New Market Garden Club Papers, 1928-1942
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
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.
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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: 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.
Processing Information: Special Collection staff determined it necessary to reprocess item The scrapbook is bound with as a manuscript collection. loose pages and is in fragile condition.
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.
The scrapbook is bound with loose pages. It is housed with two legal folders in an
Box : Folder
Compiled by: Sarah Roth-Mullet, January 2018