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Guide to the Palo Alto Garden Club (Emmetsburg, Iowa) records

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1959-1994
Creator: Palo Alto Garden Club (Emmetsburg, Iowa)
Extent: 2.00 linear feet.
Collection Number: IWA0574
Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Summary: Garden club in Emmetsburg, Iowa.

Alternate Extent Statement: Photographs in boxes 2-5

Access: The papers are open for research.

Use: Copyright held by the donor has been transferred to The University of Iowa.

Acquisition: The records (donor no. 1108) were donated by Agnes Ankeny in 2007.

Preferred Citation: Palo Alto Garden Club (Emmetsburg, Iowa) records, Iowa Women's Archives, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City.

Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Address: 100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5068
Curator: Kären Mason
Email: lib-women@uiowa.edu
Website: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/iwa

The Palo Alto Garden Club of Emmetsburg, Iowa was formed in March 1937. The club had fifty-one members when it joined the Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa in 1942. The goals of the club were to stimulate knowledge and love for gardening, encourage the conservation of natural resources, partake in civic planting, and develop the art of flower arranging. Club activities included community landscaping projects, an anti-litter campaign, and garden shows. A Young Palo Alto Garden Club was established in 1965.

The Palo Alto Garden Club (Emmetsburg, IA) records date from 1959-1994 and measure two linear feet. The records are arranged in five series: Administration , Club activities , Scrapbooks , Newsletters and Artifacts. Award applications include photographs of club members and their projects. Non-PAGC events consist of programs for shows of other Iowa garden clubs. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, photographs, and club histories.

Browse by Series:
Series 1: ADMINISTRATION
Series 2: CLUB ACTIVITIES
Series 3:
Series 4: NEWSLETTERS
Series 5: ARTIFACTS

  • Series 1: ADMINISTRATION
  • Box 1:
  • Constitution - 1991
  • Minutes (folder 1) - 1940-1980
  • Minutes (folder 2) - 1940-1980
  • Minutes (folder 3) - 1940-1980
  • Minutes (folder 4) - 1940-1980
  • Annual reports - 1979-1993
  • Guest book, undated
  • Series 2: CLUB ACTIVITIES
  • Box 2:
  • Applications for awards (folder 1) - 1965-1992
  • Applications for awards (folder 2) - 1965-1992
  • Applications for awards (folder 3) - 1965-1992
  • Applications for awards (folder 4) - 1965-1992
  • Box 3:
  • Garden show materials - 1964-1986
  • Program books - 1960-1984, 1987, 1989
  • Horticulture and design notes (folder 1) - 1962-1966, 1981-1988
  • Horticulture and design notes (folder 2) - 1962-1966, 1981-1988
  • Horticulture and design notes (folder 3) - 1962-1966, 1981-1988
  • Events, non-PAGC - 1959-1994
  • General - 1966, 1970
  • Newspaper clippings and reading material - 1960-1992
  • Series 3:
  • Box 4:
  • Scrapbook
  • Box 5:
  • Scrapbook - 1962, 1970-1980
  • Scrapbook - 1986-1991
  • Series 4: NEWSLETTERS
  • Box 6:
  • Non-Garden Club - 1979-1993
  • Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa - 1977-1994
  • Series 5: ARTIFACTS
  • Box 7:
  • Ribbons - 1957-1968