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Series VI. Ephemera and Media Material, 1914-2005

Scope and Content Notes:

This series is composed of photographs, newspaper clippings, awards and VHS tapes collected by the GCAC. The clippings and photo directly relate to GCAC flower shows, garden exhibits and other GCAC activities. There are also several plaques and ribbons won or given out by the GCAC. There are also ten VHS tapes of the WQED Step One Conference. This series is divided into three subseries. Subseries one is Ephemera Material, subseries two is Step One Conference Media and subseries three is Newspaper Clippings and Scrapbooks. The material in this series dates from 1914 to 2005.

Subseries 1. Ephemera Material, 1988-2007

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains objects collected and used by the GCAC. There are several medals and ribbons as well as three official GCAC rubber stamps and an ink pad.


Box 54
Folder 1 Official GCAC stamps and stamp pad, undated
Folder 2 Official GCAC Pocket Seal, undated
Folder 3 Civic Achievement Award, GCA Amy Montague Medal, 1997
Folder 4 Wooden Photograph of an Unidentified House

Box 55
Folder 1 The Marion Thompson Fuller Brown Conservation Award, May 2, 2002
Folder 2 First Place Public/Institutional Garden Award Presented to the Phipps Conservatory Outdoor Garden, 1988
Folder 3 GCA Award for Club Public Relations Presented to the GCAC, May 12, 2007
Folder 4 Audubon Society Trustee Award Presented to the GCAC, May 23, 2007

Subseries 2. Step One Conference Media

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains the WQED video of the Step One Conference on environmental issue.


Box 56
Folder 1 2. Step One Part 2
Folder 2 Step One Part 2
Folder 3 Step One Short Version
Folder 4 Step One Part 1
Folder 5 Step One Part 2
Folder 6 Step One Part 2
Folder 7 Step One Part 1
Folder 8 Step One Part 1
Folder 9 Step One Part 1
Folder 10 Step One Part 1

Subseries 3. Newspaper Clippings and Scrapbooks, 1961-2003

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries houses oversized materials, newspaper clippings about GCAC flower shows and photographs of gardens and garden exhibits. The newspaper clippings, all from local Pittsburgh newspapers, contain articles about various events and activities of the GCAC and the GCA. The articles collected feature topics on gardens around Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Horticultural and Botanical Societies. Three double-sided scrapbook pages feature items from the GCA’s 1961 trip to Hawaii and Japan.


Box 57
Folder 1 GCAC First Meeting Announcement Clipping, 1914
Folder 2 GCAC Meeting Announcement Clipping, 1915
Folder 3 GCAC Spring Exhibition and GCA Meeting Clippings, 1922
Folder 4 9th Annual Dahlia Show Clipping, 1923
Folder 5 Benefit Festival of Pleasant Hill Farm Association Clipping, 1924
Folder 6 Pittsburgh Flower Show Clipping, 1925
Folder 7 "Exhibition of Garden Art" in Carnegie Magazine, 1934
Folder 8 "Flowers and Gardens in Art" in Carnegie Magazine, 1934
Folder 9 Photos Showing "Garden of a Pompeian Villa" Entry from the Flower and Art Exhibition, 1934
Folder 10 Clippings Related to Mrs. J.G. Pontefract, 1936, 1938, some undated
Folder 11 Newspaper Clippings, 1936 -1958
Folder 12 Photo of a Knot Garden Exhibited at the New York Flower Show, 1940
Folder 13 Photo of the First Prize Winner at the New York Flower Show, 1947
Folder 14 Crayon Drawings of a GCAC Banquet at the Carnegie Institute's Hall of Architecture, drawn by University of Pittsburgh Art Students, 1948
Folder 15 Annual Meeting Directory, 1948
Folder 16 Garden Club of America Annual Meeting Program Book, 1948
Folder 17 Various Items Belonging to Mrs. J.M. Schoonmaker, 1948
Folder 18 GCA Annual Meeting Publicity Clippings, 1948
Folder 19 Photo of the GCAC Wayside Stand at Garden Market, 1949

Box 58
Folder 1 Pennsylvania Turnpike Brochure, 1952
Folder 2 The Garden Locator of the Garden Club of America edited by Millicent Ann Gates, 1956
Folder 3 Clippings Documenting Donation by Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Hunt for Carnegie Tech's Library, 1958
Folder 4 GCAC Visit to Old Economy Village Clippings, 1963
Folder 5 Disbound Scrapbook Documenting GCAC's YMCA - Resaca Street Project, 1971-1973
Folder 6 Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania Information, 1972-1973
Folder 7 Women's National Farm and Garden Association Yearbook, 1972-1973
Folder 8 Pictures and Program from the 1975 Zone V Meeting, 1975
Folder 9 GCA Gateway Clipper Outing Clippings, 1975
Folder 10 Green Elephant Publicity ad Newspaper Clippings, 1984
Folder 11 News and Press Releases, 1985-1987
Folder 12 "1930 Garden Club Pilgrimage to Virginia" Booklet, 1999

Box 59
Folder 1 Magazines, 1980-1989
Folder 2 Newspaper Clippings and Publicity, 1980-1989
Folder 3 Newspaper Clippings and Publicity, 1990-1999
Folder 4 Magazines, 2006-2009
Folder 5 Newspaper Clippings and Publicity, 2000-2009
Folder 6 GCA 2005 Annual Meeting Highlights Poster Photos, 2005
Folder 7 GCA 2005 Annual Meeting Highlights Poster of "Private Gardens", 2005
Folder 8 GCA 2005 Annual Meeting Highlights Poster Photo of "Paul Sculley, Recipient of the Margaret Douglas Medal", 2005
Folder 9 GCA 2005 Annual Meeting Highlights Poster Photo of "Awards Banquet", 2005
Folder 10 GCA 2005 Annual Meeting Highlights Poster Photo of "Museum Greeter", 2005
Folder 11 GCA 2005 Annual Meeting Highlights Poster Photo of "Flower Show Winner at Kemper Museum", 2005
Folder 12 GCA 2005 Annual Meeting Highlights Poster Photo of " 'All That Jazz,' Kemper Museum", 2005
Folder 13 GCA 2005 Annual Meeting Highlights Poster Photo of "Behind the Scenes", 2005
Folder 14 GCA 2005 Annual Meeting Highlights Poster Photo of "Public Gardens: Powell & Kauffman", 2005
Folder 15 GCA 2005 Annual Meeting Highlights Poster Photo of "GCAC N. Clay & M.L. Majons", 2005
Folder 16 "Haven for Songsters" Clipping
Folder 17 George Washington Meeting at Rolling Rock Club
Folder 18 Margaret Pollard Rea Garden Photographs
Folder 19 Phipps Conservatory Exhibit
Folder 20 Photo of a Garden
Folder 21 Pittsburgh Information and Site Locator Pamphlet

Box 60
Folder 1 Highland Park, 1998
Folder 2 Schenley Park
Folder 3 Homewood Garden Project, 1998
Folder 4 Allegheny Commons
Folder 5 Pizzazz, 2000, 2002-2003
Folder 6 GCA Warhol Exhibition, 2002
Folder 7 Hat Luncheon, 2002
Folder 8 Student Conservation Association Project, 2002
Folder 9 Gardens Around Pittsburgh
Folder 10 Horticultural Society/Botanical Society
Folder 11 GCA Trip to Hawaii and Japan, 1961