Garden Club of Cottonwood photograph collection, 1974-2015

Overview of the Collection

Garden Club of Cottonwood (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Garden Club of Cottonwood photograph collection
1974-2015 (inclusive)
575 items, (1 box)
Collection Number
The Garden Club of Cottonwood was organized in 1923 by Elizabeth Judge O'Brian; it fell into a period of inacitivy and was reinstated in 1931 as a women's club. It contributes gardening projects to the Cottonwood and Holladay areas of the Salt Lake Valley, as well as statewide. This collection contains color photographs of club events dating from 1974 to 2015.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT

Telephone: 8015818863
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

In 1923 the Cottonwood area of the Salt Lake Valley was rural, with small farms and unsurfaced roads. Hoping to stimulate an interest in growing flowers, shrubs, and grass, Elizabeth Judge O'Brian organized the Garden Club of Cottonwood. The original membership was thirty-one men and women who had an interest in gardening. The club fell into inactivity after the death of Elizabeth O'Brian, but in 1931 a new incarnation of the club began, specifically as a women's club. Since the reorganization, the Garden Club of Cottonwood has maintained at least thirty-five people and has been active in community beautification projects both locally and statewide. The Garden Club of Cottonwood is a part of the statewide Utah Associated Garden Clubs, Inc.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Garden Club of Cottonwood photograph collection consists of 1 box containing 575 color photographs depicting members of the club socializing and at club events. Most of the images are mounted on sheets removed from 3 photograph albums and contain identifications of the people in the photographs. The collection dates from 1974 to 2015.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Garden Club of Cottonwood photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Garden Club of Cottonwood photograph collection, P1450, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: P1450.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Arranged by subject

Acquisition Information

Donated by Stephanie Veasy in 2007.

Donated by Wendy Van de Kamp in 2017.

Processing Note

Processed by Special Collections staff.

Separated Materials

See also the Garden Club of Cottonwood records (MS 0454) in the Manuscripts Division of Special Collections.

Related Materials

This collection forms part of the Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women's Legacy Archive.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1 Olympus Junior High, 1994
1 2 1974-1977
1 3 1981-1984
1 4 1985-1986
1 5 1987-1990
1 6 1991-1992
1 7 1993-August 1995
1 8 September 1995-October 1996
1 9 November 1996-1998
1 10 1999-2000
1 11 2001
1 12 2002-2004
1 13 2006-July 2007
1 14 Aug 2007-September 2008
1 15 October 2008-2011
1 16 2012-May 2013
1 17 June 2013-June 2015
1 18 July 2015-October 2015

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Gardening--Utah--Salt Lake City
  • Women--Utah--Salt Lake City--Societies and clubs--Photographs

Corporate Names

  • Garden Club of Cottonwood (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Form or Genre Terms

  • color prints (photographs)