Special Mission Spotlight
The New Orleans Garden Society recently donated copies of their yearbooks for the years 1988-2016. Preserving the legacy of Louisiana horticultural, gardening, and environmental societies is a special mission of the Louisiana Research Collection.
Among the many organizations represented in our holdings are the East Feliciana Pilgrimage & Garden Club, Fall Garden Festival, Garden Sprouts (a children's gardening club), Garden Study Club of New Orleans, Japanese Garden Society of New Orleans, Louisiana Garden Club Federation, Metairie Garden Club, New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation, New Orleans Garden Society, New Orleans Old Garden Rose Society, Southern Garden History Society, and many more. LaRC also preserves documents for many societies devoted to specific flowers or plants, such as the clubs for Amaryllis, Azaleas, Camellias, Crepe Myrtles, Daylilies, Lilies, Louisiana Iris, and others.
In addition, the Louisiana Research Collection preserves academic and governmental environmental reports, sources documenting the management of Louisiana waterways, and maps recording four centuries of Louisiana's changing landscape.