Berkeley Garden Club Records BANC MSS 2013/238

Bancroft Library staff
The Bancroft Library
The Bancroft Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library
Title: Berkeley Garden Club Records
creator: Berkeley Garden Club (Berkeley, Calif.)
Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 2013/238
Physical Description: 9.5 linear feet 5 cartons, 1 box, 5 oversize boxes
Date (inclusive): 1932-2011
Abstract: The Berkeley Garden Club records document the activities of the club since its founding in 1932. Included in the collection are minutes of meetings, rosters, information on classes offered by the Club over the years and numerous photographs of members and events organized by the Club.
Language of Material: Collection materials are in English
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Scope and Content

The Berkeley Garden Club records document the activities of the club since its founding in 1932. Included in the collection are minutes of meetings, rosters, information on classes offered by the Club over the years and numerous photographs of members and events organized by the Club.

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Separated Materials

Printed materials have been transferred to the book collection of The Bancroft Library.
Digital material transferred to Bancroft Digital Collections.

Acquisition Information

The Berkeley Garden Club records were given to The Bancroft Library by the Berkeley Garden Club in 2013

Processing Information

Processed by Bancroft Library staff in 2014.

Biographical / Historical

The Berkeley Garden Club was founded in 1932 as an association of mostly amateur gardeners. Members share gardening experiences and study Bay Area horticulture at monthly meetings. The Club's stated objective is "to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening among amateurs; to aid in the protection of native flora and fauna; and to encourage civic plantings."

Preferred Citation

[ Identification of item], Berkeley Garden Club records BANC MSS 2013/238, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.


Future additions are expected.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Gardening Societies, etc.
Berkeley Garden Club (Berkeley, Calif.)

carton 1

Minutes 1932-1986

carton 2, folder 1-8

Minutes, bulletins, financial reports 1980-2002

carton 2, folder 9

Financial Record book 1939-1981

carton 2, folder 10

Budgets 1957-1973

carton 2, folder 11

Inactive members undated

carton 2, folder 12

Active members undated

carton 2, folder 13

Cumulative record of membership 2006

carton 2, folder 14

Journal undated

carton 2, folder 15

Guestbooks 1969-2000

carton 3, folder 1

By-laws 1968-1995

carton 3, folder 2-5

Historian's Reports 1932-2009

carton 3, folder 6

60th Anniversary 1991-1992

carton 3, folder 7

Emblem undated

carton 3, frame 8-10

Berkeley Beautiful Project 1986-1989

carton 3, folder 11

Floral Design Class notes 1956

carton 3, folder 12

Junior Gardening undated

carton 3, folder 13

World Gardening 1976

carton 3, folder 14

Civic Beautification Award application 2003

carton 3, folder 15-17

Conservation scrapbook 1970-1972

carton 3, folder 18

Photographs and clippings 1985-1987

carton 3, folder 19

Publicity report 2001-2002

carton 3, folder 20

Awards undated

carton 3, folder 21

Flower Show 1948-1983

carton 3, folder 22-24

Yearbooks/ Rosters 1948-1987

carton 4, folder 1

Yearbooks/ Rosters 1987-2006

carton 4, folder 2-57, 62

Photographs 1985-1999

Scope and Content

Arranged as received, folders are generally in chronological order and may be grouped by events. Copies of the Club bulletin are also included here.
carton 4, folder 58-61

Nature Walks scrapbooks 1999-2004

carton 4, folder 63-64

Rotary Art and Garden Center, Live Oak Park 1967-1970

carton 4, folder 65

Photos and clippings collected by Leonara Strohmaier undated

carton 5, folder 1-5

Photographs 1989-1991

carton 5, folder 6

Slides 1969-1991

carton 5, folder 7

A Handbook of the Trees of California 1905

carton 5, folder 8

Scrapbook 1974-1975

carton 5, folder 9

Historical research 2006-2007

carton 5, folder 10

The Friendly Gardeners- first draft circa 2007

carton 5, folder 11

Cumulative roster 2007

carton 5, folder 12

Library undated

carton 5, folder 13-19

Photobooks/ Yearbooks 1999-2006

Scope and Content

These "books" compiled by the Club document the annual work of the club. Included are minutes, rosters, publicity materials and photographs of events sponsored by the Club.
box 1, folder 6

Photobooks/ Yearbooks 2006-2011

oversize-box 1-2

Scrapbook 1932-1956

oversize-box 3

Scrapbook 1962-1964

oversize-box 4

Scrapbook 1971-1978

oversize-box 5

Scrapbook- Herbs, Spices, Food Plants circa 1940

oversize-box 5

Scrapbook- Bulbs circa 1932