Summary Information
Title: Garden Club of Allegheny County Records
Collection Number: AIS.2006.07
Creator: Garden Club of Allegheny County.

Collection Dates: 1913-2012
Extent: 42.3 linear feet (84 boxes)

Language: English

Abstract:
This collection documents the functions and activities undertaken by the Garden Club of Allegheny County (GCAC), a chapter of the Garden Club of America. The material, dating between 1913-2012, includes organizational records such as board and membership meeting minutes, official club reports, publications, events, correspondence, and club ephemera.
Sponsor:

Funding for this project was made available by the Garden Club of Allegheny County and the University of Pittsburgh Library System.
Publisher:

ULS Archives Service Center
University of Pittsburgh Library System
7500 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
412-648-3232
archives-ref@mail.pitt.edu
Date Published:

February 2009
Author:

Finding aid prepared by Alesha Shumar, Jennifer Nicol, and Wendy Pflug.
Revision Description:
June 2013:
Finding aid was revised to reflect new materials added to the collection.

History

The Garden Club of Allegheny County (GCAC) was founded in 1914 by a group of civic-minded women interested in the benefits of public and private gardening. The GCAC is committed to its mission of promoting knowledge of horticulture, interest in conservation and historic preservation, environmental education and civic planning and planting programs throughout Allegheny County. The club's preamble to the first meeting states its mission is "...to promote an interest in gardens, their design and management; to cooperate with the protection of wild flowers and native plants; and to encourage civic planting." During both World Wars, the group became active in the war effort by promoting Victory Gardens, aligning with the Women's Land Army, and contributing heavily to the American Red Cross War fund.

The GCAC joined the Garden Club of America (GCA) in 1916 to become more involved with the national gardening community. The GCAC has since hosted GCA annual meetings in Pittsburgh, Pa. The GCAC’s civic duties have expanded from the retention of natural beauty in urban areas to developing landscape restoration projects and protecting natural landscapes. However, the GCAC has never relinquished its commitment to civic planting and has contributed gardens to several Pittsburgh neighborhoods.

The GCAC maintains a long standing tradition with Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, a botanical garden center located in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The GCAC often uses Phipps Conservatory as a venue for its many flower shows. Other notable projects are the 1951 establishment of a master plan and formal rose garden in Mellon Park, along with the 1961 restoration of the kitchen garden at Old Economy Village. The GCAC shows its continued dedication to education, preservation, and the restoration of Pittsburgh gardens.


Collection Scope and Content Notes

The Garden Club of Allegheny County (GCAC) has maintained records throughout most of their history which spans from 1913 to the present. Each series contains a scope note detailing the content found within the records. The GCAC is a chapter of the Garden Club of America and this affiliation is documented within the content of the collection. The GCAC collection contains official minutes, reports, publications, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

In March 2011, GCAC donated additional materials relating to the organization. Included were board meeting minutes, committee reports, photographs of members at various events, and many additional files on the Pizzazz event. Likewise in 2013, additional material arrived and was subsequently processed. In both cases these additions are noted as new series at the end of the collection.


Arrangement

The collection is arranged into eight series:

Series I. Minutes, 1914-2007

Series II. Reports, 1914-2008

Series III. Events, 1914-2009

Series IV. Publications, 1914-2009

Series V. Correspondence, 1920-2006

Series VI. Ephemera and Media Material, 1914-2007

Series VII. 2011 Additions, 1961-2010

Series VIII. 2013 Additions, 1934-2012


Subject Terms

Topics
  • Civil service
  • Community gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Gardening -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Gardening -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Landscape architecture -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Parks -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh

Corporate Names
  • Chestnut Hill Garden Club.
  • Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania.
  • Garden Club of Allegheny County.
  • Garden Club of America.
  • Phipps Conservatory.
  • Sewickley Horticultural Society (Pa.).
  • Women's Land Army of America.
  • Women's National Farm and Garden Association.

Personal Names
  • Battles, Marjorie Gibbon
  • Childs, Elizabeth D. Littell
  • Dicky, Catherine Colt
  • Gates, Millicent Anne
  • Holgate, Jeanne
  • Hunt, J., Mrs.
  • Hunt, Rachel McMasters Miller, 1882-1963
  • Hunt, Roy Arthur, 1881-1966
  • Klay, Sharon
  • Pontefract, J. G., Mrs.
  • Rea, Margaret Pollard
  • Richardson, R., Mrs.
  • Richardson, Rosamound Fitch

Locations
  • Allegheny County (Pa.)
  • Hawaii
  • Japan
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.)
  • Sewickley (Pa.)

Genres/Forms
  • Annual reports
  • Clippings (Information artifacts)
  • Minutes
  • Photographs

Category
  • Architecture
  • Environment
  • Societies
  • Women

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Membership lists, rosters and directories of the Garden Club of Allegheny County dating from 1946 to the present are not available to researchers. The following boxes or folders are therefore restricted: Box 17 > Folders 3, 6-9, 11-13 and 16; Box 45 > Folders 11-15, 17-18 and 20-23; Box 46 > All folders.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the Garden Club of Allegheny County on April 11, 2006.

Accruals:

Additional material was acquired in April 2008, March 2011 and August 2012. Further accruals are expected.

Preferred Citation:

Garden Club of Allegheny County Records, 1913-2012, AIS.2006.07, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Previous Citation:

This collection has been previously cited as: Records of the Garden Club of Allegheny County, 1913-2005, AIS 200607, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Alesha Shumar and Jennifer Nicol in the spring of 2006. An addition was processed by Ms. Shumar in the spring of 2010. A subsequent addition was processed by Wendy Pflug in spring 2011. The 2012-2013 additions were processed by Justin Mitchell in spring of 2013.

Copyright:

The University of Pittsburgh holds the property rights to the material in this collection, but the copyright may still be held by the original creator/author. Researchers are therefore advised to follow the regulations set forth in the U.S. Copyright Code when publishing, quoting, or reproducing material from this collection without the consent of the creator/author or that go beyond what is allowed by fair use.

Related Material:

Charlotte Cohen Collection Related to Gardening, 1950-2002, AIS.2005.05, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Ralph E. Griswold, GWSM, Inc. Collection, 1912-1988, AIS.2001.10, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh.

Historic Landscape Survey of Allegheny County Records, 1970-2002, AIS.2005.01, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Ezra C. Stiles Collection, 1916-1953, AIS.2000.08, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh


Collection Inventory

Series I. Minutes, 1914-2007

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains the official board of director's minutes, regular meeting minutes, general meeting notes and Zone V meeting notes and information. Meeting minutes include descriptions and meeting dates, times, locations, hostesses, speakers, and agendas. This series is divided into four subseries: Regular Membership Meeting Minutes, Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, General Meeting Records and Reports and Zone V Meeting Material. The material in this series date from 1914 to 2007.

Subseries 1. Regular Membership Meeting Minutes, 1914-2007

Scope and Content Notes:

The earlier membership meeting minutes were kept in binders with each meeting numbered and in chronological order from the first meeting at the residence of President Mrs. Frances H. Denny, Springfield Farm, in Sewickley Heights on October 30, 1914. The minutes are set up with official minutes interspersed with ephemeral objects such as programs, invitations, and pamphlets which are glued between the pages of typed minutes. The later membership meeting minutes are stapled together and are also interspersed with ephemeral object. All minutes are typed and signed by the respective club secretary of that time and provide insight into the overall management and activities of the garden club.


