A Guide to the Garden Club of Virginia Records, 1923-2008 Garden Club of Virginia, Records, 1923-2008 44888

A Guide to the Garden Club of Virginia Records, 1923-2008

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the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 44888


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession Number
44888
Title
Garden Club of Virginia Records, 1923-2008
Physical Description
8.85 cubic feet (21 boxes)
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Garden Club of Virginia Records, 1923-2008. Accession 44888. Organization records collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Garden Club of Virginia, Richmond.


Historical Information

The Garden Club of Virginia is an active association of forty-seven garden clubs, whose members collectively form a group of more than 3,300 civic leaders from around the Commonwealth. The Garden Club of Virginia exists to celebrate the beauty of the land, to conserve the gifts of nature and to challenge future generations to build on this heritage. It sponsors three major flower shows annually, presents various educational programs, and makes awards to encourage community conservation and beautification projects. Most notably, the Garden Club of Virginia is recognized for its Historic Garden Week, a statewide tour of gardens and homes. Proceeds from the tour are used to fund garden restoration projects throughout Virginia. With over $14.5 million realized since its inception in 1929, the Garden Club of Virginia has restored the gardens at more than fifty properties.

Scope and Content

Records, 1923-2008, of the Garden Club of Virginia, including subject files, information relating to the revision of Homes and Gardens of Old Virginia, publicity files, and publications.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into the following series:

I. Subject Files. II. Homes and Gardens of Old Virginia. III. Publicity Files. IV. Publications.

Contents List

Series I. Subject Files, 1930-2006.
Boxes: 1-3
Extent: 3 boxes.

The subject files contain historical and other information on specific gardens and homes in Virginia that were included on tours during Historic Garden Week, planning files for the event, and articles, drafts, and essays written by Charlotte Taylor Massie (1917-2000). There are also copies of the club's journal and newsletter for various years in this series.

  • Box 1
    Folder 1
    Abbotts' Garden (Windsor Farms) .
  • Box 1
    Folder 2
    Agecroft .
  • Box 1
    Folder 3
    Barboursville Visitors' Register, 1930-1940.
  • Box 1
    Folder 4
    Belle Air (Charles City County) .
  • Box 1
    Folder 5
    Berkeley .
  • Box 1
    Folder 6
    Bottomley, William Lawrence .
  • Box 1
    Folder 7
    Brandon .
  • Box 1
    Folder 8-10
    Eastern Shore .
  • Box 1
    Folder 11
    Executive Mansion .
  • Box 1
    Folder 12
    Garden Club of Virgina Journal.
  • Box 1
    Folder 13
    Garden Gossip.
  • Box 1
    Folder 14
    Garden Retreats: Stopping to Smell the Roses, Henrico County TV (DVD), 2006.
  • Box 2
    Folder 1-3
    Historic Garden Week - Planning, 1981-1987.
  • Box 2
    Folder 4-6
    Homes and Gardens of Old Virginia, 1962.
  • Box 2
    Folder 7-8
    Information on Estates Open for Historic Garden Week .
  • Box 2
    Folder 9-13
    Massie, Charlotte Taylor - Articles, Drafts, Essays .
  • Box 2
    Folder 14
    "Memories of Garden Week" .
  • Box 2
    Folder 15
    Mount Sterling .
  • Box 2
    Folder 16
    Nanzatico .
  • Box 2
    Folder 17
    Pamunkey River and West Point .
  • Box 3
    Folder 1
    Restorations .
  • Box 3
    Folder 2
    Riverview Farm .
  • Box 3
    Folder 3
    Roseland Manor .
  • Box 3
    Folder 4
    Sherwood Forest .
  • Box 3
    Folder 5
    Shirley .
  • Box 3
    Folder 6
    Stratford Hall Gardens .
  • Box 3
    Folder 7
    Town and Country.
  • Box 3
    Folder 8
    Tradescant .
  • Box 3
    Folder 9
    Upper Brandon .
  • Box 3
    Folder 10
    Virginia Highway Historical Markers Since 1948 .
  • Box 3
    Folder 11
    Virginia House .
  • Box 3
    Folder 12
    Westover .
Series II. Homes and Gardens of Old Virginia, 1966.
Box: 4
Extent: 1 box.

This series of materials concerns publication of the fourth edition of Homes and Gardens of Old Virginia in 1966, and includes tables of contents, drafts of descriptions of homes and gardens to be included in the volume, and correspondence with some of their owners. The files are arranged by area of the state, and were kept by Adelia C. Matthews (1899-1982), who was secretary to the editorial committee.

