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Country Club Acres Garden Club Collection, 1958-1987

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2021-003

Content Description

This collection contains a scrapbook, event invitations, newspaper clippings, photographs, notes, and other miscellaneous materials. The contents of the scrapbook are arranged in chronological order. There are clippings of monthly meetings, state activities, national council, and district council. The photographs in the scrapbook include members who won a prize in flower arrangements and of club activities/events. There are also copies of the Constitution and By-Laws, original and revised, in the scrapbook.

Collection materials are in good condition and dated 1958-1987.

Dates

  • 1958 - 1987

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public without restriction. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to duplicate or publish material from this collection must be obtained from the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

Biographical / Historical

The Country Club Acres Garden Club had several presidents who were recorded in the scrapbook: Mrs. John Graeber (1958-1959); Mrs. Claude P Edwards, Jr. (1959-1960); Mrs. Jim A. Wade (1960-1962); Mrs. D. Leon Miller (1962-1964); Mrs. Chas L. Alexander (1964-1966); and Mrs. H. Palmer Park (1966-1968).

Extent

0.4 Cubic Feet

1.08 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Country Club Acres Garden Club was organized in 1958. The club’s flower was the Dogwood, and their colors were pink and white. The group met on the third Thursday of each month at 8pm to discuss club matters and gardening techniques. The purpose of the club was to improve the member’s knowledge of horticulture and to beautify their homes and gardens, thus beautifying their neighborhoods and community. The members referred to the club as a “learning club” because many of those involved had little experience in gardening.

This collection contains a scrapbook, event invitations, newspaper clippings, photographs, notes, and other miscellaneous materials dated 1958-1987.

Arrangement

Materials are not arranged into series.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Helen Webb and Jim McEwen, August 2015

Condition Description

Materials are in good condition.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of this collection was completed by Sydney Carroll, January 2021.

Title
Country Club Acres Garden Club Collection, 1958-1987
Status
Completed
Author
Sydney Carroll
Date
2021-01-07
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Repository

Contact:
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library-Main
310 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte NC 28202 USA