Westport Garden Club Records
Scope and Contents Note
The Westport Garden Club records, dated 1959-1964 (with gaps), consist of exhibitions brochures, press releases, reports, photographs, news clippings, and other miscellaneous materials related to the club and museum, the Junior Gallery and Creative Arts Center at the Nelson-Atkins,and the group's Flower Festivals held at the museum. The records were originally compiled in a scrapbook format preserving the activities of the Westport Garden Club pertaining to the Junior Gallery and Creative Arts Center.
Restrictions on Access
Open to researchers. Appointments are necessary for the use of manuscript and archival collections.
Conditions Governing Use Note
Notification of intent to publish, quote, or cite archival materials is required. Contact the archives via https://nelson-atkins.org/library/.
Biographical / Historical Note
In the 1950s, the Westport Garden Club was closely associated with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, where their four "Flower Festivals" took place. Proceeds from the festivals were used to establish a fund for a Junior Gallery for children within the Museum’s Creative Arts Center. With additional contributions from the Junior League of Kansas City, the Junior Gallery and Creative Arts Center was opened on January 30, 1960. The Gallery was created as an area especially scaled to the size and needs of the growing child. It was equipped with exhibition space, creative studios, classrooms, display cases, and a reception center designed to meet the children’s needs.
0.2 Linear Feet (In 1 half legal document case.)
Language of Materials
These are the records of the Westport Garden Club, dated 1959-1964 (with gaps), originally from a scrapbook showing the activities of the Westport Garden Club in relation to The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. These records primarily consist of exhibition brochures, press releases, reports, photographs, news clippings, and other miscellaneous materials.
The records are arranged into three series: The Junior Gallery and Creative Arts Center, 1959-1963 (Series I); Flower Festivals, 1959-1963 (Series II); Miscellaneous, 1959-1964 (Series III).
Immediate Source of Acquisition Note
Transfer; accession numbers associated with this collection are 1992-18.
Additions to the collection are not anticipated.
- Finding Aid of the Westport Garden Club Records, RG 71/01
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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