  • Box 4
    Folder 1
    Area 1 - Alexandria and Fairfax County .
  • Box 4
    Folder 2
    Ares 2 - Warrenton .
  • Box 4
    Folder 3
    Area 3 - Fauquier, Loudoun, and Culpeper Counties .
  • Box 4
    Folder 4
    Area 4 - Winchester and Clarke County .
  • Box 4
    Folder 5
    Area 5 - Fredericksburg Area .
  • Box 4
    Folder 6
    Area 6 - Northern Neck .
  • Box 4
    Folder 7
    Area 7 - Upper James River .
  • Box 4
    Folder 8
    Area 8 - Hanover County .
  • Box 4
    Folder 9
    Area 9 - Richmond .
  • Box 4
    Folder 10
    Area 10 - Lower James River .
  • Box 4
    Folder 11
    Area 11 - Surry, Southampton, and Isle of Wight Counties .
  • Box 4
    Folder 12
    Area 12 - Suffolk .
  • Box 4
    Folder 13
    Area 13 - Williamsburg .
  • Box 4
    Folder 14
    Area 14 - Yorktown .
  • Box 4
    Folder 15
    Area 15 - New Kent and King William Counties .
  • Box 4
    Folder 16
    Area 16 - Gloucester, Mathews, and Middlesex Counties .
  • Box 4
    Folder 17
    Area 17 - Norfolk and Princess Anne County .
  • Box 4
    Folder 18
    Area 18 - Eastern Shore .
  • Box 4
    Folder 19
    Ares 19 - Orange County .
  • Box 4
    Folder 20
    Area 20 - Albemarle County .
  • Box 4
    Folder 21
    Area 21 - Staunton .
  • Box 4
    Folder 22
    Area 22 - Lexington .
  • Box 4
    Folder 23
    Area 23 - Lynchburg .
  • Box 4
    Folder 24
    Area 24 - Danville .
  • Box 4
    Folder 25
    Area 25 - Roanoke .
Series III. Publicity Files, 1923-2008.
Boxes: 5-13, 16-21
Extent: 15 boxes.

The majority of the collection consists of publicity files for Historic Garden Week, including newspaper clippings and supplements, magazine articles, brochures, booklets, correspondence, and drafts of articles and press releases prepared for publication in various state and national newspapers and journals. This series is arranged by year. Material for a particular year could be in more than one box, depending on size.

