Bloomington Garden Club mss., 1938-2021

Papers of Bloomington Garden Club mss., 1938-2021, at the Lilly Library, Indiana University

Finding aid created by Mary McSparran

Title: Bloomington Garden Club mss.
Collection No.: LMC 2377
Dates: 1938-2021
Quantity:

Quantity: 18 Boxes

Abstract: The Bloomington Garden Club mss., 1938-2016, consists of the papers, minutes of meetings, scrapbooks, and photograph albums relating to the activities of the Bloomington Garden Club, especially the annual Garden Walk.
Location: ALF (Auxiliary Library Facility)
Language: English .
Repository: Lilly Library
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500
Business Number: 812-855-2452
liblilly@indiana.edu
URL: https://libraries.indiana.edu/lilly-library

Biographical Note

Bloomington Garden Club's mission is to promote the knowledge and love of gardening; to aid in the protection of native trees, plants, and birds; and to encourage civic planting and beautification in Bloomington, IN. The Club began in February of 1937, when a group of local women met at the home of Mrs. M.E. Hufford to begin a Landscape Study Group, a Purdue University program. Once the women completed the program, they decided to start a garden club and join the State Federation of Garden Clubs.

From this garden club, two other programs began, The Junior Garden Club and the Hilltop Garden Program (which was situated in the current Hilltop Gardens location) with the assistance of the IU Department of Botany.

The club hosts an annual event called the Bloomington Garden Walk to raise money for local Bloomington organizations, and works with community organizations such as Mother Hubbard's Cupboard and Community Kitchen.

Scope and Contents

Organizational Files contains correspondence, secretary's minutes, member's lists and other organizational items related to the Bloomington Garden Club. It also contains local news and magazine articles that feature the club's members and their gardens as well as events related to the BGC. Scrapbooks contains individually boxed scrapbooks of the BGC, generally compiled chronologically.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into eight series, I. Organizational Files, II. Scrapbooks, III. Bloomington Garden Club History, 1946-2019, IV. Bloom Magazine, V. Bloomington Garden Club Booklets, VI. Flyers and Information, VII. Bloomington Garden Club President, and VIII. Books

Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Many collections are housed offsite; retrieval requires advance notice. Please make an appointment a minimum of one week in advance of your visit.

Conditions Governing Use:

Photography and digitization may be restricted for some collections. Copyright restrictions may apply. Before publishing, researchers are responsible for securing permission from all applicable rights holders, then filling out the Permission to Publish form.

Indexed Terms

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item], Bloomington Garden Club mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift: 2002, 2006, 2009, 2011

Collection Inventory

Series:

Organizational Files
box 1
Garden Club Program Com. , 2006-2007
box 1
BGC program ideas
box 1
Sharon Lovejoy Lecture, Mulberry Lecture , 1996
box 1
Secretary's Notes , 2012-2015
box 1
Old Material, BGC; , 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009
box 1
Secretary's Notes (1) , 2010-2011
box 1
Secretary's Notes (2) , 2010-2011
box 1
Bloom Magazine , 2006
box 1
Bloom Magazine (1) , 2007
box 1
Bloom Magazine (2) , 2007
box 1
Bloom Magazine (1) , 2008
box 1
Bloom Magazine (2) , 2008
box 1
Bloom Magazine (1) , 2009
box 1
Bloom Magazine (2) , 2009
box 1
Bloom Magazine (1) , 2010
box 1
Bloom Magazine (2) , 2010
box 1
Bloom Magazine (1) , 2011
box 1
Bloom Magazine (2) , 2011
box 1
Bloom Magazine , 2012
box 2
Bloom Magazine (1) , 2012
box 2
Bloom Magazine (2) , 2012
box 2
Bloom Magazine (1) , 2013
box 2
Bloom Magazine (2) , 2013
box 2
Bloom Magazine (1) , 2014
box 2
Bloom Magazine (2) , 2014
box 2
Bloom Magazine (1) , 2015
box 2
Bloom Magazine (2) , 2015
box 2
Bloom Magazine , 2016
box 2
Perennials Short and Tall , Andrews, Quarry Books , 2008
box 2
Shrubs Large and Small , Andrews & Harris, Quarry Books , 2013
box 2
Garden Walk , 2003
box 2
Ambassador Award, n.d.
box 2
Pamphlet, 50th Anniversary , 1987-1988
box 2
Club Membership , 1995-2000
box 2
Club Membership , 1979/1995
box 2
BGC , 1997-2004
box 2
BGC , 2004-2006
box 2
Club Official Business , '03 - '04
Box 3
1947-1989, June
Box 4
1989, July - 1997

