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Junior League Garden Club Records, 1937-1988

Identifier: MS-2021-016

Content Description

This collection contains materials belonging to the Junior League Garden Club, to include a yearbook dated 1937-1938, and two Follies Playbooks dated 1968 and 1988. Materials are arranged in chronological order and in good condition.


  • 1937 - 1988

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 Junior League of Charlotte (JLC), founded in 1926, is a women’s organization that promotes volunteering and leadership development. The first Junior League was founded in New York in 1901 by Mary Harriman Rumsey. By 1912, there were six leagues in other large cities across the United States with the goal of raising interest in the economic and educational conditions in the community. The first national conference was held in the spring of 1912 in New York. Junior League members participate through volunteer assignments and through financial contributions.

JLC members consist of women who genuinely care for, and want to improve, their community through effective action and leadership. The League is active in aiding young children and families in need in the Charlotte area by supporting educational development through the establishment of a nature museum, a children’s theater, reading center, and Baby Hospital. The League generously donated funds to the Mint Museum and the Mecklenburg Tuberculosis Sanatorium as well.


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Language of Materials



The Junior League of Charlotte (JLC) is a women’s organization that promotes volunteering and leadership development. The JLC's Garden Club was organized on November 5, 1925 to engage in conservation work and outdoor activities. Examples of projects undertaken by the Garden Club include flower shows, bird house contests, school gardens, home improvement contests, and flower photography. Collection materials are in good condition and dated 1937-1988.


Collection materials are arranged in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The immediate source and date of acquisition for this collection is unknown.


"About." The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. Accessed February 2021.

Junior League of Charlotte. "The Crier." (NCR 269.53 C479j)

Condition Description

Materials are in good condition.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of this collection was completed by Lacey Stith and Sydney Carroll, March 2019.

Junior League of Charlotte Garden Club Records, 1937-1988
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Lacey Stith, Sydney Carroll
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Repository Details

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

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