Box 1
Folder 1 Membership Meeting Minutes, 1914-1923
Folder 2 Membership Meeting Minutes, 1926-1939

Box 2
Folder 1 Membership Meeting Minutes, 1926-1939
Folder 2 Membership Meeting Minutes, 1953-1965
Folder 3 Membership Meeting Minutes, 1965-1975

Box 3
Folder 1 Membership Meeting Minutes, 1976-1988
Folder 2 Membership Meeting Minutes, 1984-1985
Folder 3 Membership Meeting Minutes, 1986-1987
Folder 4 Membership Meeting Minutes, 1988
Folder 5 Membership Meeting Minutes, 1989
Folder 6 Membership Meeting Minutes, 1990
Folder 7 Membership Meeting Minutes, 1991
Folder 8 Membership Meeting Minutes, 1992
Folder 9 Membership Meeting Minutes, 1992
Folder 10 Membership Meeting Minutes, 1993
Folder 11 Membership Meeting Minutes, 1993
Folder 12 Membership Meeting Minutes, 1994
Folder 13 Membership Meeting Minutes, 1995
Folder 14 Membership Meeting Minutes, 1996
Folder 15 Membership Meeting Minutes, 1997
Folder 16 Membership Meeting Minutes, 1998
Folder 17 Membership Meeting Minutes, 2000
Folder 18 Membership Meeting Minutes, 2001
Folder 19 Membership Meeting Minutes, 2002

Box 4
Folder 1 Membership Meeting Minutes, 2003
Folder 2 Membership Meeting Minutes, 2004
Folder 3 Membership Meeting Minutes, 2004
Folder 4 Membership Meeting Minutes, 2005
Folder 5 Membership Meeting Minutes, 2006
Folder 6 Membership Meeting Minutes, 2007
Folder 7 Membership Meeting Minutes, 2005-2007 ((CD))

Subseries 2. Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1926-2007

Scope and Content Notes:

The Board of Directors meeting minutes document the proceedings of Board of Directors private meetings. They are mainly typed, but the earliest are hand written. The Board of Directors meeting minutes typically cover two to three issues per meeting and usually focus on budgetary items, future speakers and activities.


Box 5
Folder 1 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1926-1941
Folder 2 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1941-1946
Folder 3 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1946-1954
Folder 4 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1955-1962
Folder 5 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1962-1967
Folder 6 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1967-1973
Folder 7 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1972-1977
Folder 8 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1978-1983
Folder 9 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1984-1985
Folder 10 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1986-1988
Folder 11 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1988

Box 6
Folder 1 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1989
Folder 2 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1990
Folder 3 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1991
Folder 4 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1992
Folder 5 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1992
Folder 6 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1993
Folder 7 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1994
Folder 8 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1995
Folder 9 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1996
Folder 10 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1997
Folder 11 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1998
Folder 12 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1999
Folder 13 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2000
Folder 14 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2001
Folder 15 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2002
Folder 16 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2003
Folder 17 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2004
Folder 18 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2005
Folder 19 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2006
Folder 20 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2007

Subseries 3. General Meeting Records and Reports, 1914-1974

Scope and Content Notes:

The General Meeting records and reports are a culmination of annual meetings, directories, newspaper clippings, flower show announcements, and invitations. These reports directly relate to the General Meeting Records. The reports also reflect amendments and changes in the meeting and policy books. The meeting book, along with the policy book (found under Constitution and By-laws), contain general procedures for conducting meetings and were consulted during general meetings to confirm any questions concerning by-laws and voting procedures.


Box 7
Folder 1 General Meeting Records and Reports, 1914-1934
Folder 2 General Meeting Records and Reports, 1914-1934
Folder 3 General Meeting Records and Reports, 1923-1926
Folder 4 General Meeting Records and Reports, 1934-1939
Folder 5 General Meeting Records and Reports, 1940-1942
Folder 6 General Meeting Records and Reports, 1943-1946
Folder 7 General Meeting Records and Reports, 1974

Subseries 4. Zone V Meeting Material, 1953-2006

Scope and Content Notes:

Zone V meeting material contains notes, information and material about the regional meetings. Also included is information about Zone V’s Presidents Council meetings.


Box 8
Folder 1 Central Eastern Zone Meeting, 1953 & 1962
Folder 2 From Private Spaces to Public Places, 2006
Folder 3 Zone V Business Meeting, 1994
Folder 4 Zone V Meeting, 1953
Folder 5 Zone V Meeting, 1953 & 1956
Folder 6 Zone V Meeting, 1966
Folder 7 Zone V Meeting, 1975
Folder 8 Zone V Meeting, 1977
Folder 9 Zone V Meeting, 1978
Folder 10 Zone V Meeting, 1979, 1981, 1988
Folder 11 Zone V Meeting, 1988
Folder 12 Zone V Meeting, 1994
Folder 13 Zone V Meeting, 1994
Folder 14 Zone V Meeting, 2002
Folder 15 Zone V Meeting, 2004
Folder 16 Zone V Meeting and Travel, 2003
Folder 17 Zone V Meeting Rotation, 1980-1989
Folder 18 Zone V Mini-Meeting, 1999
Folder 19 Zone V Presidents Council Meeting, 1997
Folder 20 Zone V Presidents Council Meeting, 2004
Folder 21 Zone V Presidents Council Meeting, 2005

Series II. Reports, 1914-2008

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains annual official meeting reports, treasurer's reports, and committee reports. This series also includes material for reports on horticulture and conservation education. This series is divided into five subseries: Annual Meeting Reports, Treasurer’s Reports, Membership Reports, Committee Reports and President’s Reports.

Subseries 1. Annual Meeting and Reports, 1922-2008

Scope and Content Notes:

Annual reports are prepared for the annual meeting of both GCA and GCAC. The information in the reports provides a recap and review of that year’s meetings, activities, member announcements, and special events. Included in the records are funding issues, dues, and a year-end activity report.


Box 9
Folder 1 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1922
Folder 2 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1938-1939
Folder 3 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1940
Folder 4 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1941
Folder 5 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1943
Folder 6 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1945
Folder 7 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1946
Folder 8 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1947
Folder 9 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1947-1949
Folder 10 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1947-1953
Folder 11 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1948
Folder 12 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1948

Box 10
Folder 1 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1950
Folder 2 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1951-1952
Folder 3 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1953
Folder 4 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1955-1956
Folder 5 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1957-1958
Folder 6 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1960-1961
Folder 7 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1963-1964
Folder 8 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1964-1965
Folder 9 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1965-1966
Folder 10 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1966-1967
Folder 11 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1968-1969
Folder 12 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1970
Folder 13 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1971-1972
Folder 14 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1974
Folder 15 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1975
Folder 16 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1976

Box 11
Folder 1 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1979
Folder 2 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1979-1980
Folder 3 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1980-1981
Folder 4 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1980-1981
Folder 5 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1982
Folder 6 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1984-1985
Folder 7 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1986

Box 12
Folder 1 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1986
Folder 2 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1986
Folder 3 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1987-1988
Folder 4 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1988-1989
Folder 5 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1989-1990
Folder 6 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1989-1990
Folder 7 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1990-1991
Folder 8 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1991-1992

Box 13
Folder 1 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1996-1997
Folder 2 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1997-1998
Folder 3 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1997-1998
Folder 4 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1998-1999
Folder 5 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1999-2000
Folder 6 Annual Meeting and Reports, 2001-2002
Folder 7 Annual Meeting and Reports, 2002-2003

Box 14
Folder 1 Annual Meeting and Reports, 2004
Folder 2 Annual Meeting and Reports, 2005
Folder 3 Annual Meeting and Reports, 2005
Folder 4 Annual Meeting and Reports, 2006
Folder 5 Annual Meeting and Reports, 2006
Folder 6 Annual Meeting and Reports, 2007
Folder 7 Annual Meeting and Reports, 2007-2008

Subseries 2. Treasurer's Reports 1914-2007

Scope and Content Notes:

The Treasurer’s Reports include meeting minutes, budget proposals and financial information. The reports show the financial activities and status of the GCAC.


