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MUSCATINE HERB PALS

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RECORDS, 1946-1994»

 

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9.75 linear inchesDATES:»

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ACQUISITION:

The »records (donor no. 382) were donated by Aldeen Davis in 1996.»

 

 

ACCESS:

The »records are open for research.

COPYRIGHT:

»Copyright has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

PHOTOGRAPHS:

In box 2Your name, year»

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PROCESSED BY:

George Mullally, 1997; Kären M. Mason, 2000 [Word 7 Muscatine Herb Pals.doc]

 

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History

The Muscatine Herb Pals was a study group organized in 1953 by Hazel Korneman to stimulate the advancement of herb gardening and the various uses pertaining to them.  Meeting twice a month, the club gathered to learn about the medicinal, culinary, and cosmetic uses of herbs.  The club organized an annual Herb Bazaar each fall.  It also prepared and maintained a public herb garden at the Muscatine Art Museum and an herb specimen garden at the Muscatine General Hospital with a small culinary bed at the disposal of the hospital dietitian.  Members of the club also contributed recipes and general herbal information to the column, the “Herb Wheel,” in the Muscatine Journal.

 

Scope and Content Note

 

The Muscatine Herb Pals records date from 1946 to1994 and measure 9.75 linear inches.  The records include an historical note; yearbooks dating from 1953-1994; Secretary/Treasurer’s Reports from 1968-1990, which were removed from a three-ring binder; three scrapbooks and one folder containing recipes and newspaper clippings about the club and about herbs; a 1986 cookbook published by the club entitled Favorite Herbal Delites; a single club newsletter dated 1994; and several miscellaneous publications and catalogs which formed part of the club’s library.  Of particular importance are three notebooks maintained by Aldeen Davis during her lengthy tenure as president of the club.  Davis, who joined the club in 1979, became one of the club’s most active supporters and organizers.  Because of her talent and interest she was elected president in 1981 and, except for the years 1988-1989 and 1991, she served in that capacity until 1993. During her presidency the club established the Hazel Korneman Memorial Herb Garden in honor of its founder.

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Related Collections

 

Aldeen Davis papers.

 

Muscatine Garden Club records.

AldeenDavis is a member of the Muscatine Garden Club.Begin text here:»

 


Box no.           Description

 

Box 1               Historical note, undated

 

Secretary/Treasurer’s Report, 1968-1990

1968-1971

1972-1975

1976-1979

1980-1990 [includes original constitution and bylaws]

 

Yearbooks

1953-1994 (lacking 1954, 1962, 1964, 1968)

 

Scrapbooks

1947-1987

 

Box 2                           1953-1974 [shelved in Oversize]

 

Box 3                           1959-1969 [shelved in Oversize]

 

Box 4                           1946-1978 [shelved in Oversize]

 

Box 5

Notebooks kept by Aldeen Davis

1981-1982, 1983-1989

1991-1994

 

Publications

Muscatine Herb Pals

Favorite Herbal Delites (1986)

Newsletter: The Garden Pal , 1994 [with constitution and bylaws]

Club library

Spice Islands

“Collectors’ items: superb recipes from Spice Islands,” undated

“New from Spice Islands: [recipe],” undated

“The Spice Islands herb & spice primer,” undated

“Spice Islands seasoning library” [catalog], undated

Other

The Cottage Herb Farm Shop [catalog]

 “A herb a week” [calendar], compiled by Helen M. Whitman (1960)

“Herbs (some recipes using)”, by Emogene Y. Brown, (1970)

“Old-time herbs,” by Gertrude B. Foster, The Herb Grower Magazine (1961)

 

Photographs, 1990, 1995, undated