Greenville Garden Club Records, 1958-1997

Manuscript Collection #744

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Greenville Garden Club Records
    Creator: Greenville Garden Club.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Records (1958-1997) for the Greenville [North Carolina] Garden Club include scrapbooks, meeting minutes, yearbooks, correspondence, newsletters, clippings, photographs, and award application packets.
    Extent: 1.5 Cubic feet, 4 boxes, consisting of scrapbooks, photographs, negatives, correspondence, newsletters, brochures, newspaper clippings, programs, yearbooks, and certificates
  • Description
     

    The Greenville Garden Club collection contains items from scrapbooks, covering the years 1958 to 1995, compiled by the Greenville Garden Club members. The scrapbooks contain photographs, newspaper clippings, programs, certificates, newsletters, and other items regarding club activities.

    For several years, the Greenville Garden Club focused on the beautification of the Sheppard Memorial Library. In 1954, the Greenville Garden Club began planning for the beautification of the Sheppard Memorial Library after a request from the library board. Several shrubs and trees were planted using the guidance of a landscape architect from Richmond, Virginia. The committee for this project included Mrs. H.R. Rogers, Mrs. P.E. Wells, Mrs. Ralph Garrett, Sr., Mrs. Sam Mitchell, and Mrs. H.R. Rivers. The Greenville Garden Clubs work on this project won them the Powell Award from the North Carolina Garden Club in 1957.

    The Greenville Garden Club is also well known for their Green Spring Park Project from 1951 through the 1960’s. Mrs. J. H. B. Moore, Mrs. J.C. Galloway, Mrs. S.E. West, Mrs. Hugh Ragsdale, and Mrs. Hicks Corey, were committee members appointed to this project. 12 acres of eastern Greenville forestry was transformed into a park with walkways, tables, outdoor fireplaces, and a small bridge.

    The club also worked hard to beautify Greenville streets and public spaces by planning trees on fourth and fifth streets, Greenwood Cemetery, and the square in front of the Judson Blount home. Club members also worked in garden therapy in the County Home, in the hospital, and in the jails. The Greenville Garden Club also assisted in the restoration of Tryon Palace in New Bern.

    From 1959-1961, the club made money by fundraising through a fashion show, luncheon, sales of shrubs, and Christmas bazaars. In 1961, club membership reached 71 members. Its officers included Mrs. R.P. Milstead, president, Mrs. J.C. Galloway, Jr., vice-president, Mrs. J.A. Piver, recording secretary, Mrs. H.G. Williams, corresponding secretary, Mrs. N.F. Merritt, treasurer, and Mrs. W.C. Hollowell, reporter. In 1963, the Greenville Garden Club withdrew from the Woman’s Club of Greenville. Officers elected were Mrs. Joseph Miller, president, Mrs. P.E. Wells, first vice-president, Mrs. J.C. Galloway, Jr., second vice-president, Mrs. R.V. Keel, third vice-president, Mrs. J.A. Piver, recording secretary, and Mrs. H. G. Williams, corresponding secretary.

    Members began participating in garden therapy with patients and individuals at the sheltered workshop, nursing home, Alcoholic Rehabilitation Center, and students at Aycock Junior High. In 1979, the club contributed money to the Pitt Memorial Hospital for a beautification project in memorial to Laura E. Corey and Julia P. Rodgers. In addition to these public services, the Greenville Garden Club had ongoing projects and exhibits regarding bluebird conservation, tree planting, and native flower conservation.

    One of Greenville Garden Club’s most prestigious award was the second place Civic Concern Award at the National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc.’s 51st annual convention. They were awarded the Civic Concern Work with Underprivileged and Handicapped, No. 51D (1979). The receiving members were the president, Mrs. Raymond A. Davis, and club members. Committee members for this project included Mrs. Sally Klingenschmitt, Mrs. M.G. Martin, Miss Maude Moore, Mrs. Robert Murphy, Mrs. Phoebe Owens, and Mrs. J.S. Rouse. The club project, named “Garden therapy with Handicapped,” was an ongoing project at Aycock Junior High in collaboration with Mrs. Nancy Walters, a pre-vocational teacher for students with disabilities. The main project goals included giving students with disabilities learning and participation opportunities to promote a successful future, improving club members’ insight on the true meaning of “garden therapy,” and encouraging club members to find joy in working with students with disabilities. Club members and students worked together in the beautification of the Aycock Junior High courtyard (1975-1979). The Greenville Garden Club was also awarded the Helen Smith Beeson Award for garden therapy and a silver bowl from the Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc.