Box 15
Folder 1 Treasurer's Reports, Notebook 1916-1944
Folder 2 Treasurer's Reports, 1914-1920
Folder 3 Treasurer's Reports, 1921-1930
Folder 4 Treasurer's Reports, 1931-1943
Folder 5 Treasurer's Reports, 1954-1959
Folder 6 Treasurer's Reports, 1970-1975
Folder 7 Treasurer's Reports, 1975-1980
Folder 8 Treasurer's Reports, 1983-1990

Box 16
Folder 1 Treasurer's Reports, 1994-1995
Folder 2 Treasurer's Reports, 1995-1996
Folder 3 Treasurer's Reports, 1996-1997
Folder 4 Treasurer's Reports, 1998-1999
Folder 5 Treasurer's Reports, 1999
Folder 6 Treasurer's Reports, 1999-2000
Folder 7 Treasurer's Reports, 2001-2002
Folder 8 Treasurer's Reports, 2004-2005
Folder 9 Treasurer's Reports, 2006-2007

Subseries 3. Membership Reports, 1914-2008

Scope and Content Notes:

These files pertain to the selection of members, the standards that members should uphold and general information about present members.


Box 17
Folder 1 Membership Reports, 1914
Folder 2 Membership Reports, 1915
Folder 3 Membership Reports [RESTRICTED], 1939-1999
Folder 4 Membership Reports, 1950-1961
Folder 5 Membership Reports, 1981
Folder 6 Membership Reports [RESTRICTED], 1990
Folder 7 Membership Reports [RESTRICTED], 1996-1997
Folder 8 Membership Reports [RESTRICTED], 1997-1998
Folder 9 Membership Reports [RESTRICTED], 1998-1999
Folder 10 Membership Reports, 1999-2000
Folder 11 Membership Reports [RESTRICTED], 2003
Folder 12 Membership Reports [RESTRICTED], 2004-2005
Folder 13 Membership Reports [RESTRICTED], 2006-2007
Folder 14 Membership Acceptance Letters, 1984
Folder 15 Membership Acceptance Letters, 1984
Folder 16 Membership Booklet [RESTRICTED], 2007-2008
Folder 17 Membership Interviews, 2003
Folder 18 Membership Standards
Folder 19 Profiles of Members
Folder 20 Questionnaire, 1953

Subseries 4. Committee Reports 1942-2008

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries documents various committee and their activities and reports. Not all committees are represented here; many of the committee reports were included in Regular Meeting Minutes, Annual Reports and the General Meeting Material.


Box 18
Folder 1 Admissions and Nominating Committee, 1971-1988
Folder 2 Badges and Bags Committee, 1986
Folder 3 Bags Committee Meeting, 1986
Folder 4 Boat Committee Meeting, 1986
Folder 5 Budget and Finance, 1986
Folder 6 Committee Activities, 1988-1989
Folder 7 Committees and Chairpeople, 1984
Folder 8 Committee Directories
Folder 9 Committee Reports and Activities, 1981-1982
Folder 10 Committee Reports and Notes
Folder 11 Committees of the Garden Club of Allegheny County, Spring 2004
Folder 12 Decorations Committee, 1984-1986
Folder 13 Gardens and Hospitality Meeting, 1985-1986
Folder 14 GCA Legislative Meeting, 2005
Folder 15 Handbook Committee, 1986
Folder 16 Hospitality Committee, 1986
Folder 17 Hotel Meeting Committee, 1986
Folder 18 Information Committee, 1986
Folder 19 Invitation Committee, 1986
Folder 20 Joint Presidents Council, 1981

Box 19
Folder 1 Long Range Planning Committee, 1980-1981
Folder 2 Long Range Planning Committee, 1988-1994
Folder 3 Long Range Planning Committee, 1989-1990
Folder 4 Long Range Planning Committee, 1989-1994
Folder 5 Long Range Planning Committee, 1997
Folder 6 Long Range Planning Committee, 1997-1999 & 2003
Folder 7 Long Range Planning Committee, 1998-1999
Folder 8 Long Range Planning Committee, 2002
Folder 9 Long Range Planning Committee, 2002
Folder 10 Long Range Planning Committee, 2002-2003
Folder 11 Long Range Planning Committee, 2004-2005
Folder 12 Long Range Planning Committee, 2005-2006
Folder 13 Long Range Planning Committee, 2006
Folder 14 Long Range Planning Committee - Botanic Garden
Folder 15 Long Range Planning Committee - Fern Hollow
Folder 16 Long Range Planning Committee - Frick Art and Historical Center
Folder 17 Long Range Planning Committee - Grow Pittsburgh
Folder 18 Long Range Planning Committee - January 2006 Dinner
Folder 19 Long Range Planning Committee - Hurricane Katrina Fund, 2006

Box 20
Folder 1 Long Range Planning Committee - Magic Penny Garden
Folder 2 Long Range Planning Committee - Montour Trails Friends of the Riverfront
Folder 3 Long Range Planning Committee - National Aviary
Folder 4 Long Range Planning Committee - Nine Mile Run Watershed Association
Folder 5 Long Range Planning Committee - Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
Folder 6 Long Range Planning Committee - Powdermill Nature Reserve
Folder 7 Long Range Planning Committee - Riverlife Taskforce
Folder 8 Meetings Committee, 1986
Folder 9 Optional Day Committee, 1986
Folder 10 Outdoor Garden Committee, 1990
Folder 11 Phipps and Hunt, 1986
Folder 12 Plant Exchange Committee, 1985
Folder 13 Printing Committee, 1984-1985
Folder 14 Program Committee, 1986
Folder 15 Public Relations Bulletin,
Folder 16 Public Relations
Folder 17 Public Relations, 2008
Folder 18 Standing Committee, 1942
Folder 19 Steering Committee
Folder 20 Summary of Committees, 1990-1991

Subseries 5. President's Papers and Reports 1916-2000

Scope and Content Notes:

President’s minutes are overviews of activities and general meetings as collected by the president of the GCAC. The minutes are mainly typed, but the earliest are hand written. Also included are the personal papers and notebooks of two former Presidents.


Box 21
Folder 1 President's Reports, 1916-1926
Folder 2 President's Reports, 1969
Folder 3 President's Reports, 1974-1976
Folder 4 President's Reports, 1976-1977
Folder 5 President's Reports, 1977-1978
Folder 6 Audrey Hilliard President's Notebook, 1984-1985
Folder 7 Miscellaneous Parie Dugan Papers, 1994
Folder 8 Annual Questionnaire for Club Presidents, 1998-2000
Folder 9 Photo of Low, Dudley, Gilmore and Abel

Series III. Events, 1914-2009

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains material related to projects and events held by the GCAC. Several files in this series contain visual material, including photographs from the 1961 Old Economy Kitchen Garden Restoration Project and a VHS tape documenting the GCA trip to Japan that same year. Included in this series are announcements for and invitations to GCAC flowers shows, annual meeting programs, awards and certificates and information about a wide variety of garden, conservation and horticultural projects. This series is divided into five subseries: Flower and Garden Shows, Awards and Certificates, Activities and Events, Conservation and Horticulture. The material in this subseries dates from 1914 to 2009.

Subseries 1. Flower and Garden Shows, 1935-2006

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries consists of announcements, invitations and programs for flower and garden shows that were sponsored by the GCAC or the Sewickley Horticultural Society, which is affiliated with the GCAC. The main attractions at flower show are the exhibits, which range in size from garden displays with elaborate landscaping to individual and club entries of prize horticultural specimens. At each show, an official theme provides the inspiration for exhibits. The exhibits are submitted for judging by category, some of which are highly competitive. Included in the subseries are several judging guidebooks that judges at GCAC events used. The GCAC also held smaller flower shows such as the annual Chrysanthemum Exhibitions and Spring Flower Shows in Pittsburgh. Announcements of these annual competitions are included in this subseries.


