Lanier Garden Club Records
Scope and Content
The Lanier Garden Club Records, 1955-1989, consist of ten scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, photos, club programs, and yearbooks that detail club activities and list members and elected officers. The 1989 yearbook, listed in the original inventory of materials, is missing.
- Creation: 1954-1989
- Lanier Garden Club (Harrisonburg, Va.) (Organization)
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The Lanier Garden Club came into existence on October 15, 1954, and was named after the poet Sidney Lanier, a former confederate soldier, who had visited Rockingham County on several occasions. The club flower was the rose and the club’s motto was “Nature is the Art of God.” In December of 1954 the club became a member of the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs. In 1957 the Harrisonburg Council of Garden Clubs was formed and 7 local garden clubs, including the Lanier Garden Club, became members. The group participated in flower arrangement contests, organized social events, held film showings and instructional sessions on different aspects of growing and arranging flowers, and contributed to “community beautification” by planting flowers at various locations and participated in community service at local hospitals and nursing homes.
1.90 cubic feet (3 boxes )
Language of Materials
The Lanier Garden Club Records, 1955-1989, consist of ten scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, photos, club programs, and one yearbook.
This collection of scrapbooks is arranged chronologically in three oversize boxes.
Deposited by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society in October 1989.
In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in the spring of 2017. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 2080.
Genre / Form
- Harrisonburg (Va.) -- History -- Sources
- Harrisonburg (Va.) -- Social life and customs
- Harrisonburg (Va.) -- Societies, etc
- A Guide to the Lanier Garden Club Records, 1954-1989
- Christina Bolgiano, Kate Morris
- October 1989, September 2013
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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