    In 1977, Mrs. J.B. Spilman, a long-time member of the Greenville Garden Club, won the first “North Carolina Democrat of the Year Award.” The award was given during a ceremony at Sheraton Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. Governor Hunt made the presentation and the award was accepted on behalf of Mrs. Spilman by Congressman Walter B. Jones. Mrs. Spilman received a plaque and silver tray.

    The Greenville Garden Club was committed to keeping Greenville clean and litter free. To raise public awareness of littering, members cleverly designed a mannequin dressed in trash, who they named “Loosey Litter.” Loosey was shown at the Pitt County Fair, Pitt County Public schools, District 12 Garden Club Meeting in Tarboro, Community Beautification Seminar in Lenoir County, and the Keep North Carolina Clean & Beautiful Seminar in Raleigh. For their work on this project, the Greenville Garden Club received the Durham Council Award for Litter Control, No. 47 (applied in 1988). The recipients of the award included the club president, Mrs. R.M. Helms, chairperson, Mrs. Sylvia J. Wheless, and club members. The club continued its work with raising litter awareness through the “Loosey Litter” project by visiting many other locations and special events. In addition, the Greenville Garden Club was the first group to “Adopt-A-Highway in Pitt County.” For the clubs continued work in raising littering awareness and beautification, the club was awarded the Louise Ballard Award for Litter Control, No. 48 (applied in 1989).

    The club made contributions to the State Memorial Gardens, Daniel Boone Native Gardens, Martha Franck Fragrance Garden, and the Brunswick Town Nature Trail. The club also maintained membership in the botanical Garden at Chapel Hill and made contributions to the North Carolina Nature Conservancy. In addition to the scrapbooks are award applications describing the Greenville Garden Clubs’ work and participation in community service activities, such as the “Loosey Litter” project, Garden Therapy for Handicapped, and Adopt-A-Highway. There are also numerous newspaper clippings describing the clubs’ service in beautifying the local area, most notably at Sheppard Memorial Library, Green Springs Park, and Pitt Memorial Hospital.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    The Greenville Garden Club was the oldest garden club in Greenville. It was organized in 1925 in the garden of Mrs. E.W. Harvey, who served as the first president. The original seven charter members include Mrs. Harvey, Mrs. Will Hooker, Mrs. H.E. Austin, Mrs. W.W. Woolard, Mrs. E.B. Allsbrook, Mrs. J.N. Hart, and Mrs. Key Brown. The club started as a department of the Woman’s Club of Greenville and became affiliated with the Garden Clubs of North Carolina in 1939. The club name, colors (green and yellow), and flower (daffodil) were chosen and retained by the club. The object or purpose of the club can be found in the constitution, “the object of the club shall be to encourage beauty in everyday living through home and community gardening, and to aid in the promotion and conservation of natural resources, to encourage civic beauty and roadside beautification, and to cooperate with other organizations that further the interests of horticulture and conservation.”

    In 1963, the Greenville Garden Club withdrew from the Woman’s Club of Greenville. It continued on as a vibrant organization at least through 1995.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    May 19, 1997, 11 volumes; Club records (1960-1995), including scrapbooks and award booklets. Donor: Ms. Natalie Brackenhoff.

    September 6, 2000, 1 volume; Scrapbook (1961-1968) for Greenville Council of Garden Clubs, containing clippings, programs, guest register, and miscellany. Donor: Transferred from Sheppard Memorial Library.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Natalie Brackenhoff
    Gift of Sheppard Memorial Library

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Greenville Garden Club Records (#744), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

    Processing completed July 27, 2018, by Meredith Clark and revised June 5, 2019, by Martha Elmore

