Lawrenceville Garden Club Scrapbook, 1947 - 1980
Scope and Contents
This scrapbook contains materials covering the activities of the Lawrenceville Garden Club from 1947 to 1980. Included are club programs that outline meeting schedules and officer positions. Newspaper clippings highlight club initiatives and contests throughout the community, and both colored and black & white photographs cover their events, including sales and flower shows. Additional material includes handwritten correspondences regarding the club's 50th anniversary celebration, yearbooks of the Lawrenceville Garden Club, and a program outlining the first decade of the club's existence.
- 1947 - 1980
- Lawrenceville Garden Club (Lawrenceville, N.J.) (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Biographical / Historical
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.
1.33 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Lawrenceville Garden Club Scrapbook and Collection was a gift to the Archives.
- Lawrenceville Garden Club Subject Source: Dot
- Lawrenceville School Faculty and Staff Subject Source: Local sources
- The Lawrenceville School Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- black-and-white photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- color photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- newspaper clippings Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- programs (documents) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- scrapbooks Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus