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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 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