Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Administrative Information

Historical Note

Scope & Content Note

Organization & Arrangement

Index Terms

Related Items

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Series Arrangement & Description

Series 1: Minutes

Series 2: Annual Reports

Series 3: Administrative Records

Series 4: Club Activities

Series 5: Scrapbooks

Series 6: Photographs and Slides

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Photographs and Slides

 

 

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Plainfield Garden Club Records,
[1915-2005]


Herring garden
Photograph of Club founder, Mrs. Frank O. Herring's garden, 1915.

Part of the Local Organizations Collection at the Plainfield Public Library

Finding aid prepared and encoded by Sarah Hull in November 2008
Collection processed in August 2008 by Anna Henderson; revised in 2010 by Debra Schiff;
Photographic materials processed in August - November 2008 by Sonja Sekely-Rowland.


Descriptive Summary

Title:

Plainfield Garden Club Records, 1915-2005.

Creator: Plainfield Garden Club

Size:

12 linear feet of records
Comprised of 13 boxes:
Seven (7) 10”x15”x12” record storage boxes
Four (4) 10”x15”x5” document cases
One (1) 10”x12”x3” oversize case
Repository:

Plainfield Public Library, Local History Department, 800 Park Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07060

Abstract:

The Plainfield Garden Club collection documents the creation and history of the Plainfield Garden Club (PGC) from 1915 to 2005.  The PGC began as a local women’s activity club and developed into a dynamic, influential group in the Plainfield, New Jersey community.  The PGC was ahead of its time.  It focused on community beautification, horticulture, civic betterment, the empowerment of women, and environmental conservation – decades before such activities became fashionable.  The collection includes administrative material, such as early constitutions and by-laws, as well as meeting minutes, annual reports, event records, scrapbooks, journals, a large quantity of newspaper clippings documenting flower shows and many other Club activities, as well as numerous photographs and slides taken by club members.

Language:

The records are in English.


Administrative Information
Access & Restrictions

The Records of the Plainfield Garden Club are available for research.

Access is restricted to materials prepared by the Local History department staff. All materials must be viewed in the Plainfield Room and may not be removed to another area of the library without permission of the Library Director or designee. Materials must be handled carefully and kept in order. Materials must not be leaned upon, altered, folded, ripped, or traced upon. Marks may not be added or erased from materials. Materials must be returned directly to Local History department staff and inspected before the researcher leaves the Plainfield Room.

One photocopy may be made (by Plainfield Public Library staff) of each document for the purpose of research; official Local History departmental reproduction fees may apply. Permission to publish must be obtained by the Plainfield Public Library Board of Trustees as delegated to the Library Director. Permission to publish does not constitute a copyright clearance. The researcher is responsible for further copyright restrictions. The Plainfield Public Library is not responsible for the misuse of copyrighted material.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item; Date (if noted); "Plainfield Garden Club Records,” Box and Folder Number; Local History Department, Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield, New Jersey.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated in 2006 by The Plainfield Garden Club.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Anna Henderson in 2008 and revised by Debra Schiff in 2010. The finding aid was written and encoded by Sarah Hull in 2010. Finding aid content follows the guidelines suggested by Describing Archives: A Content Standard.

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Historical Note

The Plainfield Garden Club was established by Mrs. Henrietta B. Herring, who met with 19 local ladies in April 1915 at the Plainfield Public Library to gauge interest in forming such an organization.  The Club was officially and enthusiastically formed one month later, in May, with 48 charter members.  Dues at that time were $2 per year.  By 1965, the membership had grown to 84, with dues of $25 to $30 based on membership type.  The PGC became an official chapter of the Garden Club of America in 1944.  Since its inception, the major interests of the Club have been conservation, horticulture, and botanical exhibitions.  Originally, the PGC was governed by an Executive Committee of eight ladies of “high caliber and stamina,” which grew to nearly 20 by 1965.  Three additional committees kept the PGC running smoothly: Program, Ways, and Means; Publicity; and Membership. The Collection contains administrative material from all four groups, and includes constitutions and by-laws, as well as meeting minutes, various annual reports, event records, and a large quantity of newspaper clippings documenting flower shows and Club activities.

