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Woman's National Farm and Garden Association. Records of the Woman's National Farm and Garden Association, 1913-1980: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: B-4
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Woman's National Farm and Garden Association
Title: Records of the Woman's National Farm and Garden Association, 1913-1980
Date(s): 1913-1980
Quantity: 17.31 linear feet (40 file boxes, 2half file boxes, 1 folio box) plus 5 oversize volumes, 1 folio folder, 2 supersize items, 1 folio+ photograph folder, electronic records)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Financial records, scrapbooks, photographs, etc., of the Woman's National Farm and Garden Association, an organization to promote agricultural and horticultural interests among women.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 55-5, 55-16, 55-22, 55-45, 55-84, 55-107, 57-40, 57-51, 58-71, 59-18, 57, 152, 218, 266, 620, 655, 665, 743, 832, 874, 893, 959, 1153, 70-6, 71-21, 71-25, 71-29, 71-61, 71-83, 72-13, 72-33
Gift of Woman's National Farm and Garden Association, beginning with Mrs. Herbert Hosmer (Archivist) in 1955, and including Mrs. Robert Person in 1961, the estate of Matilda R. Wilson, and others, through 1967. Additional records of the Woman's National Farm and Garden Association were deposited in the Schlesinger Library from 1970 to 1972.

Processing Information:

Processed: ca.1967
By: Staff
Updated: November 1973
By: Katherine Gray Kraft

Access Restrictions:

Access. Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the records created by the Woman's National Farm and Garden Association is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other records in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Woman's National Farm and Garden Association Records, 1913-1980; item description, dates. B-4, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Additional records of the Woman's National Farm and Garden Association, 1913-2008 (inclusive), 1934-1998 (bulk) (MC 594).

Separated Material

The following items have been removed from the collection:
Materials removed from folders:

HISTORY

The Woman's National Farm and Garden Association was established in 1914 to connect women from around the country who shared a love of gardening and agriculture. Louisa King, the main force behind the Woman's National Farm and Garden Association's founding, served as president (1914-1920), and, "during her presidency the broad purposes of the organization found expression in education and scholarship; the setting of high marketing standards and in conservation. It also saw the establishment of Woman's Land Army Units (The Farmerettes) of World War I fame." Today, the Woman's National Farm and Garden Association is "an environmental group comprised of branches, garden clubs and special interest environmental organizations. We gather for an Annual Meeting to share ideas on growth, program speakers and activities, learn about new environmental issues and seal friendships with other organizations and their members."
For more information about the past, present, and future of the Woman's National Farm and Garden Association, see A Chronicle: History of Woman's National Farm and Garden Association, Incorporated, 1914-1984, by Martha Nolan.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The records include correspondence, reports, financial records, membership lists, histories of the association and of the divisions, and scrapbooks showing the varied aspects of the work of the organization. Included are some papers of the Associated Country Women of the World, the United States Liaison Committee, and the Country Women's Council, U.S.A. Records received between 1955 and 1967 were processed circa 1967. Records received between 1970 and 1972 were added to the finding aid in 1973, and follow the arrangement of the original folder list; they begin with #198.
The Woman's National Farm and Garden Association's web site is being captured periodically as part of Harvard University Library's Web Archive Collection service (WAX); searchable archived versions of the web site will be available through this finding aid in 2010.

CONTAINER LIST

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Agriculture--United States
Annual reports
Constitutions
Electronic records
Horticulture--United States
Minutes
Web sites
Women--Education
Women in agriculture
Associated Country Women of the World
Bailey, Henry Turner, 1865-1931
Barbier, Truman, Mrs.
Country Women's Council of America
Eisenhower, Mamie Doud, 1896-1979
Ford, Clara Bryant, 1866-1950
Frysinger, Grace E. (Grace Elizabeth), 1885-1973
Gilbreth, Lillian Moller, 1878-1972
King, Francis, Mrs., 1863-1948
Loines, Hilda
Miller, Elizabeth C.
New England Farm and Garden Association
Roberts, J. C., Mrs.
Tyson, Sarah Bradley
Vosler, Earl, Mrs.
Ware, Charlotte Clement Barrell
Warren, Gertrude L., 1884-1979
Wilson, Matilda Rausch Dodge, 1883-1967
Women's Land Army of America
Women's National Agricultural and Horticultural Association (U.S.)

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