Lanier Garden Club Records, 1955-1989

Collection Number SC 0115

 

Compiled by:  Chris Bolgiano, October 1989

Revised by: Kate Morris, September 2013

 

Descriptive Summary

 

Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: Lanier Garden Club Records, 1955-1989

Collection No.: SC 0115

Creator:  Lanier Garden Club

Extent: 3 flat boxes; 1.3 linear feet

Language:  English

Abstract: The Lanier Garden Club Records, 1955-1989, consist of ten scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, photos, club programs, and one yearbook.

 

Administrative Information

 

Access Restrictions: Collection is 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 not been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collection Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Preferred Citation:  [Identification of item]. [box #, folder #] Lanier Garden Club Records, 1955-1989, SC 0115, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Acquisition Information: Deposited by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society in October 1989.

Processing Information: 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.


Administrative History: 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.

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.

Arrangement: This collection of scrapbooks is arranged chronologically in three oversize boxes.

Related Material: Spotswood Garden Club Records, 1924-2001, SC 0146, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

 

Contents:

                                                                                                                                                                       

Item

Box

  1. Scrapbook, 1955-1956
  2. Scrapbook, 1956-1957
  3. Scrapbook, 1958-1959
  4. Scrapbook, 1959-1960

 

OV 1

  1. Scrapbook, 1960-1961
  2. Scrapbook, 1961-1962
  3. Scrapbook, 1962-1963
  4. Scrapbook, 1963-1964

OV 2

  1. Scrapbook, 1964-1965
  2. Scrapbook, 1965-1966
  3. Yearbook, 1987-1989

OV 3

MISSING