A Guide to the Thursday Morning Garden Club Collection, 1965-2010 Thursday Morning Garden Club Collection MSS 05-47

A Guide to the Thursday Morning Garden Club Collection, 1965-2010

A Collection in The Fairfax County Public Library

Record Group Number MSS 05-47


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Repository
Fairfax County Public Library
Record Group Number
MSS 05-47
Title
The Thursday Morning Garden Club Collection, 1965-2010
Extent
3.5 linear feet
Creator
Thursday Morning Garden Club
Language
English
Abstract
The Thursday Morning Garden Club Collection consists of 3.5 linear feet and spans the years 1965-2010. The collection contains club yearbooks, correspondence, meeting minutes, financial records, and scrapbooks of photos, newspaper clippings, and event programs.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None

Use Restrictions

Consult repository for information

Preferred Citation

Thursday Morning Garden Club Collection, MSS 05-47, Virginia Room, Fairfax County Public Library

Acquisition Information

Donated by Sandra Butcher, President of the Thursday Morning Garden Club, in September 2011

Processing Information

Jessica Koenig, March 2018
EAD generated by Ross Landis, 2018


Historical and Biographical Information

The Thursday Morning Garden Club was named for their meeting time on the third Thursday of every month. The club was formed in 1965 in the Potomac Hills subdivision in McLean, Virginia and disbanded in 2010 due to decreasing membership. Throughout its history, the club held monthly meetings with presentations on gardening-related topics or tours of local and regional gardens, and held several social events throughout the year for the enjoyment of its members. The club was active in the Potomac Hills community, sponsoring the neighborhood Christmas decorating contest, supporting efforts to develop a recreational park in the Potomac Hills area, implementing neighborhood beautification projects, and supporting a number of organizations with charitable donations. The club’s last official activities included the installation and dedication of a bench in the Adams-Nelson-Sewell-Hirst Cemetery in the Potomac Hills subdivision in November 2010 and donation of the club’s remaining balance to local charity Share, Inc.

Scope and Content

The Thursday Morning Garden Club Collection consists of 3.5 linear feet and spans the years 1965-2010. The collection contains club yearbooks, correspondence, meeting minutes, financial records, and scrapbooks of photos, newspaper clippings, and event programs. Subjects include the history and events of the Thursday Morning Garden Club and the Marie Butler Leven Preserve.

Series 1: Administrative Papers, 1968-2010, Box 1

This series contains yearbooks of the Thursday Morning Garden Club featuring club members, officers, committees, by-laws, meetings and events, and copies of gardening-related newspaper articles and tips; President’s Books featuring annotated meeting minutes, membership and committee member lists, select correspondence, and the annual President’s Report; gardening resources; records of meeting attendance; records of club parties; materials from the National Capital Area Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.; duties of club officers and chairladies; records related to community projects, such as preservation of Anoria park land (later named Marie Butler Leven Preserve), Marie Butler Leven Preserve tree tagging, Marie Butler Leven Preserve Master Plan, installation and maintenance of the Potomac Hills neighborhood sign, and the Potomac Hills Christmas decoration competition; and records related to club disbandment and installation and dedication of a bench in the Adams-Nelson-Sewell-Hirst Cemetery. Also included is a DVD of the cemetery bench dedication ceremony.

Series 2: Correspondence, 1966-2009, Box 1

This series includes copies of correspondence to and from the club, including letters for coordinating event logistics, conveying charitable donations, corresponding with local agencies regarding community projects or issues of concern to the club, and informing or querying club members about club issues.

Series 3: Financial Records, 1965-2009, Box 1

This series includes receipts for club expenses, treasurer’s reports showing monthly income and expenses, cancelled checks, lists of charitable donations, and checking account statements.

Series 4: Meeting Minutes, 1965-2009, Box 1

This series includes minutes of monthly club meetings and annual Executive Board meetings, including select President’s Reports.

Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1956-2004, Box 2

This series includes five scrapbooks with photos from club events as well as lists of club officers, event programs, and newspaper clippings.


Index Terms

  • Marie Butler Leven Preserve (McLean, Va.)
  • McLean (Va.) - History
  • Potomac Hills (McLean, Va.)
  • Thursday Morning Garden Club (McLean, Va.)

