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Wildflower Garden Club records

Guide to the Wildflower Garden Club records

Collection number: HMC-1078.
Creator: Wildflower Garden Club.
Title: Wildflower Garden Club records.
Dates: 1973-2017.
Volume of collection: 4.6 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Scrapbooks and yearbooks of the Anchorage Wildflower Garden Club.

Organizational history:
The Wildflower Garden Club was founded by five members of the Anchorage Garden Club in December 1972. The founding members included Sally Karabelnikoff, Kathy Weltzin, Helen Kola, Gerry McCormick, and Dorothy Ann Zappa. The club was originally formed in order to have a neighborhood group in the Muldoon area of Anchorage which would meet during the day. The Wildflower Garden Club emphasizes workshop activity, practical gardening, the sharing of talents, educating junior gardeners, and enjoying flowers by becoming more knowledgeable by design. The club plans yearly wildflower identification walks and shares gardening and germination tips and wild seeds with others. The club’s projects include the Wildflower Trail at the Alaska Botanical Garden and awarding scholarships to young people majoring in a plant related field.

Collection description:
The collection contains scrapbooks and yearbooks created by the Wildflower Garden Club. Scrapbooks range from 1973-2017 and contain photographs, flyers, and articles about Wildflower Garden Club events and members. Yearbooks span from 1974-2005 and list club officers, members, and highlight events held by the Wildflower Garden Club.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by size and chronological therein.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Copyright to materials created by the Wildflower Garden Club is held by the Wildflower Garden Club, with the Archives authorized to permit use on their behalf. Materials in the collection authored by other individuals or organizations may be subject to copyright not held by the Wildflower Garden Club or the Archives.

Preferred citation: Wildflower Garden Club records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory: Organizational history provided by the Wildflower Garden Club.

Acquisition note: This collection was deposited in the Archives by the Wildflower Garden Club in 2010 and additions have been made since.   A formal deposit agreement was signed by Wildflower Garden Club president, Gail Harbin, in 2014.

Processing information: The collection was arranged and partially described by Mariecris Gatlabayan in 2010. Additional description was added by Veronica Denison in 2014 and 2015. The finding aid was updated to include an addition to the collection by Gwen Higgins in 2022.

Container list:

Box Description Dates
1-2 Scrapbooks 1973-1999
3 Scrapbooks 2004, 2008-2010
3 Yearbooks 1974-2005
4 Scrapbooks 2000-2001, 2005-2006
5 Scrapbooks 2015-2017

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