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Magnolia Garden Club

Identifier: AC-362

Scope and Contents

This collection spans several decades and contains administrative documentation such as meeting minutes, president notebooks, memberhsip logs, deeds and leases, and financial documents indcluding ledgers and auditor's reports, club newsletters, flower show programs, project plans and brochures, event invitations and programs, awards, commemerative materials, planting guides. The collection is mixed media encompassing physical textual records, images, and objects as well digital records collected on floppy disk.


  • Creation: 1937 - 2019


Conditions Governing Use

The Tyrrell Historical Library holds copyright. The researcher must secure permission to publish. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the Tyrrell Historical Library. The researcher assumes full responsiblity for complying with copyright, literary property rights, and libel laws.

Biographical / Historical

The Magnolia Garden Club was founded in 1937 in Beaumont with 47 original members led by Maude E. Sawyer in order to spur interest in home gardening and flower arrangement as a way to restore social activity in the area as it began to come out of the Great Depression. The group has gone on to regularly compete in, host, and judge flower shows both local and national, organize plant swaps, sponsor lectures, fundraise for non-profit conservationist groups, create junior gardening clubs for children, and activily participate in city beautification schemes. The club is attached to the Garden Club of America's Zone IX and remains active today.


22 Cubic Feet

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Collection containing administrative and financial documents, scrapbooks, newsletters, and awards belonging to the Magnolia Garden Club and reflecting decades of activity in and around Beaumont.


Series 1: Magnolia Garden Club Scrapbooks

Series 2: Organization

Series 3: Historical Information

Series 4: Meeting Minutes

Series 5: Financial Records

Series 6: Garden Club of America

Finding Aid for Magnolia Garden Club
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Repository Details

Part of the Tyrrell Historical Library Archives Repository