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Southern Garden History Society records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Bynum, Flora Ann L.
Creator: Southern Garden History Society.
Title: Southern Garden History Society records
Dates: 1980-current
Quantity: 6.26 linear ft. (15 document cases)
Identification: ahc.MSS1001

Biographical/Historical Note

The Southern Garden History Society was formed in May 1982 under the direction of Flora Ann Bynum, William Lanier Hunt and John B. Flowers, as an outgrowth of the series of Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes conferences held biennially in Winston-Salem, NC. The Society was established in order "to stimulate interest in Southern garden and landscape history, in historical horticulture, and in the preservation and restoration of historic gardens and landscapes in the South" and is the first regional garden history society in the United States. The Society continues to cosponsor the Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes conferences as well as holding annual meetings each spring in different areas of the Southeast to exchange ideas and to study the landscapes and gardens in that particular region. A quarterly bulletin, Magnolia, is published by the Society to share news, projects and activities, and to provide conference summaries and book reviews. In 2001, the Society sponsored the translation and publication of The New Louisiana Gardener ( Nouveau Jardinier de la Louisiane), by Sally Kittredge Reeves, originally published in 1838 by Jacques-Felix Lelièvre. The Society also jointly compiled Southern Plant Lists with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, which provides information on plants used from the colonial period through the early twentieth century.


Scope and Content Note

This collection largely contains the records of Flora Ann Bynum (1924-2006), who was a founder of the society and served as Secretary-Treasurer from 1982 to 2005. Her records include correspondence, membership and administrative records as well as records of the Society's annual meetings and Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes conferences. Records also include program materials, financial reports, speaker and tour literature, brochures and articles. Semiannual board meetings include minutes, year end financial reports and correspondence from meeting planning. Beginning in 2006, records of the Secretary and Treasurer are also part of the semiannual board meeting records. These records provide a history of the activities and interests of the Society in education regarding landscape preservation and restoration of historic gardens in the Southeastern United States.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically by titles supplied by staff.


Index Terms

Gardens--Southern States--History
Historic gardens--Conservation and restoration
Historic preservation--Southern States
Landscape architecture--Conservation and restoration
Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes Conference.
Southern Garden History Society.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Southern Garden History Society records, MSS 1001, Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

Acquisition Information

Gift of Southern Garden History Society, 2009 with subsequent additions.

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2010, with subsequent additions.


Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.


Container List

 

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11Annual meeting, Atlanta, GA, 1983
 
2Annual meeting, Natchez, MS, 1984
 
3Annual meeting, Annapolis, MD, 1985
 
4Annual meeting, Montgomery, AL, 1986
 
5Annual meeting, Charlottesville, VA, 1987
 
6Annual meeting, Nashville, TN, 1988
 
7Annual meeting, Savannah, GA, 1989
 
8Annual meeting, Alexandria, VA, 1990
 

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21Annual meeting, St. Francisville, LA, 1991
 
2Annual meeting, Charleston, SC, correspondence, 1992
 
3Annual meeting, Charleston, SC, program booklets, 1992
 
4Annual meeting, Charleston, SC, registration and financial, 1992
 
5Annual meeting, Charleston, SC, speakers and activities, 1992
 
6Annual meeting, Brenham, TX, 1993
 

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31Annual meeting, Williamsburg, VA, 1994
 
2Annual meeting, Mobile, AL, 1995
 
3Annual meeting, Easton, MD, 1996
 
4Annual meeting, Tallahassee, FL, 1997
 
5Annual meeting, Asheville, NC, 1998
 
6Annual meeting, Houston, TX, 1999
 

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41Annual meeting, Alexandria, VA, 2000
 
