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Duluth Garden Flower Society records

 Collection
Identifier: S2295

Scope and Contents

The collection contain Duluth Garden Flower Society bylaws, minutes, 1932-1970; executive board minutes, 1927-1975; lists of executive board members and roll calls, 1933-1939; Society finances, 1953-1975; scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, programs, activities, club parties, Flower Show Schedules (booklets)1928-1990s; minimal correspondence, newspaper clippings, meeting agendas, brochures, photographs 1957-1990s, and dozens of scrapbooks for the Duluth Garden Flower Society and all of the neighborhood clubs.

Dates

  • 1927-2003
  • Majority of material found in 1930-1990

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

The Duluth Garden Flower Society, Inc. was founded in 1927 to promote gardening, horticulture, preservation of birds and trees, and beautification in Duluth. The society continues its valuable and visible work. Distinct neighborhood garden clubs founded at various times throughout Duluth joined the Duluth Garden Flower Society. The neighborhood groups’ records are included in this collection: Arrowhead, Bayview, Central, Duluth Heights, Ensign, Hilltop, Homecroft, Lake Aire, Lakeview, Lester Park, Lincoln Park, Normanna, Norton Park, Oatmeal Hill, Oregon Creek, Park Point, Vermilion, West Duluth, Woodland.  In 1987, the Flower City of the North was organized by individual gardening enthusiast, city representatives, extension, and horticulture volunteers, many of whom were principals with the Duluth Garden Flower Society. A scrapbook and subsequent items from the Flower City of the North were donated among Garden Flower Society records and are included in this collection.

Extent

10.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contain Duluth Garden Flower Society bylaws, minutes, 1932-1970; executive board minutes, 1927-1975; lists of executive board members and roll calls, 1933-1939; Society finances, 1953-1975; scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, programs, activities, club parties, Flower Show Schedules (booklets)1928-1990s; minimal correspondence, newspaper clippings, meeting agendas, brochures, photographs 1957-1990s, and dozens of scrapbooks for the Duluth Garden Flower Society and all of the neighborhood clubs.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at libarchives@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8526.

General

This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library.
Title
Guide to the Duluth Garden Flower Society records
Author
Finding Aid Authors: P. Maus.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526