Hermosa Garden Club Collection

TITLE: Hermosa Garden Club Collection

DATE RANGE: 1946-2016



PROVENANCE: Donated by Marinita Phillips, past president of Hermosa Garden Club

COPYRIGHT: The Yuma County Library District owns the copyright to this collection.

RESTRICTIONS: This collection is unrestricted.

CREDIT LINE: Hermosa Garden Club Collection, Y-MS 71, Yuma County Library District, Yuma, Arizona

PROCESSED BY: Laurie Boone


HISTORICAL NOTE: The Hermosa Garden Club was organized March 11th, 1946 by a group of young women who were interested in small home gardens. Mrs. Harold Corey was the first president and all meetings were held at members’ homes, and membership was limited to 30. It was affiliated with the State Federated Garden Clubs of Arizona.

The purpose of the club was to stimulate the interest and building of personal gardens. The club was responsible for many civic beautification projects. The club’s project flower was the Chrysanthemum and the club sponsored an annual show on the growth and development of its chosen plant.

The club disbanded in its 70th anniversary year in May 2016.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Binders of meeting minutes, annual scrapbooks, and yearbooks containing a combination of club activities, newspaper clippings and photographs of members and club events. Much of the club’s activities are well documented with accompanying photographs.


Box Folder Description Dates
1 1 Administrative: Civic Beautification Projects 1964-1995
  2 Administrative: Constitution and By-Laws 1964-1995
  3 Administrative: General 1964-2009
  4 Administrative: Membership 1964-1976
  5 Photographs 1959, 1972
2   Administrative: Meeting Minutes: Vol. 1 1946-1956
    Administrative: Meeting Minutes: Vol. 2 1956-1961
    Administrative: Meeting Minutes: Vol. 3 1962-1967
    Administrative: Meeting Minutes: Vol. 4 1967-1976
    Administrative: Meeting Minutes: Vol. 5 2006-2012
    Administrative: Meeting Minutes: Vol. 6 2012-2016
3   Photo Albums: Vol. 1 1975-1976
    Photo Albums: Vol. 2 1982-1983
    Scrapbook: Vol. 1 1952-1955
    Scrapbook: Vol. 2 1956-1957
    Scrapbook: Vol. 3 1963-1964
    Scrapbook: Vol. 4 1964-1965
4   Scrapbook: Vol. 5 1965-1966
    Scrapbook: Vol. 6 1967-1968
    Scrapbook: Vol. 7 1977-1978
    Scrapbook: Vol. 8 1992-1994




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