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Subseries 3. Activities and Events, 1914-2009

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries documents some of the activities and events that were sponsored, attended, or developed by GCAC. These include civic activities, garden planting plans, conservation activities and educational materials. Also contained in this subseries is the Master Plan for Mellon Park, Phipps Outdoor Garden Project, Pizzazz, and Northside Project. This series also documents the GCAC’s restoration of the Old Economy kitchen garden and the 1961 GCA’s trip to Japan. Several members of the GCAC took part in this trip, and the items in this subseries document the gardens the club visited and events they attended while in Japan.


Box 26
Folder 1 Allee of Trees, 2008
Folder 2 Allegheny Commons, 1993-1995
Folder 3 Allegheny Commons, 1993-1995
Folder 4 Allegheny Commons: History
Folder 5 Allegheny Commons Tree Conservation
Folder 6 Anne Chalfant Mitchell Memorial Garden, 1936-1963
Folder 7 Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research Foundation
Folder 8 Ambler School of Horticulture, 1949-1957
Folder 9 Art in Bloom, 1991
Folder 10 Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, 1948-1957
Folder 11 Audubon Center for Native Plants
Folder 12 Autumn in the Atrium, 1981-1988
Folder 13 Betsy Fuller Inc. Fundraiser
Folder 14 Billboard Ban on Scenic Byways, 1994-1995
Folder 15 Bluebirds, 1982
Folder 16 Botany in Action, 1995-2000
Folder 17 Botany in Action, 1996-1998

Box 27
Folder 1 Botany in Action, 2000-2003
Folder 2 Botany in Action, 2003-2004
Folder 3 Botany in Action, 2005-2006
Folder 4 Botany in Action, 2008
Folder 5 Botany in Action Grants, 2002-2003
Folder 6 Botany in Action: History
Folder 7 Botany in Action Mentors
Folder 8 Botany in Action: Phipps News
Folder 9 Botanical Bingo
Folder 10 Brown Chapel, Letter from Lady Bird Johnson, 1967
Folder 11 Brown Chapel Neighborhood Project, 1970-1985
Folder 12 Brown Chapel Neighborhood Project, 1985-2004
Folder 13 Brown Chapel Photos of Window Box Project
Folder 14 Camp Reynold, 1949
Folder 15 Carnegie Museum Carriage Entrance, 1980-1981
Folder 16 Carnegie Museum Carriage Entrance, 1982

Box 28
Folder 1 Celebration of the Tomato Visit to Heinz Plant, 1986
Folder 2 Civic Planting and Projects Committee, 1988
Folder 3 Chronological List of Events, 1914-1954
Folder 4 Consumer Guide to Farm Products and Local Food, 2006
Folder 5 Cultural Pageant Program, 1997
Folder 6 Dixmont State Hospital Civil Project Proposal
Folder 7 Donations to School, 1919-1945
Folder 8 Donations and Memorials
Folder 9 Earth Partners
Folder 10 Ecoforum, 1998-1999
Folder 11 Fern Hollow Nature Center
Folder 12 Floral Impressionism: Watercolors by Sharon Klay Exhibition Invite, 1984
Folder 13 Fort Ligonier Memorial Foundation Trip, 1985-1986
Folder 14 Founders Fund, 1957-1961
Folder 15 Founders Fund, 1983
Folder 16 Founders Fund, 1989
Folder 17 Founders Fund, 1997-1998
Folder 18 Founders Fund, 2005-2006
Folder 19 Frick Environmental Center
Folder 20 Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, 1945-1961
Folder 21 Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, 1981
Folder 22 Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, 1996-1998
Folder 23 Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, 1997-1998
Folder 24 Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, 1998-1999
Folder 25 Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania Award Manual
Folder 26 Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, Club President's Handbook, August 1996