The PGC is most notably credited with the creation and maintenance of four specific projects in the Plainfield community: The Shakespeare Garden, The Cornus Arboretum, The Iris Garden, and the Vest Pocket Garden; all but Vest Pocket Garden exist today.  The most well-known is the Shakespeare Garden in Cedar Brook Park.  This garden was initiated by Mrs. Howard C. Fleming of the Plainfield Shakespeare Society and planted by the PGC in 1927.  Originally planned as a small project, it received strong backing by the local Park Commission. The Olmsted Brothers of Boston, the famous landscape architects, were hired to plot out two 100 foot beds with four additional flower beds.  The PGC members filled them with flowers from Shakespearean works, labeled them with botanical and folk names, as well as quotes and phrases of literary interest – a practice continued to this day.

The PGC has actively participated in numerous exhibitions since the late 1940s.  The Club engaged in everything from walking garden tours of notable Plainfield homes, community workshops for flower arranging, supplying flowers to veteran homes, churches, and camps, to award-winning displays at local, national and international flower shows.  All of which has been documented in the PGC Collection.

Such activities required constant funding.  The PGC engaged in a variety of fund-raising efforts to support its activities.  This was the responsibility of the Ways and Means Committee, but always involved the entire membership.  Fundraising took the form of dance recitals, lecturers, extravagant garden fairs, and much-loved open house garden tours. These tours were often themed with family-oriented celebrations such as engagement teas, bridal showers, and home weddings.  An extensive effort occurred in May 1962 at Plainfield’s Historic Drake House, which featured an open house with a plant and food sale that brought the beautiful house back to its original splendor – complete with furniture, accessories, and period clothing.

Flower exhibitions and workshops continued throughout the late 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.  As the country at large became more concerned with the preservation of natural resources, a greater emphasis on its long-standing conservation interests appeared within the club - particularly in the form of correspondence and collegial interchange between the PGC and the New Jersey Roadside Council.  This council stimulated protest against erecting advertising billboards along federal highways, as well as concern for designing highway projects that were beautifying yet still protected the historic nature of the Plainfield area.  For example, preserving George Washington’s Revolutionary War Redoubts along Route 22’s Blue Star Highway area was a concern for the PGC Bicentennial project of 1976.

These decades also saw the emergence of student scholarships and an even greater interest in civic planting, as well as the beginning of the Club’s Springtime Potpourri - an annual fundraising event with plant sale, boutique and raffle.  Other fundraising activities included a new cookbook and the Christmas Cupboard.  Environmentally-focused correspondence projects on behalf of the Pine Barrens, Sandy Hook, and the Great Swamp were underway, as well as lectures on the dangers of the three P’s – Pollution, Pesticides and Population.  The Club worked with schools on a downtown planting and anti-litter program, as well as organizing Plainfield’s first recycling station, which was later taken over by the town.  In the 1980’s, the PGC strongly supported the Assateague Wildlife Refuge and Great Swamp Organization.  During the 1990s, the Club worked with state and local groups towards better use of natural resources.  Two of these initiatives included the expansion of the local Butterfly Garden, and supporting Governor Christine Todd Whitman’s proposal to secure funding for Open Spaces, Farmlands, and Historical Preservation.  Also of note is the creation of the first Garden Club of America website, which appeared in the PGC January 1999 Newsletter under the heading “Space Age News.” 

The Garden Club is still active in Plainfield today, and makes use of the Plainfield Public Library's collections to learn about its history, as well as maintain Club records in perpetuity.