2Annual meeting, New Bern, NC, 2001
 
3Annual meeting, Natchez, MS, 2002
 
4Annual meeting, Atlanta, GA, 2003
 
5Annual meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2004
 
6Annual meeting, Fredericksburg, VA, correspondence, 2003-2005
 
7Annual meeting, Fredericksburg, VA, registration and financial, 2004-2005
 
8Annual meeting, Fredericksburg, VA, speaker and activities, 2005
 
9Annual meeting, Fredericksburg, VA, Virginia history, 2005
 
10Annual meeting, Fort Worth, TX, 2006
 
11Annual meeting, Annapolis, MD, 2007
 
12Annual meeting, Athens, GA, 2008
 
13Annual meeting, Camden, SC, 2009
 
14Annual meeting, Mount Vernon, VA, 2010
 
15Annual meeting, Baton Rouge, LA, 2011
 

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51Annual meeting, Baton Rouge, LA, correspondence, 2011
 
2Annual meeting, Baton Rouge, LA, finances, 2011
 
3Annual meeting, Baton Rouge, LA, registration, 2011
 
4Annual meeting, Baton Rouge, LA, taxes, 2010-2011
 
5Annual meeting, Richmond, VA, 2012
 
6Annual meeting, Lynchburg, VA, 2013
 
7Annual meeting, Savannah, GA, 2014
 
8Annual meeting, Nashville, TN, 2015
 
9Annual meeting, Charleston, SC, 2016
 
10Annual meetings, 1983-1991, storyboards
 
11Annual meetings, 1983-2000, programs
 
12Annual meetings, guidelines, 2011-2013
 

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61Articles of Incorporation, 1982-2010
 
2Awards and Recognition, 2007
 
3Barnsley Gardens research, Gail Griffin, 1996-2000
 
4Board meeting, Spring 1982
 
5Board meeting, Fall 1982
 
6Board meeting, Spring 1983
 
7Board meeting, Fall 1983
 
8Board meeting, Spring 1984
 
9Board meeting, Fall 1984
 
10Board meeting, Spring 1985
 
11Board meeting, Fall 1985
 
12Board meeting, Spring 1986
 
13Board meeting, Fall 1986
 
14Board meeting, Spring 1987
 
15Board meeting, Fall 1987
 
16Board meeting, Spring 1988
 
17Board meeting, Fall 1988
 
18Board meeting, Spring 1989
 
19Board meeting, Fall 1989
 
20Board meeting, Spring 1990
 
21Board meeting, Fall 1990
 

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71Board meeting, Spring 1991
 
2Board meeting, Fall 1991
 
3Board meeting, Spring 1992
 
4Board meeting, Fall 1992
 
5Board meeting, Spring 1993
 
6Board meeting, Fall 1993
 
7Board meeting, Spring 1994
 
8Board meeting, Fall 1994
 
9Board meeting, Spring 1995
 
10Board meeting, Fall 1995
 
11Board meeting, Spring 1996
 
12Board meeting, Fall 1996
 
13Board meeting, Spring 1997
 
14Board meeting, Fall 1997
 
15Board meeting, Spring 1998
 
16Board meeting, Fall 1998
 
17Board meeting, Spring 1999
 
18Board meeting, Fall 1999
 

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81Board meeting, Spring 2000
 
2Board meeting, Fall 2000
 
3Board meeting, Fall 2001
 
4Board meeting, Spring 2002
 
5Board meeting, Fall 2002
 
6Board meeting, Spring 2003
 
7Board meeting, Fall 2003
 
8Board meeting, Spring 2004
 
9Board meeting, Fall 2004
 
10Board meeting, Spring 2005
 
11Board meeting, Fall 2005
 
12Board meeting, Spring 2006
 
13Board meeting, Fall 2006
 
14Board meeting, Spring 2007
 
15Board meeting, Fall 2007
 
16Board meeting, Spring 2008
 
17Board meeting, Fall 2008
 
18Board meeting, Spring 2009
 
19Board meeting, Fall 2009
 
20Board meeting, Spring 2010
 
21Board meeting, Fall 2010
 
22Board meeting, Spring 2011
 
23Board meeting, Fall 2011
 
24Board meeting, Spring 2012
 
25Board meeting, Fall 2012
 
26Board meeting, Spring 2013
 
27Board meeting, Fall 2013
 

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91Board meeting, Spring 2014
 