Box 22
Folder 1 Exhibition Committee Report
Folder 2 Fall Horticultural Show, 1971
Folder 3 Flower Show and Judging Guide Book, 1961
Folder 4 Flower Show and Judging Guide Books, 1974 & 1988
Folder 5 Flower Shows - Photos and Programs, 1989-1990
Folder 6 GCAC Flower Show, 1947-1964
Folder 7 GCAC Flower Show, 1990-1993
Folder 8 GCAC Flower Show, 1994
Folder 9 GCAC Flower Show, 2002
Folder 10 GCAC Flower Show and Lecture Invitation
Folder 11 GCAC Invitation
Folder 12 Horticultural Judges Rules and Agendas, 1976-1989

Box 23
Folder 1 Invitations and Programs for Various Flower Shows
Folder 2 Procedure for Organizing a GCA Flower Show, 1983
Folder 3 Rules and Entry Forms for Various Flower Shows
Folder 4 Tips for Flower Show Schedules
Folder 5 Zone V Flower Show, 1994
Folder 6 Zone V Flower Shows, 1997-1998
Folder 7 Zone V Flower Show, 1998
Folder 8 Zone V Flower Show, 2006
Folder 9 Flower Shows - How to Exhibit Lecture
Folder 10 GCAC Chrysanthemum Exhibition Announcement, 1935
Folder 11 GCAC Spring Flower Show Announcement, 1936
Folder 12 Sewickley Horticultural Society Chrysanthemum Show Program, 1936
Folder 13 GCAC Exhibition Announcement, 1936
Folder 14 Sewickley Flower Show Final Program, 1936
Folder 15 GCAC Spring Flower Show Announcement, 1937
Folder 16 Sewickley Horticultural Society Chrysanthemum Show Announcement, 1937
Folder 17 GCAC Exhibition Announcement, 1937
Folder 18 GCAC Exhibition Announcement, 1938
Folder 19 Sewickley Horticultural Society Chrysanthemum Show Announcement, 1938
Folder 20 GCAC Contest Invitation, 1939
Folder 21 GCAC Exhibitions Committee Show Invitation, 1939
Folder 22 GCAC Spring Flower Show Announcement, 1939
Folder 23 Sewickley Horticultural Society Chrysanthemum Show Announcement, 1940
Folder 24 GCAC Spring Flower Show Announcement, 1941
Folder 25 Sewickley Horticultural Society Chrysanthemum Show Announcement, 1941
Folder 26 GCAC Annual Competition for the New York Flower Show Announcement, 1941
Folder 27 GCAC Rose Show Announcement, 1942
Folder 28 GCAC Annual Competition for the New York Flower Show Announcement, 1942
Folder 29 Sewickley Horticultural Society Chrysanthemum Show Announcement, 1947
Folder 30 GCAC June Flower Show Announcement, 1948
Folder 31 GCAC June Flower Show Announcement, 1949
Folder 32 Fall Flower Show Announcement, 1966
Folder 33 The Flowers of America by Jeanne Holgate Exhibition Lecture, 1974
Folder 34 GCAC June Flower Show Invitation, 1978
Folder 35 Bryant Park Flower Show Invitation and Schedule, 1978
Folder 36 Zone V Flower Show Entry Form, 1978
Folder 37 Flower Show Workshop Entry Form, 1979
Folder 38 Flower Arranging Workshop Brochure, 1979
Folder 39 Flower Shows Are Fun! Booklet, 1980

Subseries 2. Awards and Certificates, 1936-2008

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains documents that relate to awards issued to both individual members as well as the entire GCAC. Some files document the nominations, selective process, and criteria determined by the GCAC for awards given by the GCA. Other materials simply describe the nature and the nominating process for awards and flower shows.


Box 24
Folder 1 Allegheny County Bicentennial Flower and Garden Contest, 1988
Folder 2 Amy Angell Collier Medal Certificate, 1997
Folder 3 Annual Awards Dinner, 1986
Folder 4 Annual Dinner Medal Award Program, 1985 & 1986 & 1988
Folder 5 Application for State Award, 1968
Folder 6 Awards and Records Committee Report, 1954-1955 & 1957
Folder 7 Awards Committee Final Report, June 2008
Folder 8 Awards Committee Objective Report, 1984
Folder 9 Awards Committee Report, 1983
Folder 10 Awards Committee Reports and Documents, 1990-1992
Folder 11 Awards Committee Reports and Documents, 1993-1995
Folder 12 Certificate of Appreciation, Karen Meck, 1999
Folder 13 Club Awards, 1999
Folder 14 Conservation Achievement Certificate, Audrey Hilliard, 1999
Folder 15 Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania Award, 1955-1956
Folder 16 Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania Award, 1997
Folder 17 Dorothy Falcon Platt Award, 1972-1988
Folder 18 Dorothy Falcon Platt Award Nomination and Certificate, Mary Berger, 1990-1991
Folder 19 Frances K. Hutchinson Medal, Jack Heinz Nomination, 1985
Folder 20 Garden Federation of Pennsylvania, Laurels Certificate for Civic Development, 1977
Folder 21 GCA Achievement Medal Nomination, 1987
Folder 22 GCA Achievement Medal Nomination, 2005
Folder 23 GCA Activities and Medal Awards, 1971
Folder 24 GCA Awards List, 1986-1987
Folder 25 GCA Flower Arrangement Certificate, 1999
Folder 26 GCA Founder's Fund Award Winners, 1936-1979
Folder 27 GCA Funds and Awards Recipients, 1936-1986
Folder 28 GCA National Medals Guide, 1986
Folder 29 GCA National Medals Guide, 1989

Box 25
Folder 1 GCA National Medals Pamphlet, 1979
Folder 2 GCA Autumn in the Atrium, 1979
Folder 3 Historic Preservation Achievement Award, 1982 & 1999
Folder 4 Hunt Trophy, 1943-1960
Folder 5 Hunt Trophy, 1990
Folder 6 Hunt Trophy Award Form and Certificate, 1994
Folder 7 Living Treasure Award, Sherley T. Blaxter, 2001
Folder 8 Massachusetts Horticultural Society Medal, 1958
Folder 9 Medal Awards Committee, 1984
Folder 10 Medal of Honor Nomination, David Leach, 1968-1969
Folder 11 Medal of Honor Nomination, Ralph E. Griswold, 1957
Folder 12 Medal of Merit, Mary Brown, 2002
Folder 13 Medal of Merit, Edith Fisher, 1999
Folder 14 Medal of Merit in Horticulture, 1998-1999
Folder 15 Medal of Merit in Horticulture, Mary Weidlein, 1994
Folder 16 Medalists, 1985
Folder 17 Montague Award, 1996-1997
Folder 18 Oakley Thorn Medal Certificate, 1988
Folder 19 Pittsburgh History and Landmark Foundation Award of Merit, 1998
Folder 20 Preservation Award Certificate, May 1999
Folder 21 Sears and Roebuck Award Application, 1968
Folder 22 Take Pride in Pennsylvania Award, 1987
Folder 23 Zone V Conservation and Civic Improvement Award Nomination, Christina Schmidlapp, 1999
Folder 24 Zone V Conservation Award Nomination, Elizabeth D. Littell Childs, 1979
Folder 25 Zone V Creative Leadership Award Nomination, Paula Sculley, 1999
Folder 26 Zone V Horticulture Award Nomination, Elizabeth D. Littell Childs, 1977
Folder 27 Zone V Leadership Medal Nomination, Susan Clancy, 1984

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

Subseries 4. Conservation 1922-2008

Scope and Content Notes:

The files in this sub-series document the efforts of the GCAC to promote and encourage conservation through various community projects. It also contains information about conservation and environmental awareness.


