Guide to the Garden Club of Allegheny County Records, 1913-2012 AIS.2006.07

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Garden Club of Allegheny County Records
Creator
Garden Club of Allegheny County.
Collection Number
AIS.2006.07
Date
1913-2012
Extent
42.3 linear feet (84 boxes)
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 Note
Funding for this project was made available by the Garden Club of Allegheny County and the University of Pittsburgh Library System.

Preferred Citation

Garden Club of Allegheny County Records, 1913-2012, AIS.2006.07, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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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.

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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.

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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

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, February 2009

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
412-648-3232 (ASC) | 412-648-8190 (Hillman)
Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist

Revision Description

 Finding aid was revised to reflect new materials added to the collection. June 2013

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.

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.

Accruals

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

Acquisition Information

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

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.

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Related Materials

Related Material

Charlotte Cohen Collection Related to Gardening, 1950-2002, AIS.2005.05, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

Ralph E. Griswold, GWSM, Inc. Collection, 1912-1988, AIS.2001.10, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

Historic Landscape Survey of Allegheny County Records, 1970-2002, AIS.2005.01, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

Ezra C. Stiles Collection, 1916-1953, AIS.2000.08, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • 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.

Genre(s)

  • Annual reports
  • Clippings (Information artifacts)
  • Minutes
  • Photographs

Geographic Name(s)

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

Personal Name(s)

  • 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

Subject(s)

  • Architecture
  • Civil service
  • Community gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Environment
  • Gardening -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Gardening -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Landscape architecture -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Parks -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Societies
  • Women

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Previous Citation

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

Records of the Garden Club of Allegheny County, 1913-2005, AIS 200607, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh.

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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.

  BoxFolder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 1914-1923 11
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 1926-1939 2
  BoxFolder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 1926-1939 21
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 1953-1965 2
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 1965-1975 3
  BoxFolder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 1976-1988 31
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 1984-1985 2
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 1986-1987 3
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 1988 4
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 1989 5
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 1990 6
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 1991 7
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 1992 8
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 1992 9
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 1993 10
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 1993 11
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 1994 12
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 1995 13
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 1996 14
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 1997 15
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 1998 16
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 2000 17
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 2001 18
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 2002 19
  BoxFolder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 2003 41
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 2004 2
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 2004 3
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 2005 4
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 2006 5
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 2007 6
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 2005-2007    (CD) 7

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.

  BoxFolder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1926-1941 51
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1941-1946 2
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1946-1954 3
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1955-1962 4
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1962-1967 5
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1967-1973 6
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1972-1977 7
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1978-1983 8
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1984-1985 9
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1986-1988 10
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1988 11
  BoxFolder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1989 61
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1990 2
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1991 3
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1992 4
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1992 5
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1993 6
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1994 7
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1995 8
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1996 9
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1997 10
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1998 11
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1999 12
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2000 13
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2001 14
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2002 15
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2003 16
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2004 17
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2005 18
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2006 19
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2007 20

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.

  BoxFolder
General Meeting Records and Reports, 1914-1934 71
  Folder
General Meeting Records and Reports, 1914-1934 2
  Folder
General Meeting Records and Reports, 1923-1926 3
  Folder
General Meeting Records and Reports, 1934-1939 4
  Folder
General Meeting Records and Reports, 1940-1942 5
  Folder
General Meeting Records and Reports, 1943-1946 6
  Folder
General Meeting Records and Reports, 1974 7

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.

  BoxFolder
Central Eastern Zone Meeting, 1953 & 1962 81
  Folder
From Private Spaces to Public Places, 2006 2
  Folder
Zone V Business Meeting, 1994 3
  Folder
Zone V Meeting, 1953 4
  Folder
Zone V Meeting, 1953 & 1956 5
  Folder
Zone V Meeting, 1966 6
  Folder
Zone V Meeting, 1975 7
  Folder
Zone V Meeting, 1977 8
  Folder
Zone V Meeting, 1978 9
  Folder
Zone V Meeting, 1979, 1981, 1988 10
  Folder
Zone V Meeting, 1988 11
  Folder
Zone V Meeting, 1994 12
  Folder
Zone V Meeting, 1994 13
  Folder
Zone V Meeting, 2002 14
  Folder
Zone V Meeting, 2004 15
  Folder
Zone V Meeting and Travel, 2003 16
  Folder
Zone V Meeting Rotation, 1980-1989 17
  Folder
Zone V Mini-Meeting, 1999 18
  Folder
Zone V Presidents Council Meeting, 1997 19
  Folder
Zone V Presidents Council Meeting, 2004 20
  Folder
Zone V Presidents Council Meeting, 2005 21

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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.

  BoxFolder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1922 91
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1938-1939 2
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1940 3
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1941 4
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1943 5
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1945 6
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1946 7
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1947 8
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1947-1949 9
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1947-1953 10
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1948 11
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1948 12
  BoxFolder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1950 101
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1951-1952 2
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1953 3
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1955-1956 4
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1957-1958 5
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1960-1961 6
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1963-1964 7
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1964-1965 8
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1965-1966 9
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1966-1967 10
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1968-1969 11
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1970 12
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1971-1972 13
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1974 14
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1975 15
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1976 16
  BoxFolder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1979 111
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1979-1980 2
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1980-1981 3
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1980-1981 4
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1982 5
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1984-1985 6
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1986 7
  BoxFolder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1986 121
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1986 2
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1987-1988 3
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1988-1989 4
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1989-1990 5
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1989-1990 6
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1990-1991 7
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1991-1992 8
  BoxFolder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1996-1997 131
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1997-1998 2
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1997-1998 3
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1998-1999 4
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1999-2000 5
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 2001-2002 6
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 2002-2003 7
  BoxFolder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 2004 141
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 2005 2
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 2005 3
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 2006 4
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 2006 5
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 2007 6
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 2007-2008 7

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.

  BoxFolder
Treasurer's Reports, Notebook 1916-1944 151
  Folder
Treasurer's Reports, 1914-1920 2
  Folder
Treasurer's Reports, 1921-1930 3
  Folder
Treasurer's Reports, 1931-1943 4
  Folder
Treasurer's Reports, 1954-1959 5
  Folder
Treasurer's Reports, 1970-1975 6
  Folder
Treasurer's Reports, 1975-1980 7
  Folder
Treasurer's Reports, 1983-1990 8
  BoxFolder
Treasurer's Reports, 1994-1995 161
  Folder
Treasurer's Reports, 1995-1996 2
  Folder
Treasurer's Reports, 1996-1997 3
  Folder
Treasurer's Reports, 1998-1999 4
  Folder
Treasurer's Reports, 1999 5
  Folder
Treasurer's Reports, 1999-2000 6
  Folder
Treasurer's Reports, 2001-2002 7
  Folder
Treasurer's Reports, 2004-2005 8
  Folder
Treasurer's Reports, 2006-2007 9

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.

  BoxFolder
Membership Reports, 1914 171
  Folder
Membership Reports, 1915 2
  Folder
Membership Reports [RESTRICTED], 1939-1999 3
  Folder
Membership Reports, 1950-1961 4
  Folder
Membership Reports, 1981 5
  Folder
Membership Reports [RESTRICTED], 1990 6
  Folder
Membership Reports [RESTRICTED], 1996-1997 7
  Folder
Membership Reports [RESTRICTED], 1997-1998 8
  Folder
Membership Reports [RESTRICTED], 1998-1999 9
  Folder
Membership Reports, 1999-2000 10
  Folder
Membership Reports [RESTRICTED], 2003 11
  Folder
Membership Reports [RESTRICTED], 2004-2005 12
  Folder
Membership Reports [RESTRICTED], 2006-2007 13
  Folder
Membership Acceptance Letters, 1984 14
  Folder
Membership Acceptance Letters, 1984 15
  Folder
Membership Booklet [RESTRICTED], 2007-2008 16
  Folder
Membership Interviews, 2003 17
  Folder
Membership Standards 18
  Folder
Profiles of Members 19
  Folder
Questionnaire, 1953 20

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.