Container List

  • Box 1
     
    Folder a
    Award application No. 47. The Garden Club of North Carolina Award (1991-1992) certificate, First Place Ribbon, and application packet contents (1988) regarding the "Loosey Litter" project. Application packet contains description of project, resume, correspondence with Keep North Carolina Clean & Beautiful, newspaper clippings, and photos of the project. 1987-1992
    Award application No. 48. The Garden Club of North Carolina Award (1988-1989) certificate and application packet contents (1988-1989) regarding the "Loosey Litter" project and Adopt-A-Highway participation.
    Award application No. 51 to National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc. Newspaper clipping announcing Greenville Garden Club as second place nationally for Civic Concern Award (1980). Application includes summary of activities regarding involvement of the club with "educationally mentally retarded" students attending Aycock Junior High School. Contains pictures, newspaper clippings, and correspondence regarding the "Garden Therapy with the Handicapped" project. 1976-1980
    This folder contains handwritten Greenville Garden Club meeting minutes, constitution, and newspaper clippings. In addition, there is the Greenville Garden Club yearbook (1963-1964).
    This folder contains Greenville Garden Club meeting minutes and list of members. 1985-1986
    This folder contains newspaper clippings, correspondence to Christine Helms, newsletters, and program ideas. The correspondence highlights decreasing membership numbers due to aging and deaths of members. 1992-1993
    This folder contains items from an envelope sent to Anne Briley from the ECU News Bureau. The items include newspaper clippings, member services catalogs for the National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc., and a quarterly publication by The Garden Club of North Carolina titled The North Carolina Gardner (March 1992). In addition, there is correspondence regarding The District 12 Annual Meeting (1992), event registration forms, and roster of members. Of particular interest is a document (1982) containing the Greenville Garden Club history.
    This folder contains publications by The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. (1976 & 1977), gardening catalogues by Powell's Gardens (1968 & 1969), and correspondence regarding suggested press release by The American Land Trust.
    This folder contains items from an informational packet by the Grifton Rest Home and Oak Haven Senior Village. The informational packet includes trifolds about the Grifton Rest Home and Oak Haven Senior village, The Grifton Times newsletter (May 1997), ElderFair (1997) program, and other items of interest for the elderly.
  • Box 2
     