Box 29
Folder 1 Garden Conservancy, Open Days Directory, 2008
Folder 2 Garden History and Design Committee, 1998-2000
Folder 3 Garden History and Design Committee, 2002
Folder 4 Garden History and Design Committee, 2005
Folder 5 Garden History and Design Committee: Smithsonian Institute, 2003
Folder 6 Garden Descriptions, 1988
Folder 7 Garden Maintenance, 1987-1988
Folder 8 Governor's Gardens Campaign, 1980
Folder 9 Green Elephant Show Flyer, 1979
Folder 10 Griswold Design for Carnegie Institute, 1956
Folder 11 Grow Pittsburgh - Sponsors
Folder 12 Historic Garden Week, 1998
Folder 13 Hunt Botanical Library, 1962
Folder 14 Japan Trip - Itinerary, 1961
Folder 15 Japan Trip - Program Booklet, 1961
Folder 16 Japan Trip - GCA 48th Annual Meeting Program Booklet, 1961

Box 30
Folder 1 Japan Trip - Dinner Invitations, 1961
Folder 2 Japan Trip - Facts About Japan Newsletter, 1961
Folder 3 Japan Trip - Gagaku (Imperial Music and Dance) Program, 1961
Folder 4 Japan Trip - Tourist Brochures 1961
Folder 5 Japan Trip - Video
Folder 6 Japan Trip - Welcome Dinner Program, 1961
Folder 7 Japan and Hawaii Postcards, 1961
Folder 8 Jennie King Mellon Garden Finances, 1980
Folder 9 Joyce Chen - Scissors
Folder 10 Junior Project Program, 1948-1952
Folder 11 Katherine Grosscup Scholarship, 1981-1982
Folder 12 Keystone Commons Buildings
Folder 13 L. Smith Bird Sales, 1993-1994
Folder 14 L. Smith Bird Sales, 1994-1995
Folder 15 Leonard and Leonard Landscaping at Allegheny Hospital, 1936
Folder 16 Manchester Project of Pittsburgh, 1978
Folder 17 May Market, 1994
Folder 18 May Market, 1995

Box 31
Folder 1 May Market, 1996
Folder 2 May Market, 1997-1998
Folder 3 May Market, 2001
Folder 4 May Market, 2004-2006
Folder 5 May Market, 2008
Folder 6 May Market - Press
Folder 7 McAdoo Rugs Records, 1991
Folder 8 McAdoo Rugs Records, 1993
Folder 9 McAdoo Rugs Records, 1994
Folder 10 McAdoo Rugs Price Lists and Samples, 1995
Folder 11 McAdoo Rugs Samples and Photographs
Folder 12 McAdoo Rugs Preview Contributions
Folder 13 McAdoo Rugs Raffle
Folder 14 Medicinal Gardens, 1998
Folder 15 Medicinal Plant Project, 1998-2001
Folder 16 Medicinal Plant Project Report, 2000-2003
Folder 17 Medicinal Plant Project Report and Programs and Press, 1998-2003

Box 32
Folder 1 Mellon Park, 1951-2000
Folder 2 Mellon Park Garden Place News, 2000
Folder 3 Mellon Park Master Plan, 1978-1979
Folder 4 Mellon Park Preservation and Management Plan, 8/30/1999 & 11/08/1999
Folder 5 Mellon Park Preservation and Management Plan, May 2000
Folder 6 Messerve Book Sales, 1995
Folder 7 Miscellaneous Garden Clubs
Folder 8 Neighborhood Gardens
Folder 9 Neighborhood Gardens Project Photos, 1970
Folder 10 Neighborhood Gardens Project Script
Folder 11 Neighborhood Gardens Project Slides
Folder 12 Neighborhood Housing Services Parklet, 1970-1971
Folder 13 Neville House - Master Plan Book, 1994
Folder 14 Neville House - National Trust Pamphlet
Folder 15 Neville House - Proposal and Correspondence, 1992-1994