  BoxFolder
Admissions and Nominating Committee, 1971-1988 181
  Folder
Badges and Bags Committee, 1986 2
  Folder
Bags Committee Meeting, 1986 3
  Folder
Boat Committee Meeting, 1986 4
  Folder
Budget and Finance, 1986 5
  Folder
Committee Activities, 1988-1989 6
  Folder
Committees and Chairpeople, 1984 7
  Folder
Committee Directories 8
  Folder
Committee Reports and Activities, 1981-1982 9
  Folder
Committee Reports and Notes 10
  Folder
Committees of the Garden Club of Allegheny County, Spring 2004 11
  Folder
Decorations Committee, 1984-1986 12
  Folder
Gardens and Hospitality Meeting, 1985-1986 13
  Folder
GCA Legislative Meeting, 2005 14
  Folder
Handbook Committee, 1986 15
  Folder
Hospitality Committee, 1986 16
  Folder
Hotel Meeting Committee, 1986 17
  Folder
Information Committee, 1986 18
  Folder
Invitation Committee, 1986 19
  Folder
Joint Presidents Council, 1981 20
  BoxFolder
Long Range Planning Committee, 1980-1981 191
  Folder
Long Range Planning Committee, 1988-1994 2
  Folder
Long Range Planning Committee, 1989-1990 3
  Folder
Long Range Planning Committee, 1989-1994 4
  Folder
Long Range Planning Committee, 1997 5
  Folder
Long Range Planning Committee, 1997-1999 & 2003 6
  Folder
Long Range Planning Committee, 1998-1999 7
  Folder
Long Range Planning Committee, 2002 8
  Folder
Long Range Planning Committee, 2002 9
  Folder
Long Range Planning Committee, 2002-2003 10
  Folder
Long Range Planning Committee, 2004-2005 11
  Folder
Long Range Planning Committee, 2005-2006 12
  Folder
Long Range Planning Committee, 2006 13
  Folder
Long Range Planning Committee - Botanic Garden 14
  Folder
Long Range Planning Committee - Fern Hollow 15
  Folder
Long Range Planning Committee - Frick Art and Historical Center 16
  Folder
Long Range Planning Committee - Grow Pittsburgh 17
  Folder
Long Range Planning Committee - January 2006 Dinner 18
  Folder
Long Range Planning Committee - Hurricane Katrina Fund, 2006 19
  BoxFolder
Long Range Planning Committee - Magic Penny Garden 201
  Folder
Long Range Planning Committee - Montour Trails Friends of the Riverfront 2
  Folder
Long Range Planning Committee - National Aviary 3
  Folder
Long Range Planning Committee - Nine Mile Run Watershed Association 4
  Folder
Long Range Planning Committee - Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture 5
  Folder
Long Range Planning Committee - Powdermill Nature Reserve 6
  Folder
Long Range Planning Committee - Riverlife Taskforce 7
  Folder
Meetings Committee, 1986 8
  Folder
Optional Day Committee, 1986 9
  Folder
Outdoor Garden Committee, 1990 10
  Folder
Phipps and Hunt, 1986 11
  Folder
Plant Exchange Committee, 1985 12
  Folder
Printing Committee, 1984-1985 13
  Folder
Program Committee, 1986 14
  Folder
Public Relations Bulletin, 15
  Folder
Public Relations 16
  Folder
Public Relations, 2008 17
  Folder
Standing Committee, 1942 18
  Folder
Steering Committee 19
  Folder
Summary of Committees, 1990-1991 20

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.

  BoxFolder
President's Reports, 1916-1926 211
  Folder
President's Reports, 1969 2
  Folder
President's Reports, 1974-1976 3
  Folder
President's Reports, 1976-1977 4
  Folder
President's Reports, 1977-1978 5
  Folder
Audrey Hilliard President's Notebook, 1984-1985 6
  Folder
Miscellaneous Parie Dugan Papers, 1994 7
  Folder
Annual Questionnaire for Club Presidents, 1998-2000 8
  Folder
Photo of Low, Dudley, Gilmore and Abel 9

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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.

  BoxFolder
Exhibition Committee Report 221
  Folder
Fall Horticultural Show, 1971 2
  Folder
Flower Show and Judging Guide Book, 1961 3
  Folder
Flower Show and Judging Guide Books, 1974 & 1988 4
  Folder
Flower Shows - Photos and Programs, 1989-1990 5
  Folder
GCAC Flower Show, 1947-1964 6
  Folder
GCAC Flower Show, 1990-1993 7
  Folder
GCAC Flower Show, 1994 8
  Folder
GCAC Flower Show, 2002 9
  Folder
GCAC Flower Show and Lecture Invitation 10
  Folder
GCAC Invitation 11
  Folder
Horticultural Judges Rules and Agendas, 1976-1989 12
  BoxFolder
Invitations and Programs for Various Flower Shows 231
  Folder
Procedure for Organizing a GCA Flower Show, 1983 2
  Folder
Rules and Entry Forms for Various Flower Shows 3
  Folder
Tips for Flower Show Schedules 4
  Folder
Zone V Flower Show, 1994 5
  Folder
Zone V Flower Shows, 1997-1998 6
  Folder
Zone V Flower Show, 1998 7
  Folder
Zone V Flower Show, 2006 8
  Folder
Flower Shows - How to Exhibit Lecture 9
  Folder
GCAC Chrysanthemum Exhibition Announcement, 1935 10
  Folder
GCAC Spring Flower Show Announcement, 1936 11
  Folder
Sewickley Horticultural Society Chrysanthemum Show Program, 1936 12
  Folder
GCAC Exhibition Announcement, 1936 13
  Folder
Sewickley Flower Show Final Program, 1936 14
  Folder
GCAC Spring Flower Show Announcement, 1937 15
  Folder
Sewickley Horticultural Society Chrysanthemum Show Announcement, 1937 16
  Folder
GCAC Exhibition Announcement, 1937 17
  Folder
GCAC Exhibition Announcement, 1938 18
  Folder
Sewickley Horticultural Society Chrysanthemum Show Announcement, 1938 19
  Folder
GCAC Contest Invitation, 1939 20
  Folder
GCAC Exhibitions Committee Show Invitation, 1939 21
  Folder
GCAC Spring Flower Show Announcement, 1939 22
  Folder
Sewickley Horticultural Society Chrysanthemum Show Announcement, 1940 23
  Folder
GCAC Spring Flower Show Announcement, 1941 24
  Folder
Sewickley Horticultural Society Chrysanthemum Show Announcement, 1941 25
  Folder
GCAC Annual Competition for the New York Flower Show Announcement, 1941 26
  Folder
GCAC Rose Show Announcement, 1942 27
  Folder
GCAC Annual Competition for the New York Flower Show Announcement, 1942 28
  Folder
Sewickley Horticultural Society Chrysanthemum Show Announcement, 1947 29
  Folder
GCAC June Flower Show Announcement, 1948 30
  Folder
GCAC June Flower Show Announcement, 1949 31
  Folder
Fall Flower Show Announcement, 1966 32
  Folder
The Flowers of America by Jeanne Holgate Exhibition Lecture, 1974 33
  Folder
GCAC June Flower Show Invitation, 1978 34
  Folder
Bryant Park Flower Show Invitation and Schedule, 1978 35
  Folder
Zone V Flower Show Entry Form, 1978 36
  Folder
Flower Show Workshop Entry Form, 1979 37
  Folder
Flower Arranging Workshop Brochure, 1979 38
  Folder
Flower Shows Are Fun! Booklet, 1980 39

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.

  BoxFolder
Allegheny County Bicentennial Flower and Garden Contest, 1988 241
  Folder
Amy Angell Collier Medal Certificate, 1997 2
  Folder
Annual Awards Dinner, 1986 3
  Folder
Annual Dinner Medal Award Program, 1985 & 1986 & 1988 4
  Folder
Application for State Award, 1968 5
  Folder
Awards and Records Committee Report, 1954-1955 & 1957 6
  Folder
Awards Committee Final Report, June 2008 7
  Folder
Awards Committee Objective Report, 1984 8
  Folder
Awards Committee Report, 1983 9
  Folder
Awards Committee Reports and Documents, 1990-1992 10
  Folder
Awards Committee Reports and Documents, 1993-1995 11
  Folder
Certificate of Appreciation, Karen Meck, 1999 12
  Folder
Club Awards, 1999 13
  Folder
Conservation Achievement Certificate, Audrey Hilliard, 1999 14
  Folder
Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania Award, 1955-1956 15
  Folder
Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania Award, 1997 16
  Folder
Dorothy Falcon Platt Award, 1972-1988 17
  Folder
Dorothy Falcon Platt Award Nomination and Certificate, Mary Berger, 1990-1991 18
  Folder
Frances K. Hutchinson Medal, Jack Heinz Nomination, 1985 19
  Folder
Garden Federation of Pennsylvania, Laurels Certificate for Civic Development, 1977 20
  Folder
GCA Achievement Medal Nomination, 1987 21
  Folder
GCA Achievement Medal Nomination, 2005 22
  Folder
GCA Activities and Medal Awards, 1971 23
  Folder
GCA Awards List, 1986-1987 24
  Folder
GCA Flower Arrangement Certificate, 1999 25
  Folder
GCA Founder's Fund Award Winners, 1936-1979 26
  Folder
GCA Funds and Awards Recipients, 1936-1986 27
  Folder
GCA National Medals Guide, 1986 28
  Folder
GCA National Medals Guide, 1989 29
  BoxFolder
GCA National Medals Pamphlet, 1979 251
  Folder
GCA Autumn in the Atrium, 1979 2
  Folder
Historic Preservation Achievement Award, 1982 & 1999 3
  Folder
Hunt Trophy, 1943-1960 4
  Folder
Hunt Trophy, 1990 5
  Folder
Hunt Trophy Award Form and Certificate, 1994 6
  Folder
Living Treasure Award, Sherley T. Blaxter, 2001 7
  Folder
Massachusetts Horticultural Society Medal, 1958 8
  Folder
Medal Awards Committee, 1984 9
  Folder
Medal of Honor Nomination, David Leach, 1968-1969 10
  Folder
Medal of Honor Nomination, Ralph E. Griswold, 1957 11
  Folder
Medal of Merit, Mary Brown, 2002 12
  Folder
Medal of Merit, Edith Fisher, 1999 13
  Folder
Medal of Merit in Horticulture, 1998-1999 14
  Folder
Medal of Merit in Horticulture, Mary Weidlein, 1994 15
  Folder
Medalists, 1985 16
  Folder
Montague Award, 1996-1997 17
  Folder
Oakley Thorn Medal Certificate, 1988 18
  Folder
Pittsburgh History and Landmark Foundation Award of Merit, 1998 19
  Folder
Preservation Award Certificate, May 1999 20
  Folder
Sears and Roebuck Award Application, 1968 21
  Folder
Take Pride in Pennsylvania Award, 1987 22
  Folder
Zone V Conservation and Civic Improvement Award Nomination, Christina Schmidlapp, 1999 23
  Folder
Zone V Conservation Award Nomination, Elizabeth D. Littell Childs, 1979 24
  Folder
Zone V Creative Leadership Award Nomination, Paula Sculley, 1999 25
  Folder
Zone V Horticulture Award Nomination, Elizabeth D. Littell Childs, 1977 26
  Folder
Zone V Leadership Medal Nomination, Susan Clancy, 1984 27

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.