    The 1982-1985 scrapbook contents were broken down into four folders. This folder has contents dated 1982-1983 including newspaper clippings, photographs, photo slides, a program, a yearbook, certificates from Greenville City Schools for Adopt-A-School program participation, service awards from the Garden Club of North Carolina, and correspondence. Several items, such as a letter from Governor James B. Hunt, Jr., are related to Mrs. Sally Klingenschmitt, honoring her life as a teacher and her work in the Greenville Garden Club.
    The 1982-1985 scrapbook contents were broken down into four folders. This folder has contents dated 1983-1984 including newspaper clippings regarding workshops, club luncheon, flower show, meetings, and speakers. Of particular interest are inclusion of lessons about conservation in schools by the Greenville Garden Club, beautification of Pitt Memorial Hospital, and the addition of the Virginia Dare statue in the Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island. There are several photographs of club members at a possible workshop. Also included is a yearbook (1983-1984) and several certificates from the National Council of State Garden Clubs, The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc., and The Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Centennial Commission.
    The 1982-1985 scrapbook contents were broken down into four folders. This folder has contents from 1984-1985 with newspaper clippings regarding club luncheons, workshops, awards, meetings, speakers, and election of new officers. Also included are photos of a possible flower show, correspondence, copy of The North Carolina Gardener publication, yearbook (1984-1985), and certificates awarded to the club for service.
    The 1982-1985 scrapbook contents were broken down into four folders. This folder has contents from the left pocket portion of the 1982-1985 scrapbook. Among the items are yearbooks (1971-1972 & 1976-1977), photographs and microfilm of students working in the "Garden Therapy Workshop," club constitution and by-laws insert, Aycock Junior High newsletter, and plastic bag from Keep North Carolina Beautiful, Inc. Also included is an award from Greenville City Schools Board of Education to Mrs. Sally Klingenschmitt.
    The 1985-1992 scrapbook contents were broken down into seven folders. This folder has contents from 1985-1986 with newspaper clippings regarding club luncheon and meeting, torn book page regarding keeping garden club history, and photographs of members at an event. Also included is a program for the Annual Meeting of District 12, yearbook (1985-1986), and certificates awarded to the club for their service.
    The 1985-1992 scrapbook contents were broken down into seven folders. This folder has contents from 1986-1987 with photographs of members participating in a workshop and newspaper clippings regarding inclusion of schools studying the environment, fundraising projects, and meetings. Also included are certificates awarded to the club for their service, a yearbook (1986-1987), and photographs of a holiday display made by the club.
    The 1985-1992 scrapbook contents were broken down into seven folders. This folder has contents from 1987-1988 with newspaper clippings regarding club luncheon, newly elected president, concerns, meetings, and awards. Also enclosed are copies of the club yearbook (1987-1988), with an attached first place ribbon. The folder also contains certificates awarded to the club for their service, including the Durham Council Litter Control Award.
    The 1985-1992 scrapbook contents were broken down into seven folders. This folder has contents 1988-1989 with photographs depicting "Loosey Litter," holiday display, and tree planting. Also included are newspaper clippings and programs regarding the "Loosey Litter" project, tree presentation at Green Springs Park, tree planting at a school in honor of Arbor Day, Annual Meeting of District 12, and Keep North Carolina Clean & Beautiful Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation. Additionally, there is a yearbook (1988-1989), document outlining "Loosey Litter's Mission," and certificates awarded to the club for their service and participation in programs.
    The 1985-1992 scrapbook contents were broken down into seven folders. This folder has contents from 1989-1990 with newspaper clippings regarding speakers at the District 12 meeting and The North Carolina Gardener publication, which included an article on "Loosey Litter." Also included are photographs of "Loosey Litter," flower presentation, and a flower arrangement workshop. Additionally, there are certificates awarded to the club for their service.
    The 1985-1992 scrapbook contents were broken down into seven folders. This folder has contents 1990-1991 with a newspaper clipping and certificates, including an one from Adopt-A-Highway.
    The 1985-1992 scrapbook contents were broken down into seven folders. This folder has contents from 1991-1992 with newspaper clippings, a registration form for the ReLeaf Tree Commemoration program, and certificates awarded to the club from the Governor's Highway Beautification Council and the Creative Living Center.
    The 1961-1969 scrapbook contents were broken down into five folders. This folder has contents from 1961-1962 with newspaper clippings, a flower show program (1962), a yearbook (1958-1959), a photo of a flower arrangement made by Mrs. Harry Billica titled "Spring Fever," plant conservation list for The Garden Clubs of North Carolina, and an annual report of The Garden Council of Greenville (1961-1962).
    The 1961-1969 scrapbook contents were broken down into five folders. This folder has contents from 1962-1963 with newspaper clippings highlighting club members Mrs. John Grier, Mrs. Cecil Wooten Sr., Mrs. Reger Mann, and Mrs. W.L. Jenkins and articles about William L. Hunt and Guilford Worsley speaking at club events.
    The 1961-1969 scrapbook contents were broken down into five folders. This folder has contents from 1963-1964 with newspaper clippings highlighting club members Mrs. O.W. Coefield, Mrs. Guilford Worlsey, Mrs. Thomas Haigwood, Miss Linda Sewall, Mrs. Spencer Edmundson, Mrs. George Staples, Mrs. Albert L. Whitehurst, Mrs. R.P. Heller, Mrs. O.W. Coefield, and Mrs. Sam Mitchell, and a playbill titled "All The World's A Stage" flower show, presented by The Greenville Council of Garden Clubs.
    The 1961-1969 scrapbook contents were broken down into five folders. This folder has contents from 1964-1968 with newspaper clippings highlighting club events such as luncheons, flower shows, fundraising, and holiday specials. Also included is a program presented by The Greenville Council of Garden Clubs titled "Coastal Carolina On The Move," and a guest registry for the clubs Christmas Show (1966).
    The 1961-1969 scrapbook contents were broken down into five folders. This folder has contents from 1968-1969 with newspaper clippings about the election of new officers and club luncheon. Also included is a North Carolina Conservation List and a flower show program presented by The Greenville Council of Garden Clubs titled "Spring Moods."
  • Box 3
     
