annual Meeting of the Garden Club of Virginia, 14-15 May 1952
Folder 17: The Thirty-third Annual Meeting of the Garden Club of Virginia, 28-29 May 1953
Folder 18: Annual Meeting, 48th, of the Garden Club of Virginia, 9-11 May 1967
Folder 19: Forty-Ninth Annual Meeting - The Garden Club of Virginia, 22-23 May 1968
Folder 20: The Garden Club of Virginia Annual Meeting, 13-15 May 1969
Folder 21: The Garden Club of Virginia Fiftieth Anniversary Meeting, 19-21 May 1970
Folder 22: The Garden Club of Virginia Annual Meeting, 1971
Folder 23: Annual Reports- Members Clubs The Garden Club of Virginia Annual Meeting, 14-15 May 1958
Folder 24: Annual Reports- Member Clubs The Garden Club of Virginia Annual Meeting, 18-19 May 1960
Folder 25: Annual Reports, 1966-1967
Folder 26: Annual Reports, 1967-1968
Committees and Officers
Folder 27: Annual Reports, 1968-1969
Committees and Officers
Folder 28: Annual Report, 1969-1970
Committee Reports
Folder 29: Auxiliary of Williamsburg Garden Club, 1961-1966
Folder 30: Awards, 1949, 1962
Folder 31: Meeting of the Board of Governers of the Garden Club of Virginia, 8 May 1932
Folder 32: Meeting of the Board of Governers of the Garden Club of Virginia, 5 October 1932
Folder 33: Meeting of the Board of Governers of the Garden Club of Virginia, 3 May 1933
Folder 34: Meeting of the Board of Governers of the Garden Club of Virginia, 11-12 October 1933
Folder 35: Meeting of the Board of Governers of the Garden Club of Virginia, 9 May 1934
Folder 36: Board of Governer's Meeting of the Garden Club of Virginia, 2-3 October 1935
Folder 37: Meeting of the Board of Governers of the Garden Club of Virginia, 7-8 October 1936
Folder 38: Report of the Meeting of the Board of Governers of the Garden Club of Virginia, 19 October 1936
Folder 39: Meeting of the Board of Governers of the Garden Club of Virginia, 22 October 1940
Folder 40: Adjourned Meeting- Board of Governers of the Garden Club of Virginia, 23 October 1940
Folder 41: Minutes of the Board of Governer's Meeting. The Garden Club of Virginia, 29-30 October 1941
Folder 42: Minutes of the Twenty-Second Annual Meeting of the Garden Club of Virginia, 12-13 May 1942
Folder 43: Minutes of the Board of Governers Meeting - The Garden Club of Virginia, 14-15 October 1942
Folder 44: The Thirty-First Meeting of the Board of Governers of the Garden Club of Virginia, 5-6 October 1950
Folder 45: The Thirty-third Annual Meeting of the Board of Governers of the Garden Club of Virginia, 22-23 October 1953
Folder 46: Thirty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Board of Governers of the Garden Club of Virginia, 21-22 October 1953
Folder 47: Thirty-fifth Annual Meeting of the Board of Governers of the Garden Club of Virginia, 19-21 October 1954
Folder 48: Meeting of the Board of Governers of the Garden Club of Virginia, 20-21 October 1954
Folder 49: Forty-third Board of Governers' Meeting of the Garden Club of Virginia, 24-25 October 1962
Folder 50: Board of Governers' Meeting Garden Club of Virginia, 14-16 October 1969
Folder 51: The Garden Club of Virginia Board of Governers' Meeting, 1970
Folder 52: The Garden Club of Virginia Board of Governers' Meeting, 1971
Folder 53: The Garden Club of Virginia Fifty-third Board of Governers' Meeting, 1972
Folder 54: The Garden Club of Virginia Proposed Budget for 1955-1956, 1955-1956
Folder 55: Reports from Committees and Officers, 1967-1968
Folder 56: Community Council, 1944-1965
Folder 57: Conservation, 1961-1965
Folder 58: Conservation and wildflowers, 1934-1966
Folder 59: The Garden Club of Virginia Annual Conservation Forum, 1970, 9 March 1970
Folder 60: Constitution and By-Laws, 1929-1957
Folder 61: Corresponding Secretary Annual Reports, 1934-1966
Folder 62: Daffodil Show, 1951-1955
