Winchester-Clarke Garden Club Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library/
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

1454 THL

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains minutes and other records of the Winchester-Clarke Garden Club (Winchester and Clarke County, VA), as well as the Garden Club of Virginia and the Garden Club of America (1950-present). Also included are tour booklets for Historic Garden Week in Virginia from 1948 to present, with some years missing.
(3 boxes) Last updated 04/16.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The club was formed in 1924 through the efforts of Miss Bessie Conrad. In 1928, the club was invited to join the Garden Club of America, and it participated in the first Historic Garden Week in Virginia.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Taken from the collection

CITE AS: Winchester Clarke Garden Club Collection, 1454 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

ORGANIZATION:

BOX 1

The Garden Club of America
Annual meeting, 1959, 1 item, 52 pages
Annual meeting, 1991, 1995, 1996 - program, delegate listing, annual dinner medal award program, 10 items
Annual reports, 1988-1989, 1 item, 134 pages
Annual reports, 1997, 1 item, unnumbered pages
Awards, 10 leaves
Bulletin, Volume 52, 1948, No. 1, January 1964, 1 item
Committee correspondence, 1980, 1991-1992
Endangered species project, 1978-1980, 3 items
Fact sheets, 1982, 1983-1984, 8 pages
Flower shows, 1991-1993
Founders Fund award winners, 1936-1979,1936-1994, 2 items
Handbook, 1982, 68 pages
Meeting programs, 1981, 1992, 1996, 5 items 

BOX 2

Miscellaneous, 1978-1996
Newsletter, 1992, 1996, 2 item
President's report, 1982-1983, 1 item
Zone VII directory, 1994-1995, 1995-1996, 2 items
Zone VII meeting minutes, 1978, 1992-1996, 6 items
Zone VII miscellaneous

The Garden Club of Virginia
Annual meetings, 1991-1996, 9 items
Annual meetings, 1982, 1983, 1989, 4 items
Board of Governors meetings, 1982, 1983, 3 items
Board of Governors meetings, 1990-1996, 8 items

BOX 3

Chapter club membership directories, A-M, 14 items
Chapter club membership directories, N-Z, 6 items
Committee correspondence, 1968, 1991-1993
Committee member poster, 1982-1984, 1994-1995, 2 items
Flower shows, 1995-1996, 7 items
Miscellaneous
President's reports - annual meeting, 1982, 1984, 2 items
President's reports - annual meeting, 1990, 1992-1996, 6 items
President's report - Board of Governors meeting, 1982
President's report - Board of Governors meetings, 1990, 1992, 1996, 3 items
Registers, supplements, journals, 1963-1997, 6 items
Winchester Council of Garden Clubs

BOX 4

Winchester-Clarke Garden Club
Account book, 1956-1980, 1 item
Account statements, receipts
Agendas, 1991-1993
Annual committee reports, 36 items
Awards, 6 items
Board of Directors meetings, 1959-1969, 78 leaves
Board of Directors meetings, 1970-1979, 82 leaves
Board of Directors meetings, 1980-1986, 94 leaves
Board of Directors meetings, 1987-1990, 57 leaves
Board of Directors meetings, 1990-1994, 268 leaves
Board of Directors meetings, 1995-1997, unnumbered leaves 

BOX 5

By-laws, duties, responsibilities, updated by-laws, 2014, 2015, 121 leaves, typescript
Correspondence
Duties of officers
Financial, Treasurer's report, budgets
Gardening symposium
Historic Garden Week in Virginia, 1990-1994, 6 items, 38 leaves, typescript
Historic Garden Week, 1955-1996, lists houses on the tour and their owners, 5 leaves, typescript
Historic Garden Week, 1196-1998, lists attendance and chairs, unnumbered leaves, typescript
History, 17 leaves, typescript
Minutes of regular meetings, 1966-1969

BOX 6

Minutes of regular meetings, 1970-1979
Minutes of regular meetings, 1980-1989
Minutes of regular meetings, 1990-1993
Minutes of regular meetings, 1994-1997
Miscellaneous
News articles
Newsletters
Reports, 1962-1990
Videos, 2 items: "From Garbage to Gold"

"The Garden Club of America: A Tour de Force"

BOX 7 (room for expansion of collection)

BOX 8

Tour booklets for Historic Garden Week in Virginia, 19 items, printed

1948

1956

1960

1967

1977

1950

1957

1961

1972

1978

1954

1958

1962

1973

1979

1955

1959

1963

1975

 

 

BOX 9

Tour booklets for Historic Garden Week in Virginia

1980

1990

2009

1981

1991

2010

1982

1992

2011

1984

1993

2012

1985

1994

2013

1986

2002

2015

1987

2003

2016

1988

2006

 

1989

2008

 

Photographs, Events-Objects

Color floral arrangements

Photographs, People-Group

Unidentified women in evening attire

Scholarship winner leaving to attend camp