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Guide to the American Bonsai Association, Sacramento records
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Series 1. Scrapbooks

Physical Description: 24 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

The scrapbook series contains materials from 1958 to 2004, and is arranged chronologically. The scrapbook series has minutes from general club meetings, minutes from Board of Director meetings, membership rosters, various types of correspondence, information about club demonstrations, trips, and shows, and newsletters prior to 1997. The scrapbooks also contain club by-laws, and are present in the club record whenever revision was necessary. These scrapbooks were compiled by the Archives Committee of the Sacramento Club of the American Bonsai Association, and were kept as the administrative records for the club.
Box 1:1

Scrapbook 1: February 1958 – February 1962

Box 1:2

Scrapbook 1: April 1962 – October 1963

Box 1:3

Scrapbook 1: January 1964 – December 1964

Box 1:4

Scrapbook 2 January 1965 – October 1966

Box 1:5

Scrapbook 2 November 1966 – January 1968

Box 1:6

Scrapbook 2 February 1968 – December 1968

Box 1:7

Scrapbook 3 January 1969 – June 1971

Box 1:8

Scrapbook 3 July 1971 – December 1973

Box 1:9

Scrapbook 4 January 1974 – September 1975

Box 1:10

Scrapbook 4 October 1975 – November 1977

Box 1:11

Scrapbook 4 October 1977 – December 1978

Box 1:12

Scrapbook 5 January 1979 – October 1979

Box 1:13

Scrapbook 5 November 1979 – June 1980

Box 1:14

Scrapbook 5 July 1980 – October 1980

Box 1:15

Scrapbook 6 February 1981 –October 1982

Box 1:16

Scrapbook 6 November 1982 – December 1983

Box 1:17

Scrapbook 7 January 1984 – December 1987

Box 1:18

Scrapbook 7 January 1988 – December 1989

Box 1:19

Scrapbook 8 January 1990 – August 1990

Box 1:20

Scrapbook 8 September 1990 – December 1995

Box 1:21

Scrapbook 9 January 1996 – April 1997

Box 1:22

Scrapbook 9 May 1997 – May 1998

Box 1:23

Scrapbook 10 July 1999 – March 2002

Box 1:24

Scrapbook 11 2003-2007

 

Series 2. Photographs

Physical Description: 8 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

The photographs series contains photographs from club shows, events, trips, and meetings, and are arranged chronologically when the dates are known. Many of the photographs demonstrate the quality of the bonsai plants that the club displayed at fairs and garden shows. Photographs originally pasted on non-archival paper were removed for preservation purposes. Three additional photo albums, kept in their original binding, are located in Box 4.
Box 2:1

Photo Album 1 1978 – Spring 1980

Box 2:2

Photo Album 1 1980

Box 2:3

Photo Album 2 undated

Box 2:4

Photo Album 2 undated

Box 2:5

Photo Album 2 undated

Box 2:6

Photo Album 3 Spring Show and Sale 1994

Box 2:7

Other Photos undated

Box 2:8

Other Photos undated

Box 4

Photo Album (white): Annual Spring Bonsai Show April 1973

Box 4

Photo Album (blue): Photographs from club events, demonstrations undated

Box 4

Photo Album (brown): Photographs from club events, demonstrations undated

Box 3:1

Series 3. Ephemera 1959 – 2007

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

The ephemera series contains various materials from club events, including event flyers and certificates from participation in fairs and expositions. The materials are from various dates, ranging from 1958 to 2007.
 

Series 4. Newsletters

Physical Description: 3 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

The newsletter series contains issues of the club’s monthly newsletter, The Bent Twig, from 1997 to 2007 and is arranged chronologically. Although the club printed a newsletter prior to 1997, it was not until this point that the newsletter had a name and was sent to members at a regularly scheduled time. After 1997, the newsletter maintained a standard template for relating information about club news and events, and was distributed on a monthly basis.
 

The Bent Twig November 1997 – December 2001

 

The Bent Twig January 2002 – December 2004

Box 3

The Bent Twig January 2005 – March 2007

Box 4

Series 5. Reports Golden State Bonsai Federation Historical Research Committee Report 1977-1980

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

The report series contains an organizational history entitled “Golden State Bonsai Federation Historical Research Committee Report, 1977-1980.” The report outlines the history of the Sacramento Club, and includes copies of various rosters, meeting minutes, and correspondence from 1958 to 1980. The report is kept in its original binding.
 

Series 6. Artifacts

Physical Description: 10 ribbons

Series Scope and Content Summary

The artifacts series contains 10 ribbons from the club’s participation in state fairs and expositions. Since its formation in 1958, the Sacramento Club of the American Bonsai Association participated in numerous shows, fairs, and expositions with their bonsai plants.
Box 4

Fifth Award, California State Fair & Exposition 1958

Box 4

Third Premium Award, Floriculture, California State Fair and Exposition 1963

Box 4

Third Premium Award, Floriculture, California State Fair and Exposition 1964

Box 4

Fourth Premium Award, Floriculture, California State Fair & Exposition 1965-09-01

Box 4

Second Award, Model Garden, Sacramento County Fair 5/23/1967

Box 4

Award of Merit, Model Gardens, Sacramento County Fair May 23-28, 1967

Box 4

First Premium Award, Floriculture, California State Fair and Exposition 8/30/1967

Box 4

Third Premium Award, Bonsai, California Exposition 1968

Box 4

Fifth Premium Award, Bonsai, California Exposition 1968

Box 4

First Place Award, California State Fair Outdoor Gardens 1971