Folder 63: Exhibits, 1954-1964
Folder 64: Eastern State Hospital Flowers, 1952-1965
Folder 65: Foster Child Reports, 1947-1953
Folder 66: 4-H Club, 1938-1955
Folder 67: Garden Club of Virginia, 1920-1962
Folder 68: Garden Club of Virginia-Bruton Church Planting, 1934-1937
Folder 69: Garden Club of Virginia- Rose Show, 1964-1965
Folder 70: Garden Club of Virginia- War Relief, 1946-1948
Folder 71: "Garden Gossip", 1933-1955
Folder 72: Garden Week, 1932
Folder 73: Garden Week, 1933
Folder 74: Garden Week, 1934
Folder 75: Garden Week, 1935
Folder 76: Garden Week, 1936
Folder 77: Garden Week, 1937
Box 2
Folder 1: Garden Week, 1938
Folder 2: Garden Week, 1939
Folder 3: Garden Week, 1940
Folder 4: Garden Week, 1941
Folder 5: Garden Week, 1942
Folder 6: Garden Week, 1946
Folder 7: Garden Week, 1947
Folder 8: Garden Week, 1948
Folder 9: Garden Week, 1949
Folder 10: Garden Week, 1950
Folder 11: Garden Week, 1951
Folder 12: Garden Week, 1952
Folder 13: Garden Week, 1953
Folder 14: Garden Week, 1954
Folder 15: Garden Week, 1955
Folder 16: Garden Week, 1956
Folder 17: Garden Week, 1957
Folder 18: Garden Week, 1958
Folder 19: Garden Week, 1959
Folder 20: Garden Week, 1960
Folder 21: Garden Week, 1961
Folder 22: Garden Week, 1962
Folder 23: Historic Garden Week in Virginia, 20-27 April 1963
Folder 24: Garden Week, 1964
Folder 25: Garden Week, 1965
Folder 26: Garden Week, 1966
Folder 27: Historic Garden Week in Virginia, 22-29 April 1967
Folder 28: Garden Week in Williamsburg, 1967
Folder 29: Historic Garden Week in Virginia, 20-27 April 1968
Folder 30: Historic Garden Week in Virginia, 18-25 April 1970
Folder 31: Minutes, 1929
Folder 32: Program, 1932-1965
Folder 33: Record Book of Corresponding secretary, 1933-1951
Folder 34: Minutes, 1930-1932
Folder 35: Copy of History of the Williamsburg Garden Club
on file in Alderman
Folder 36: Highway Zoning and Beautification, 1944-1965
Folder 37: Historical
Garden at Governer's Mansion
Folder 38: Presidents Reports, 1931-1964
Folder 39: Horticulture Committee Reports, 1936-1965
Folder 40: Horticulture - Lily Test, 1941-1966
Folder 41: Horticulture - Narcissus test, 1931-1963
Folder 42: Horticulture - Rose test, 1936-1966
Folder 43: Landscape Development, 1933-1940
Folder 44: Landscape Development- Regulations of Billboards, 1932-1935
Folder 45: Library and Records, 1935-1966
Folder 46: Membership, 1934-1964
Folder 47: Williamsburg Garden Club Minutes and Executive Board, 1966-1967
Folder 48: Parliamentarian, 1945-1964
Folder 49: Photographs
Folder 50: Planting. Community Hospital, 1960-1961
Folder 51: Annual Reports of the Presidents of the Garden Clubs of Virginia, 1951-1952
Folder 52: Reports of Presidents Annual Reports, 1952-1953
Folder 53: Reports of Presidents, 1953-1954
Folder 54: The Garden Club of Virginia- Presidents' Reports for 1969-1970, Annual Meeting, 1969-1970
Folder 55: The Garden Club of Virginia Presidents' Reports for 1970-1971, 1970-1971
Folder 56: The Garden Club of Virginia Presidents' Reports for 1971-1972, 1971-1972
Folder 57: The Garden Club of Virginia Presidents' Reports for 1972-1973, 1972-1973
Folder 58: Projects, 1932-1954
Folder 59: Properties Committee, 1934-1966
Folder 60: Publicity Chairman, 1963-1964
Folder 61: Register of the Garden Club of Virginia, 1964-1965
Folder 62: The Garden Club of Virginia Register, 1966-1967
Folder 63: The Garden Club of Virginia Register, 1967-1968
Folder 64: The Garden Club of Virginia Register, 1968-1969
Folder 65: The Garden Club of Virginia Register, 1969-1970
Folder 66: "Reveille", 1950
information re investigation by Garden Club of Virginia into possibility of purchase
Folder 67: Rose Show
Folder 68: Royalty Receipts
Folder 69: Williamsburg Garden Club Scrapbook Clippings, 1923-1940
Box 3