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Scope and Content Note

The Plainfield Garden Club collection includes a variety of historical material dating back to the Club’s beginning in 1915.  Record types include constitutions and by-laws, as well as meeting minutes from general club, board, executive, and other committees, appear here. The minutes are by far the most consistent chronologically within the Collection and run from 1915 to 1999.  There are general and committee annual reports since 1944.  Other administrative records include PGC constitutions, financial notebooks and registers, membership records and lists, correspondence, yearbooks, and publicity records including PGC newsletters, official letterhead, postcards, press releases, and newspaper clippings since 1930.  Original paper documents contain typed and handwritten information; with handwritten marginal notes appearing on both.

There is a large volume of records documenting PGC activities including the various gardens, walking tours, club fundraisers, anniversary records, event programs, awards, and flower shows or exhibitions.  Of particular interest are the famous Shakespeare Garden established and maintained since 1927 and the 1990 Zone IV meeting of the National Garden Club (actually held in Plainfield that year).  The notable Iris Garden, Cornus Arboretum, and Vest Pocket Park Garden are also represented in this collection.  A variety of scrapbooks, created by members, help document the Club’s early history from 1934 to 1962.  Some contain early organization minutes, and photographs; there are extensive newspaper clippings.  

Finally, there are four boxes of photographs with four additional slide carousels dating from 1930 to 1987.  Materials include Kodachrome and Ektachrome slides.  Photographs are both in color and black & white prints, some are matted, some Polaroid. The original arrangement of the slides was maintained by the collection processors.  A photocopy of matching correspondence is kept with photographs whenever possible.

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Organization and Arrangement

The Plainfield Garden Club Records are arranged into six series:

Series 1: Minutes (general, board, executive, committees)
Series 2: Annual Reports
Series 3: Administrative Records
            Subseries A: Constitutions
            Subseries B: Membership (correspondence, lists, yearbooks)
            Subseries C: Publicity (newsletters, letterhead, postcards, press releases, clippings)
Series 4: Club Activities (gardens, walks, fundraisers, anniversary, programs, flower shows)
            Subseries A: Shakespeare Garden
            Subseries B: 1990 Zone IV Meeting
Series 5: Scrapbooks
Series 6: Photographs and Slides

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Index Terms

People:

Herring, Henrietta B.

Organizations:

Plainfield Garden Club, Plainfield, NJ
Garden Club of America
Garden Club of New Jersey

Places:

Plainfield (N.J.)

Subjects:

Cedar Brook Park -- Plainfield, New Jersey
Cornus Arboretum -- Plainfield, New Jersey
Garden Clubs
Gardening - - New Jersey
Historic Drake House -- Plainfield, New Jersey
Local History -- Plainfield, New Jersey
New Jersey Roadside Council
Parks -- New Jersey--History
Photography of gardens
Plainfield Shakespeare Garden -- Plainfield, New Jersey
Plainfield Iris Garden -- Plainfield, New Jersey
Vest Pocket Park -- Plainfield, New Jersey
Women - - New Jersey - - Societies and clubs - - History

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Related Items

Plainfield Public Library Vertical File "Plainfield Gardens."

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

This collection consists of paper documents, which do not require any additional technology for access, as well as a large number of photographs and slides. The Ektachrome and Kodachrome slides require a suitable projector and screen for viewing.

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Series Description
Series 1: Minutes [1915 -- 1995]
series 1
Series Arrangement

Series 1 is arranged chronologically by subject.

Description

Series 1 contains meeting minutes from various committees, including general club, board, executive, and committee minutes.  It is composed solely of paper documents.

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Series 2: Annual Reports [1950--1999]

Series Arrangement

Series 2 is arranged chronologically by subject.

Description

Series 2 contains annual reports, both general and from committees. It is composed solely of paper documents.

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Series 3: Administrative Records, Other [1915--2003]

Series Arrangement

Series 3 is predominantly arranged chronologically by subject, although some records are contained with the oversized materials.

Description

Series 3 contains administrative records for the PGC.  Within it appear three Subseries, including: Constitutions; Membership records such as correspondence, membership lists and yearbooks; financial records; and finally Publicity records such as newsletters, letterhead, postcards, press releases, and newspaper clippings. It is composed of paper documents, some of which are contained in original scrapbooks (SEE oversized materials).  Others were in the form of spiral bound notebook and steno-pads; metal spirals and numerous blank pages have been removed from such items.