Box 42
Folder 1 Adopt a School Tree Program Expenses, 1990-1991
Folder 2 Climate Change Information, 2008
Folder 3 Conservation Committee and Volunteers, 1996-1998
Folder 4 Conservation Community Grants, 1993
Folder 5 Conservation Projects Programs and Pamphlets, 2002
Folder 6 Conservation Reports, 1956-1959
Folder 7 Conservation Reports, 1960-1963
Folder 8 Earth Partners, 1990
Folder 9 Earth Partners Annual Reports, 1990-1996
Folder 10 Earth Partners Curriculum for Students
Folder 11 Earth Partners Correspondence, 1990-1991
Folder 12 Earth Partners Correspondence and Invitations, 1990
Folder 13 Earth Partners Evaluations Forms and Procedures, 1990
Folder 14 Earth Partners Expenses, 1990
Folder 15 Earth Partners Information and Notes, 1990-1991
Folder 16 Earth Partners Notes, 1990

Box 43
Folder 1 Earth Partners Order Information and Receipts, 1991
Folder 2 Earth Partners Photos, 1995
Folder 3 Earth Partners Press, 1991
Folder 4 Earth Partners Programs and Photos, 1990
Folder 5 Earth Partners Request for Funds and Budget, 1990
Folder 6 Educational Outreach Programs
Folder 7 Environmental Articles and Pamphlets
Folder 8 Green Elephant Sale, 1981-1985
Folder 9 Guffy Hollow Conservation
Folder 10 Living Green Pamphlet
Folder 11 Neighborhood Garden Reports, 1991-1992
Folder 12 Scientists on Biodiversity, 1998
Folder 13 Society for Ecological Restoration Annual Conference, November 1997
Folder 14 Step One Conference, 1990
Folder 15 Student Conservation Association Annual Reports, 1997 & 2007
Folder 16 Three Rivers Environmental Awards, 1997
Folder 17 Van Engelen Inc. Whole Sale Price List, 1992
Folder 18 The Volunteer Newsletter, Summer 1998
Folder 19 Wildflower Conservation Committee Reports, 1922-1930 & 1952-1954

Subseries 5. Horticulture 1957-2006

Scope and Content Notes:

The horticulture sub-series includes notes and minutes of the Horticulture Committee. It also contains information about events organized by the committee and various other horticultural activities


Box 44
Folder 1 Annual Horticulture Committee Reports, 1957-1958
Folder 2 Annual Horticulture Committee Reports, 1962-1965
Folder 3 Degree in Horticulture, 1971-1974
Folder 4 Flower Arranging Newsletter, Spring 1998
Folder 5 Horticultural Committee, 1978-1980
Folder 6 Horticulture Committee, 1992
Folder 7 Horticulture Committee, 1996-1998
Folder 8 Horticulture Committee Events and Schedule, 1989-1992
Folder 9 Horticulture Minutes, 1990
Folder 10 Horticulture Press and Programs, 1990-1991
Folder 11 Horticulture Projects, 1988-1991
Folder 12 Horticultural Schedule and Plant Exchanges
Folder 13 Horticultural Society of Western Pennsylvania Grants, 2005-2006
Folder 14 Interchange Fellowship in Horticulture, 1957-1959
Folder 15 Invasive Exotic Plants in the Mid-Atlantic, September 1996
Folder 16 Natural History, January 1996

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

Series V. Correspondence, 1920-2006

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains letters of appreciation from the annual meeting of 1948, letters about activities. The majority of letters include thank you notes and appreciation memos. Other letters include official club activities correspondence and a group of letters received by former GCAC president Mrs. Richardson. The material in this series dates from 1920 to 2006.


Box 52
Folder 1 Correspondence Regarding Meeting Minutes, 1920
Folder 2 Correspondence, 1940-1949
Folder 3 Correspondence Regarding the GCA Annual Meeting, 1948
Folder 4 Correspondence Regarding the GCA Annual Meeting, 1948
Folder 5 Correspondence Regarding the GCA Annual Meeting, 1948
Folder 6 Correspondence, 1950-1959
Folder 7 Correspondence, 1970-1979
Folder 8 Correspondence Received by Mrs. Frank E. Richardson, 1975
Folder 9 Correspondence Received by Mrs. Frank E. Richardson, 1975

Box 53
Folder 1 Correspondence, 1984-1986
Folder 2 Correspondence with GCA, 1985-1986
Folder 3 Correspondence Regarding the Annual Conference, 1986
Folder 4 Correspondence, 1986
Folder 5 Correspondence, 1986
Folder 6 Correspondence, 1987-1988
Folder 7 Correspondence, 1992
Folder 8 Correspondence, 1996-1997
Folder 9 Correspondence, 2000-2003
Folder 10 Correspondence, 2002-2003
Folder 11 Correspondence Regarding Zone V, 2004-2006
Folder 12 Correspondence of Lil Fisher, 2006
Folder 13 Correspondence, undated

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

Series VII. 2011 Additions, 1961-2010

Scope and Content Notes:

The records found in this series represent additions to the collection made by the Garden Club of Allegheny County from 2009-2011. Records types represented in this series are: meeting minutes, committee reports, officer reports, event and activities planning documents, awards and award applications, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.


Box 61
Folder 1 Membership Meeting Minutes, 1989-1991
Folder 2 Membership Meetings Photographs, 1992, 2000-2007
Folder 3 Membership Meeting Minutes, 1992-1995
Folder 4 Membership Meeting Minutes, 1995
Folder 5 Membership Meeting Minutes, 1996
Folder 6 Membership Meeting Minutes, 1997
Folder 7 Membership Meeting Minutes, 1998
Folder 8 Membership Meeting Minutes, 1999
Folder 9 Membership Meeting Minutes, 2000
Folder 10 Membership Meeting Minutes, 2001
Folder 11 Membership Meeting Minutes, 2003-2004
Folder 12 Membership Meeting Agendas, 2008-2010

Box 61
Folder 13 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1989-1990
Folder 14 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1991-1992
Folder 15 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1993-1995
Folder 16 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1996
Folder 17 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1997
Folder 18 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1998
Folder 19 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1999
Folder 20 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2000
Folder 21 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2001
Folder 22 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2001-2002
Folder 23 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2003-2004
Folder 24 Board of Directors Meeting Agendas, 2008-2010

Box 62
Volume 1 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (bound book), June 13, 1988- June 16, 1994

Box 63
Folder 1 General Meeting Records and Reports, 2001-2002

Box 63
Folder 2 Zone V Meeting, 1994-1995
Folder 3 Zone V Meeting, GCAC Annual Summary, 2004-2010
Folder 4 Zone V Mini-Meeting Programs, 2005, 2007
Folder 5 Zone V Annual Meeting, 2008
Folder 6 Zone V Mini-Meeting, 2009

Box 63
Folder 7 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1993
Folder 8 Annual Meeting and Reports, 1995-2000
Folder 9 Annual Meeting Photographs (taken at Peggy McKnight's home), June 11, 1999
Folder 10 Annual Meeting Photographs (taken at Mrs. Pete Cole's home), June 2004
Folder 11 Annual Meeting and Reports, 2008-2009
Folder 12 Annual Meeting and Reports, 2009-2010

Box 63
Folder 13 Accounts Statement of Activity Reports, 1989-1995
Folder 14 Treasurer's Reports, 1991-1994
Folder 15 Treasurer's Reports, 1995
Folder 16 Treasurer's Reports, 1996
Folder 17 Treasurer's Reports, 1997
Folder 18 Treasurer's Reports, 1998
Folder 19 Treasurer's Reports, 1999
Folder 20 Treasurer's Reports, 2000
Folder 21 Treasurer's Reports, 2001
Folder 22 Treasurer's Reports, 2000-2002
Folder 23 Treasurer's Reports, 2003-2004