    The 1977-1982 scrapbook contents were broken down into five folders. This folder has contents from 1977-1978 with newspaper clippings regarding flower arranging, club picnic, and flower show awards. Also included is a certificate awarded to the club for their service, yearbook (1977-1978), and card from The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. for the Helen Smith Beeson Garden Therapy Award (1977).
    The 1977-1982 scrapbook contents were broken down into five folders.This folder has contents from 1978-1979 with newspaper clippings regarding club activities, election of new officers, and work on the Garden Therapy for the Handicapped Students project. Also included is a program for the Annual Meeting of District 12, flower show program titled "Our Town" presented by the Rocky Mount Garden Club, yearbook (1978-1979), and certificate awarded to the club for their service.
    The 1977-1982 scrapbook contents were broken down into five folders. This folder has contents from 1979-1980 with newspaper clippings regarding club meetings, activities, and events, especially regional and national awards, work at Aycock Junior High, and bluebird conservation work. Also included are photos of the Pitt county Agricultural Fair Booth, Holiday Workshop, cypress tree at Aycock Jr. High, Spring Picnic, and Christmas Workshop. Additionally, there is field trip guide titled "Field Trip on the Helms Property," informational sheet on bluebirds, program for the Annual Meeting of District 12, and yearbook (1979-1989). There is also correspondence, a red award ribbon for the Helen Marsh Cranford Award and certificates awarded to the club for their service.
    The 1977-1982 scrapbook contents were broken down into five folders. This folder has contents from 1980-1981 with newspaper clippings regarding club awards, luncheon, workshops, activities, and speakers, especially highlighting the work with students at Aycock Junior High and the Garden Therapy for the Handicapped Students project. Also included are photos of the Pitt county Agricultural Fair Booth and the Arbor Day Celebration at Aycock Junior High, certificates, and correspondence from Jesse Helms, Robert Morgan, Walter B. Jones, L. Boyd Finch, regarding to erosion threat to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Also included is a program for the Annual Meeting of District 12 at the Carolinian Motor Hotel in Nags Head, Community Schools Program newsletters, and yearbook (1980-1981).
    The 1977-1982 scrapbook contents were broken down into five folders. This folder has contents 1981-1982 with newspaper clippings regarding club meetings, luncheon, workshops, awards, bluebirds, and club history. Also included is a biographical/historical document outlining the history of the Greenville Garden Club. There are numerous photographs and photo slides included depicting work at Aycock Junior High, correspondence, certificates for awards, and programs for the Board of Directors Meeting at the Holiday Inn in Wilson and for the Annual Meeting of District 12 at Weldon United Methodist Church in Weldon. In addition, there is a yearbook (1981-1982), a field trip reference page, and a budget report.
    The 1992-1995 scrapbook was broken down into three folders. Contents dated 1992-1994 include memoranda, photographs, negatives, certificates, booklets, and handouts related to projects such as making tablecloths for the Council on Aging, meetings, and flower arrangements. Also includes an article by Roger Kammerer about the "History of Greenville Garden Clubs," and the 1993/94 yearbook.
    The 1992-1995 scrapbook was broken down into three folders. Contents dated 1994-1995 include photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, a certificate, a financial report, and handouts concerning meetings, projects, and flower arrangements. Topics include ReLeaf of Greenville, Inc., topiaries, and a service project at Creative Living, and a map of plantings at Peppermint Park is also included.
    The 1992-1995 scrapbook was broken down into three folders. Contents dated 1995 include photographs, newspaper clippings, certificates, correspondence, and brochures concerning meetings, projects, and flower arrangements. Of particular interest is planting work done at Peppermint Park by the Alliance of Greenville Garden Clubs.
  • Box 4
     
    The 1960-1962 scrapbook was broken down into four folders. Contents dated 1958-1962, 1966, undated include clippings regarding club meetings, activities, and events such as flower shows, and a visit to the Elizabethan Gardens during the 375th anniversary celebration of Virginia Dare's birth.
    The 1960-1962 scrapbook was broken down into four folders. Contents dated 1958-1961 include yearbooks, a certificate, a photograph, and pages from the Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc., publication related to constitution and by-laws.
    The 1960-1962 scrapbook was broken down into four folders. Contents dated 1962 and undated include yearbooks, a certificate, photographs, and programs.
    Front cover of 1960-1962 scrapbook and color photocopy of first page.

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Container List

  • Box 1
     
    Folder a
    Award application No. 47. The Garden Club of North Carolina Award (1991-1992) certificate, First Place Ribbon, and application packet contents (1988) regarding the "Loosey Litter" project. Application packet contains description of project, resume, correspondence with Keep North Carolina Clean & Beautiful, newspaper clippings, and photos of the project. 1987-1992
    Award application No. 48. The Garden Club of North Carolina Award (1988-1989) certificate and application packet contents (1988-1989) regarding the "Loosey Litter" project and Adopt-A-Highway participation.
    Award application No. 51 to National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc. Newspaper clipping announcing Greenville Garden Club as second place nationally for Civic Concern Award (1980). Application includes summary of activities regarding involvement of the club with "educationally mentally retarded" students attending Aycock Junior High School. Contains pictures, newspaper clippings, and correspondence regarding the "Garden Therapy with the Handicapped" project. 1976-1980
    This folder contains handwritten Greenville Garden Club meeting minutes, constitution, and newspaper clippings. In addition, there is the Greenville Garden Club yearbook (1963-1964).
    This folder contains Greenville Garden Club meeting minutes and list of members. 1985-1986
    This folder contains newspaper clippings, correspondence to Christine Helms, newsletters, and program ideas. The correspondence highlights decreasing membership numbers due to aging and deaths of members. 1992-1993
    This folder contains items from an envelope sent to Anne Briley from the ECU News Bureau. The items include newspaper clippings, member services catalogs for the National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc., and a quarterly publication by The Garden Club of North Carolina titled The North Carolina Gardner (March 1992). In addition, there is correspondence regarding The District 12 Annual Meeting (1992), event registration forms, and roster of members. Of particular interest is a document (1982) containing the Greenville Garden Club history.
    This folder contains publications by The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. (1976 & 1977), gardening catalogues by Powell's Gardens (1968 & 1969), and correspondence regarding suggested press release by The American Land Trust.
    This folder contains items from an informational packet by the Grifton Rest Home and Oak Haven Senior Village. The informational packet includes trifolds about the Grifton Rest Home and Oak Haven Senior village, The Grifton Times newsletter (May 1997), ElderFair (1997) program, and other items of interest for the elderly.
  • Box 2
     