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Series 4: Club Activities [1962--1987, n. d.]
series4
Making holiday wreath decorations for The White House, 1976.

shakespeare garden
Shakespeare Garden, Plainfield Library In Focus Photo Contest, 2006.

Series Arrangement

Series 4 is arranged chronologically where possible, by subject.

Description

Series 4 contains records of the PGC activities including various gardens, walking tours, club fundraisers, anniversary records, event programs and flower shows or exhibitions.  It contains two Subseries documenting the famous Shakespeare Garden and the 1990 Zone IV Meeting.  The Iris Garden, Cornus Arboretum, and Vest Pocket Park Garden also appear in this series.  Other activities include those for the Drake House, Camp Kilmer, and plant sales. Many items are undated. It is composed mostly of paper documents, including published brochures, and contains photographs and slides, which are housed separately.

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Series 5: Scrapbooks [1915--1990]
scrapbooks
Scrapbook from Beautification Committee, 1968

Series Arrangement

Series 5 is arranged by subject and held separately with oversized materials and in special scrapbook boxes.

Description

Series 5 contains a variety of scrapbooks created by Club members that document the early history of the PGC. Some contains early organization minutes (SEE series 1), other photographs (SEE series 6) and newspaper clippings (SEE series 3).

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Series 6: Photographs and Slides [1934 --1998]
series6
July 4th Beautification Float, 1967

Series Arrangement

Series 6 is arranged by subject and media type.

Description

Series 6 contains four boxes of photographs and four additional slide carousels.  Media are maintained according to the original arrangement imposed by the PGC members.  Materials include Kodachrome and Ektachrome slides. Photographs are both in color and black & white prints, some are matted, some Polaroid. There are photographic negatives


in short strips.  If matching correspondence appeared with the media, the originals were moved into Series 3; copies were kept with the photos. In addition, there is one box of photo plates used in the 50th anniversary history publication, "The Plainfield Garden Club, 1915 - 1965" (box 1, folder 13). The plates are in box 10.

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Container Listing
revised in April 2010