  • Box 16
    Folder 1
    1923 .
  • Box 5
    Folder 1
    1929 .
  • Box 20
    Folder 1
    1930 .
  • Box 16
    Folder 2
    1933 .
  • Box 16
    Folder 3
    1936 .
  • Box 16
    Folder 4
    1938 .
  • Box 5
    Folder 2
    1941 .
  • Box 20
    Folder 2
    1941 .
  • Box 5
    Folder 3
    1947 .
  • Box 5
    Folder 4
    1948 .
  • Box 5
    Folder 5-7
    1949-1954 .
  • Box 5
    Folder 8
    1950 .
  • Box 5
    Folder 9
    1951 .
  • Box 5
    Folder 10
    1952 .
  • Box 5
    Folder 11
    1953 .
  • Box 16
    Folder 5
    1953 .
  • Box 5
    Folder 12
    1954 .
  • Box 5
    Folder 13
    1955 .
  • Box 20
    Folder 3
    1955 .
  • Box 5
    Folder 14
    1956 .
  • Box 5
    Folder 15
    1957 .
  • Box 20
    Folder 4
    1957 .
  • Box 5
    Folder 16
    1958 .
  • Box 20
    Folder 5
    1958 .
  • Box 5
    Folder 17
    1959 .
  • Box 16
    Folder 6
    1959 .
  • Box 20
    Folder 6
    1959 .
  • Box 6
    Folder 1-3
    1960 .
  • Box 16
    Folder 7
    1960 .
  • Box 20
    Folder 7
    1960 .
  • Box 6
    Folder 4
    1961 .
  • Box 16
    Folder 8
    1961 .
  • Box 20
    Folder 8
    1961 .
  • Box 6
    Folder 5-6
    1962 .
  • Box 16
    Folder 9
    1962 .
  • Box 20
    Folder 9
    1962 .
  • Box 6
    Folder 7-9
    1963 .
  • Box 16
    Folder 10
    1963 .
  • Box 20
    Folder 10
    1963 .
  • Box 7
    Folder 1-2
    1964 .
  • Box 7
    Folder 3-6
    1965 .
  • Box 16
    Folder 11
    1965 .
  • Box 20
    Folder 11
    1965 .
  • Box 7
    Folder 7-8
    1966 .
  • Box 16
    Folder 12
    1966 .
  • Box 20
    Folder 12
    1966 .
  • Box 8
    Folder 1
    1966-1967 .
  • Box 16
    Folder 13
    1967 .
  • Box 8
    Folder 2
    1968 .
  • Box 16
    Folder 14
    1968 .
  • Box 20
    Folder 13
    1968 .
  • Box 8
    Folder 3
    1969 .
  • Box 16
    Folder 15
    1969 .
  • Box 20
    Folder 14
    1969 .
  • Box 8
    Folder 4-5
    1970 .
  • Box 17
    Folder 1
    1970 .
  • Box 21
    Folder 1
    1970 .
  • Box 8
    Folder 6
    1971 .
  • Box 17
    Folder 2
    1971 .
  • Box 21
    Folder 2
    1971 .
  • Box 8
    Folder 7
    1972 .
  • Box 17
    Folder 3
    1972 .
  • Box 21
    Folder 3
    1972 .
  • Box 8
    Folder 8
    1973 .
  • Box 17
    Folder 4
    1973 .
  • Box 21
    Folder 4
    1973 .
  • Box 8
    Folder 9
    1974 .
  • Box 17
    Folder 5
    1974 .
  • Box 21
    Folder 5
    1974 .
  • Box 8
    Folder 10
    1975 .
  • Box 17
    Folder 6
    1975 .
  • Box 21
    Folder 6
    1975 .
  • Box 9
    Folder 1
    1976 .
  • Box 9
    Folder 2-3
    1977 .
  • Box 17
    Folder 7
    1977 .
  • Box 9
    Folder 4
    1978 .
  • Box 9
    Folder 5
    1979 .
  • Box 9
    Folder 6-7
    1980 .
  • Box 17
    Folder 8
    1980 .
  • Box 9
    Folder 8
    1981 .
  • Box 17
    Folder 9
    1981 .
  • Box 9
    Folder 9-10
    1982 .
  • Box 10
    Folder 1-2
    1983 .
  • Box 10
    Folder 3
    1984 .
  • Box 21
    Folder 7
    1984 .
  • Box 10
    Folder 4
    1985 .
  • Box 17
    Folder 10
    1985 .
  • Box 10
    Folder 5-6
    1986 .
  • Box 17
    Folder 11
    1986 .
  • Box 10
    Folder 7-8
    1987 .
  • Box 21
    Folder 8
    1987 .
  • Box 11
    Folder 1
    1988 .
  • Box 11
    Folder 2-3
    1989 .
  • Box 17
    Folder 12
    1989 .
  • Box 21
    Folder 9
    1989 .
  • Box 11
    Folder 4
    1990 .
  • Box 18
    Folder 1
    1990 .
  • Box 21
    Folder 10
    1990 .
  • Box 11
    Folder 5
    1991 .
  • Box 18
    Folder 2
    1991 .
  • Box 21
    Folder 11
    1991 .
  • Box 11
    Folder 6
    1992 .
  • Box 18
    Folder 3
    1992 .
  • Box 21
    Folder 12
    1992 .
  • Box 12
    Folder 1-3
    1993 .
  • Box 18
    Folder 4
    1993 .
  • Box 21
    Folder 13
    1993 .
  • Box 12
    Folder 4-5
    1994 .
  • Box 18
    Folder 5
    1994 .
  • Box 21
    Folder 14
    1994 .
  • Box 12
    Folder 6-7
    1995 .
  • Box 18
    Folder 6
    1995 .
  • Box 21
    Folder 15
    1995 .
  • Box 12
    Folder 8-10
    1996 .
  • Box 18
    Folder 7
    1996 .
  • Box 21
    Folder 16
    1996 .
  • Box 12
    Folder 11-13
    1997 .
  • Box 18
    Folder 8
    1997 .
  • Box 21
    Folder 17
    1997 .
  • Box 18
    Folder 9
    1998 .
  • Box 18
    Folder 10
    1999 .
  • Box 19
    Folder 1
    2000 .
  • Box 19
    Folder 2
    2001 .
  • Box 21
    Folder 18
    2001 .
  • Box 19
    Folder 3
    2002 .
  • Box 19
    Folder 4
    2003 .
  • Box 19
    Folder 5
    2004 .
  • Box 19
    Folder 6
    2005 .
  • Box 19
    Folder 7
    2006 .
  • Box 19
    Folder 8
    2007 .
  • Box 13
    Folder 1-2
    2008 .
  • Box 19
    Folder 9
    2008 .
  • Box 13
    Folder 3
    n.d. .
  • Box 19
    Folder 10
    n.d .
Series IV. Publications .
Boxes: 14-15
Extent: 2 boxes.

There are numerous brochures, guidebooks, and other publications on specific historic sites in Virginia and on the subject of gardening.

  • Box 14-15
    Publications .