  BoxFolder
Allee of Trees, 2008 261
  Folder
Allegheny Commons, 1993-1995 2
  Folder
Allegheny Commons, 1993-1995 3
  Folder
Allegheny Commons: History 4
  Folder
Allegheny Commons Tree Conservation 5
  Folder
Anne Chalfant Mitchell Memorial Garden, 1936-1963 6
  Folder
Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research Foundation 7
  Folder
Ambler School of Horticulture, 1949-1957 8
  Folder
Art in Bloom, 1991 9
  Folder
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, 1948-1957 10
  Folder
Audubon Center for Native Plants 11
  Folder
Autumn in the Atrium, 1981-1988 12
  Folder
Betsy Fuller Inc. Fundraiser 13
  Folder
Billboard Ban on Scenic Byways, 1994-1995 14
  Folder
Bluebirds, 1982 15
  Folder
Botany in Action, 1995-2000 16
  Folder
Botany in Action, 1996-1998 17
  BoxFolder
Botany in Action, 2000-2003 271
  Folder
Botany in Action, 2003-2004 2
  Folder
Botany in Action, 2005-2006 3
  Folder
Botany in Action, 2008 4
  Folder
Botany in Action Grants, 2002-2003 5
  Folder
Botany in Action: History 6
  Folder
Botany in Action Mentors 7
  Folder
Botany in Action: Phipps News 8
  Folder
Botanical Bingo 9
  Folder
Brown Chapel, Letter from Lady Bird Johnson, 1967 10
  Folder
Brown Chapel Neighborhood Project, 1970-1985 11
  Folder
Brown Chapel Neighborhood Project, 1985-2004 12
  Folder
Brown Chapel Photos of Window Box Project 13
  Folder
Camp Reynold, 1949 14
  Folder
Carnegie Museum Carriage Entrance, 1980-1981 15
  Folder
Carnegie Museum Carriage Entrance, 1982 16
  BoxFolder
Celebration of the Tomato Visit to Heinz Plant, 1986 281
  Folder
Civic Planting and Projects Committee, 1988 2
  Folder
Chronological List of Events, 1914-1954 3
  Folder
Consumer Guide to Farm Products and Local Food, 2006 4
  Folder
Cultural Pageant Program, 1997 5
  Folder
Dixmont State Hospital Civil Project Proposal 6
  Folder
Donations to School, 1919-1945 7
  Folder
Donations and Memorials 8
  Folder
Earth Partners 9
  Folder
Ecoforum, 1998-1999 10
  Folder
Fern Hollow Nature Center 11
  Folder
Floral Impressionism: Watercolors by Sharon Klay Exhibition Invite, 1984 12
  Folder
Fort Ligonier Memorial Foundation Trip, 1985-1986 13
  Folder
Founders Fund, 1957-1961 14
  Folder
Founders Fund, 1983 15
  Folder
Founders Fund, 1989 16
  Folder
Founders Fund, 1997-1998 17
  Folder
Founders Fund, 2005-2006 18
  Folder
Frick Environmental Center 19
  Folder
Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, 1945-1961 20
  Folder
Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, 1981 21
  Folder
Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, 1996-1998 22
  Folder
Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, 1997-1998 23
  Folder
Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, 1998-1999 24
  Folder
Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania Award Manual 25
  Folder
Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, Club President's Handbook, August 1996 26
  BoxFolder
Garden Conservancy, Open Days Directory, 2008 291
  Folder
Garden History and Design Committee, 1998-2000 2
  Folder
Garden History and Design Committee, 2002 3
  Folder
Garden History and Design Committee, 2005 4
  Folder
Garden History and Design Committee: Smithsonian Institute, 2003 5
  Folder
Garden Descriptions, 1988 6
  Folder
Garden Maintenance, 1987-1988 7
  Folder
Governor's Gardens Campaign, 1980 8
  Folder
Green Elephant Show Flyer, 1979 9
  Folder
Griswold Design for Carnegie Institute, 1956 10
  Folder
Grow Pittsburgh - Sponsors 11
  Folder
Historic Garden Week, 1998 12
  Folder
Hunt Botanical Library, 1962 13
  Folder
Japan Trip - Itinerary, 1961 14
  Folder
Japan Trip - Program Booklet, 1961 15
  Folder
Japan Trip - GCA 48th Annual Meeting Program Booklet, 1961 16
  BoxFolder
Japan Trip - Dinner Invitations, 1961 301
  Folder
Japan Trip - Facts About Japan Newsletter, 1961 2
  Folder
Japan Trip - Gagaku (Imperial Music and Dance) Program, 1961 3
  Folder
Japan Trip - Tourist Brochures 1961 4
  Folder
Japan Trip - Video 5
  Folder
Japan Trip - Welcome Dinner Program, 1961 6
  Folder
Japan and Hawaii Postcards, 1961 7
  Folder
Jennie King Mellon Garden Finances, 1980 8
  Folder
Joyce Chen - Scissors 9
  Folder
Junior Project Program, 1948-1952 10
  Folder
Katherine Grosscup Scholarship, 1981-1982 11
  Folder
Keystone Commons Buildings 12
  Folder
L. Smith Bird Sales, 1993-1994 13
  Folder
L. Smith Bird Sales, 1994-1995 14
  Folder
Leonard and Leonard Landscaping at Allegheny Hospital, 1936 15
  Folder
Manchester Project of Pittsburgh, 1978 16
  Folder
May Market, 1994 17
  Folder
May Market, 1995 18
  BoxFolder
May Market, 1996 311
  Folder
May Market, 1997-1998 2
  Folder
May Market, 2001 3
  Folder
May Market, 2004-2006 4
  Folder
May Market, 2008 5
  Folder
May Market - Press 6
  Folder
McAdoo Rugs Records, 1991 7
  Folder
McAdoo Rugs Records, 1993 8
  Folder
McAdoo Rugs Records, 1994 9
  Folder
McAdoo Rugs Price Lists and Samples, 1995 10
  Folder
McAdoo Rugs Samples and Photographs 11
  Folder
McAdoo Rugs Preview Contributions 12
  Folder
McAdoo Rugs Raffle 13
  Folder
Medicinal Gardens, 1998 14
  Folder
Medicinal Plant Project, 1998-2001 15
  Folder
Medicinal Plant Project Report, 2000-2003 16
  Folder
Medicinal Plant Project Report and Programs and Press, 1998-2003 17
  BoxFolder
Mellon Park, 1951-2000 321
  Folder
Mellon Park Garden Place News, 2000 2
  Folder
Mellon Park Master Plan, 1978-1979 3
  Folder
Mellon Park Preservation and Management Plan, 8/30/1999 & 11/08/1999 4
  Folder
Mellon Park Preservation and Management Plan, May 2000 5
  Folder
Messerve Book Sales, 1995 6
  Folder
Miscellaneous Garden Clubs 7
  Folder
Neighborhood Gardens 8
  Folder
Neighborhood Gardens Project Photos, 1970 9
  Folder
Neighborhood Gardens Project Script 10
  Folder
Neighborhood Gardens Project Slides 11
  Folder
Neighborhood Housing Services Parklet, 1970-1971 12
  Folder
Neville House - Master Plan Book, 1994 13
  Folder
Neville House - National Trust Pamphlet 14
  Folder
Neville House - Proposal and Correspondence, 1992-1994 15
  BoxFolder
Neville House - Urban Design Book, 1993 331
  Folder
Northside Garden Block Program 2
  Folder
Northside Photos and Negatives, 1973-1977 3
  Folder
Northside Project Scrapbook, 1969-1970 4
  Folder
Northside Projects, 1971-1975 5
  Folder
Old Economy Kitchen Garden, 1929-1963 6
  Folder
Old Economy Kitchen Garden Restoration Project, 1961 7
  Folder
Old Economy Kitchen Garden Restoration Project Blueprints, 1961 8
  Folder
Old Post Office - Northshore, 1966-1981 9
  Folder
Park Place Drawings 10
  Folder
Partners for Plants Project, 1995 11
  Folder
Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture 12
  Folder
Phipps Conservatory, 1962 13
  Folder
Phipps Conservatory Friends, 1987-1989 14
  Folder
Phipps Conservatory Press and Programs, 1990 & 2001 & 2008 15
  Folder
Phipps Conservatory Sculptures, 1983 16
  BoxFolder
Phipps Outdoor Gardens 341
  Folder
Phipps Outdoor Gardens 2
  Folder
Phipps Outdoor Gardens 3
  Folder
Phipps Outdoor Gardens, 2002 4
  Folder
Phipps Outdoor Gardens - History 5
  Folder
Phipps Outdoor Gardens Luncheon, 2000 6
  Folder
Phipps Outdoor Gardens Memorial Contributions 7
  Folder
Phipps Outdoor Gardens Restoration 8
  Folder
Phipps Outdoor Gardens Restoration 9
  Folder
Phipps Outdoor Gardens Restoration 10
  Folder
Phipps Outdoor Gardens Restoration, 1988 11
  BoxFolder
Phipps Outdoor Gardens Restoration, 1988 351
  Folder
Phipps Outdoor Gardens Restoration, 1988 2
  Folder
Phipps Outdoor Gardens Restoration Budget, 1986-1989 3
  Folder
Phipps Outdoor Gardens Restoration Construction, 1986-1988 4
  Folder
Phipps Outdoor Gardens Restoration Drawings 5
  Folder
Phipps Outdoor Gardens Restoration Design Contracts, 1986-1987 6
  BoxFolder
Phipps Outdoor Gardens Restoration Design Contracts, 1986-1987 361
  Folder
Phipps Outdoor Gardens Restoration Fencing, 1986-1988 2
  Folder
Phipps Outdoor Gardens Restoration Project Plan, 1987 3
  Folder
Phipps Outdoor Gardens Training Guides, 1988 4
  Folder
Pittsburgh Civic Garden Center 5
  Folder
Pittsburgh Civic Garden Center - May Market, 1996 6
  Folder
Pittsburgh Civic Garden Center Newsletter 7
  Folder
Pittsburgh Garden Center and Market 8
  Folder
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, 2002 9
  Folder
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, 2003 10
  Folder
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, 2007-2008 11
  Folder
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Press 12
  BoxFolder
Pittsburgh Regional Planning Association, 1980 371
  Folder
Pizzazz, 1996-1998 2
  Folder
Pizzazz Ad Hoc Committee Meeting Minutes, 1998 3
  Folder
Pizzazz Botany in Action, 2006 4
  Folder
Pizzazz Botany in Action Financial Records, 1995-1996 5
  Folder
Pizzazz CD-Rom, 2005 6
  Folder
Pizzazz Donations, 2004 7
  Folder
Pizzazz Donations, 2004 8
  Folder
Pizzazz Donations, 2005 9
  Folder
Pizzazz Donations and Deposits, 2006 10
  BoxFolder
Pizzazz Donations and Deposits, 2006 381
  Folder
Pizzazz Fanfare Magazine, 2008 2
  Folder
Pizzazz Financial Reports, 1994-1996 3
  Folder
Pizzazz Financial Reports, 1997 4
  Folder
Pizzazz Financial Reports, 1998 5
  Folder
Pizzazz Financial Reports, 1999 6
  Folder
Pizzazz Financial Reports, 2000 7
  Folder
Pizzazz Financial Statements, 1998-2001 8
  Folder
Pizzazz General Financial Information 9
  Folder
Pizzazz General Financial Information, 1994-1996 10
  Folder
Pizzazz Invitations, 1998-1999 11
  Folder
Pizzazz Mellon Account and Tax Information, 1983 & 1994 12
  Folder
Pizzazz and Phipps Conservatory 13
  Folder
Pizzazz Photos, 2004 14
  BoxFolder
Pizzazz Photos, 2005 391
  Folder
Pizzazz Photos and Pamphlets, 2008 2
  Folder
Pizzazz PNC Bank Checks and Stubs, 2003-2008 3
  Folder
Pizzazz Press and Pamphlets, 2006 4
  Folder
Pizzazz Programs and Pamphlets, 2003 5
  Folder
Pizzazz Receipts, 2005-2009 6
  Folder
Pizzazz Reservations, 2007 7
  Folder
Pizzazz Sales Tax, 1999 8
  Folder
Pizzazz Special Projects Account, 1998-1999 9
  Folder
Pizzazz Spring Hat Luncheon, 2008 10
  Folder
Pizzazz Treasurer Reports, July 2006-June 2007 11
  Folder
Pizzazz Whirl Magazine, January 2009 12
  Folder
Plant Committee, 1988-1989 13
  Folder
Plant Exchange, 1997 14
  Folder
Plant Lists 15
  Folder
Portraits of Botanists Exhibition Invitation, 1944 16
  Folder
Powder Mill Reserve, 2006 17
  BoxFolder
President's Council, April 26, 2007 401
  Folder
Presidents' Workshop, 2007 2
  Folder
Presidents' Workshop Manual, 2007 3
  Folder
Programs, 1996-1998 4
  Folder
Programs, 2004-2006 5
  Folder
Programs and Projects, 2008-2009 6
  Folder
Questionnaire Returns, November 2003 7
  Folder
Rachel Carson Centennial Celebration, 2007 8
  Folder
Rachel Carson Centennial Celebration, 2007 9
  Folder
Rachel Carson Homestead Association and Press, 2005 10
  Folder
Regent Square Gateway Final Report, 2007 11
  Folder
Riverfront Park Designs, 1995-1997 12
  Folder
Riverfront Press 13
  Folder
Riverlife Press 14
  Folder
Riverlife Sponsors 15
  BoxFolder
Rose Garden Project, 1949-1952 411
  Folder
Rose Garden Project, 1956-1960 2
  Folder
Rose Garden Project, 1963-1971 3
  Folder
Rose Garden Project, 1973-1978 4
  Folder
Rose Garden Project Pictures, Programs and Invitations 5
  Folder
Scholarships, 2002-2003 6
  Folder
Scholarships, 2004-2006 7
  Folder
Self-Education Required Reading 8
  Folder
A Sense of Wonder, 2008 9
  Folder
Special Projects, 2001-2002 10
  Folder
Spring Garden Valley, 1989-1990 11
  Folder
Spring Garden Valley, 1990 12
  Folder
Sponsored Events 13
  Folder
Spring Party, 1983 14
  Folder
State and County Air Pollution Hearing, 1969 15
  Folder
Step One Conference, 1990 16
  Folder
Sewickley Council of Garden Clubs, 1996-1998 17
  Folder
Urban Parks Conference, 2008 18
  Folder
Vacation Home Rentals Project, 1989-1999 19
  Folder
Van Engelen Bulb Sale, 1994-1995 20
  Folder
Van Engelen Bulb Sale, 2002 21
  Folder
Van Engelen Bulb Sale, 2005 22
  Folder
Visiting Gardens 23
  Folder
Visiting Gardens Guide 24
  Folder
Visiting Gardens Correspondence, 1949 & 1955 25
  Folder
Visiting Gardens, Mernie Berger Birthday 26
  Folder
Western Pennsylvania Botanical Garden, 2002 27
  Folder
Western Pennsylvania Botanical Garden, 2008 28
  Folder
The Wheel of the Seasons Event Description, 1973 29
  Folder
Women's Land Army, 1918 30
  Folder
Women's National Farm and Garden Association, 1945-1960 31
  Folder
YMCA Gardeners, 1971 32
  Folder
YMCA Hazelwood Parklet, 1976 33

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.

  BoxFolder
Adopt a School Tree Program Expenses, 1990-1991 421
  Folder
Climate Change Information, 2008 2
  Folder
Conservation Committee and Volunteers, 1996-1998 3
  Folder
Conservation Community Grants, 1993 4
  Folder
Conservation Projects Programs and Pamphlets, 2002 5
  Folder
Conservation Reports, 1956-1959 6
  Folder
Conservation Reports, 1960-1963 7
  Folder
Earth Partners, 1990 8
  Folder
Earth Partners Annual Reports, 1990-1996 9
  Folder
Earth Partners Curriculum for Students 10
  Folder
Earth Partners Correspondence, 1990-1991 11
  Folder
Earth Partners Correspondence and Invitations, 1990 12
  Folder
Earth Partners Evaluations Forms and Procedures, 1990 13
  Folder
Earth Partners Expenses, 1990 14
  Folder
Earth Partners Information and Notes, 1990-1991 15
  Folder
Earth Partners Notes, 1990 16
  BoxFolder
Earth Partners Order Information and Receipts, 1991 431
  Folder
Earth Partners Photos, 1995 2
  Folder
Earth Partners Press, 1991 3
  Folder
Earth Partners Programs and Photos, 1990 4
  Folder
Earth Partners Request for Funds and Budget, 1990 5
  Folder
Educational Outreach Programs 6
  Folder
Environmental Articles and Pamphlets 7
  Folder
Green Elephant Sale, 1981-1985 8
  Folder
Guffy Hollow Conservation 9
  Folder
Living Green Pamphlet 10
  Folder
Neighborhood Garden Reports, 1991-1992 11
  Folder
Scientists on Biodiversity, 1998 12
  Folder
Society for Ecological Restoration Annual Conference, November 1997 13
  Folder
Step One Conference, 1990 14
  Folder
Student Conservation Association Annual Reports, 1997 & 2007 15
  Folder
Three Rivers Environmental Awards, 1997 16
  Folder
Van Engelen Inc. Whole Sale Price List, 1992 17
  Folder
The Volunteer Newsletter, Summer 1998 18
  Folder
Wildflower Conservation Committee Reports, 1922-1930 & 1952-1954 19

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

  BoxFolder
Annual Horticulture Committee Reports, 1957-1958 441
  Folder
Annual Horticulture Committee Reports, 1962-1965 2
  Folder
Degree in Horticulture, 1971-1974 3
  Folder
Flower Arranging Newsletter, Spring 1998 4
  Folder
Horticultural Committee, 1978-1980 5
  Folder
Horticulture Committee, 1992 6
  Folder
Horticulture Committee, 1996-1998 7
  Folder
Horticulture Committee Events and Schedule, 1989-1992 8
  Folder
Horticulture Minutes, 1990 9
  Folder
Horticulture Press and Programs, 1990-1991 10
  Folder
Horticulture Projects, 1988-1991 11
  Folder
Horticultural Schedule and Plant Exchanges 12
  Folder
Horticultural Society of Western Pennsylvania Grants, 2005-2006 13
  Folder
Interchange Fellowship in Horticulture, 1957-1959 14
  Folder
Invasive Exotic Plants in the Mid-Atlantic, September 1996 15
  Folder
Natural History, January 1996 16

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Series  IV. Publications, 1914-2009 

Scope and Contents note

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.