Box #
Folder #
Title
Date (s)
1
1:1
Minutes
1915-1918
1
1:2
Minutes
1918-1923, 1924, 1935
1
1:3
Minutes
1936-1939
1
1:4
Minutes
1940-1942
1
1:5
Minutes
1943-1945
1
1:6
Minutes
1946-1947
1
1:7
Minutes
1948-1950
1
1:8
Minutes
1951, 1956
1
1:9
Constitutions
1915-1936
1
1:10
Constitutions
1937-1992
1
1:11
Correspondence
1948-2000
1
1:12
Event programs
1949-2001
1
1:13
History 
1915-1970
1
1:14
Membership lists
1922-1987
1
1:15
Newsletters
1997-1998
1
1:16
Official Plainfield Garden Club letterhead; postcards
(n.d.)
1
1:17
Press releases and newspaper articles
1930-2003
1
1:18
Yearbooks
1965-1973
1
1:19
Yearbooks
1974-1993
1
1:20
Treasurer's reports
1996-2000
1
1:21
Financial records
1947, 1952-1958, 2002
1
1:22
Drake House and Cannonball House
1962-1992
1
1:23
Camp Kilmer Flowers
1943-1950
1
1:24
Committee reports
1949-1959
1
1:25
Committee reports
1960-1981
1
1:26
Secretary reports
1944-1957
1
1:27
Secretary reports
1958-1959
2
2:1
Beautification committee
1967-1974
2
2:2
Treasurer's reports
1976-1986
2
2:3
Fundraising ideas
1974-1981
2
2:4
Ways and Means committee
1961-1976
2
2:5
Member rosters and minutes
1953-1954
2
2:6
Minutes
1955-1962
2
2:7
Minutes
1962-1964
2
2:8
Corresponding secretary
1957-1962
2
2:9
Minutes
1970-1971
2
2:10
Minutes
1972-1973
2
2:11
Minutes
1974-1976
2
2:12
Minutes
1977
2
2:13
Minutes
1981-1982
2
2:14
Minutes
1983-1984
2
2:15
Minutes
1985-1986
2
2:16
Minutes
1995-1996
2
2:17
Minutes
1997-1999
2
2:18
Annual reports
1996-1999
2
2:19
Conservation activism
1963, 1991-1993, 1996
2
2:20
Horticulture Committee annual reports
1944-1948
2
2:21
Horticulture Committee annual reports
1968-1983
2
2:22
Civic activities
1944-1952, 1970
2
2:23
Civic plantings project
1957-1967
2
2:24
Event programs and fundraiser flyers
1988-2001
2
2:25
50th anniversary celebration
1965
2
2:26
The Basketry receipts and address lists for plant sale
1987, 1989
2
2:27
June cocktail and raffle party
1981-1992
2
2:28
Garden walk
1968
2
2:29
Shakespeare in bloom
1982, 1997-2003
2
2:30
Spring pot-pourri event
1973-1975
2
2:31
Plant sale financial records
1989, 1993-1996, 2002
2
2:32
Waterboard project
1984
2
2:33
Visiting gardens
1990-1991
2
2:34
Union County park system report for the redevelopment of Cedar Brook Park
1980
2
2:35
New Jersey garden guide; Union County park system horticulture guides
1986; (n.d)
2
2:36
Shakespeare garden, general
(n.d.)
2
2:37
Olmstead parks
1981-1989
2
2:38
Shakespeare garden, correspondence
1951-1961, 1978
2
2:39
Shakespeare garden committee annual reports
1977-1982
2
2:40
Shakespeare garden press clippings
1930-2007
2
2:41
Cedar Brook Park projects
1934, 1980-1999
2
2:42
Cornus Arboretum
1950-1965
3
3:1
Annual reports
1985-1989
3
3:2
Minutes
1981-1982
3
3:3
Minutes
1983-1984
3
3:4
Minutes
1985-1986
3
3:5
Minutes
1987-1988
3
3:6
Minutes
1989-1990
3
3:7
Minutes
1991-1992
3
3:8
Minutes
1993-1995
3
3:9
Annual reports
1990-1996
3
3:10
Spring Pot-pourri checkbook
1973-1974
3
3:11
Cocktail party financial notebook
1984
3
3:12
Garden walk financial notebook and guestbook
1968
3
3:13
Garden Club of America, Zone IV general, annual reports
1975-1999
3
3:14
GCA Zone IV meeting programs
1990
3
3:15
GCA Zone IV meeting budget and reports
1990
3
3:16
GCA Zone IV meeting correspondence
1985-1990
3
3:17
GCA Zone IV meeting invitation lists
1990
3
3:18
GCA Zone IV meeting invitation printing records
1990
3
3:19
GCA Zone IV meeting invitation samples
1990
3
3:20
GCA Zone IV meeting planning reports
1989-1990
3
3:21
GCA Zone IV meeting housing, hospitality, transportation
1990
3
3:22
GCA Zone IV meeting floral arrangements and giveaways
1990
3
3:23
GCA Zone IV meeting flower show
1981-1990
3
3:24
GCA Zone IV meeting lists of attendees, judges, committees, and award recipients
1990
3
3:25
GCA Zone IV meeting speaker -- Richard W. Lighty
1989-1990
3
3:26
GCA Zone IV meeting Shakespeare garden preparation
1989-1990
3
3:27
GCA Zone IV meeting public relations, badges, signage
