New Market Garden Club Papers
Scope and Content
The New Market Garden Club Papers, 1928-1942, is comprised of a scrapbook and ephemera, documenting the formation and activities of the New Market Garden Club. The scrapbook consists of newspaper clippings from 1929-1937, as well as several annual programs that document officers, membership and committee activities. Two letter folders contain additional programs, as well as a copy of the constitution and bylaws, and meeting minutes for 1929-1930.
- Creation: 1928-1942
- New Market Garden Club (New Market, Va.) (Organization)
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The New Market Garden Club started in January 1928 when Mrs. J.W. Boyer, president of the Shenandoah Garden Club, of Woodstock met with women from New Market, interested in forming a club. By March 5, 1928, the club had officially formed with twelve charter members and elected officers, with Mrs. A. A. Walden as the first president. The purpose of the club was “to promote the love and practice of amateur gardening, the culture of flowers, to encourage civic planting, protect wild flowers and birds, and encourage civic cleaning up.” The club held monthly meetings. Members were required to participate in flower shows, and eventually the club included lectures and plant sales. Files also contain programs from the Luconacoa Garden Club “Spring Display of Flowers” for the years 1940-1942.
0.52 cubic feet (1 box, 2 folders)
Language of Materials
The New Market Garden Club Papers, 1928-1942, is comprised of a scrapbook, reports, newspaper clippings and programs that document the formation and activities of the club.
The scrapbook is bound with loose pages. It is housed with two legal folders in an oversized box.
A catalog record created in 1994 indicates that the item was originally cataloged as a book with a call number SB453 .34 .V5 N4 Oversize.
Special Collection staff determined it necessary to reprocess item. The scrapbook is bound with loose pages and is in fragile condition.
Genre / Form
- Administrative reports
- Membership lists
- Newspaper clippings
- Programs (documents)
- New Market (Va.) -- History -- Sources
- New Market (Va.) -- Social life and customs
- New Market (Va.) -- Societies, etc
- A Guide to the New Market Garden Club Papers, 1928-1942
- Sarah Roth-Mullet
- January 2018
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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