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Greater Little Rock Council of Garden Clubs records

Greater Little Rock Council of Garden Clubs records

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Finding aid for the Greater Little Rock Council of Garden Clubs records

BC.MSS.14.01

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700
arkinfo@cals.org

October 5, 2016



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Greater Little Rock Council of Garden Clubs. (Little Rock, Ark.).
Title: Greater Little Rock Council of Garden Clubs records
Dates: 1940-2014
Quantity: 32.75 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains the records of the Greater Little Rock Council of Garden Clubs, Inc., a coordinating body to assist the various garden clubs in Pulaski County, Arkansas. Among the records are membership lists, yearbooks, minutes of meetings, financial records, photographs, slides, scrapbooks, and a library of clippings and fact sheets relating to plants and other garden club interests.
Identification: BC.MSS.14.01
Language: English

Arrangement

The collection is arranged topically and chronologically. Series I consists of official records. Series II consists of photographs, slides, and Audio/Visual materials, Series III consists of scrapbooks.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains the records of the Greater Little Rock Council of Garden Clubs, Inc., a coordinating body to assist the various garden clubs in Pulaski County, Arkansas. Among the records are membership lists, yearbooks, minutes of meetings, financial records, photographs, slides, scrapbooks, and a library of clippings and fact sheets relating to plants and other garden club interests.


Biographical Information

The Greater Little Rock Council of Garden Clubs, Inc., was organized in April 1933 by five garden clubs in Little Rock. Known as the City Federation of Garden Clubs until 1955, the group officially incorporated in 1952. According to their web page, the Council exists for "the mutual benefit of its members and the communities in which they reside; and for the education, promotion and creation of more beautiful gardens and landscaping in public and private places; the extension of garden clubs; promotion of gardens; uniting of garden clubs; assisting and joining all garden clubs in the larger issues of civic and state work; flower and garden shows and educational meetings; beautification and landscaping of state, municipal and county property; education and sponsoring work at schools with young gardeners."


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Arkansas -- Clubs
Gardening -- Arkansas
Little Rock Garden Club -- History.
Little Rock Garden Club. (Little Rock, Ark.)
Urban beautification -- Arkansas -- Little Rock

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access to most files; files with current financial information restricted to Council members or their representatives.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Little Rock Council of Garden Clubs records, BC.MSS.14.01, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute


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