Collection Number: 40178

Collection Title: North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation Records, 1952-1989

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1000 items)
Abstract The North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation is a nonprofit corporation established in 1966 as the endowment agency for the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Records include minutes of meetings of the Board of Directors of the foundation, of the foundation membership's annual meetings, and of various committees; files on the history of the foundation and the garden; bylaws; membership lists; correspondence; records relating to the North Carolina Botanical Garden; and other material.
Creator North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation Records #40178, University Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Periodic transfer from the offices that create these records.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1966 as the endowment agency for the North Carolina Botanical Garden. The foundation, acting through its Board of Directors and Executive Committee, allocates funds to the garden's trust fund to supplement operating costs and to underwrite projects and activities approved by the garden's Administrative Board. The foundation's funds come from membership dues, private donations, and corporate gifts.

The North Carolina Botanical Garden was limited in its early years by a lack of funding from the state. William Lanier Hunt, a respected horticulturist and member of the garden's Advisory Committee, recognized the need to establish a foundation to support the garden, and organized efforts to do so. He then served as the first president of the North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation.

In 1974 the estate of Henry and Addie Totten was left to the foundation. Money from the sale of this property was used to construct the Totten Memorial Garden Center, the North Carolina Botanical Garden's first permanent building. The Totten Center was completed in 1976 and deeded to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by the North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation.

The foundation has also enabled the garden to enlarge its role in the conservation of natural resources through land acquisition and management. The foundation, working with other organizations and agencies, acquires land, usually on a stewardship basis and with the consultation of the garden, and sees to its use for educational and research purposes.

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The archival records of the North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation consist mainly of minutes of meetings of its Board of Directors, of its membership's annual meetings, and of various committees; files on the history of the foundation and the garden; bylaws; membership lists; correspondence; records relating to the North Carolina Botanical Garden; and other material. The files on the history of the foundation provide a good picture of the Garden's activities and growth.

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Contents list

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Arrangement: Alphabetical by file name; individual files arranged chronologically.

Box 1

Annual Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 1967-1989 #40178, Series: "North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation Records." Box 1

Annual Reports, 1982 #40178, Series: "North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation Records." Box 1

Appraisal of William L. Hunt Morgan Creek Property, 1974 #40178, Series: "North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation Records." Box 1

Articles of Incorporation, 1966; 1980 #40178, Series: "North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation Records." Box 1

Board of Directors: Lists of Officers and Committee Members, 1968-1989 #40178, Series: "North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation Records." Box 1

Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes, 1967-1989 #40178, Series: "North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation Records." Box 1

Bylaws, 1965-1988 #40178, Series: "North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation Records." Box 1

Committees: Development Committee: Minutes and Correspondence, 1977-1982; 1987-1989 #40178, Series: "North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation Records." Box 1

Committees: Executive Committee: Minutes and Correspondence, 1976-1989 #40178, Series: "North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation Records." Box 1

Committees: Finance Committee: Minutes and General, 1969-1970; 1973-1989 #40178, Series: "North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation Records." Box 1

Committees: Membership Committee: Minutes and Correspondence, 1968-1986 #40178, Series: "North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation Records." Box 1

Committees: Nominating Committee: Slates of Nominees and Correspondence, 1967-1983; 1988 #40178, Series: "North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation Records." Box 1

Committees: Personnel Committee: Minutes and Correspondence,1980 #40178, Series: "North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation Records." Box 1

Correspondence, 1980-1989 #40178, Series: "North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation Records." Box 1

History: General, 1987-1989 #40178, Series: "North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation Records." Box 1

(includes draft of a history of the Foundation by Anders S. Lunde)

History: Organizational Meeting, 15 November 1965 #40178, Series: "North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation Records." Box 1

North Carolina Botanical Garden: Charter, 1952 #40178, Series: "North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation Records." Box 1

North Carolina Botanical Garden: Correspondence of Director, 1971-1983 #40178, Series: "North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation Records." Box 1

North Carolina Botanical Garden: Director's Report to Foundation, 1965-1985 #40178, Series: "North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation Records." Box 1

North Carolina Botanical Garden: Establishment of the North Carolina Botanical Garden, Collected Materials Relating to, 1952-1977 #40178, Series: "North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation Records." Box 1

(copies)

North Carolina Botanical Garden: Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc., Grant, 1983 #40178, Series: "North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation Records." Box 1

Totten Center: Insurance on, 1976 #40178, Series: "North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation Records." Box 1

Totten Center: Construction, Dedication of and transfer to UNC-Chapel Hill, 1974-1976 #40178, Series: "North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation Records." Box 1

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