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Series IV. Publications, 1914-2009

Scope and Content Notes:

This series consists of internal and external publications of the GCAC. These are material printed for, by, and about the GCAC. They include membership directories, by-laws, membership directories and other self-published material. This series is divided into five subseries: Membership Directories, Constitution and By-Laws, History, Bulletins and Newsletters. The material in this series dates from 1914 to 2009.

Subseries 1. Membership Directories, 1920-2006

Scope and Content Notes:

The subseries consists of the directories and membership lists of the GCAC. All of the directories are from the years of 1914 through 2006 and note positions held by members. The directories also provide a copy of the GCAC's constitution, by-laws, a schedule of the year's meetings, and a list of the club's members and their addresses.


Box 45
Folder 1 Membership Directory, 1920-1921
Folder 2 Membership Directory, 1922-1923
Folder 3 Membership Directory, 1929-1930
Folder 4 Membership Directory, 1933
Folder 5 Membership Directory, 1936
Folder 6 Membership Directory, 1938
Folder 7 Membership Directory, 1940
Folder 8 Membership Directory, 1941
Folder 9 Membership Directory, 1943
Folder 10 Membership Directory, 1945
Folder 11 Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 1947
Folder 12 Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 1952-1953
Folder 13 Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 1954-1955
Folder 14 Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 1957-1958
Folder 15 Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 1975-1976
Folder 16 Membership Directory [GCA], 1985-1986
Folder 17 Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 1990-1991
Folder 18 Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 1992-1993
Folder 19 Membership Directory [GCA], 1993-1994
Folder 20 Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 1994-1995
Folder 21 Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 1995-1996
Folder 22 Membership Directory [RESTRICTED & incomplete], 1996-1997
Folder 23 Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 1997-1998

Box 46
Folder 1 Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 1998-1999
Folder 2 Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 2002-2003
Folder 3 Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 2003-2004
Folder 4 Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 2004-2005
Folder 5 Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 2005
Folder 6 Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 2005-2006

Subseries 2. Constitution and By-laws, 1914-1998

Scope and Content Notes:

The subseries consists of the GCAC’s Constitution and By-laws, as well as the by-laws of several other garden clubs. The by-laws included in this subseries come from the GCAC, the GCA, the Pittsburgh Garden Club, and the Sewickley Council of Garden Clubs. The Sewickley Council of Garden Clubs oversees the activities of the diverse garden clubs in the Pittsburgh area. The Pittsburgh Garden Club is another club that is closely affiliated with GCAC and their activities. The GCA by-laws are presented in a small self-published book that also contains various officer and committee reports, a club calendar, and a membership list. Also included is the policy book which was consulted during general meetings to confirm any questions concerning by-laws and voting procedures.


Box 47
Folder 1 GCAC Constitution and By-laws, 1914
Folder 2 GCAC Constitution and By-laws, 1918
Folder 3 GCAC Constitution and By-laws, 1918
Folder 4 GCAC Constitution and By-laws, 1949
Folder 5 GCAC Constitution and By-laws, 1981
Folder 6 GCAC Constitution and By-laws, 1991 & 1995
Folder 7 GCAC Members, Presidents and By-laws 1996-1998
Folder 8 GCAC Professionalism and By-laws 1971
Folder 9 Liabilities of Directors and Officers
Folder 10 Objectives 1991
Folder 11 Pittsburgh Garden Center By-laws, 1962 & 1969
Folder 12 Policy Book, 1959-1960
Folder 13 Sewickley Council of Garden Clubs By-laws, undated

Subseries 3. History, 1914-2008

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries consists of items that document the history of the GCAC, some of which were produced by the GCA. Such materials provide a context within which the more specific history of the GCAC can be placed. These materials describe projects, record awards, and provide facts about the organization.


Box 48
Folder 1 GCA History, 1939
Folder 2 Twenty-fifth Anniversary History Pamphlet, 1939
Folder 3 Fifty Blooming Years:1913-1963 by Marjorie Gibbon Battles and Catherine Colt Dicky, 1963
Folder 4 Fiftieth Anniversary Review of Activities Pamphlet, 1964
Folder 5 Seventy-fifth Anniversary Chronicle "Winds of Change", 1963-1988
Folder 6 Garden Club History, 1976
Folder 7 History of the GCAC, 1976
Folder 8 The Past 25 Years History, 1988
Folder 9 GCAC History Notes, 1986
Folder 10 History and Current Projects circa 1916
Folder 11 Seventy-fifth Anniversary History 1914-1989, 1989
Folder 12 GCAC History of Projects and Gifts, 1914-1999
Folder 13 Chronological List of Major GCAC Events, 1914-1954
Folder 14 History of Committees, 1977-1992
Folder 15 Five Year History Update, 1999-2003
Folder 16 GCAC History Notes for Orientation, 1988
Folder 17 GCAC History Notes and Purpose, 1997

Box 49
Folder 1 History of Projects and Gifts
Folder 2 Club History and Archives, 2000
Folder 3 A History of the GCAC
Folder 4 Archives, 2003
Folder 5 University of Pittsburgh Archives, 2004-2008
Folder 6 The Past Twenty-five Years GCAC History, 1984
Folder 7 Zone V Information, 1981-1985
Folder 8 GCA Information Manual, 1997
Folder 9 GCA Information Manual, 1998
Folder 10 GCA Information Manual, 1999
Folder 11 GCA Fact Sheets, 1982-1984
Folder 12 GCA Fact Sheet, 1982
Folder 13 GCA Fact Sheet, 1998
Folder 14 GCA Fact Sheet, 1998
Folder 15 GCA Fact Sheet, 1999
Folder 16 GCA Affiliate Status

Subseries 4. Bulletins, 1936-2009

Scope and Content Notes:

The bulletins in this subseries were published by the GCA and mainly focus on GCA current projects, meetings, and upcoming flower shows.


Box 50
Folder 1 GCA Bulletins, 1936
Folder 2 GCA Bulletins, 1946
Folder 3 GCA Bulletins, 1948
Folder 4 GCA Bulletins, 1961
Folder 5 GCA Bulletins, 1995-1997
Folder 6 GCA Bulletins, 2002
Folder 7 GCA Bulletins, 2003
Folder 8 GCA Bulletins, 2003-2004
Folder 9 GCA Bulletins, 2005-2006
Folder 10 GCA Bulletins, 2007-2008
Folder 11 GCA Bulletins, 2009

Subseries 5. Newsletters, 1984-2009

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries includes club newsletters published by GCAC and feature official GCAC invitations, updates, projects, and events related to the club. Newsletters from other organizations are also included here.


Box 51
Folder 1 GCAC Newsletters, 1988-1994
Folder 2 GCAC Newsletters, 1995-2000
Folder 3 GCAC Newsletters, 2001-2002
Folder 4 GCAC Newsletters, 2003-2004
Folder 5 GCAC Newsletters, 2005-2006
Folder 6 GCAC Newsletters, 2007-2009
Folder 7 Newsletters about Birds from Other Organizations, 1984-2006
Folder 8 Newsletters about Gardens from Other Organizations, 2003-2008
Folder 9 Phipps Newsletters 2003-2006
Folder 10 The Trumpet Vine Newsletter