A Guide to the New Market Garden Club Papers, 1928-1942
Collection Number SC 0259

Compiled by: Sarah Roth-Mullet, January 2018

 

Descriptive Summary

 

Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: New Market Garden Club Papers, 1928-1942

Collection No.: SC 0259
Creator: New Market Garden Club

Extent: 1 box, 2 folders; .52 cubic feet

Language: English

Abstract: 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.

 

Administrative Information

 

Access Restrictions: Collection open to research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], [box #, folder #], New Market Garden Club Papers, 1928-1942, SC 0259, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Acquisition Information: Acquisition information is unknown. A catalog record created in 1994 indicates that the item was originally cataloged with the call number SB453 .34 .V5 N4 Oversize.
Processing Information: Special Collection staff determined it necessary to reprocess item as a manuscript collection. The scrapbook is bound with many loose pages and is in fragile condition.

Administrative History:
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.

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.

Arrangement:
The scrapbook is bound with loose pages. It is housed in an oversized box, with two legal folders

Contents:

Folder Title
Box : Folder
Scrapbook, 1928-1937 OV 1
Papers, 1929-1930 OV 1:1
Programs, 1931-1942 OV 1:2