Guide to the Cherokee Garden Club Records, 1959-2015
Record Group 194

Extent: 15 file folders

Organizational Sketch: The Cherokee Garden Club was organized in 1937 by gardeners living on Cherokee Street in Dothan, Alabama.  The club was once a member of the Dothan Federation of Garden Clubs, but left the when the requirements no longer matched the interests of the Cherokee Garden Club.  The club's goals are to promote an interest in gardening, civic beautification and planting, to protect wild flowers, trees and birds, and to share plant and gardening knowledge in order to encourage neighborly spirits and be involved in one another's gardens.  [Sources: Cherokee Garden Club Constitution, Article II (see Membership Directories, Constitution, & Programs) & History of the Cherokee Garden Club by Rosa Thomas]

Scope / Content Note: Contains yearly programs - which includes a list of members, the club's constitution and by-laws, and meeting dates; meeting minutes, 1959-97; correspondence, 1979-2000; newspaper clippings; a history of the Cherokee Garden Club compiled by Rosa Thomas; a Dothan Federation of Garden Clubs program, 1961-1962; a songbook with six scores by Addie Anderson Wilson and information on Smyrna Baptist Church and the Smyrna Home & Garden Club including newspaper articles, a church history, minutes from the Dawsey Reunion and a list of donors to the memorial fund. It's possible that members of the Symrna Home & Garden Club were also members the Cherokee Garden Club.  File order imposed by the WA staff.

Preferred Citation: Cherokee Garden Club, RG 194, Wiregrass Archives, Troy University Dothan Campus, Dothan, AL.

Access/User Limits?: No Donor Agreement (6/16/2015)

Inventory

File I.D.

File Label

194

15-0518

001

001

Correspondence, 1979-2000  [1 of 2]

194

15-0518

001

002

Correspondence, 1979-2000  [2 of 2]

194

15-0518

001

003

Dothan Federation of Garden Clubs Program, 1961-1962

194

15-0518

001

004

Membership Directories, Constitution, & Programs, 1969-1993

194

15-0518

001

005

Membership Directories, Constitution, & Programs, 1993-1999

194

15-0518

001

006

Membership Directories, Constitution, & Programs, 2004 & 2010-2015

194

15-0518

001

007

Meeting Minutes, 1959-1975

194

15-0518

001

008

Meeting Minutes w/ Membership, 1976-1983

194

15-0518

001

009

Meeting Minutes, 1983-1992

194

15-0518

002

001

Meeting Minutes, 1992-1997

194

15-0518

002

002

"History of the Cherokee Garden Club" by Rosa Thomas, Jan 1999

194

15-0518

002

003

Newspaper Clippings, 1998

194

15-0518

002

004

Photographs, 1991

194

15-0518

002

005

Smyrna Church & Home and Garden Club

194

15-0518

002

006

Sheet Music by Addie Anderson Wilson

[See also Addie Wilson Collection (1914), RG 047]

 

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