Finding Aid for the Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City Records, 1923-2016

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Title

Finding Aid for the Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City Records, 1923-2016

Subject

Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City

Description

Finding aid for the Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City Records from 1923-2016. The collection is 12.5 linear feet with one flat storage box, and is held at the Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere branch as a part of the local history collection. The records were donated by the Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City.

The records contain meeting and club information including awards, financial information, presidents' books, member ledgers, A/V materials, photographs, and some ephemera.

Creator

The Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City

Source

None

Publisher

Traverse Area District Library, (Traverse City, Mich.)

Date

1923-2016

Contributor

None

Rights

Copyright is held by the Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City

Relation

None

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

2017.19

Coverage

Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, United States

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Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere
Local History Collection
Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City Records, 1

LOCAL HISTORY COLLECTION
Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere
610 Woodmere Avenue Traverse City MI 49686

Creator: Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City, Mich.
Title: Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City Records
Inclusive dates: 1923-2016
Extent: 12.5 linear feet and one flat storage box
Call number: WOOD-LHC 2017.19

Language: Material is in English
Acquisition: Donated by the Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City.
Accruals: Periodic additions to the collection are expected.
Access: The collection is open without restriction.
Photographs: Yes, especially in the Yearbook Series
A-V Material: Yes, see Box 7 and Box 10
Digital Material: None.
Copyright: Copyright is held by the Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City.
Processed By: Amy Barritt, 2016; Michelle Seman, 2021

Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere
Local History Collection
Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City Records, 2

Abstract: The Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City is a women’s gardening and
landscaping club founded in 1923 in Traverse City, Michigan and is a member of the
Federated Garden Clubs of Michigan. This collection contains their meeting minutes,
presidents’ books, photographs, scrapbooks, moving images, financial records,
membership ledgers, ephemera, and publications.
History: The Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City was organized in 1923 by two
sisters, Edna Barnum Lawton and Annette Barnum Power. The club became a member
of the Federated Garden Clubs of Michigan, INC in 1931. The Friendly Garden Club is
structured into committees; program, civic beautification, horticulture, highway
improvement, garden therapy, publicity, conservation, junior gardening club, and
membership.
The objectives of the Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City are as follows; providing
education, promoting the love of gardening, landscape and floral design, encouraging
civic beautification and environmental responsibility. This civic beautification objective is
pursued through projects where the club members garden and landscape local public
city parks. The “Friendlies”, as they may refer to themselves, also participate in flower
shows. Often these flower shows are to fundraise for gardening projects such as the
improvement of school gardens. The Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City has
received numerous awards.
(Archivist’s Note: Information found on the Friendly Garden Club’s website.)
Scope and Content Note: Consists of historical materials, photographs, early records:
minutes, membership ledger, guest book, scrapbook, presidents’ book, and committees,
A/V materials of garden walks in VHS, DVD, and film reel format, publications,
handbooks, financial records, financial reports, annuals, ephemera, annual meeting
agenda, scrapbooks, yearbook.

Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere
Local History Collection
Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City Records, 3

Container No.

Description

Box 1
Friendly Garden Club, Historical Material
Constitution and Bylaws
History
History, American Legion Park, 1924
Newspaper Clippings (2)
Undated
1972-1974
National and State Councils
Federated and Other Michigan Garden Clubs
Friendly Garden Club, Photographs
Friendly Garden Club, Prominent Members
Friendly Garden Club, Early Records, Minutes
1923-1927
1928-1931
1931-1935
1936-1946
1946-1952
1952-1965
Friendly Garden Club, Early Records, Records Survey
1923-1970
Friendly Garden Club, Early Records, Membership Ledger
1929-1966
Friendly Garden Club, Early Records, Guest Book
1924-1946
Friendly Garden Club, Early Records, Grandview Parkway Scrapbook
1956-1957
Friendly Garden Club, Early Records, Minutes of Executive Board
1948-1962
Box 2
Friendly Garden Club, President’s Book
1966-1977 (2)

Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere
Local History Collection
Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City Records, 4

1978-1981
1987-1989 (2)
1995-1996
2000-2001 (2)
2014-2015 (2)
1988-1996
2008-2009
Friendly Garden Club, Past Presidents’ Luncheon
1998, 2000-2001
2002-2003
2004, 2006
Box 3
Friendly Garden Club, Committees
1989-1991
1998-1999
2003 (3)
2004-2005 (3)
2005-2007 (3)
2006-2007
Friendly Garden Club, Committees, Programs and Yearbooks
1998-2005
Friendly Garden Club, Committees, Hostess
1986-2009
Friendly Garden Club, Committees, Corresponding Secretary
1989-2005
Friendly Garden Club, Committees, Historian - Librarian
1985-2011
Friendly Garden Club, Committees, Membership
2010-2012
Friendly Garden Club, Committees, Grand Traverse Commons
1996-2003
Friendly Garden Club, Committees, Horticulture
2001-2005, 2011

Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere
Local History Collection
Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City Records, 5

Friendly Garden Club, Committees, Flower Arranging
1997-2007, 2012
Friendly Garden Club, Flower Arranging Reference
ca. 1960-2000
Box 4
Friendly Garden Club, Committees, Civic Beautification
1984, 1987-1996, 2006-2009
2009-2010
Friendly Garden Club, Committees, Conservation
1986-1996
1997-2007
Friendly Garden Club, Conservation, Higgins Lake School
1996-2007
Friendly Garden Club, Committees, Environmental Improvement
1970, 1975
Friendly Garden Club, Committees, FGC of the Air
1970, 1972, 1976
Friendly Garden Club, Committees, Junior Garden Club
1969, 1971
Friendly Garden Club, Committees, Publicity
1987, 1990-1991
1992-1996
1997-1999
2000-2001
2002-2003

Friendly Garden Club, Committees, Ways and Means
1988, 1993-95, 1997-2000, 2002
2003
2004-2005
Box 5
Friendly Garden Club, Committees, Publicity
2003-2005

Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere
Local History Collection
Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City Records, 6

2006
2007
2008-2009
2011
2012
2013
2014-2015
Friendly Garden Club, Awards
1951, 1954-1955, 1957, 1960-1962, 1968, 1969, undated
1970
1970, 1971, 1973, 1974
1976
19
1980
1981
1984-1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
Box 6
Friendly Garden Club, Awards
1991
1992
1993 (2)
1994 (2)
1995 (2)
1996
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2008
2009
2010

Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere
Local History Collection
Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City Records, 7

2011-2012
2012-2013
2016
Friendly Garden Club, Garden Walk
1987-1990
1991-1994
1993
1995-1996
1997
1998
1999-2001
2000
Box 7
Friendly Garden Club, Garden Walk
2001
2002-2003
2004-2006
2006, Award
2007
2008-2009
2010
2010-2012
2011
Friendly Garden Club, Flower Shows
1958-1960, 1965, 1969
1976, 1981
1986
1986 (2)
1986 (3)
1992
1993
1997
2000
2003
2006
2012
Friendly Garden Club, Flower Shows, “Handbook”
1999

Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere
Local History Collection
Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City Records, 8

Friendly Garden Club, Newsletter
1983-1994
1995-1999
2000-2004
2005-2010
Friendly Garden Club, Publications
2004, 2007
Friendly Garden Club, Garden Walks (moving image: DVD or VHS format)
1993 (VHS)
1995 (VHS)
1997 (VHS)
1998 (VHS)
1999-2010 (DVD)
Undated (DVD)
Undated (VHS)
Box 8
Friendly Garden Club, Minutes
1982-1988
1989-1991
1990-1997
1992
1994
1998-1999
2001-2003
2003-2004
2005-2006
2006-2007
2010
2011
Friendly Garden Club, Minutes, Membership
1980-1989
Friendly Garden Club, Executive Board
1967-1974
1975-1979
1980-1989
1991-1992
1993-1996

Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere
Local History Collection
Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City Records, 9

Box 9
Friendly Garden Club, Financial Records
1932-1953
1960-1971
1971-1979
1980-1984
1980-1989
1990-1999
2000-2009
2004 (Nonprofit Status)
Friendly Garden Club, Financial Reports
2010-2013
Friendly Garden Club, Annuals
1923-1929
1930-1939
1940-1949
1950-1959
1960-1969
1970-1979
1980-1989
1990-1999
2000-2012
2013
Friendly Garden Club, Annuals, 50th Anniversary Handbook
Box 10
Friendly Garden Club, Film Reels
1923-1970 (4)
Friendly Garden Club, Enamel Pins (5)
Friendly Garden Club, Yearbooks, 75th Anniversary, 1998
Friendly Garden Club, Scrapbook
1958
1954-1964
1960
1969

Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere
Local History Collection
Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City Records, 10

1973
1975
Box 11
Friendly Garden Club, Yearbooks
1965- 1974
1980
1985-1988
1989-1990
1991-1992-1993
1994-1995
1996
1997
1998
2000
Friendly Garden Club, Yearbooks, “Christmas Enchantment” Flower Show
1965
Friendly Garden Club, Yearbooks, President’s Reception
1985
Friendly Garden Club, Dow Garden
1991
Friendly Garden Club, District 5 Meeting
1993
Friendly Garden Club, Frederik Meijer Gardens, Garden Tea Club
1995
Friendly Garden Club, Beautification Award
1967-1980 (2)
Friendly Garden Club, Scrapbook
1968
Box 12
Friendly Garden Club, Scrapbook
2001
2002
2003

Traverse Area District Library, Woodmere
Local History Collection
Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City Records, 11

2003-2004
2004-2005
2005-2006
Box 13
Friendly Garden Club, Logo Garden History
Friendly Garden Club, Records
2012
2013
2014
2015
Box 14
Friendly Garden Club, Textile Banner

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