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Collection Inventory

Series I. Administrative Materials, 1959-2015

Scope and Content Notes:

This series consists of records related directly to the proceedings and progams of the local Pittsburgh Chapter of Ikebana International. Included are unbound issues of "The Flower Path" (other issues can be found in the Scrapbooks), as well as documents regarding the chapter's establishment and anniversaries.


Box 1
Folder 1 Ikebana Notes & Drawings by Kay M. Mckenna, 1957-1968
Folder 2 Membership Invitation, 1959
Folder 3 Charter, 1959
Folder 4 Newsletter, "The Flower Path", 1983
Folder 5 Newsletter, "The Flower Path", 1984
Folder 6 Financial Ledgers, 1986-2008
Folder 7 50th Anniversary, Program, 2009
Folder 8 55th Founder's Day Celebration, 2004
Folder 9 New Chapter Constitution, 2015

Box 4
Folder 1 Guest Book, 1990-2001
Box 7 The Masters' Book of Ikebana, 1966

Series II. Annual Year Books, 1960-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This series consists of the published "Year books" or annual of the Pittsburgh Chapter. Each annual document includes a listing of the programs for the year, membership list, executive board members and committee positions for the chapter.


Box 1
Folder 10 Year Books, 1960-1962
Folder 11 Year Books, 1963-1965
Folder 12 Year Books, 1968-1969
Folder 13 Year Books, 1973-1976
Folder 14 Year Books, 1976-1978
Folder 15 Year Books, 1978-1980
Folder 16 Year Books, 1980-1982
Folder 17 Year Books, 1982-1984
Folder 18 Year Books, 1985-1987
Folder 19 Year Books, 1987-1989
Folder 20 Year Books, 1989-1991
Folder 21 Year Books, 1991-1994
Folder 22 Year Books, 1994-1996
Folder 23 Year Books, 1996-1998
Folder 24 Year Books (40th Anniversary Edition), 1998-1999
Folder 25 Year Books, 2000-2001
Folder 26 Year Books, 2006-2007
Folder 27 Year Books, 2010-2012

Series III. Awards and Recognition Certificates, 1979-2014

Scope and Content Notes:

This series consists of awards and recognitions presented to the Pittsburgh Chapter, which are primarily from the Ikebana International board of directors, The Office of the Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh, and the Office of the Governor of Pennsylvania.


Box 1
Folder 28 Anniversary Recognitions by International Board of Directors, 1979-2014
Folder 29 City of Pittsburgh Proclamations for Ikebana International Day, 1984-1999
Folder 30 Ikebana International Certificate of Appreciation, 6th World Convention, 1991
Folder 31 Certificate of Recognition from Phipps Conservatory, 1993
Folder 32 International Board of Directors Honorable Mention Award for 1995-96 Membership Drive, 1996
Folder 33 Proclamation from Allegheny County Board of County Supervisors Recognizing 40th Anniversary, 1999
Folder 34 Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, 40th Anniversary, 1999

Series IV. International Organization, 1959-2015

Scope and Content Notes:

This series includes records related exclusively to the International organization such as the program commemorating the organization's 50th Anniversary and its international bylaws.


Box 1
Folder 35 Season's Greetings from International Leadership undated
Folder 36 " Ikebana International: Our Founder's Story and History of Chapter #1", 1976
Folder 37 Articles of Association & International Bylaws, 2002
Folder 38 50th Anniversary Booklet, 2006
Folder 39 17th North American Regional Conference, 2014

Series V. Ikebana International Magazine, 1959-2013

Scope and Content Notes:

This series consists of issues of Ikebana International's magazine, usually circulated three times a year. The publication inlcudes articles regarding the many varying types of Ikebana schools and their respective techniques and occassionally news from the organization's numerous chapters around the world.


