The bulk of the Lawrenceville Garden Club Collection consists of administrative records of the club. Included here are the constitution and bylaws, dues logs and membership information, meeting minutes, and programs and event calendars documenting the numerous events in which the Lawrenceville Garden Club has participated.
Single photocopies and digital photographs may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Archivist. Researchers are responsible for determining any other copyright questions.
A meeting of the Lawrenceville Garden Club was first convened at the Mrs. Oscar H. McPherson on April 24, 1928. At the time of its founding, the stated purpose of the club was to hold informal discussions of problems of home gardening, talks by experienced practical gardeners, and visits to gardens of interest in the vicinity, in addition to day excursions to more distant estates. Over time, the stated purpose of the club became, "to stimulate an intelligent and enthusiastic interest in gardening, to help in the preservation of our natural environment and to study the practical and aesthetic uses of gardening, landscaping design, and flower arranging." Throughout its history, the Club's membership has consisted largely of spouses of The Lawrenceville School faculty and administration.
The Lawrenceville Garden Club has participated in numerous local flower shows throughout the years. The Club has also advised local businesses, churches, and homes on landscaping and shrubbery arrangement. A member of The Garden Club of New Jersey and the National Council of State Garden Clubs, the Lawrenceville Garden Club is still active today.
The Lawrenceville Garden Club Collection is arranged alphabetically by subject.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Lawrenceville Garden Club Collection was a gift to the Archives.
Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with The Lawrenceville School Stephan Archives guidelines.
Information in the historical note was gathered from material within the collection.
The Lawrenceville Garden Club Collection was processed by Casey Babcock in May of 2012.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Lawrenceville Garden Club Collection, Box and Folder Number; The Lawrenceville School Stephan Archives. http://archivesspace.lawrenceville.org/repositories/2/resources/59 Accessed October 22, 2017.
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