Folder 1: Slide Committee Reports, 1949-1966
Folder 2: Slide Committee of Garden Club of Virginia, 1953-1954
Folder 3: Sponsoring Committee of the Auxiliary, 1956-1965
Folder 4: Stanley Group Reports, 1933-1965
Folder 5: Thank you letters to the Williamsburg Garden Club
Folder 6: Treasurer's Reports, 1932-1965
Folder 7: Treasury, 1945
Folder 8: Twenty-First Virginia Woman's Forum, 20 November 1969
Folder 9: A Williamsburg Scrapbook, Printer's proof
Folder 10: A Williamsburg Scrapbook- 2nd edition, 1950
Folder 11: A Williamsburg Scrapbook- correspondence, reports, clippings, 1932-1963
Folder 12: A Williamsburg Scrapbook, W & M College material and Misses Clopton's School material not used in scrapbook
Folder 13: A Williamsburg Scrapbook, Williamsburg War stories not used
Folder 14: A Williamsburg Scrapbook, Anecdotes not used
Folder 15: A Williamsburg Scrapbook, Material not used
Folder 16: A Williamsburg Scrapbook, Anecdotes not used in the Scrapbook
Folder 17: A Williamsburg Scrapbook, Saunders material
Folder 18: Williamsburg Flower Shows, 1932-1962
Folder 19: Garden Club of Virginia, Reports of WGC delegates to Annual Meeting, 1933-1966
Folder 20: World War II- special Projects
Folder 21: Year Book, 1963-1964
Folder 22: Year Book, 1964-1965
Folder 23: The Williamsburg Garden Club- Year Book, 1967-1968
Folder 24: The Williamsburg Garden Club Yearbook, 1969-1970
Folder 25: Year Book, 1970-1971
Folder 26: Year Book, 1971-1972
Folder 27: Year Book, 1973-1974
Box 4
Folder 1: Garden Club of Virginia Horticultural Committee notebook, 1936-1938
MsV.1.
Folder 2: Williamsburg Garden Club Spring Flower Show notebook, 10 May 1933-11 May 1933
MsV.2.
Folder 3: Williamsburg Garden Club notebook of the Properties Committee, 1935-1959
MsV. 3.
Folder 4: Williamsburg Garden Club Annual Meeting Registration notebook, 18 May 1938
MsV. 4.
Folder 5: Williamsburg Garden Club Corresponding Secretary's notebook, 1953-1964
MsV. 5.
Folder 6: Williamsburg Garden Club notebook for a change of "VIII Nomination and election to the Auxiliary" in the By-Laws and two lists of Auxiliary members, 1956-1964
MsV. 6.
Folder 7: Williamsburg Garden Club Treasury notebook, 7 May 1966-November 1968
MsV. 7.
Folder 8: Williamsburg Garden Club recording secretary's notebook with minutes from meetings and records, 1933-1937
MsV. 8.
Folder 9: Williamsburg Garden Club recording secretary's notebook of minutes from meetings and records, 1937-1945
MsV. 9.
Folder 10: Williamsburg Garden Club recording secretary's notebook of minutes from meetings and records, 1945-1955
MsV. 10.
Folder 11: Williamsburg Garden Club recording secretary's notebook of minutes from meetings and records, 1962-1964
MsV. 11.
Folder 12: Williamsburg Garden Club Scrapbook to June, 1955, 1930-1955
MsV. 12.
Folder 13: Williamsburg Garden Club Scrapbook, 1955-1956
5 folders, MsV. 13.
Box 5
Folder 1: Williamsburg Garden Club Scrapbook, 1958-1959
2 folders. MsV. 14.
Folder 2: Williamsburg Garden Club Scrapbook, 1959-1960
MsV. 15.
Folder 3: Williamsburg Garden Club Scrapbook, 1960-1961
MsV. 16.
Folder 4: Williamsburg Garden Club Scrapbook, 1962-1963
MsV. 17.
Folder 5: Williamsburg Garden Club Scrapbook, 1963-1964
MsV. 18.
Folder 6: Williamsburg Garden Club Scrapbook, 1964-1966
MsV. 19.
Folder 7: Williamsburg Garden Club Scrapbook, 1967-1968
MsV. 20.
Folder 8: Published book: An Eighteenth Century Garland: The Flower and Fruit Arrangements of Colonial Williamsburg by Louise B. Fisher, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1951
Series 2: Acc. 1978.24 Addition:  History Transcript and Yearbook, 1963-1977
Typescript history of the Williamsburg Garden Club, 1963-1977 and a yearbook for 1970-1972.
Series 3: Acc. 2008.353 Addition:  Garden Club Exhibits, 1938-1964

