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Identifier

Accession 775

Inclusive Dates

1950, 1972-1987

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

1,500 pieces, 0.75 linear feet

Language

English

Historical Note

The Sumter Garden Club was organized in March 1927 in Sumter, SC. The Sumter Garden Club is a member of the Garden Club of South Carolina, The National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc., and The Council of Garden Clubs of Sumter. The Object of the Club is “to promote the Love of Gardening and to Increase the Knowledge of Horticulture; to Project and Promote the Growth of our Native Flowers, Trees, Shrubs and Birds; and to Encourage Civic Planting.”

Scope and Content Note

The Sumter Garden Club Records consists of materials produced by and collected by the Sumter Garden Club located in Sumter, SC. The he Sumter Garden Club was organized in March 1927 “to promote the Love of Gardening and to Increase the Knowledge of Horticulture; to Project and Promote the Growth of our Native Flowers, Trees, Shrubs and Birds; and to Encourage Civic Planting.” The collection includes meeting minutes, correspondence, publications, newspaper clippings, photocopies, awards, program materials, one bound volume, and other items related to club business and activities.

Provenance

The records of the Sumter Garden Club, community organization were received by Winthrop University Archives on March 8, 1991, from Mrs. C.B. Burns, former president of the Sumter Garden Club.

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For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Sumter Garden Club Records - Accession 775

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