Box 33
Folder 1 Neville House - Urban Design Book, 1993
Folder 2 Northside Garden Block Program
Folder 3 Northside Photos and Negatives, 1973-1977
Folder 4 Northside Project Scrapbook, 1969-1970
Folder 5 Northside Projects, 1971-1975
Folder 6 Old Economy Kitchen Garden, 1929-1963
Folder 7 Old Economy Kitchen Garden Restoration Project, 1961
Folder 8 Old Economy Kitchen Garden Restoration Project Blueprints, 1961
Folder 9 Old Post Office - Northshore, 1966-1981
Folder 10 Park Place Drawings
Folder 11 Partners for Plants Project, 1995
Folder 12 Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
Folder 13 Phipps Conservatory, 1962
Folder 14 Phipps Conservatory Friends, 1987-1989
Folder 15 Phipps Conservatory Press and Programs, 1990 & 2001 & 2008
Folder 16 Phipps Conservatory Sculptures, 1983

Box 34
Folder 1 Phipps Outdoor Gardens
Folder 2 Phipps Outdoor Gardens
Folder 3 Phipps Outdoor Gardens
Folder 4 Phipps Outdoor Gardens, 2002
Folder 5 Phipps Outdoor Gardens - History
Folder 6 Phipps Outdoor Gardens Luncheon, 2000
Folder 7 Phipps Outdoor Gardens Memorial Contributions
Folder 8 Phipps Outdoor Gardens Restoration
Folder 9 Phipps Outdoor Gardens Restoration
Folder 10 Phipps Outdoor Gardens Restoration
Folder 11 Phipps Outdoor Gardens Restoration, 1988

Box 35
Folder 1 Phipps Outdoor Gardens Restoration, 1988
Folder 2 Phipps Outdoor Gardens Restoration, 1988
Folder 3 Phipps Outdoor Gardens Restoration Budget, 1986-1989
Folder 4 Phipps Outdoor Gardens Restoration Construction, 1986-1988
Folder 5 Phipps Outdoor Gardens Restoration Drawings
Folder 6 Phipps Outdoor Gardens Restoration Design Contracts, 1986-1987

Box 36
Folder 1 Phipps Outdoor Gardens Restoration Design Contracts, 1986-1987
Folder 2 Phipps Outdoor Gardens Restoration Fencing, 1986-1988
Folder 3 Phipps Outdoor Gardens Restoration Project Plan, 1987
Folder 4 Phipps Outdoor Gardens Training Guides, 1988
Folder 5 Pittsburgh Civic Garden Center
Folder 6 Pittsburgh Civic Garden Center - May Market, 1996
Folder 7 Pittsburgh Civic Garden Center Newsletter
Folder 8 Pittsburgh Garden Center and Market
Folder 9 Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, 2002
Folder 10 Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, 2003
Folder 11 Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, 2007-2008
Folder 12 Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Press

Box 37
Folder 1 Pittsburgh Regional Planning Association, 1980
Folder 2 Pizzazz, 1996-1998
Folder 3 Pizzazz Ad Hoc Committee Meeting Minutes, 1998
Folder 4 Pizzazz Botany in Action, 2006
Folder 5 Pizzazz Botany in Action Financial Records, 1995-1996
Folder 6 Pizzazz CD-Rom, 2005
Folder 7 Pizzazz Donations, 2004
Folder 8 Pizzazz Donations, 2004
Folder 9 Pizzazz Donations, 2005
Folder 10 Pizzazz Donations and Deposits, 2006

Box 38
Folder 1 Pizzazz Donations and Deposits, 2006
Folder 2 Pizzazz Fanfare Magazine, 2008
Folder 3 Pizzazz Financial Reports, 1994-1996
Folder 4 Pizzazz Financial Reports, 1997
Folder 5 Pizzazz Financial Reports, 1998
Folder 6 Pizzazz Financial Reports, 1999
Folder 7 Pizzazz Financial Reports, 2000
Folder 8 Pizzazz Financial Statements, 1998-2001
Folder 9 Pizzazz General Financial Information
Folder 10 Pizzazz General Financial Information, 1994-1996
Folder 11 Pizzazz Invitations, 1998-1999
Folder 12 Pizzazz Mellon Account and Tax Information, 1983 & 1994
Folder 13 Pizzazz and Phipps Conservatory
Folder 14 Pizzazz Photos, 2004