    The 1982-1985 scrapbook contents were broken down into four folders. This folder has contents dated 1982-1983 including newspaper clippings, photographs, photo slides, a program, a yearbook, certificates from Greenville City Schools for Adopt-A-School program participation, service awards from the Garden Club of North Carolina, and correspondence. Several items, such as a letter from Governor James B. Hunt, Jr., are related to Mrs. Sally Klingenschmitt, honoring her life as a teacher and her work in the Greenville Garden Club.
    The 1982-1985 scrapbook contents were broken down into four folders. This folder has contents dated 1983-1984 including newspaper clippings regarding workshops, club luncheon, flower show, meetings, and speakers. Of particular interest are inclusion of lessons about conservation in schools by the Greenville Garden Club, beautification of Pitt Memorial Hospital, and the addition of the Virginia Dare statue in the Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island. There are several photographs of club members at a possible workshop. Also included is a yearbook (1983-1984) and several certificates from the National Council of State Garden Clubs, The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc., and The Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Centennial Commission.
    The 1982-1985 scrapbook contents were broken down into four folders. This folder has contents from 1984-1985 with newspaper clippings regarding club luncheons, workshops, awards, meetings, speakers, and election of new officers. Also included are photos of a possible flower show, correspondence, copy of The North Carolina Gardener publication, yearbook (1984-1985), and certificates awarded to the club for service.
    The 1982-1985 scrapbook contents were broken down into four folders. This folder has contents from the left pocket portion of the 1982-1985 scrapbook. Among the items are yearbooks (1971-1972 & 1976-1977), photographs and microfilm of students working in the "Garden Therapy Workshop," club constitution and by-laws insert, Aycock Junior High newsletter, and plastic bag from Keep North Carolina Beautiful, Inc. Also included is an award from Greenville City Schools Board of Education to Mrs. Sally Klingenschmitt.
    The 1985-1992 scrapbook contents were broken down into seven folders. This folder has contents from 1985-1986 with newspaper clippings regarding club luncheon and meeting, torn book page regarding keeping garden club history, and photographs of members at an event. Also included is a program for the Annual Meeting of District 12, yearbook (1985-1986), and certificates awarded to the club for their service.
    The 1985-1992 scrapbook contents were broken down into seven folders. This folder has contents from 1986-1987 with photographs of members participating in a workshop and newspaper clippings regarding inclusion of schools studying the environment, fundraising projects, and meetings. Also included are certificates awarded to the club for their service, a yearbook (1986-1987), and photographs of a holiday display made by the club.
    The 1985-1992 scrapbook contents were broken down into seven folders. This folder has contents from 1987-1988 with newspaper clippings regarding club luncheon, newly elected president, concerns, meetings, and awards. Also enclosed are copies of the club yearbook (1987-1988), with an attached first place ribbon. The folder also contains certificates awarded to the club for their service, including the Durham Council Litter Control Award.
    The 1985-1992 scrapbook contents were broken down into seven folders. This folder has contents 1988-1989 with photographs depicting "Loosey Litter," holiday display, and tree planting. Also included are newspaper clippings and programs regarding the "Loosey Litter" project, tree presentation at Green Springs Park, tree planting at a school in honor of Arbor Day, Annual Meeting of District 12, and Keep North Carolina Clean & Beautiful Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation. Additionally, there is a yearbook (1988-1989), document outlining "Loosey Litter's Mission," and certificates awarded to the club for their service and participation in programs.
    The 1985-1992 scrapbook contents were broken down into seven folders. This folder has contents from 1989-1990 with newspaper clippings regarding speakers at the District 12 meeting and The North Carolina Gardener publication, which included an article on "Loosey Litter." Also included are photographs of "Loosey Litter," flower presentation, and a flower arrangement workshop. Additionally, there are certificates awarded to the club for their service.
    The 1985-1992 scrapbook contents were broken down into seven folders. This folder has contents 1990-1991 with a newspaper clipping and certificates, including an one from Adopt-A-Highway.
    The 1985-1992 scrapbook contents were broken down into seven folders. This folder has contents from 1991-1992 with newspaper clippings, a registration form for the ReLeaf Tree Commemoration program, and certificates awarded to the club from the Governor's Highway Beautification Council and the Creative Living Center.
    The 1961-1969 scrapbook contents were broken down into five folders. This folder has contents from 1961-1962 with newspaper clippings, a flower show program (1962), a yearbook (1958-1959), a photo of a flower arrangement made by Mrs. Harry Billica titled "Spring Fever," plant conservation list for The Garden Clubs of North Carolina, and an annual report of The Garden Council of Greenville (1961-1962).
    The 1961-1969 scrapbook contents were broken down into five folders. This folder has contents from 1962-1963 with newspaper clippings highlighting club members Mrs. John Grier, Mrs. Cecil Wooten Sr., Mrs. Reger Mann, and Mrs. W.L. Jenkins and articles about William L. Hunt and Guilford Worsley speaking at club events.
    The 1961-1969 scrapbook contents were broken down into five folders. This folder has contents from 1963-1964 with newspaper clippings highlighting club members Mrs. O.W. Coefield, Mrs. Guilford Worlsey, Mrs. Thomas Haigwood, Miss Linda Sewall, Mrs. Spencer Edmundson, Mrs. George Staples, Mrs. Albert L. Whitehurst, Mrs. R.P. Heller, Mrs. O.W. Coefield, and Mrs. Sam Mitchell, and a playbill titled "All The World's A Stage" flower show, presented by The Greenville Council of Garden Clubs.
    The 1961-1969 scrapbook contents were broken down into five folders. This folder has contents from 1964-1968 with newspaper clippings highlighting club events such as luncheons, flower shows, fundraising, and holiday specials. Also included is a program presented by The Greenville Council of Garden Clubs titled "Coastal Carolina On The Move," and a guest registry for the clubs Christmas Show (1966).
    The 1961-1969 scrapbook contents were broken down into five folders. This folder has contents from 1968-1969 with newspaper clippings about the election of new officers and club luncheon. Also included is a North Carolina Conservation List and a flower show program presented by The Greenville Council of Garden Clubs titled "Spring Moods."
  • Box 3
     