  BoxFolder
Membership Directory, 1920-1921 451
  Folder
Membership Directory, 1922-1923 2
  Folder
Membership Directory, 1929-1930 3
  Folder
Membership Directory, 1933 4
  Folder
Membership Directory, 1936 5
  Folder
Membership Directory, 1938 6
  Folder
Membership Directory, 1940 7
  Folder
Membership Directory, 1941 8
  Folder
Membership Directory, 1943 9
  Folder
Membership Directory, 1945 10
  Folder
Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 1947 11
  Folder
Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 1952-1953 12
  Folder
Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 1954-1955 13
  Folder
Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 1957-1958 14
  Folder
Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 1975-1976 15
  Folder
Membership Directory [GCA], 1985-1986 16
  Folder
Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 1990-1991 17
  Folder
Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 1992-1993 18
  Folder
Membership Directory [GCA], 1993-1994 19
  Folder
Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 1994-1995 20
  Folder
Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 1995-1996 21
  Folder
Membership Directory [RESTRICTED & incomplete], 1996-1997 22
  Folder
Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 1997-1998 23
  BoxFolder
Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 1998-1999 461
  Folder
Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 2002-2003 2
  Folder
Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 2003-2004 3
  Folder
Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 2004-2005 4
  Folder
Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 2005 5
  Folder
Membership Directory [RESTRICTED], 2005-2006 6

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.

  BoxFolder
GCAC Constitution and By-laws, 1914 471
  Folder
GCAC Constitution and By-laws, 1918 2
  Folder
GCAC Constitution and By-laws, 1918 3
  Folder
GCAC Constitution and By-laws, 1949 4
  Folder
GCAC Constitution and By-laws, 1981 5
  Folder
GCAC Constitution and By-laws, 1991 & 1995 6
  Folder
GCAC Members, Presidents and By-laws 1996-1998 7
  Folder
GCAC Professionalism and By-laws 1971 8
  Folder
Liabilities of Directors and Officers 9
  Folder
Objectives 1991 10
  Folder
Pittsburgh Garden Center By-laws, 1962 & 1969 11
  Folder
Policy Book, 1959-1960 12
  Folder
Sewickley Council of Garden Clubs By-laws, undated 13

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.

  BoxFolder
GCA History, 1939 481
  Folder
Twenty-fifth Anniversary History Pamphlet, 1939 2
  Folder
Fifty Blooming Years:1913-1963 by Marjorie Gibbon Battles and Catherine Colt Dicky, 1963 3
  Folder
Fiftieth Anniversary Review of Activities Pamphlet, 1964 4
  Folder
Seventy-fifth Anniversary Chronicle "Winds of Change", 1963-1988 5
  Folder
Garden Club History, 1976 6
  Folder
History of the GCAC, 1976 7
  Folder
The Past 25 Years History, 1988 8
  Folder
GCAC History Notes, 1986 9
  Folder
History and Current Projects circa 1916 10
  Folder
Seventy-fifth Anniversary History 1914-1989, 1989 11
  Folder
GCAC History of Projects and Gifts, 1914-1999 12
  Folder
Chronological List of Major GCAC Events, 1914-1954 13
  Folder
History of Committees, 1977-1992 14
  Folder
Five Year History Update, 1999-2003 15
  Folder
GCAC History Notes for Orientation, 1988 16
  Folder
GCAC History Notes and Purpose, 1997 17
  BoxFolder
History of Projects and Gifts 491
  Folder
Club History and Archives, 2000 2
  Folder
A History of the GCAC 3
  Folder
Archives, 2003 4
  Folder
University of Pittsburgh Archives, 2004-2008 5
  Folder
The Past Twenty-five Years GCAC History, 1984 6
  Folder
Zone V Information, 1981-1985 7
  Folder
GCA Information Manual, 1997 8
  Folder
GCA Information Manual, 1998 9
  Folder
GCA Information Manual, 1999 10
  Folder
GCA Fact Sheets, 1982-1984 11
  Folder
GCA Fact Sheet, 1982 12
  Folder
GCA Fact Sheet, 1998 13
  Folder
GCA Fact Sheet, 1998 14
  Folder
GCA Fact Sheet, 1999 15
  Folder
GCA Affiliate Status 16

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.

  BoxFolder
GCA Bulletins, 1936 501
  Folder
GCA Bulletins, 1946 2
  Folder
GCA Bulletins, 1948 3
  Folder
GCA Bulletins, 1961 4
  Folder
GCA Bulletins, 1995-1997 5
  Folder
GCA Bulletins, 1999-2000 5a
  Folder
GCA Bulletins, 2002 6
  Folder
GCA Bulletins, 2003 7
  Folder
GCA Bulletins, 2003-2004 8
  Folder
GCA Bulletins, 2005-2006 9
  Folder
GCA Bulletins, 2007-2008 10
  Folder
GCA Bulletins, 2009 11

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.

  BoxFolder
GCAC Newsletters, 1988-1994 511
  Folder
GCAC Newsletters, 1995-2000 2
  Folder
GCAC Newsletters, 2001-2002 3
  Folder
GCAC Newsletters, 2003-2004 4
  Folder
GCAC Newsletters, 2005-2006 5
  Folder
GCAC Newsletters, 2007-2009 6
  Folder
Newsletters about Birds from Other Organizations, 1984-2006 7
  Folder
Newsletters about Gardens from Other Organizations, 2003-2008 8
  Folder
Phipps Newsletters 2003-2006 9
  Folder
The Trumpet Vine Newsletter 10

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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.

  BoxFolder
Correspondence Regarding Meeting Minutes, 1920 521
  Folder
Correspondence, 1940-1949 2
  Folder
Correspondence Regarding the GCA Annual Meeting, 1948 3
  Folder
Correspondence Regarding the GCA Annual Meeting, 1948 4
  Folder
Correspondence Regarding the GCA Annual Meeting, 1948 5
  Folder
Correspondence, 1950-1959 6
  Folder
Correspondence, 1970-1979 7
  Folder
Correspondence Received by Mrs. Frank E. Richardson, 1975 8
  Folder
Correspondence Received by Mrs. Frank E. Richardson, 1975 9
  BoxFolder
Correspondence, 1984-1986 531
  Folder
Correspondence with GCA, 1985-1986 2
  Folder
Correspondence Regarding the Annual Conference, 1986 3
  Folder
Correspondence, 1986 4
  Folder
Correspondence, 1986 5
  Folder
Correspondence, 1987-1988 6
  Folder
Correspondence, 1992 7
  Folder
Correspondence, 1996-1997 8
  Folder
Correspondence, 2000-2003 9
  Folder
Correspondence, 2002-2003 10
  Folder
Correspondence Regarding Zone V, 2004-2006 11
  Folder
Correspondence of Lil Fisher, 2006 12
  Folder
Correspondence, undated 13

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Series  VI. Ephemera and Media Material, 1914-2005 

Scope and Content Notes

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

Subseries  1. Ephemera Material, 1988-2007 

Scope and Content Notes

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

  BoxFolder
Official GCAC stamps and stamp pad, undated 541
  Folder
Official GCAC Pocket Seal, undated 2
  Folder
Civic Achievement Award, GCA Amy Montague Medal, 1997 3
  Folder
Wooden Photograph of an Unidentified House 4
  BoxFolder
The Marion Thompson Fuller Brown Conservation Award, May 2, 2002 551
  Folder
First Place Public/Institutional Garden Award Presented to the Phipps Conservatory Outdoor Garden, 1988 2
  Folder
GCA Award for Club Public Relations Presented to the GCAC, May 12, 2007 3
  Folder
Audubon Society Trustee Award Presented to the GCAC, May 23, 2007 4

Subseries  2. Step One Conference Media 

Scope and Content Notes

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

  BoxFolder
 2. Step One Part 2 561
  Folder
Step One Part 2 2
  Folder
Step One Short Version 3
  Folder
Step One Part 1 4
  Folder
Step One Part 2 5
  Folder
Step One Part 2 6
  Folder
Step One Part 1 7
  Folder
Step One Part 1 8
  Folder
Step One Part 1 9
  Folder
Step One Part 1 10

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.