Series:

Scrapbooks

Scope and Contents: This series contains separately boxed scrapbooks, arranged mostly by date.

Box 8
1947-1973
Box 7
(copy) , 1947-1973
Box 9
1978-1991
Box 12
1987-1996
Box 13
1992-1995
Box 10
1996-1998
Box 11
1998-2001
Box 6
2002-2003
box 5
Bloomington Garden Club Flower Arrangements
box 5
February 2004-December 2004
box 5
January 2005-August 2006
box 5
September 2006-August 2007
box 5
September 2007-August 2008
Box 14
2008-2009; 2009-2010
Box 15
2010-2011; 2011-2012
Box 16
2012-2013; 2013-2014
Box 17

Series:

Bloomington Garden Club History , 1946-2019
Box 17
folder 1
Inventory
Box 17
folder 2
History Reports Minutes , 1946-1990
Box 17
folder 3
Grants and Awards
Box 17
folder 4
Tickets , 1990-2019
Box 17
folder 5
CD: Images 28 Files 80 MD
Box 17

Series:

Bloom Magazine
Box 17
folder 6
August - November, 2006
Box 17
folder 7
December, 2006 - September, 2007
Box 17
folder 8
December, 2007 - May, 2008
Box 17
folder 9
August - December, 2008
Box 17
folder 10
June - July, 2011
Box 17
folder 11
February - July, 2013
Box 17
folder 12
June - July, 2014
Box 17
folder 13
February - May, 2016
Box 17
folder 14
June - July, 2016
Box 17
folder 15
August, 2016 - January, 2017
Box 17
folder 16
December, 2016 - May, 2017
Box 17
folder 17
June - July, 2017
Box 17
folder 18
August - November, 2017
Box 17
folder 19
February - May, 2018
Box 17
folder 20
June - July, 2018
Box 17
folder 21
August - November, 2018
Box 17
folder 22
December, 2018 - May, 2019
Box 17
folder 23
June - November, 2019
Box 17
folder 24
December, 2019 - March, 2020
Box 17
folder 25
April, 2020 - January, 2021
box 18

Series:

Bloomington Garden Club Booklets
box 18
folder 26
1992-2014
box 18
folder 27
2014-2023
box 18

Series:

Flyers & Information
box 18
folder 28
Barbara Scalucha
box 18
folder 29
Victoria & Willard Witte
box 18
folder 30
Cindy Drury & Edward Lazarini
box 18

Subseries:

Sara Elizabeth Frey
box 18
folder 31
Eulogy
box 18
folder 32
A Celebration of Life
box 18

Series:

Bloomington Garden Club President
box 18
folder 33
President's Book
box 18
folder 34
Notes for the 2021 Garden Tour
box 18
folder 35
Indiana Nonprofit Sales Tax Exemption Certificate
box 18
folder 36
Barbara Schalucha and the Development of Hilltop Garden and Nature Center: The Cultivation of a Community Treasure
box 18
folder 37
In Color Photographs
box 18
folder 38
News Clippings
box 18
folder 39
Greeting Card
box 19

Series:

Books
box 19
Better Homes and Gardens Complete Guite To Flower Gardening
box 19
Perenials Short and Tall: A Seasonal Progression of FLowers for Your Garden
box 19
Shrubs Large and Small: Natives and Ornamentals for Midwest Gardens