Braeswood Garden Club Scrapbooks
Scope and Contents
The Braeswood Garden Club Scrapbooks document the club’s activities from 1939-1988. The scrapbooks include organizational history, yearbooks, information about club projects and travel, newsclippings, correspondence, awards, and photographs.
- Braeswood Garden Club (Organization)
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Permission to publish or reproduce materials from RG E 0098 Braeswood Garden Club Scrapbooks must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.
The Braeswood Garden Club was organized on January 20th, 1939. The neighborhood had recently been annexed by the City of Houston, and residents organized to ensure satisfactory delivery of services such as garbage collection. The club then grew to engage in a variety of civic projects. Mrs. Carl Benz was the club's first president.
According to the first scrapbook, "The object of this club shall be to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening among amateurs; to aid in the protection of native trees, plants, and birds; and the beautification of Braeswood."
The Houston Federation of Garden Clubs sponsored the creation of the first scrapbookin 1948.
7 Linear Feet (7 boxes) : (7 scrapbooks)
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Donated by Susan Teich on behalf of the Old Braeswood Garden Club in December 2017.
The Braeswood Garden Club Scrapbooks have been digitized and are available in the Houston Public Library Digital Archives at https://cdm17006.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p17006coll15
- Braeswood Garden Club Scrapbooks
- Matt Richardson
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Part of the Houston History Research Center Repository