Material from at least three Garden Club exhibits given in conjunction with Swem Library, The College of Wiliam and Mary.

"An Exhibit of Gardening Books" (1949) exhibit which includes a placard, index cards for books at Swem Library that relate to gardening, report on  "Books on Gardens and Gardening, a Selected List" held at William and Mary's library, prepared by Sarah P. Stetson in April 1948 and notes, with an inventory, about the exhibit.

"The History of Gardening from the Late 16th Century to Modern Times" and "The Hetty Cary Harrison Memorial Exhibit" exhibits which include title label, 19th century garden labels, title page of "The works of Hannah More," bookplates for "Hetty Cary Harrison Memorial Collection, " original print (bookplate?) of the "Georgia Female College from Grahams Magazine" (1844) and bookplates of flowers and garden scenes (probably removed from books).  Possibly from the 18th Century Garden Symposium held in 1948.

Pamphlets for the 1964 Williamsburg Garden Symposium, index cards for additional books (created circa 1960).  Newspaper clippings on roses (1954), Garden Week with tours of Bassett Hall and Ludwell-Paradise House (1961) and Garden Week plans (1964).

Correspondence between Herbert Ganter of Swem Library, the College of William and Mary and Mrs. James Bland Martin, Publicity Director of The Garden Club of Virginia (1954), Dorothy Cappon (1958) and Peg Smith, Co-Chair of the Williamsburg Garden Club (1961).


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Mss. 93 W67, 1920-2000],
[Series 2: Acc. 1978.24 Addition:  History Transcript and Yearbook, 1963-1977],
[Series 3: Acc. 2008.353 Addition:  Garden Club Exhibits, 1938-1964],
[All]

Administrative Information

Repository
Special Collections Research Center
Acquisition Source
Williamsburg Garden Club
Acquisition Method
Deposited by the Williamsburg Garden Club in 1969 (1969.050 by Mrs. Thomas Thorne and Mrs. H. Fowler and a deposit in 1978 by Mrs. B. Bridgeforth.
Related Materials
See also the Anne T. Chapman Papers, Mss 65 C37, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Preferred Citation
Williamsburg Garden Club Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Processing Information
Processed by Amanda Perkins in 1993
Finding Aid Revision History
Updated by Anne Johnson in 2010 and 2011.
Other Note
A PDF document of this inventory is available online.
Other URL
http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/findingaids/93_W67_Williamsburg_Garden_Club.pdf