1989-1990
3
3:28
GCA Zone IV meeting program and miscellany
1970
3
3:29
Christmas Cupboard financial reports
1980-1984
3
3:30
Christmas Cupboard binder contents
1983
3
3:31
New Jersey Roadside Council
1981-1982
3
3:32
May Time garden walks binder contents
1968-1983
3
3:33
President's notebook binder contents 1
1986-1990
3
3:34
President's notebook binder contents 2
1986-1990
4
4:1
Minutes
1915-1925
4
4:2
Minutes
1925-1931
4
4:3
Minutes
1932-1933
4
4:4
Minutes
1934-1936
4
4:5
Corresponding secretary's reports
1937-1940
4
4:6
Minutes; selected reports
1939-1941; 1940
4
4:7
Corresponding secretary's reports
1942-1950
4
4:8
Corresponding secretary's reports
1949-1953
4
4:9
Minutes
1951-1953
4
4:10
Minutes
1954-1956
4
4:11
Minutes
1964-1967
4
4:12
Minutes
1968-1970
4
4:13
Minutes
1971-1972
4
4:14
Minutes
1973-1974
4
4:15
Minutes
1975-1976
4
4:16
Minutes
1977
4
4:17
Minutes
1978
4
4:18
Minutes
1979
4
4:19
Minutes
1980
4
4:20
Minutes
1981
4
4:21
Committee annual reports
1962-1967
4
4:22
Committee annual reports
1967-1971
4
4:23
Minutes (contains membership lists) 1934-1937
4
4:24
Barnes Trip 1988
4
4:25
Shakespeare garden plan 1927
4
4:26
Open houses, garden fairs, and treasurer reports binder, with ephemera 1936-1961
5
5:1
Correspondence
1964
5
5:2
Newspaper articles 
1979
5
5:3
Committee annual reports
1951-1960, 1986
5
5:4
Treasurer's reports
1984
5
5:5
Horticulture Committee annual reports
1946-1947
5
5:6
The Basketry address lists for plant sale
1987
5
5:7
June cocktail and raffle party
(n.d.), 1990
5
5:8
Shakespeare in bloom
(n.d.)
5
5:9
Spring pot-pourri event
1974
5
5:10
New Jersey Roadside Council -- Scenic America
1991
5
5:11
Christmas Cupboard financial reports
(n.d.), 1983
5
5:12
May garden walks 
(n.d.)
5
5:13
Awards
1932-1999
5
5:14
Annual Reports, committee
1941-1950
5
5:15
Annual Reports
1981-1988
5
5:16
Annual Reports
1985-1991
5
5:17
Iris Garden / Cornus Collection
1932-1969
5
5:18
Iris garden / Cornus Collection
1953-1982 (with gaps)
5
5:19
Shakespeare Garden, plant listing
1927-1928
5
5:20
Shakespeare Garden, histories undated
5
5:21
Information / How to's
undated
5
5:22
Roadside Council
1972-1995
5
5:23
Vest Pocket Park Project
1969-1970
5
5:24
Zone IV 1990 Meeting Receipts
1990
5
5:25
Garden-related publications and programs (external)
1970-1990 (gaps)
5
5:26
Publications - Rare and endangered vascular plant species
1973,1981
5
5:27
Newspaper clippings (originals)
5
5:28
Salesbook / receipt book (blank)
5
5:29
Binder cover "Christmas Cupboard"
1983
5
5:30
Binder cover unidentified (flower basket drawing)
undated
5
5:31
Addenda - Grady Items: 1955-56 window display program; "Our Garden Heritage" program, 1954 (with clippings), B&W photo of floral design by Mrs. Victor R. King, October 1949. 1949, 1954, 1955-56.
6
N/A
VHS tape, "Garland of Generations." narrated by Christopher Reeve. 20 mins.
1986
6
N/A
VHS tape, "The Garden Club of America: A tour de force." 20 mins. 1988
6
N/A
VHS tape, "From garbage to Gold." 1994
6
N/A
Ribbons of Harriet Holloway, envelope 1 1920-1949
6
N/A
Ribbons of Harriet Holloway, envelope 2 1920-1949
6
N/A
Flower show clippings scrapbook (mostly undated) circa 1930s
6
N/A
Flower Show Pictures photo album 1978,1979, 1980, 1982, undated.
7
N/A
Scrapbook (black) 1933-1944
    Scrapbook (red, labeled on cover) 1945-1954
    Scrapbook (red and gold) 1954-1971
    May Flower Show schedule (undated) undated
8
Restricted
Items requiring conservation: letter, photographs  
9
Oversized
Oversized Scrapbook (brown) Zone Meeting, contains photos October 1970
    Oversized Scrapbook (red) papers, clippings, ephemera, photos 1970s
    Oversized scrapbook (teal) Beautification Committee: clippings, papers, ephemera, photos. 1967-1968
    May Flower Show schedule (undated) undated
10
N/A
4 plates for club history publication: Cornus - Cedar Brook Park, The Shakespeare Garden, The Iris Garden, Cover image. 1965