Box 64
Folder 1 Slides of Members, 1961
Folder 2 Slides of Members at Meetings, 1961
Folder 3 Membership Meeting Attendance Reports, 1991-1992
Folder 4 Membership Meeting Attendance Reports, 2002-2004
Folder 5 Membership Invitation Letter (Sample), 2007
Folder 6 Membership Questionnaire, 2009

Box 64
Folder 7 Archives Committee, 2004
Folder 8 Committee and Officers List, 1990-1994
Folder 9 Committee List, 2008-2010
Folder 10 Long Range Planning Committee- Funding Application Procedure and Schedule, 2004
Folder 11 Long range Planning Committee- Native Trees to the Western Allegheny Plateau, 2008
Folder 12 Nominating Committee- Club Member Profile Form, undated
Folder 13 Program Committee, 1995-1998
Folder 14 Program Committee Guidelines, 1998-1999
Folder 15 Program Committee, 2003-2004
Folder 16 Public Relations Committee Chairman Job Description, 2006
Folder 17 Workshops Committee Reports, 2003

Box 64
Folder 18 Assorted President's Notes, 1997-2000
Folder 19 President Sally Foster's Papers, 2002-2003
Folder 20 President Mary Odom Addresses, 2007
Folder 21 President's Meeting, 2008

Box 65
Folder 1 Flower Show Slides, 1953
Folder 2 Slides of Flower Show Prize Winners, 1960, 1961
Folder 3 Flower Show Slide Carousel Disc, ca.1960s
Folder 4 Flower Show Arrangement Slides, 1961
Folder 5 Flower Show Entries Slides, March 1965
Folder 6 Garden Club Room Spring Show at the Phipps Conservatory, 1965
Folder 7 New York Flower Show Entries Slides, 1966
Folder 8 "In the Spirit of Old Economy Village" Flower Show Program, 1987
Folder 9 GCAC Flower Shows, 1989-1990
Folder 10 Garden Club of America Flower Show Manual, 1996
Folder 11 GCAC at Philadelphia Flower Show, 1998-1999, 2006
Folder 12 Garden Club of America Flower Show Manual,
Folder 13 Lil Fisher at the GCAC Flower Show at the Mellon Bank Building Photo, 1990
Folder 14 "Possession Obsession" Flower Show Brochures, 2002
Folder 15 "Possession Obsession" Show Entries, 2002
Folder 16 "Possession Obsession" Flower Show Judges Panel and Awards, 2002
Folder 17 "Possession Obsession" Flower Show Publicity, 2002
Folder 18 "Possession Obsession" Flower Show Nametag, 2002
Folder 19 "Possession Obsession" Articles, 2002
Folder 20 "Our Living Rivers" Exhibit at Flower Show, 2002
Folder 21 "Possession Obsession" Flower Show Planning, 2001-2002

Box 66
Folder 1 Village Garden Club of Sewickley "In the Studio" Flower Arranging Workshop and Flower Show, April 18-19, 2002
Folder 2 Garden Club of America Flower Show and Judging Guide, 2000
Folder 3 GCAC Flower Show "Zen and the Art of Gardening," 2005
Folder 4 "Grow Your Own" Garden Club of America Flower Show Manual, undated
Folder 5 "Name It!: Demystifying Nomenclature for Entry Cards in Flower Shows," undated

Box 66
Folder 6 Zone V Mini-Meeting Award Ceremony Photos, October 20, 1999
Folder 7 Letters of Recommendation for Sherley Blaxter for Living Treasure Award, 2001
Folder 8 Zone V Dorothy Flacon Platt Award, 2002
Folder 9 Mary Louise Gaillot Receiving an Award Photos, ca. 2006
Folder 10 Jeanie Robinson giving Martha Robinson and Betty Dones the Living Treasure Award Photo, undated

Box 67
Object 1 Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Flora Award Enamel Box, 2000
Map-case 9-4 Garden Club of America Public Relations Award Submission Portfolio, 2007

Box 68
Folder 1 Beechwood Farms Christmas Workshop Photos, 2002
Folder 2-38 Charleston, South Carolina GCAC Garden Tour Trip Album, March 31 -April 3, 1992

Box 69
Folder 1 Christmas Packages Wrapping Slides, December 9, 1960
Folder 2 Christmas Wreath Workshop Photos, December 11, 2003
Folder 3 Closing of Outdoor Garden at Phipps Conservatory, October 18, 2004
Folder 4 Entrance Corridor Botanic Garden of Western Pennsylvania Landscape Master Plan, 2007
Folder 5-6 Fallingwater Tour Photos and Slides, 1964
Folder 7 GCAC Activities, 2003
Folder 8 GCAC Members at Various Club Activities, undated
Folder 9 Ken Druse Lecture, 2004
Folder 10 May Market Photo, 1951
Folder 11 May Market Slides, 1961
Folder 12 May Market Photos, 2001
Folder 13 May Market Slides, 2005
Folder 14 May Market Photos, undated
Folder 15 Medicinal Garden Signage at Phipps Conservatory Photos, November 11, 1999
Folder 16 New Member Orientation at Allegheny Common Photos, July 27, 1999
Folder 17 New Member Orientation Photo, 2001
Folder 18 Northside Post Office, before planting Project Photos, 1971
Folder 19 Old Economy Village GCAC Lunch Slides, 1961
Folder 20 Old Economy Village Gardens Slides, August 1963
Folder 21 Old Economy Village Greenhouse Slides, March 19, 1964
Folder 22 Outdoor Garden at Phipps Conservatory Slides, June 9, 1981
Folder 23-30 Phipps Conservatory Outdoor Garden Album, 1987-1988

Box 70
Folder 1-12 Phipps Conservatory Outdoor Garden Album, 1987-1988, 1990-1992, 1994,
Folder 13 Phipps Conservatory Outdoor Garden Photos, October 11, 1999
Folder 14 Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, 2002
Folder 15 Pizzazz Financial Information, 1995
Folder 16 Pizzazz Invitations, 1995
Folder 17 Pizzazz Vendors, 1995
Folder 18 Pizzazz Benefit for Botany in Action Fact Sheet, 1996
Folder 19 Pizzazz Financial Information, 1996
Folder 20 Pizzazz Photos, 1996
Folder 21 Pizzazz Press Releases and Flyers 1996
Folder 22 Pizzazz Vendors, 1996
Folder 23 Pizzazz Events Notes for Next Year, 1997
Folder 24 Pizzazz Invitations, 1997
Folder 25 Pizzazz at Pittsburgh Golf Club Function Prospectus and Layout, 1997
Folder 26 Pizzazz Preview Party, 1997
Folder 27 Pizzazz Publicity and Invitations, 1997
Folder 28 Pizzazz Vendor Contracts, 1997
Folder 29 Pizzazz Vendor Information, 1997
Folder 30 Pizzazz Brochures and Poster, 1998
Folder 31 Pizzazz Committee List, 1998
Folder 32 Pizzazz Correspondence with Fox Chapel Golf Club, 1998
Folder 33 Pizzazz Donation List and Letters, 1998
Folder 34 Pizzazz layout and Equipment List, 1998
Folder 35 Pizzazz Marketing, 1998
Folder 36 Pizzazz Photos, 1998
Folder 37 Pizzazz Preview Luncheon, 1998
Folder 38 Pizzazz Raffle, 1998
Folder 39 Pizzazz Vendor Contracts, 1998
Folder 40 Pizzazz Vendor Invoices, 1998