  BoxFolder
GCAC First Meeting Announcement Clipping, 1914 571
  Folder
GCAC Meeting Announcement Clipping, 1915 2
  Folder
GCAC Spring Exhibition and GCA Meeting Clippings, 1922 3
  Folder
9th Annual Dahlia Show Clipping, 1923 4
  Folder
Benefit Festival of Pleasant Hill Farm Association Clipping, 1924 5
  Folder
Pittsburgh Flower Show Clipping, 1925 6
  Folder
"Exhibition of Garden Art" in Carnegie Magazine, 1934 7
  Folder
"Flowers and Gardens in Art" in Carnegie Magazine, 1934 8
  Folder
Photos Showing "Garden of a Pompeian Villa" Entry from the Flower and Art Exhibition, 1934 9
  Folder
Clippings Related to Mrs. J.G. Pontefract, 1936, 1938, some undated 10
  Folder
Newspaper Clippings, 1936 -1958 11
  Folder
Photo of a Knot Garden Exhibited at the New York Flower Show, 1940 12
  Folder
Photo of the First Prize Winner at the New York Flower Show, 1947 13
  Folder
Crayon Drawings of a GCAC Banquet at the Carnegie Institute's Hall of Architecture, drawn by University of Pittsburgh Art Students, 1948 14
  Folder
Annual Meeting Directory, 1948 15
  Folder
Garden Club of America Annual Meeting Program Book, 1948 16
  Folder
Various Items Belonging to Mrs. J.M. Schoonmaker, 1948 17
  Folder
GCA Annual Meeting Publicity Clippings, 1948 18
  Folder
Photo of the GCAC Wayside Stand at Garden Market, 1949 19
  BoxFolder
Pennsylvania Turnpike Brochure, 1952 581
  Folder
The Garden Locator of the Garden Club of America edited by Millicent Ann Gates, 1956 2
  Folder
Clippings Documenting Donation by Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Hunt for Carnegie Tech's Library, 1958 3
  Folder
GCAC Visit to Old Economy Village Clippings, 1963 4
  Folder
Disbound Scrapbook Documenting GCAC's YMCA - Resaca Street Project, 1971-1973 5
  Folder
Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania Information, 1972-1973 6
  Folder
Women's National Farm and Garden Association Yearbook, 1972-1973 7
  Folder
Pictures and Program from the 1975 Zone V Meeting, 1975 8
  Folder
GCA Gateway Clipper Outing Clippings, 1975 9
  Folder
Green Elephant Publicity ad Newspaper Clippings, 1984 10
  Folder
News and Press Releases, 1985-1987 11
  Folder
"1930 Garden Club Pilgrimage to Virginia" Booklet, 1999 12
  BoxFolder
Magazines, 1980-1989 591
  Folder
Newspaper Clippings and Publicity, 1980-1989 2
  Folder
Newspaper Clippings and Publicity, 1990-1999 3
  Folder
Magazines, 2006-2009 4
  Folder
Newspaper Clippings and Publicity, 2000-2009 5
  Folder
GCA 2005 Annual Meeting Highlights Poster Photos, 2005 6
  Folder
GCA 2005 Annual Meeting Highlights Poster of "Private Gardens", 2005 7
  Folder
GCA 2005 Annual Meeting Highlights Poster Photo of "Paul Sculley, Recipient of the Margaret Douglas Medal", 2005 8
  Folder
GCA 2005 Annual Meeting Highlights Poster Photo of "Awards Banquet", 2005 9
  Folder
GCA 2005 Annual Meeting Highlights Poster Photo of "Museum Greeter", 2005 10
  Folder
GCA 2005 Annual Meeting Highlights Poster Photo of "Flower Show Winner at Kemper Museum", 2005 11
  Folder
GCA 2005 Annual Meeting Highlights Poster Photo of " 'All That Jazz,' Kemper Museum", 2005 12
  Folder
GCA 2005 Annual Meeting Highlights Poster Photo of "Behind the Scenes", 2005 13
  Folder
GCA 2005 Annual Meeting Highlights Poster Photo of "Public Gardens: Powell & Kauffman", 2005 14
  Folder
GCA 2005 Annual Meeting Highlights Poster Photo of "GCAC N. Clay & M.L. Majons", 2005 15
  Folder
"Haven for Songsters" Clipping 16
  Folder
George Washington Meeting at Rolling Rock Club 17
  Folder
Margaret Pollard Rea Garden Photographs 18
  Folder
Phipps Conservatory Exhibit 19
  Folder
Photo of a Garden 20
  Folder
Pittsburgh Information and Site Locator Pamphlet 21
  BoxFolder
Highland Park, 1998 601
  Folder
Schenley Park 2
  Folder
Homewood Garden Project, 1998 3
  Folder
Allegheny Commons 4
  Folder
Pizzazz, 2000, 2002-2003 5
  Folder
GCA Warhol Exhibition, 2002 6
  Folder
Hat Luncheon, 2002 7
  Folder
Student Conservation Association Project, 2002 8
  Folder
Gardens Around Pittsburgh 9
  Folder
Horticultural Society/Botanical Society 10
  Folder
GCA Trip to Hawaii and Japan, 1961 11

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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.