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Photographs and Slides
(SEE Additional Descriptive Indices)

Box

File

Date

AA 50th Anniversary 1965
  Basketry, Easter 1987
  Boscobel Historic Home and Garden  n.d.
  Barr's Trees  n.d.
  Window Display, Westfield, NJ 1950s
  Cannon Ball House, Scotch Plains, NJ c. Sept. 1981
  Christmas Meeting at home of JP Stevens 1971
  Christmas at the White House, 1976 1976
  Christmas at the White House, 1976 Nov. 1976
  Christmas at the White House, 1976 Nov. 1976
  Christmas at the White House, 1976 Dec. 1976
  Christmas at the White House, 1976 Dec. 1976
  Christmas Cupboard, 1983 1976 
  Christmas Cupboard, 1983 Nov. 1983
  Christmas Cupboard, 1983 1983
  Christmas Cupboard, 1983 Dec. 1983
  Christmas Meeting, 1988 1988 
  Christmas, 1990 1990
  Cornus Arboretum - Dogwoods/Cedar Brook Park May 1950
  Cornus Arboretum - Dogwoods/Cedar Brook Park May 1951
  Cornus Arboretum - Dogwoods/Cedar Brook Park August 6, 1958
  Cottage Place Planting Site 1931
  Drake House, Sears Roebuck Garden Proposal c. April 1962
  Drake House, Sears Roebuck Garden Proposal c April 1963
  Horticulture Cocktail for Endangered Species c. Sept. 1981
  Horticulture Workshop at Molly Saunder’s 1972
  Iris Garden  n.d.
  Long Island Trip  n.d.
  Member Group Photo Early 1950s
  Needlepoint Rug Project Fall 1976
  Old Westbury Gardens, Phipps Mansion c. 1990-1991
  Park Avenue Beautification 1959
  Personal Daffodils  n.d.
  Personal Photos- "Onopa" c. 1970
  Plainfield Public Library  n.d.
  Rufus Porter Murals, et al. c. 1961-1970
  Salvation Army Project  n.d.
  Mrs. Samuel Carter, Shakespeare Garden Founder c. 1949
  Mrs. Samuel Carter, Shakespeare Garden Founder 1967(?)
  Spring Potpourri c. May 1974
  "Trim A Hat And Wear It” June 1987
  Vest Pocket Park 1969 
  Vest Pocket Park 1969
  Vest Pocket Park Spring 1969
  Vest Pocket Park c. May 1969
  Vest Pocket Park c. Oct. 1972
  Vest Pocket Park Summer 1973
  Vest Pocket Park March 1972
  Washington Cathedral & Memphis, TN 1966
  Washington Cathedral c. Sept. 1966
  Unidentified Garden, Memphis, TN c. April 1966
  Workshop Photos 1960s
     