    The 1977-1982 scrapbook contents were broken down into five folders. This folder has contents from 1977-1978 with newspaper clippings regarding flower arranging, club picnic, and flower show awards. Also included is a certificate awarded to the club for their service, yearbook (1977-1978), and card from The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. for the Helen Smith Beeson Garden Therapy Award (1977).
    The 1977-1982 scrapbook contents were broken down into five folders.This folder has contents from 1978-1979 with newspaper clippings regarding club activities, election of new officers, and work on the Garden Therapy for the Handicapped Students project. Also included is a program for the Annual Meeting of District 12, flower show program titled "Our Town" presented by the Rocky Mount Garden Club, yearbook (1978-1979), and certificate awarded to the club for their service.
    The 1977-1982 scrapbook contents were broken down into five folders. This folder has contents from 1979-1980 with newspaper clippings regarding club meetings, activities, and events, especially regional and national awards, work at Aycock Junior High, and bluebird conservation work. Also included are photos of the Pitt county Agricultural Fair Booth, Holiday Workshop, cypress tree at Aycock Jr. High, Spring Picnic, and Christmas Workshop. Additionally, there is field trip guide titled "Field Trip on the Helms Property," informational sheet on bluebirds, program for the Annual Meeting of District 12, and yearbook (1979-1989). There is also correspondence, a red award ribbon for the Helen Marsh Cranford Award and certificates awarded to the club for their service.
    The 1977-1982 scrapbook contents were broken down into five folders. This folder has contents from 1980-1981 with newspaper clippings regarding club awards, luncheon, workshops, activities, and speakers, especially highlighting the work with students at Aycock Junior High and the Garden Therapy for the Handicapped Students project. Also included are photos of the Pitt county Agricultural Fair Booth and the Arbor Day Celebration at Aycock Junior High, certificates, and correspondence from Jesse Helms, Robert Morgan, Walter B. Jones, L. Boyd Finch, regarding to erosion threat to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Also included is a program for the Annual Meeting of District 12 at the Carolinian Motor Hotel in Nags Head, Community Schools Program newsletters, and yearbook (1980-1981).
    The 1977-1982 scrapbook contents were broken down into five folders. This folder has contents 1981-1982 with newspaper clippings regarding club meetings, luncheon, workshops, awards, bluebirds, and club history. Also included is a biographical/historical document outlining the history of the Greenville Garden Club. There are numerous photographs and photo slides included depicting work at Aycock Junior High, correspondence, certificates for awards, and programs for the Board of Directors Meeting at the Holiday Inn in Wilson and for the Annual Meeting of District 12 at Weldon United Methodist Church in Weldon. In addition, there is a yearbook (1981-1982), a field trip reference page, and a budget report.
    The 1992-1995 scrapbook was broken down into three folders. Contents dated 1992-1994 include memoranda, photographs, negatives, certificates, booklets, and handouts related to projects such as making tablecloths for the Council on Aging, meetings, and flower arrangements. Also includes an article by Roger Kammerer about the "History of Greenville Garden Clubs," and the 1993/94 yearbook.
    The 1992-1995 scrapbook was broken down into three folders. Contents dated 1994-1995 include photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, a certificate, a financial report, and handouts concerning meetings, projects, and flower arrangements. Topics include ReLeaf of Greenville, Inc., topiaries, and a service project at Creative Living, and a map of plantings at Peppermint Park is also included.
    The 1992-1995 scrapbook was broken down into three folders. Contents dated 1995 include photographs, newspaper clippings, certificates, correspondence, and brochures concerning meetings, projects, and flower arrangements. Of particular interest is planting work done at Peppermint Park by the Alliance of Greenville Garden Clubs.
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    The 1960-1962 scrapbook was broken down into four folders. Contents dated 1958-1962, 1966, undated include clippings regarding club meetings, activities, and events such as flower shows, and a visit to the Elizabethan Gardens during the 375th anniversary celebration of Virginia Dare's birth.
    The 1960-1962 scrapbook was broken down into four folders. Contents dated 1958-1961 include yearbooks, a certificate, a photograph, and pages from the Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc., publication related to constitution and by-laws.
    The 1960-1962 scrapbook was broken down into four folders. Contents dated 1962 and undated include yearbooks, a certificate, photographs, and programs.
    Front cover of 1960-1962 scrapbook and color photocopy of first page.


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