Garden Clubs of Yuma Collection

TITLE: Garden Clubs of Yuma Collection

DATE RANGE: 1946 – 2012 


PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 3 linear feet (4 boxes)


COPYRIGHT: Copyright is unknown. 

RESTRICTIONS: This collection is unrestricted.   

CREDIT LINE: Garden Clubs of Yuma Collection, Y-MS 37, Yuma County Library District

 PROCESSED BY: Benjamin Findley, April 2014

HISTORICAL NOTE: The garden clubs of Yuma are several individual organizations founded in the 1930s and 1940s for the purpose of promoting horticultural and social activities. Together, these individual garden clubs form the Federated Garden Clubs of Yuma, which acts as a council for each of its member clubs as well as a liaison with the Arizona Federated Garden Clubs. Other garden clubs have a more specific focus such as the Crane Garden Club which had close ties to the Crane School.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: This collection is primarily made of year books from various different garden clubs from the Yuma area, primarily from the Yuma Garden Club and the Pecan Grove Garden Club but it also includes information from the Yuma Federated Garden Clubs, the Crane Garden Club, the Hermosa Garden Club and the Del Valle Garden Club in Somerton. 

The scrapbooks are designed as expanded versions of the yearbooks, detailing club activities over a one year period of time. They include a number of newspaper clippings and pamphlets. The pamphlets represent garden club shows and activities as well as club directories and other information. The documents folder contains a record of the minutes of a meeting in 1993 as well as two awards presented to Rose Sturges. Arranged by format. There are no series.


Box Folder Title Dates
1 1 Documents 1993
  2 News Clippings 1954 – 2012, n.d.
  3 Publications 1956 – 2012
  4 Yearbooks, Yuma Garden Club 1950 – 1955
  5 Yearbooks, Yuma Garden Club 1955 – 1984


  6 Yearbooks, Other 1951 – 2005
2  OV Scrapbook, Del Valle Garden Club (2) 1946 – 1950
3  OV Scrapbook, Yuma Garden Club (1) 1958 – 1959
4  OV Scrapbook, Yuma Garden Club (1) 1949 – 1951


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