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Title Moorhead Garden Club Records
Call Number MSS 23
Extent 1 box
Dates of Creation 1930-1956
Creator Moorhead Garden Club
Scope & Content The collection contains four volumes of records from the club that document the day-to-day activities of the club. They include the meeting minutes 1930-1956 over two books, lists of members, and a scrapbook from 1931-1954 that gets into more detail on their day to day activities through their programs and newspaper clippings.
Admin/Biographical History The Moorhead Garden Club was established in 1930 to “stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening among amateurs; to aid in the protection of native trees, plants and birds and to encourage civic planting and improvement, especially of the approaches to the city and of the unoccupied areas. To accomplish their goals they would put on monthly programs on various facets of nature. Their larger events included yearly flower shows and putting Christmas Lights on their cabin clubhouse.

One of the more interesting things about the club was how they moved the cabin that served as the original stage coach station in Moorhead to serve as their clubhouse. Newspaper stories on the moving of the cabin and a bit of the history of the structure can be found in the club's scrapbook that is part of the collection.
Subjects Moorhead Garden Club (Moorhead, MN)
Gardening – Flowers
System of arrangement Because of it's immense size the scrapbook is stored on the top shelf of bay x-1 above the rest of the collection.
Access Conditions There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law.
Copyrights The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright of the state of Minnesota which may be involved in the use of this collection.
Language of Material English
Archival History Donated by the Town And Country Club, 1987 Accession: 87.75
Containers Handwritten Inventory, [1987]
Volume 1, Various Things, 1930-1938
Volume 2, Minutes October 1938-1956
Volume 3, Flower Show Entrants list, 1930-1956
Volume 4 Scrapbook, 1931-1954
Volume 5: Secretaries Notes, 1938-1956