2Board meeting, Fall 2014
 
3Board meeting, Spring 2015
 
4Board meeting, Fall 2015
 
5Board meeting, Spring 2016
 
6Book project, New Louisiana Gardener, 1991, 1994
 
7Book project, New Louisiana Gardener, 1995
 
8Book project, New Louisiana Gardener, 1996
 
9Book project, New Louisiana Gardener, 1997
 
10Book project, New Louisiana Gardener, 1998
 
11Book project, New Louisiana Gardener, 2000
 
12Book project, New Louisiana Gardener, 2001-2005
 
13By-Laws, 1986-2005
 
14Cherokee Garden Library agreement, 1989-1990
 
15Duke University Library research, 1985-1986
 
16Elizabeth Lawrence House and Garden, 2007-2008
 
17Flora Ann Bynum Fund, 2012
 
18Grant, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 1996
 

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101Grant, Vivian Smith Foundation, 1997-1998
 
2Grant, Vivian Smith Foundation expenses, 1997-1998
 
3History, 1986-1996
 
4History, 2006-2012
 
5Insurance, 2005
 
6Job descriptions, 2009
 
7Kalmia Gardens of Coker College, Hartsville, SC, 1996-1998
 
8Membership Coordinator records, Kitty Walker, 1989-1998
 
9Membership correspondence, 1991
 
10Membership correspondence, 1991
 
11Membership correspondence, 1992
 
12Membership correspondence, 1992
 

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111Membership correspondence, 1993
 
2Membership correspondence, 1993
 
3Membership correspondence, 1994
 
4Membership correspondence, 2005-2006
 
5Membership correspondence, 2007-2008
 
6Membership correspondence, 2009-2010
 
7Membership correspondence, 2011
 
8Membership lists and directory, 1983-2009
 
9Newsletter correspondence, 1983-1984
 
10Newsletter correspondence, 1985
 
11Newsletter correspondence, Magnolia, 1990-1998
 
12Newsletter correspondence, Magnolia, 2007-2009
 
13Officers and Directors, 1982-2009
 

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121Officers and Directors, 2007-2010
 
2Old Salem Development office, 1995-2004
 
3Old Salem Development office, 2006-2009
 
4Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes conference, 1979
 
5Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes conference, 1980
 
6Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes conference, 1982
 
7Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes conference, 1983
 
8Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes biennial conference, 1985
 
9Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes biennial conferences, 1987
 
10Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes biennial conference, 1989
 
11Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes biennial conference, 1991
 
12Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes biennial conference, 1993
 
13Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes biennial conference, 1995
 
14Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes biennial conference, 1997
 
15Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes biennial conference, 1999
 
16Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes biennial conference, 2001
 
17Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes biennial conference, 2003
 
18Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes biennial conference, 2005
 

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131Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes biennial conference, 2007
 
2Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes biennial conference, 2009
 
3Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes biennial conference, 2011
 
4Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes biennial conference, 2013
 
5Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes biennial conference, 2015
 
6Secretary-Treasurer records, 1984
 
7Secretary-Treasurer records, 1985
 
8Secretary-Treasurer records, 1986
 
9Secretary-Treasurer records, 1987
 

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141Secretary-Treasurer records, 1988
 
2Secretary-Treasurer records, 1989
 
3Secretary-Treasurer records, 1990
 
4Secretary-Treasurer records, 1991
 
5Secretary-Treasurer records, 1992
 
6Secretary-Treasurer records, 1993
 
7Secretary-Treasurer records, 1994
 

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151Secretary-Treasurer records, 1995
 
2Secretary-Treasurer records, 1996
 
3Secretary-Treasurer records, 1997
 
4Secretary-Treasurer records, 2004
 
5Secretary-Treasurer records, 2005
 
6Stationery and logos, 2007-2010
 
7Strategic Planning Workshop, Charleston, SC, 2005
 
8Tax documentation, 1985, 1995