Box 1
Folder 40 Ikebana International, Issues No. 4-6, 1959-1960
Folder 41 Ikebana International, Issues No. 8-11, 1961-1962
Folder 42 Ikebana International, Issues No. 12-15, 1963-1964
Folder 43 Ikebana International, Issues No. 17, 19, 46 & 47, 1965-1976
Folder 44 Ikebana International, Issues No. 21, 50-52, 1967-1978
Folder 45 Ikebana International, Issues No. 56-59, 1979-1980
Folder 46 Ikebana International, Issues No. 61-64, 1980-1982
Folder 47 Ikebana International, Issues No. 65-68, 1983
Folder 48 Ikebana International, Issues No. 69-70, 1984

Box 2
Folder 1 Ikebana International, Issues No. 72-76, 1985-1986
Folder 2 Ikebana International, Volumes 32-33, 1987-1989
Folder 3 Ikebana International, Volume 34, 1989-1990
Folder 4 Ikebana International, Volumes 37-40, 1992-1996
Folder 5 Ikebana International, Volume 42, 1997-1998
Folder 6 Ikebana International, Volume 43, 1998-1999
Folder 7 Ikebana International, Volume 44, 1999-2000
Folder 8 Ikebana International, Volume 45, 2000-2001
Folder 9 Ikebana International, Volume 46, 2001-2002
Folder 10 Ikebana International, Volumes 47-48, 2003-2004
Folder 11 Ikebana International, Volume 49, 2004-2005
Folder 12 Ikebana InternationaI, Volume 50, 2005-2006
Folder 13 Ikebana International, Volume 51, 2006-2007
Folder 14 Ikebana International, Volume 52, 2007-2008
Folder 15 Ikebana International, Volume 53, 2008-2009
Folder 16 Ikebana International, Volume 54, 2009-2010
Folder 17 Ikebana International, Volume 55, 2010-2011
Folder 18 Ikebana International, Volume 56, 2011-2012
Folder 19 Ikebana International, Volume 57, 2012-2013

Series VI. Scrapbooks, 1974-2008

Scope and Content Notes:

This series consists of six scrapbooks compiled by the members of the Pittsburgh chapter between 1974 until 2008. They thoroughly depict Chapter #25's activities and include photos of members, programs, and copies of "The Flower Path" newsletter.


Box 3
Volume 1 Scrapbooks, 1974-1980
Volume 2 Scrapbooks, 1981-1984
Volume 3 Scrapbooks, 1984-1990

Box 4
Volume 1 Scrapbooks, 1990-1993
Volume 2 Scrapbooks, 1993-1998
Volume 3 Scrapbooks, 1998-2008

Box 2
Folder 20 Ikebana Article in "North Hills" News Report, July 1979

Series VII. Audio-Visual Material, 1963-2009

Scope and Content Notes:

This series inlcudes slides of Pittsburgh Chapter #25's events, such as the flower shows at Phipps Conservatory and also computer disks that include slideshows of both local and International organizations anniversaries.


Box 2
Folder 20 Ikebana Show at Phipps Conservatory, 1963 (73 Slides)
Folder 21 Ikebana Show at Phipps Conservatory, 1965 (42 Slides)
Folder 22 Ikebana Show at Phipps Conservatory, 1966 (32 Slides)
Folder 23 Ikebana Show at Phipps Conservatory, 1967 (32 Slides)
Folder 24 "Oriental Luncheon," 1967 (14 Slides)

Box 5
Disk 1 Ikebana International Ninth World Convention, 2006 (Slideshow on Disc)
Disk 2 Ikebana International 50th Anniversary Essay Contest, 2006 (PDF on Disc)
Disk 3-5 Pittsburgh Chapter's 50th Anniversary Celebration at Phipps Conservatory, 2009 (Slideshow on Disc)
Disk 6 Chapter #25's website (Disc)
Cassette 1 "Ikebana Reflections for the 21st Century" Eighth World Convention, 2001 (VHS Tape)

Series VIII. Realia (Clothing)

Box 6 Kimono
Box 6 Obi or "sash" (3 items)
Box 6 Cap "Ikebana Forever"