Box 71
Folder 1 Pizzazz Vendors, 1998
Folder 2 Pizzazz Committee Meetings, 1999
Folder 3 Pizzazz Financial Reports, 1999
Folder 4 Pizzazz Hosting and Housing Committee, 1999
Folder 5 Pizzazz Invitations, 1999
Folder 6 Pizzazz Layout and Tent, 1999
Folder 7 Pizzazz Mailings and Printed Materials, 1999
Folder 8 Pizzazz Notes, 1999
Folder 9 Pizzazz Patrons, Donors, and Benefactors, 1999
Folder 10 Pizzazz Photos, 1999
Folder 11 Pizzazz Preview Party, 1999
Folder 12 Pizzazz Vendor Contracts, 1999
Folder 13 Pizzazz Vendor Information, 1999
Folder 14 Pizzazz Committee, 2000
Folder 15 Pizzazz Financial Reports, 2000
Folder 16 Pizzazz Floor Plan, 2000
Folder 17 Pizzazz Housing and Hospitality Committee, 2000
Folder 18 Pizzazz Invitations, Flyers, and Posters, 2000
Folder 19 Pizzazz Mailings, 2000
Folder 20 Pizzazz Preview Party, 2000
Folder 21 Pizzazz Reports, 2000
Folder 22 Pizzazz Vendor Contracts, 2000
Folder 23 Pizzazz Vendor Exit Surveys, 2000

Box 72
Folder 1 Pizzazz Vendor Information, 2000
Folder 2 Pizzazz Financial Report and Information, 2001
Folder 3 Pizzazz Flyers, Invitations, and other printed material, 2001
Folder 4 Pizzazz Invoices, 2001
Folder 5 Pizzazz Reports and Notes, 2001
Folder 6 Pizzazz Vendor Contracts, 2001
Folder 7 Pizzazz Vendor Exit Surveys, 2001
Folder 8 Pizzazz Financial Summary, 2002
Folder 9 Pizzazz Invitations and Flyers, 2002
Folder 10 Pizzazz Invoices, 2002
Folder 11 Pizzazz Preview Party, 2002
Folder 12 Pizzazz Preview Party Photos, 2002
Folder 13 Pizzazz Program Layout, 2002
Folder 14 Pizzazz Reports, 2002
Folder 15 Pizzazz Tickets, 2002
Folder 16 Pizzazz Vendor Contracts, 2002

Box 73
Folder 1 Pizzazz Vendor Exit Surveys, 2002
Folder 2 Pizzazz Media Kit for Whirl Magazine, 2002
Folder 3 Pizzazz Corporate Sponsors, 2003
Folder 4 Pizzazz Financial Reports and Statements, 2003
Folder 5 Pizzazz Fox Chapel Golf Club Layout, 2003
Folder 6 Pizzazz Housing Committee, 2003
Folder 7 Pizzazz Donors and Benefactors, 2003
Folder 8 Pizzazz Invitations and Flyers, 2003
Folder 9 Pizzazz Reports and Committees, 2003
Folder 10 Pizzazz Speakers, Special Guests, and Vendors, 2003
Folder 11 Pizzazz Tickets, 2003
Folder 12-13 Pizzazz Vendor Contracts, 2003
Folder 14 Pizzazz Vendor Exit Surveys, 2003
Folder 15 Pizzazz Reports on CD-ROM, 2003-2005
Folder 16 Pizzazz Financial Report and Summary, 2004
Folder 17 Pizzazz Floor Layout, 2004
Folder 18 Pizzazz Hospitality Committee, 2004
Folder 19 Pizzazz Housing Committee, 2004

Box 74
Box 1 Pizzazz Invoices, 2004
Folder 2 Pizzazz Information on Similar Benefit Vendor Shows, 2004-2007
Folder 3 Pizzazz Merchandise Models, 2004
Folder 4 Pizzazz Donors and Benefactors, 2004
Folder 5 Pizzazz Invitations and Flyers, 2004
Folder 6 Pizzazz Photographs Proofs, 2004
Folder 7 Pizzazz Preview Party and Thursday Night Events, 2004
Folder 8 Pizzazz Printing and Mail Services, 2004
Folder 9 Pizzazz Programs and Invitations, 2004
Folder 10 Pizzazz Publicity Committee, 2004
Folder 11 Pizzazz Reports and Timelines, 2004
Folder 12 Pizzazz Speaker, Ron Morgan, 2004
Folder 13 Pizzazz Sponsors and Underwriting, 2004
Folder 14 Pizzazz Tickets, 2004
Folder 15 Pizzazz Timeless Treasures Booth, 2004
Folder 16 Pizzazz Vendor Contracts, 2004
Folder 17 Pizzazz Vendor Equipment Needs, 2004
Folder 18 Pizzazz Vendor Information, 2004
Folder 19 Pizzazz Volunteer Committee, 2004
Folder 20 Pizzazz Financial Reports and Summary, 2005
Folder 21 Pizzazz Housing and Hospitality Committee, 2005
Folder 22 Pizzazz Invitations and Flyers, 2005

Box 75
Folder 1 Pizzazz Patrons and Benefactors, 2005
Folder 2 Pizzazz Photos, 2005
Folder 3 Pizzazz Press Releases, 2005
Folder 4 Pizzazz Preview party, 2005
Folder 5 Pizzazz Printing and Mailing Services, 2005
Folder 6 Pizzazz Programs and Invitations, 2005
Folder 7 Pizzazz Publicity Committee, 2005
Folder 8 Pizzazz Reports and Committees, 2005
Folder 9 Pizzazz Vendors, 2005
Folder 10 Pizzazz Vendor Contracts, 2005
Folder 11 Pizzazz Vendor Equipment Needs, 2005
Folder 12 Pizzazz Vendor Surveys, 2005
Folder 13 Pizzazz Advertisements, 2006
Folder 14 Pizzazz Benefactors and Sponsors, 2006
Folder 15 Pizzazz (CD), 2006
Folder 16 Pizzazz Financial Summary and Information, 2006
Folder 17 Pizzazz Floor Plans, 2006
Folder 18 Pizzazz Housing Committee, 2006
Folder 19 Pizzazz Information, 2006
Folder 20 Pizzazz Invitations, Flyers, Programs, and Tickets, 2006
Folder 21 Pizzazz Long Range Planning, 2006
Folder 22 Pizzazz Printing Sources and Proofs, 2006
Folder 23 Pizzazz Programs and Invitations, 2006

Box 76
Folder 1 Pizzazz Public Relations Committee, 2006
Folder 2 Pizzazz Publicity, 2006
Folder 3 Pizzazz Reports and Committees, 2006
Folder 4 Pizzazz Signage Designs (CD), 2006
Folder 5 Pizzazz Vendors, 2006
Folder 6 Pizzazz Vendor Contracts, 2006
Folder 7 Pizzazz Vendor Equipment Needs, 2006
Folder 8 Pizzazz Vendor Information, 2006
Folder 9 Pizzazz Vendor Survey, 2006
Folder 10 Pizzazz Benefactors, Patrons, and Sponsors, 2007
Folder 11 Pizzazz Committee Reports and Meeting Minutes, 2007
Folder 12 Pizzazz Financial Summary and Information, 2007
Folder 13 Pizzazz Floor Plan and Layout, 2007
Folder 14 Pizzazz Fox Chapel Golf Club, 2007
Folder 15 Pizzazz Printing Services, 2007
Folder 16 Pizzazz Publicity, 2007
Folder 17 Pizzazz Program, Save the Date cards, and Invitations, 2007
Folder 18 Pizzazz Public Relations Committee, 2007
Folder 19 Pizzazz Vendors, 2007
Folder 20 Pizzazz Contracts, 2007
Folder 21 Pizzazz Vendor Equipment Needs, 2007
Folder 22 Pizzazz Committee Meetings, 2008