  BoxFolder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 1989-1991 611
  Folder
Membership Meetings Photographs, 1992, 2000-2007 2
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 1992-1995 3
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 1995 4
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 1996 5
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 1997 6
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 1998 7
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 1999 8
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 2000 9
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 2001 10
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 2003-2004 11
  Folder
Membership Meeting Agendas, 2008-2010 12
  BoxFolder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1989-1990 6113
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1991-1992 14
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1993-1995 15
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1996 16
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1997 17
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1998 18
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1999 19
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2000 20
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2001 21
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2001-2002 22
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2003-2004 23
  Folder
Board of Directors Meeting Agendas, 2008-2010 24
  BoxVolume
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (bound book), June 13, 1988- June 16, 1994 621
  BoxFolder
General Meeting Records and Reports, 2001-2002 631
  BoxFolder
Zone V Meeting, 1994-1995 632
  Folder
Zone V Meeting, GCAC Annual Summary, 2004-2010 3
  Folder
Zone V Mini-Meeting Programs, 2005, 2007 4
  Folder
Zone V Annual Meeting, 2008 5
  Folder
Zone V Mini-Meeting, 2009 6
  BoxFolder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1993 637
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 1995-2000 8
  Folder
Annual Meeting Photographs (taken at Peggy McKnight's home), June 11, 1999 9
  Folder
Annual Meeting Photographs (taken at Mrs. Pete Cole's home), June 2004 10
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 2008-2009 11
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 2009-2010 12
  BoxFolder
Accounts Statement of Activity Reports, 1989-1995 6313
  Folder
Treasurer's Reports, 1991-1994 14
  Folder
Treasurer's Reports, 1995 15
  Folder
Treasurer's Reports, 1996 16
  Folder
Treasurer's Reports, 1997 17
  Folder
Treasurer's Reports, 1998 18
  Folder
Treasurer's Reports, 1999 19
  Folder
Treasurer's Reports, 2000 20
  Folder
Treasurer's Reports, 2001 21
  Folder
Treasurer's Reports, 2000-2002 22
  Folder
Treasurer's Reports, 2003-2004 23
  BoxFolder
Slides of Members, 1961 641
  Folder
Slides of Members at Meetings, 1961 2
  Folder
Membership Meeting Attendance Reports, 1991-1992 3
  Folder
Membership Meeting Attendance Reports, 2002-2004 4
  Folder
Membership Invitation Letter (Sample), 2007 5
  Folder
Membership Questionnaire, 2009 6
  BoxFolder
Archives Committee, 2004 647
  Folder
Committee and Officers List, 1990-1994 8
  Folder
Committee List, 2008-2010 9
  Folder
Long Range Planning Committee- Funding Application Procedure and Schedule, 2004 10
  Folder
Long range Planning Committee- Native Trees to the Western Allegheny Plateau, 2008 11
  Folder
Nominating Committee- Club Member Profile Form, undated 12
  Folder
Program Committee, 1995-1998 13
  Folder
Program Committee Guidelines, 1998-1999 14
  Folder
Program Committee, 2003-2004 15
  Folder
Public Relations Committee Chairman Job Description, 2006 16
  Folder
Workshops Committee Reports, 2003 17
  BoxFolder
Assorted President's Notes, 1997-2000 6418
  Folder
President Sally Foster's Papers, 2002-2003 19
  Folder
President Mary Odom Addresses, 2007 20
  Folder
President's Meeting, 2008 21
  BoxFolder
Flower Show Slides, 1953 651
  Folder
Slides of Flower Show Prize Winners, 1960, 1961 2
  Folder
Flower Show Slide Carousel Disc, ca.1960s 3
  Folder
Flower Show Arrangement Slides, 1961 4
  Folder
Flower Show Entries Slides, March 1965 5
  Folder
Garden Club Room Spring Show at the Phipps Conservatory, 1965 6
  Folder
New York Flower Show Entries Slides, 1966 7
  Folder
"In the Spirit of Old Economy Village" Flower Show Program, 1987 8
  Folder
GCAC Flower Shows, 1989-1990 9
  Folder
Garden Club of America Flower Show Manual, 1996 10
  Folder
GCAC at Philadelphia Flower Show, 1998-1999, 2006 11
  Folder
Garden Club of America Flower Show Manual, 12
  Folder
Lil Fisher at the GCAC Flower Show at the Mellon Bank Building Photo, 1990 13
  Folder
"Possession Obsession" Flower Show Brochures, 2002 14
  Folder
"Possession Obsession" Show Entries, 2002 15
  Folder
"Possession Obsession" Flower Show Judges Panel and Awards, 2002 16
  Folder
"Possession Obsession" Flower Show Publicity, 2002 17
  Folder
"Possession Obsession" Flower Show Nametag, 2002 18
  Folder
"Possession Obsession" Articles, 2002 19
  Folder
"Our Living Rivers" Exhibit at Flower Show, 2002 20
  Folder
"Possession Obsession" Flower Show Planning, 2001-2002 21
  BoxFolder
Village Garden Club of Sewickley "In the Studio" Flower Arranging Workshop and Flower Show, April 18-19, 2002 661
  Folder
Garden Club of America Flower Show and Judging Guide, 2000 2
  Folder
GCAC Flower Show "Zen and the Art of Gardening," 2005 3
  Folder
"Grow Your Own" Garden Club of America Flower Show Manual, undated 4
  Folder
"Name It!: Demystifying Nomenclature for Entry Cards in Flower Shows," undated 5
  BoxFolder
Zone V Mini-Meeting Award Ceremony Photos, October 20, 1999 666
  Folder
Letters of Recommendation for Sherley Blaxter for Living Treasure Award, 2001 7
  Folder
Zone V Dorothy Flacon Platt Award, 2002 8
  Folder
Mary Louise Gaillot Receiving an Award Photos, ca. 2006 9
  Folder
Jeanie Robinson giving Martha Robinson and Betty Dones the Living Treasure Award Photo, undated 10
  BoxObject
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Flora Award Enamel Box, 2000 671
  Map-case
Garden Club of America Public Relations Award Submission Portfolio, 2007 9-4
  BoxFolder
Beechwood Farms Christmas Workshop Photos, 2002 681
  Folder
Charleston, South Carolina GCAC Garden Tour Trip Album, March 31 -April 3, 1992 2-38
  BoxFolder
Christmas Packages Wrapping Slides, December 9, 1960 691
  Folder
Christmas Wreath Workshop Photos, December 11, 2003 2
  Folder
Closing of Outdoor Garden at Phipps Conservatory, October 18, 2004 3
  Folder
Entrance Corridor Botanic Garden of Western Pennsylvania Landscape Master Plan, 2007 4
  Folder
Fallingwater Tour Photos and Slides, 1964 5-6
  Folder
GCAC Activities, 2003 7
  Folder
GCAC Members at Various Club Activities, undated 8
  Folder
Ken Druse Lecture, 2004 9
  Folder
May Market Photo, 1951 10
  Folder
May Market Slides, 1961 11
  Folder
May Market Photos, 2001 12
  Folder
May Market Slides, 2005 13
  Folder
May Market Photos, undated 14
  Folder
Medicinal Garden Signage at Phipps Conservatory Photos, November 11, 1999 15
  Folder
New Member Orientation at Allegheny Common Photos, July 27, 1999 16
  Folder
New Member Orientation Photo, 2001 17
  Folder
Northside Post Office, before planting Project Photos, 1971 18
  Folder
Old Economy Village GCAC Lunch Slides, 1961 19
  Folder
Old Economy Village Gardens Slides, August 1963 20
  Folder
Old Economy Village Greenhouse Slides, March 19, 1964 21
  Folder
Outdoor Garden at Phipps Conservatory Slides, June 9, 1981 22
  Folder
Phipps Conservatory Outdoor Garden Album, 1987-1988 23-30
  BoxFolder
Phipps Conservatory Outdoor Garden Album, 1987-1988, 1990-1992, 1994, 701-12
  Folder
Phipps Conservatory Outdoor Garden Photos, October 11, 1999 13
  Folder
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, 2002 14
  Folder
Pizzazz Financial Information, 1995 15
  Folder
Pizzazz Invitations, 1995 16
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendors, 1995 17
  Folder
Pizzazz Benefit for Botany in Action Fact Sheet, 1996 18
  Folder
Pizzazz Financial Information, 1996 19
  Folder
Pizzazz Photos, 1996 20
  Folder
Pizzazz Press Releases and Flyers 1996 21
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendors, 1996 22
  Folder
Pizzazz Events Notes for Next Year, 1997 23
  Folder
Pizzazz Invitations, 1997 24
  Folder
Pizzazz at Pittsburgh Golf Club Function Prospectus and Layout, 1997 25
  Folder
Pizzazz Preview Party, 1997 26
  Folder
Pizzazz Publicity and Invitations, 1997 27
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendor Contracts, 1997 28
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendor Information, 1997 29
  Folder
Pizzazz Brochures and Poster, 1998 30
  Folder
Pizzazz Committee List, 1998 31
  Folder
Pizzazz Correspondence with Fox Chapel Golf Club, 1998 32
  Folder
Pizzazz Donation List and Letters, 1998 33
  Folder
Pizzazz layout and Equipment List, 1998 34
  Folder
Pizzazz Marketing, 1998 35
  Folder
Pizzazz Photos, 1998 36
  Folder
Pizzazz Preview Luncheon, 1998 37
  Folder
Pizzazz Raffle, 1998 38
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendor Contracts, 1998 39
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendor Invoices, 1998 40
  BoxFolder
Pizzazz Vendors, 1998 711
  Folder
Pizzazz Committee Meetings, 1999 2
  Folder
Pizzazz Financial Reports, 1999 3
  Folder
Pizzazz Hosting and Housing Committee, 1999 4
  Folder
Pizzazz Invitations, 1999 5
  Folder
Pizzazz Layout and Tent, 1999 6
  Folder
Pizzazz Mailings and Printed Materials, 1999 7
  Folder
Pizzazz Notes, 1999 8
  Folder
Pizzazz Patrons, Donors, and Benefactors, 1999 9
  Folder
Pizzazz Photos, 1999 10
  Folder
Pizzazz Preview Party, 1999 11
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendor Contracts, 1999 12
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendor Information, 1999 13
  Folder
Pizzazz Committee, 2000 14
  Folder
Pizzazz Financial Reports, 2000 15
  Folder
Pizzazz Floor Plan, 2000 16
  Folder
Pizzazz Housing and Hospitality Committee, 2000 17
  Folder
Pizzazz Invitations, Flyers, and Posters, 2000 18
  Folder
Pizzazz Mailings, 2000 19
  Folder
Pizzazz Preview Party, 2000 20
  Folder
Pizzazz Reports, 2000 21
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendor Contracts, 2000 22
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendor Exit Surveys, 2000 23
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Pizzazz Vendor Information, 2000 721
  Folder
Pizzazz Financial Report and Information, 2001 2
  Folder
Pizzazz Flyers, Invitations, and other printed material, 2001 3
  Folder
Pizzazz Invoices, 2001 4
  Folder
Pizzazz Reports and Notes, 2001 5
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendor Contracts, 2001 6
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendor Exit Surveys, 2001 7
  Folder
Pizzazz Financial Summary, 2002 8
  Folder
Pizzazz Invitations and Flyers, 2002 9
  Folder
Pizzazz Invoices, 2002 10
  Folder
Pizzazz Preview Party, 2002 11
  Folder
Pizzazz Preview Party Photos, 2002 12
  Folder
Pizzazz Program Layout, 2002 13
  Folder
Pizzazz Reports, 2002 14
  Folder
Pizzazz Tickets, 2002 15
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendor Contracts, 2002 16
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Pizzazz Vendor Exit Surveys, 2002 731
  Folder
Pizzazz Media Kit for Whirl Magazine, 2002 2
  Folder
Pizzazz Corporate Sponsors, 2003 3
  Folder
Pizzazz Financial Reports and Statements, 2003 4
  Folder
Pizzazz Fox Chapel Golf Club Layout, 2003 5
  Folder
Pizzazz Housing Committee, 2003 6
  Folder
Pizzazz Donors and Benefactors, 2003 7
  Folder
Pizzazz Invitations and Flyers, 2003 8
  Folder
Pizzazz Reports and Committees, 2003 9
  Folder
Pizzazz Speakers, Special Guests, and Vendors, 2003 10
  Folder
Pizzazz Tickets, 2003 11
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendor Contracts, 2003 12-13
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendor Exit Surveys, 2003 14
  Folder
Pizzazz Reports on CD-ROM, 2003-2005 15
  Folder
Pizzazz Financial Report and Summary, 2004 16
  Folder
Pizzazz Floor Layout, 2004 17
  Folder
Pizzazz Hospitality Committee, 2004 18
  Folder
Pizzazz Housing Committee, 2004 19
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Pizzazz Invoices, 2004 741
  Folder
Pizzazz Information on Similar Benefit Vendor Shows, 2004-2007 2
  Folder
Pizzazz Merchandise Models, 2004 3
  Folder
Pizzazz Donors and Benefactors, 2004 4
  Folder
Pizzazz Invitations and Flyers, 2004 5
  Folder
Pizzazz Photographs Proofs, 2004 6
  Folder
Pizzazz Preview Party and Thursday Night Events, 2004 7
  Folder
Pizzazz Printing and Mail Services, 2004 8
  Folder
Pizzazz Programs and Invitations, 2004 9
  Folder
Pizzazz Publicity Committee, 2004 10
  Folder
Pizzazz Reports and Timelines, 2004 11
  Folder
Pizzazz Speaker, Ron Morgan, 2004 12
  Folder
Pizzazz Sponsors and Underwriting, 2004 13
  Folder
Pizzazz Tickets, 2004 14
  Folder
Pizzazz Timeless Treasures Booth, 2004 15
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendor Contracts, 2004 16
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendor Equipment Needs, 2004 17
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendor Information, 2004 18
  Folder
Pizzazz Volunteer Committee, 2004 19
  Folder
Pizzazz Financial Reports and Summary, 2005 20
  Folder
Pizzazz Housing and Hospitality Committee, 2005 21
  Folder
Pizzazz Invitations and Flyers, 2005 22
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Pizzazz Patrons and Benefactors, 2005 751
  Folder
Pizzazz Photos, 2005 2
  Folder
Pizzazz Press Releases, 2005 3
  Folder
Pizzazz Preview party, 2005 4
  Folder
Pizzazz Printing and Mailing Services, 2005 5
  Folder
Pizzazz Programs and Invitations, 2005 6
  Folder
Pizzazz Publicity Committee, 2005 7
  Folder
Pizzazz Reports and Committees, 2005 8
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendors, 2005 9
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendor Contracts, 2005 10
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendor Equipment Needs, 2005 11
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendor Surveys, 2005 12
  Folder
Pizzazz Advertisements, 2006 13
  Folder
Pizzazz Benefactors and Sponsors, 2006 14
  Folder
Pizzazz (CD), 2006 15
  Folder
Pizzazz Financial Summary and Information, 2006 16
  Folder
Pizzazz Floor Plans, 2006 17
  Folder
Pizzazz Housing Committee, 2006 18
  Folder
Pizzazz Information, 2006 19
  Folder
Pizzazz Invitations, Flyers, Programs, and Tickets, 2006 20
  Folder
Pizzazz Long Range Planning, 2006 21
  Folder
Pizzazz Printing Sources and Proofs, 2006 22
  Folder
Pizzazz Programs and Invitations, 2006 23
  BoxFolder
Pizzazz Public Relations Committee, 2006 761
  Folder
Pizzazz Publicity, 2006 2
  Folder
Pizzazz Reports and Committees, 2006 3
  Folder
Pizzazz Signage Designs (CD), 2006 4
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendors, 2006 5
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendor Contracts, 2006 6
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendor Equipment Needs, 2006 7
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendor Information, 2006 8
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendor Survey, 2006 9
  Folder
Pizzazz Benefactors, Patrons, and Sponsors, 2007 10
  Folder
Pizzazz Committee Reports and Meeting Minutes, 2007 11
  Folder
Pizzazz Financial Summary and Information, 2007 12
  Folder
Pizzazz Floor Plan and Layout, 2007 13
  Folder
Pizzazz Fox Chapel Golf Club, 2007 14
  Folder
Pizzazz Printing Services, 2007 15
  Folder
Pizzazz Publicity, 2007 16
  Folder
Pizzazz Program, Save the Date cards, and Invitations, 2007 17
  Folder
Pizzazz Public Relations Committee, 2007 18
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendors, 2007 19
  Folder
Pizzazz Contracts, 2007 20
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendor Equipment Needs, 2007 21
  Folder
Pizzazz Committee Meetings, 2008 22
  BoxFolder
Pizzazz Committee Reports, 2008 771
  Folder
Pizzazz Community Focus Project- Frick Environmental Center Landscape Design, 2008 2
  Folder
Pizzazz Floor Plan Layout, 2008 3
  Folder
Pizzazz Invitations, 2008 4
  Folder
Pizzazz Invoices, 2008 5
  Folder
Pizzazz Marketing Partnership, 2008 6
  Folder
Pizzazz Photos (CD), 2008 7
  Folder
Pizzazz Press Kit, 2008 8
  Folder
Pizzazz Press Releases, 2008 9
  Folder
Pizzazz Program, Save the Date cards and Invitations, 2008 10
  Folder
Pizzazz Public Relations Committee, 2008 11
  Folder
Pizzazz Public Relations Media Contacts, 2008 12
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendors, 2008 13
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendor Contracts, 2008 14
  Folder
Pizzazz Vendor Surveys, 2008 15
  Folder
Pizzazz Programs, Save the Date cards, and Invitations, 2010 16
  Folder
Riverlife (CD), undated 17
  Folder
Scholarships, 1996 18
  Folder
Scholarships, 2007 19
  Folder
Settler's Cabin Park Wildflower Hike Photos, April 2006 20
  Folder
Women's Land Army Photo, undated 21
  Folder
"The World of Exteriors" John Danzer Lecture, 2009-2010 22
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Snowden, ca. 1960s 781-3
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Horticulture Committee Reports, 2002-2003 791
  Folder
Horticulture Committee Meeting Photos (at Donna Catone's home), January 2006 2
  BoxFolder
Assorted Correspondence, 2007-2010 793
  BoxFolder
Pizzazz Newspaper Clippings, 1996 794
  Folder
Pizzazz Newspaper Clippings, 1997 5
  Folder
Pizzazz Newspaper Clippings, 1998 6
  Folder
Pizzazz Newspaper Clippings, 1999 7
  Folder
Pizzazz Newspaper Clippings, 2000 8
  Folder
Pizzazz Newspaper Clippings, 2001 9
  Folder
Pizzazz Newspaper Clippings, 2002 10
  Folder
Pizzazz Newspaper Clippings, 2003 11
  Folder
Pizzazz Newspaper Clippings, 2004 12
  Folder
Pizzazz Newspaper Clippings, 2005 13
  Folder
Pizzazz Newspaper Clippings, 2006 14-15
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Pizzazz Newspaper Clippings, 2007 801-2
  Folder
Pizzazz Newspaper Clippings, 2008 3-4
  Folder
Pizzazz Newspaper Clippings, 2010 5
  Folder
Barbara Milo Ohrbach Event, 2000 6
  Folder
Old Economy Revitalization Newspaper Clipping, 2000 7
  Folder
Botanic Gardens of Western Pennsylvania Clipping, 8
  Folder
GCAC Members at Phipps Conservatory Outdoor Garden Newspaper Clipping, undated 9
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Photographic Diary of the GCA trip to Japan May 1961 811