Container List

Series 1: Administrative Papers, 1966-2010
  • Box 1
    Folder 1
    Yearbooks, 1968-1974, 1968-1974
  • Box 1
    Folder 2
    Yearbooks, 1974-1979, 1974-1979
  • Box 1
    Folder 3
    Yearbooks, 1979-1982, 1979-1982
  • Box 1
    Folder 4
    Yearbooks, 1982-1986, 1982-1986
  • Box 1
    Folder 5
    Yearbooks, 1986-1989, 1986-1989
  • Box 1
    Folder 6
    Yearbooks, 1990-1994, 1990-1994
  • Box 1
    Folder 7
    Yearbooks, 2003-2007, 2003-2007
  • Box 1
    Folder 8
    President’s Book, 1974-1975, 1974-1975
  • Box 1
    Folder 9
    President’s Book, 1975-1976, 1975-1976
  • Box 1
    Folder 10
    Gardening Resources, Undated
  • Box 1
    Folder 11
    Potomac Hills Street Tree Planting Recommendations, Undated
  • Box 1
    Folder 12
    Membership Application, Undated
  • Box 1
    Folder 13
    Potomac Hills Christmas Decoration Competition, 1963, 1966-1969
  • Box 1
    Folder 14
    Meeting Attendance , 1968-1977
  • Box 1
    Folder 15
    Anoria Park Land and Kirby Road Widening, 1969-1978
  • Box 1
    Folder 16
    Potomac Hills Sign, 1970-1972
  • Box 1
    Folder 17
    Marie Butler Leven Preserve Tree Tagging, 1971-1977
  • Box 1
    Folder 18
    Parties , 1972-1975
  • Box 1
    Folder 19
    Materials of National Capital Area Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., 1976-1981
  • Box 1
    Folder 20
    Duties of Officers and Chairladies, 1981-1982
  • Box 1
    Folder 21
    Marie Butler Leven Preserve Master Plan , 1985-1987
  • Box 1
    Folder 22
    Club Disbandment and Cemetery Bench Dedication [includes DVD], 2009-2010
  • Box 1
    Folder 23
    Adams-Nelson-Sewell-Hirst Cemetery, 2009-2010
Series 2: Correspondence, 1966-2009
  • Box 1
    Folder 24
    Correspondence, 1966 December-1972 June
  • Box 1
    Folder 25
    Correspondence, 1973 October-2009 September
Series 3: Financial Records, 1965-2009
  • Box 1
    Folder 26
    Receipts and Expenses, 1965 November-1978 April
  • Box 1
    Folder 27
    Receipts and Expenses, 1995 July-2002 November
  • Box 1
    Folder 28
    Receipts and Expenses, 2007 November-2010 November
  • Box 1
    Folder 29
    Treasurer’s Reports, 1965 November-1974 September
  • Box 1
    Folder 30
    Treasurer’s Reports, 1974 October-1982 May
  • Box 1
    Folder 31
    Treasurer’s Reports, 1997 September-2000 September
  • Box 1
    Folder 32
    Treasurer’s Reports, 2000 September-2004 March
  • Box 1
    Folder 33
    Treasurer’s Reports, 2004 September-2009 October
  • Box 1
    Folder 34
    Cancelled Checks, 1969-1978
  • Box 1
    Folder 35
    Donations, 1987-2002
  • Box 1
    Folder 36
    Checking Account Statements , 2000-2003
Series 4: Meeting Minutes, 1965-2009
  • Box 1
    Folder 37
    Meeting Minutes, 1965 December-1971 May
  • Box 1
    Folder 38
    Meeting Minutes, 1971 August-1975 May
  • Box 1
    Folder 39
    Meeting Minutes, 1975 June-1977 May
  • Box 1
    Folder 40
    Meeting Minutes, 1981 September-1982 May
  • Box 1
    Folder 41
    Meeting Minutes, 1982 August-1986 May
  • Box 1
    Folder 42
    Meeting Minutes, 1986 June-1991 May
  • Box 1
    Folder 43
    Meeting Minutes, 1991 September-1996 June
  • Box 1
    Folder 44
    Meeting Minutes, 1996 September-2009 October
Series 5: Scrapbooks, 1966-2007
  • Box 2
    Scrapbook, 1966-1985, 1966-1985
  • Box 2
    Scrapbook, 1982-1990, 1982-1990
  • Box 2
    Scrapbook, 2004-2005, 2004-2005
  • Box 2
    Scrapbook, 2000-2001, 2000-2001
  • Box 2
    Scrapbook, 2006-2007, 2006-2007