Box 77
Folder 1 Pizzazz Committee Reports, 2008
Folder 2 Pizzazz Community Focus Project- Frick Environmental Center Landscape Design, 2008
Folder 3 Pizzazz Floor Plan Layout, 2008
Folder 4 Pizzazz Invitations, 2008
Folder 5 Pizzazz Invoices, 2008
Folder 6 Pizzazz Marketing Partnership, 2008
Folder 7 Pizzazz Photos (CD), 2008
Folder 8 Pizzazz Press Kit, 2008
Folder 9 Pizzazz Press Releases, 2008
Folder 10 Pizzazz Program, Save the Date cards and Invitations, 2008
Folder 11 Pizzazz Public Relations Committee, 2008
Folder 12 Pizzazz Public Relations Media Contacts, 2008
Folder 13 Pizzazz Vendors, 2008
Folder 14 Pizzazz Vendor Contracts, 2008
Folder 15 Pizzazz Vendor Surveys, 2008
Folder 16 Pizzazz Programs, Save the Date cards, and Invitations, 2010
Folder 17 Riverlife (CD), undated
Folder 18 Scholarships, 1996
Folder 19 Scholarships, 2007
Folder 20 Settler's Cabin Park Wildflower Hike Photos, April 2006
Folder 21 Women's Land Army Photo, undated
Folder 22 "The World of Exteriors" John Danzer Lecture, 2009-2010

Box 78
Reel 1-3 Snowden, ca. 1960s

Box 79
Folder 1 Horticulture Committee Reports, 2002-2003
Folder 2 Horticulture Committee Meeting Photos (at Donna Catone's home), January 2006

Box 79
Folder 3 Assorted Correspondence, 2007-2010

Box 79
Folder 4 Pizzazz Newspaper Clippings, 1996
Folder 5 Pizzazz Newspaper Clippings, 1997
Folder 6 Pizzazz Newspaper Clippings, 1998
Folder 7 Pizzazz Newspaper Clippings, 1999
Folder 8 Pizzazz Newspaper Clippings, 2000
Folder 9 Pizzazz Newspaper Clippings, 2001
Folder 10 Pizzazz Newspaper Clippings, 2002
Folder 11 Pizzazz Newspaper Clippings, 2003
Folder 12 Pizzazz Newspaper Clippings, 2004
Folder 13 Pizzazz Newspaper Clippings, 2005
Folder 14-15 Pizzazz Newspaper Clippings, 2006

Box 80
Folder 1-2 Pizzazz Newspaper Clippings, 2007
Folder 3-4 Pizzazz Newspaper Clippings, 2008
Folder 5 Pizzazz Newspaper Clippings, 2010
Folder 6 Barbara Milo Ohrbach Event, 2000
Folder 7 Old Economy Revitalization Newspaper Clipping, 2000
Folder 8 Botanic Gardens of Western Pennsylvania Clipping,
Folder 9 GCAC Members at Phipps Conservatory Outdoor Garden Newspaper Clipping, undated

Box 81
Volume 1 Photographic Diary of the GCA trip to Japan May 1961

Series VIII. 2012-2013 Additions, 1934-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This series represents additions made to the collection by the Garden Club of Allegheny County in 2012 and 2013. It includes meeting minutes, bylaws, photographs, membership information, activity and event documentation, awards, and officer reports.


Box 82
Folder 1 Annual Committee Reports, 1988-1981
Folder 2 Annual Meeting Photos, 2002
Folder 3 Annual Meeting and Reports, 2003-2004
Folder 4 Annual Meeting and Reports, 2004-2005
Folder 5 Archives Committee, 2003-2006
Folder 6 Awards Certificates
Folder 7 Awards Committee Reports, 2000-2002
Folder 8 Awards Committee Report, 2003-2004
Folder 9 Awards Committee Report, 2004-2005
Folder 10 Awards Committee Report, 2005-2006
Folder 11 Awards Committee Report, 2006-2007
Folder 12 Awards Committee Report, 2007-2008
Folder 13 Awards Committee Report, 2008-2009
Folder 14 Awards Committee Report, 2010-2012
Folder 15 Awards History, 2001-2006
Folder 16 Board Meeting Agendas, 2004-2006
Folder 17 Board of Directors meeting Minutes, 2004-2006
Folder 18 By-laws, 1980-1982
Folder 19 By-laws, 1991
Folder 20 Carrie T. Watson Proposal for Membership
Folder 21 Carrie T. Watson Proposal for Membership Correspondence
Folder 22 Carrie T. Watson Photographs
Folder 23 Carrie T. Watson Removable Media
Folder 24 Flowers Show Photographs, 2002
Folder 25 Garden Art Exhibit (Carnegie Museum) Correspondence, 1934
Folder 26 Garden Art Exhibit (Carnegie Museum) Notes, 1934
Folder 27 Garden Art Exhibit (Carnegie Museum) Photographs of Artifacts, 1934
Folder 28 Garden Art Exhibit (Carnegie Museum) Photographs of Plants and Sculptures, 1934
Folder 29 Garden Art Exhibit (Carnegie Museum) Press Clippings, 1934
Folder 30 Garden History and Design Committee, 2003-2006
Folder 31 Horticulture Committee Reports and Correspondence, 2004-2005
Folder 32 Insurance Documents, 1986
Folder 33 IRS and Tax-Exempt Documents, 1984-1985
Folder 34 Living Treasure Award, 2004
Folder 35 Living Treasure Award, 2009
Folder 36 Long Range Planning Committee, 2000
Folder 37 Long Range Planning Committee, 2004
Folder 38 Member Lists [RESTRICTED], 1990-1992
Folder 39 Member Lists [RESTRICTED], 2008-2009
Folder 40 Membership Meeting Minutes, 2004-2006
Folder 41 Newspaper Clippings
Folder 42 Nominating Committee Reports, 1998
Folder 43 Official Website Design Documents
Folder 44 Orientation History and Notes, 1999
Folder 45 Phipps Conservatory Outdoor Garden Project Before and After Photos
Folder 46 Phipps Conservatory Outdoor Garden Project Design Specifications
Folder 47 Phipps Conservatory Outdoor Garden Project Legal Documents, 1983-1984
Folder 48 Phipps Conservatory Outdoor Garden Project Legal Documents, 1985
Folder 49 Phipps Conservatory Outdoor Garden Project Legal Documents, 1988
Folder 50 Phipps Conservatory Outdoor Garden Project Notes
Folder 51 Phipps Conservatory Outdoor Garden Project Media (VHS & CD’s)
Folder 52 Phipps Conservatory Medicinal Garden Slides
Folder 53 Pizzazz Reports, 2003-2005
Folder 54 Pizzazz Media (CD’s), 2005-2008
Folder 55 Pizzazz Photo Album, 1995

Box 83
Folder 1 Possession Obsession, 2002
Folder 2 President’s Meeting, 2003
Folder 3 Publications
Folder 4 Smithsonian Garden History Application, Barkobils Farm
Folder 5 Smithsonian Garden History, Application Hartwood County Park (aka Hartwood Acres)
Folder 6 Smithsonian Garden History Application, La Petite Maison
Folder 7 Smithsonian Garden History Application, La Petite Maison, Photographs
Folder 8 Smithsonian Garden History Application, Newington
Folder 9 Smithsonian Garden History Applications Media (CD’s)
Folder 10 Smithsonian Garden History Application, Spahr House Garden
Folder 11 Smithsonian Garden History Application, Wilpen Hall
Folder 12 Treasurer’s Correspondence
Folder 13 Treasurer’s Reports, 2004-2006
Folder 14 Unidentified Photographs
Folder 15 Unidentified Media (CD’s and other)
Folder 16 Zone V Awards Certificates
Folder 17 Zone V Awards Requests and Proposals, 2000-2003
Folder 18 Zone V Awards Requests and Proposals, 1997-1999
Box 84 Garden Art Exhibit (Carnegie Museum) 27 Photographs by R. P. Hay (14” x 11”)