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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.

  BoxFolder
Annual Committee Reports, 1988-1981 821
  Folder
Annual Meeting Photos, 2002 2
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 2003-2004 3
  Folder
Annual Meeting and Reports, 2004-2005 4
  Folder
Archives Committee, 2003-2006 5
  Folder
Awards Certificates 6
  Folder
Awards Committee Reports, 2000-2002 7
  Folder
Awards Committee Report, 2003-2004 8
  Folder
Awards Committee Report, 2004-2005 9
  Folder
Awards Committee Report, 2005-2006 10
  Folder
Awards Committee Report, 2006-2007 11
  Folder
Awards Committee Report, 2007-2008 12
  Folder
Awards Committee Report, 2008-2009 13
  Folder
Awards Committee Report, 2010-2012 14
  Folder
Awards History, 2001-2006 15
  Folder
Board Meeting Agendas, 2004-2006 16
  Folder
Board of Directors meeting Minutes, 2004-2006 17
  Folder
By-laws, 1980-1982 18
  Folder
By-laws, 1991  19
  Folder
Carrie T. Watson Proposal for Membership 20
  Folder
Carrie T. Watson Proposal for Membership Correspondence 21
  Folder
Carrie T. Watson Photographs 22
  Folder
Carrie T. Watson Removable Media 23
  Folder
Flowers Show Photographs, 2002 24
  Folder
Garden Art Exhibit (Carnegie Museum) Correspondence, 1934 25
  Folder
Garden Art Exhibit (Carnegie Museum) Notes, 1934 26
  Folder
Garden Art Exhibit (Carnegie Museum) Photographs of Artifacts, 1934  27
  Folder
Garden Art Exhibit (Carnegie Museum) Photographs of Plants and Sculptures, 1934 28
  Folder
Garden Art Exhibit (Carnegie Museum) Press Clippings, 1934 29
  Folder
Garden History and Design Committee, 2003-2006 30
  Folder
Horticulture Committee Reports and Correspondence, 2004-2005 31
  Folder
Insurance Documents, 1986 32
  Folder
IRS and Tax-Exempt Documents, 1984-1985 33
  Folder
Living Treasure Award, 2004 34
  Folder
Living Treasure Award, 2009 35
  Folder
Long Range Planning Committee, 2000 36
  Folder
Long Range Planning Committee, 2004 37
  Folder
Member Lists [RESTRICTED], 1990-1992 38
  Folder
Member Lists [RESTRICTED], 2008-2009 39
  Folder
Membership Meeting Minutes, 2004-2006 40
  Folder
Newspaper Clippings 41
  Folder
Nominating Committee Reports, 1998  42
  Folder
Official Website Design Documents 43
  Folder
Orientation History and Notes, 1999 44
  Folder
Phipps Conservatory Outdoor Garden Project Before and After Photos 45
  Folder
Phipps Conservatory Outdoor Garden Project Design Specifications 46
  Folder
Phipps Conservatory Outdoor Garden Project Legal Documents, 1983-1984 47
  Folder
Phipps Conservatory Outdoor Garden Project Legal Documents, 1985 48
  Folder
Phipps Conservatory Outdoor Garden Project Legal Documents, 1988 49
  Folder
Phipps Conservatory Outdoor Garden Project Notes 50
  Folder
Phipps Conservatory Outdoor Garden Project Media (VHS & CD’s) 51
  Folder
Phipps Conservatory Medicinal Garden Slides 52
  Folder
Pizzazz Reports, 2003-2005 53
  Folder
Pizzazz Media (CD’s), 2005-2008 54
  Folder
Pizzazz Photo Album, 1995 55
  BoxFolder
Possession Obsession, 2002 831
  Folder
President’s Meeting, 2003 2
  Folder
Publications 3
  Folder
Smithsonian Garden History Application, Barkobils Farm 4
  Folder
Smithsonian Garden History, Application Hartwood County Park (aka Hartwood Acres) 5
  Folder
Smithsonian Garden History Application, La Petite Maison 6
  Folder
Smithsonian Garden History Application, La Petite Maison, Photographs 7
  Folder
Smithsonian Garden History Application, Newington 8
  Folder
Smithsonian Garden History Applications Media (CD’s) 9
  Folder
Smithsonian Garden History Application, Spahr House Garden 10
  Folder
Smithsonian Garden History Application, Wilpen Hall 11
  Folder
Treasurer’s Correspondence 12
  Folder
Treasurer’s Reports, 2004-2006 13
  Folder
Unidentified Photographs 14
  Folder
Unidentified Media (CD’s and other) 15
  Folder
Zone V Awards Certificates 16
  Folder
Zone V Awards Requests and Proposals, 2000-2003 17
  Folder
Zone V Awards Requests and Proposals, 1997-1999 18
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Garden Art Exhibit (Carnegie Museum) 27 Photographs by R. P. Hay (14” x 11”) 84

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