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Burleith Garden Club records

 Collection
Identifier: MS2023

Collection Scope and Content

This collection contains bylaws, annual reports, membership lists, lists of officers, flyers, correspondence, one stapled booklet "My Favorite Recipes", and the neighborhood tot lot and flower mart. The materials span the dates 1949-2000.

Dates

  • 1949-2000

Creator

Restrictions on Access

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Restrictions on Use

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Historical or Biographical Note

The Burleith Garden Club began on October 18, 1949 with fourteen members attending the first meeting. In 1950, the club decided to join the Burleith Citizens Association, but became independent again in 1954. The Burleith Garden Club is one of the charter members of the National Capital Garden Club League.

The Burleith Garden Club activities included speakers at the monthly meetings, and landscaping work in the community. For example, at one point, the club collected funds from homeowners to protect the Burleith community from Japanese beetles. The areas covered by the Japanese beetle program included private homes, parks, and school property. In addition, members participated in the flower show held at the National Guard Armory serving as judges, hostesses, and entrants. The club held garden tours in the spring and provided flowers and plants to shut-ins and the elderly during Christmas and Easter. At the April 2000 meeting, in response to declining membership, the club endorsed a proposal to become a standing committee of the Burleith Citizens Association.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

Collection contains bylaws, annual reports, membership lists, lists of officers, flyers, correspondence, one stapled booklet "My Favorite Recipes", and the neighborhood tot lot and flower mart generated by the Burleith Garden Club between 1949 and 2000.

Collection Organization

Organized into three series: General files, Graphics, and Minutes.

Acquisition Information

On September 25, 2002, Ms. Sara Revis donated archival papers from the Burleith Garden to The George Washington University Gelman Library.
Title
Guide to the Burleith Garden Club records, 1949-2000
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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