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Register of the Stockton Garden Club Collection 1956-2009
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This collection contains materials kept by the Stockton Garden Club historians for some of the years between 1956 and 2009. Much of the collection focuses on the Stockton Garden Club specifically, but some materials relate to the parent organization of the Valley Lode District of the California Garden Clubs, Inc. The bulk of the collection consists of scrapbooks containing photographs, correspondence, event programs and tickets, and newspaper clippings. There is also a file on scholarships offered by the California Garden Clubs, Inc. and the Stockton Garden Club specifically, the latter being at San Joaquin Delta College. The collection also contains a small number of miscellaneous brochures, pamphlets, and descriptions of responsibilities and committees, and two photo books for the Stockton Garden Club.
The Stockton Garden Club was founded in 1926. Their goal is to “educate and promote an interest in horticulture, gardening, floral design, pollinators, birds, and aquatic life; to promote an appreciation of the natural beauties found in the state of California; to encourage civic beautification, and to assist in the conservation of our natural resources.” Through the years, they have donated money to the Penny Pines program in support of reforestation, sponsored three Blue Store Memorial markers in the city of Stockton, and awarded scholarships to horticulture students at San Joaquin Delta College, which they continue to do each year. They are an active organization with monthly meetings, educational programs, speakers, and events.
Collection is open for research.