Burleith Garden Club records
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 1949-2023. The collection also contains the Burleith Garden Club website.
- Burleith Garden Club (Washington, D.C.) (Organization)
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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.
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Language of Materials
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 2023. The collection also contains the Burleith Garden Club website.
Organized into four series: General files, Graphics, Minutes, and Websites (captured using the Internet Archive's Archive-it service in 2023 and then once a year after that).
On September 25, 2002, Ms. Sara Revis donated archival papers from the Burleith Garden to The George Washington University Gelman Library.
This finding aid was revised in 2022 to address outdated descriptive language. During that revision staff edited the description in the Scope and Contents notes of Series 1. (Arrangement Notes were also added for Series 1 and 3, as they did not previously exist.) To see the description prior to revisions, please view the previous version of the Burleith Garden Club records finding aid.
- Burleith (Washington, D.C.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Burleith Citizens Association (Washington, D.C.)
- Burleith Garden Club (Washington, D.C.)
- Flower shows Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Landscape gardening Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Washington (D.C.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Burleith Garden Club records, 1949-2000
- Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Finding aid written in English