BB Annual Meeting (Zone), Trenton 1985
  Annual Meeting, San Francisco 1985/1986
  Annual Meeting (Zone IV), Pittsburgh 1986
  Annual Meeting 1987
  Annual Meeting (GCA), Detroit May 1988
  Annual Meeting (Zone IV), Plainfield 1990
  "Zone Meeting 1990 Carousel" in Box CC  1990
  Annual Meeting (GCA), 1990,  Waldorf Astoria 1990
  Annual Meeting, 1992, Baltimore 1992
  Annual Meeting (Zone IV), 1994 & Flower Show 1994
  Awards Folder 1990s
  Presentation of Gold Medal to Mrs. Smith, 1972 April 1972
  "Famous Painting from Private Collections", 1961 Oct.-Nov.1961
  GCA Flower Show, NYC, 1960 1960
  Back Yard Garden, 1966, 2nd Prize 1966
  Short Hills GC, 1972 c. June 1972
  "Autumn in the Atrium" Show (Citicorp) 1981
  “Autumn in the Atrium" Show (Citicorp) 1982
  Princeton and Stony Brook Flower Show, May 19-20, 1983 1983
  Zone IV, Regional Show, 1983 or 1984 1983 or 1984
  GCA Zone IV, 1984 Oct. 1984
  All Member Flower Show, 1976 May 19, 1976
  Flower Shows, Unidentified, Late 1970s Nov. 15 1978
  Flower Shows, Unidentified, Late 1970s c. Jan. 1979
  Flower Shows, Unidentified, Late 1970s May 16, 1979
  Flower Shows, Unidentified, Late 1970s Late '70s
  Flower Show, 1982 1982
  Flower Show, 1986 1986
  Harvest Show 1994
  Rumson Garden Show, 1973 Dec. 1973
  Shakespeare Garden, Memorial Tablet May 14, 1939
  Shakespeare Garden, Vandalism, 1979 1979 
  Shakespeare Garden, 1990 Spring 1990
  Shakespeare Garden, April 1991 dated April 1991
  Shakespeare Garden, May 1991 May 9, 1991
  Shakespeare Garden, 1994 Spring 1994
  Shakespeare Garden, 1995 1995
  Shakespeare Garden, c.1998 c. 1998
  Shakespeare Garden, 2002 (see Oversize Box DD) 2002 
  Shakespeare Garden - Miscellaneous Images: "Sub-Folder A"  n.d.
  Shakespeare Garden: Loose Images/ N.D.  n.d.
     
CC Miscellaneous Folder "A" c.1931
  Miscellaneous Folder "B"  n.d.
  Group 'A' - Unidentified Garden c. Aug. 1962
  Group 'B' - Unidentified Negative Strips  n.d.
  Group 'C' - Unidentified Polaroids  n.d.
  Group 'D' - Unidentified Flower Show c.1985
  Group 'F' - Unidentified Garden  n.d.
  Group 'G' - Unidentified Event  n.d.
  Group 'J' - Unidentified Event  n.d.
  Group 'K' - Unidentified Meeting  n.d.
  Group 'L' - Preparations for unidentified event  n.d.
  Group 'M' - Unidentified Negative Strips  n.d.
  Group 'N' - Unidentified Garden & Event c. Oct. 92
  Group 'P' - Unidentified Event  n.d.
  Needing Conservation Folder  n.d.
  Cornus Arboretum 1951-56
  Cornus Arboretum 1951-1956
  Rhexia Aristosa  n.d.
  Flower Show Winners Carousel 1947-1972 
  Projects Carousel #1 of 65 images. SEE additional index 1960-1971
  Arrangements Carousel #2 of 94 images. SEE additional index 1938-1983
  Flower Images Carousel #3 of 79 images. SEE additional index 1934-1972
  Zone Meeting IV Carousel of 81 images. SEE additional index 1990
     
DD Christmas Cupboard, 1983, Scrapbook 1983
  Drake House Benefit, Binder Materials, 1962 1962
  Garden of Mrs. Frank O. Herring  n.d.
  Shakespeare Garden, 2002 (contains a DVD) 2002
  Welcome Sweet Spring Time, 1983 1983
  Vest Pocket Park, Binder Materials 1969
  Vest Pocket Park: Before, During and After Images 1969
  Report of the Union County Park Commission, 1926-1927-1928.
-contains Shakespeare Garden & Cedar Brook Park
1928
   
     

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