Box 39
Folder 1 Pizzazz Photos, 2005
Folder 2 Pizzazz Photos and Pamphlets, 2008
Folder 3 Pizzazz PNC Bank Checks and Stubs, 2003-2008
Folder 4 Pizzazz Press and Pamphlets, 2006
Folder 5 Pizzazz Programs and Pamphlets, 2003
Folder 6 Pizzazz Receipts, 2005-2009
Folder 7 Pizzazz Reservations, 2007
Folder 8 Pizzazz Sales Tax, 1999
Folder 9 Pizzazz Special Projects Account, 1998-1999
Folder 10 Pizzazz Spring Hat Luncheon, 2008
Folder 11 Pizzazz Treasurer Reports, July 2006-June 2007
Folder 12 Pizzazz Whirl Magazine, January 2009
Folder 13 Plant Committee, 1988-1989
Folder 14 Plant Exchange, 1997
Folder 15 Plant Lists
Folder 16 Portraits of Botanists Exhibition Invitation, 1944
Folder 17 Powder Mill Reserve, 2006

Box 40
Folder 1 President's Council, April 26, 2007
Folder 2 Presidents' Workshop, 2007
Folder 3 Presidents' Workshop Manual, 2007
Folder 4 Programs, 1996-1998
Folder 5 Programs, 2004-2006
Folder 6 Programs and Projects, 2008-2009
Folder 7 Questionnaire Returns, November 2003
Folder 8 Rachel Carson Centennial Celebration, 2007
Folder 9 Rachel Carson Centennial Celebration, 2007
Folder 10 Rachel Carson Homestead Association and Press, 2005
Folder 11 Regent Square Gateway Final Report, 2007
Folder 12 Riverfront Park Designs, 1995-1997
Folder 13 Riverfront Press
Folder 14 Riverlife Press
Folder 15 Riverlife Sponsors

Box 41
Folder 1 Rose Garden Project, 1949-1952
Folder 2 Rose Garden Project, 1956-1960
Folder 3 Rose Garden Project, 1963-1971
Folder 4 Rose Garden Project, 1973-1978
Folder 5 Rose Garden Project Pictures, Programs and Invitations
Folder 6 Scholarships, 2002-2003
Folder 7 Scholarships, 2004-2006
Folder 8 Self-Education Required Reading
Folder 9 A Sense of Wonder, 2008
Folder 10 Special Projects, 2001-2002
Folder 11 Spring Garden Valley, 1989-1990
Folder 12 Spring Garden Valley, 1990
Folder 13 Sponsored Events
Folder 14 Spring Party, 1983
Folder 15 State and County Air Pollution Hearing, 1969
Folder 16 Step One Conference, 1990
Folder 17 Sewickley Council of Garden Clubs, 1996-1998
Folder 18 Urban Parks Conference, 2008
Folder 19 Vacation Home Rentals Project, 1989-1999
Folder 20 Van Engelen Bulb Sale, 1994-1995
Folder 21 Van Engelen Bulb Sale, 2002
Folder 22 Van Engelen Bulb Sale, 2005
Folder 23 Visiting Gardens
Folder 24 Visiting Gardens Guide
Folder 25 Visiting Gardens Correspondence, 1949 & 1955
Folder 26 Visiting Gardens, Mernie Berger Birthday
Folder 27 Western Pennsylvania Botanical Garden, 2002
Folder 28 Western Pennsylvania Botanical Garden, 2008
Folder 29 The Wheel of the Seasons Event Description, 1973
Folder 30 Women's Land Army, 1918
Folder 31 Women's National Farm and Garden Association, 1945-1960
Folder 32 YMCA Gardeners, 1971
Folder 33 YMCA Hazelwood Parklet, 1976