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Durham Council of Garden Clubs Collection

Title: Durham Council of Garden Clubs Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1963, 1975-1999
Extent of Materials: 5 print boxes
Location: storage
Relationship of donor or materials to the DCL/NCR The Durham Council of Garden Clubs works to facilitate communication between all of the garden clubs of Durham County. Information contained in this collection informs the people of Durham County of the beneficial organizations and the people involved in such organizations.
Subject Headings: Clubs- – North Carolina – – Durham
Gardening – – North Carolina – – Durham – -Societies, etc.
Scope and Content: The Durham Council of Garden Clubs collection, 1963, 1975-1999, includes 5 scrapbooks and one notebook. Materials contained in these books are correspondence, awards, clippings, agendas, business reports, and flower show information. The Durham Council of Garden Clubs has worked to facilitate communication between all of the Durham garden clubs and to aid in the creation or disbandment of such clubs since 1941. The Council coordinated large community service projects with the branches of the Durham garden clubs and conducts “Homes Tours” to exhibit beautiful homes and gardens in Durham.
Container List: Box 1: Scrapbook 1975-1983: The Durham Sun articles on the club, information on flower shows, awards, treasurer’s report, letters on keeping the environment clean, information on the Homes Tour (check to see if there is an official name for this), letters indicating the end of Duke Forest and Westwood as official garden clubs.
Box 2: Scrapbook 1984-1991: Contents include award winners, articles, ribbons, planner for state gardens, and certificates.
Box 3: Scrapbook 1992-1997: Photographs, lists of all the garden clubs that are active and a recognized part of the council; there is an inserted sleeve of photographs; Japanese Flower show photographs; envelope full of flower pictures. Copies of The North Carolina Gardner are included inside the scrapbook and Scroll Award won by Durham County Garden Club for “Best Standard Flower Show Schedule.” In addition, there are extra copies of the 1994 tour of homes and gardens.
Box 4: Scrapbook 1997-1998: Contents include goals and objectives, members, photographs, minutes, floral arrangements, attitudes on community involvement, schedule of shows for the year, treasurer’s report, socials, awards “Express” contents, and the president’s annual report.
Notebook 1963: Contains information on the monthly meetings of the club.
Box 5: Scrapbook 1998-1999: Contents include roster and officer lists; pictures of officers, minutes, “Flower Show School,” installation of new officers, articles on Sunshares going out of business.