The Colorado Flower Growers Association (CFGA) was founded in 1928 to support the production and marketing of greenhouse flowers grown commercially in the state. The CFGA accomplished this goal through vigorous promotion of greenhouse products, cooperative group action, and financial support of plant research conducted at Colorado State University. Initially, the members of the CFGA cultivated carnations as their major flower crop. During the first half of the twentieth century, Denver became known as the "Carnation Capital" of the world. The emphasis of producers shifted in the latter part of the century to other cut flowers and potted plants. In 1979, the organization changed its name to the Colorado Greenhouse Growers Association to reflect the increasing diversification of the industry. The Colorado Greenhouse Growers Association merged with the Colorado Nursery Association in 2005 to form the Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Association. Timeline: Colorado State Flower Growers Association, November 1949-September 1951; Colorado Flower Growers Association, October 1951-December 1979; Colorado Greenhouse Growers Association, January 1980-2005; Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Association, 2005-. For more information about the collection, see http://lib.colostate.edu/archives/findingaids/agriculture/acfg.html.

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  • Correspondence - Rose Committee 

    Contributor:Colorado Flower Growers Association
    Date:1972
    Correspondence, minutes, and documents of the Rose Committee within the growers association and board of directors. Includes receipts.
  • Correspondence - Rose Committee 

    Contributor:Colorado Flower Growers Association
    Date:1971
    Correspondence, minutes, and documents of the Rose Committee within the growers association and board of directors. Includes receipts.
  • Correspondence - Rose Committee 

    Contributor:Colorado Flower Growers Association
    Date:1970
    Correspondence, minutes, reports, and documents of the Rose Committee within the growers association and board of directors. Includes members list.
  • Correspondence - Rose Committee 

    Contributor:Colorado Flower Growers Association
    Date:1971
    Correspondence, minutes, reports, and documents of the Rose Committee within the growers association and board of directors. Includes members list and receipts.
  • Correspondence - Research 

    Contributor:Colorado Flower Growers Association
    Date:1972
    Correspondence, minutes, reports, and documents of the Research department and committee within the growers association and board of directors.
  • Letters of Appreciation 

    Contributor:Colorado Flower Growers Association
    Date:1972
    Letters and cards of appreciation from various customers of the growers association. Includes Miss Wool of Colorado 15th annual pageant program and Colorado Mothers Committee 29th annual luncheon program.
  • Letters of Appreciation 

    Contributor:Colorado Flower Growers Association
    Date:1970
    Letters and cards of appreciation from various customers of the growers association.
  • Correspondence - Research 

    Contributor:Colorado Flower Growers Association
    Date:1971
    Correspondence, minutes, reports, and documents of the Research department and committee within the growers association and board of directors. Includes memorandum of understanding, meeting agenda of Florists industry ...
  • Letters of Appreciation 

    Contributor:Colorado Flower Growers Association
    Date:1971
    Letters and cards of appreciation from various customers of the growers association. Includes Colorado Mothers Committee 28th annual luncheon program, newspaper articles, and Leukemia Society of America, Inc. annual banquet ...
  • Letters of Appreciation 

    Contributor:Colorado Flower Growers Association
    Date:1968
    Letters and cards of appreciation from various customers of the growers association. Includes Colorado Mothers Committee 25th annual luncheon program and Colorado State square dance card.
  • Letters of Appreciation 

    Contributor:Colorado Flower Growers Association
    Date:1967
    Letters and cards of appreciation from various customers of the growers association. Includes Miss Colorado-Universe Beauty Pageant program.
  • Letters of Appreciation 

    Contributor:Colorado Flower Growers Association
    Date:1969
    Letters and cards of appreciation from various customers of the growers association.
  • Correspondence - Traffic - Research Project 176 

    Contributor:Colorado Flower Growers Association
    Date:1966-1967
    Mountain States Commerce and Traffic Services report regarding Traffic Research Project 176.
  • Correspondence - Traffic - Research Project 176 

    Contributor:Colorado Flower Growers Association
    Date:1966-1967
    Correspondence, reports, and documents of the growers association's Traffic Committee concerning Research Project 176. Includes correspondence and documents regarding Research Project Number 149.
  • Correspondence - Traffic - Port of Origin 

    Contributor:Colorado Flower Growers Association
    Date:1969
    Correspondence, reports, and documents of the growers association's Traffic Committee concerning port of origin for export services. Includes task force member list and proposed draft to obtain clearance for export cargo.
  • Correspondence - Traffic - Air Service Development 

    Contributor:Colorado Flower Growers Association
    Date:1964-1966
    Correspondence, reports, and documents of the Traffic Committee concerning air service development. Includes map of Eastern Air Lines proposal routes, Aviation Daily newsletter, and Pacific Northwest-Southwest Service ...
  • Correspondence - Traffic - Containerization 

    Contributor:Colorado Flower Growers Association
    Date:1965-1968
    Correspondence, reports, and documents of the Traffic Committee concerning containerization. Includes "The Insulating Characteristic of Cut Flower Shipping Containers" report, and magazine articles.
  • Correspondence - Research 

    Contributor:Colorado Flower Growers Association
    Date:1971
    Correspondence, minutes, reports, and documents of the Research department and committee within the growers association and board of directors.
  • Correspondence - Traffic - Air Consolidation 

    Contributor:Colorado Flower Growers Association
    Date:1961-1967
    Correspondence, reports, and documents of the Traffic Committee concerning the Flower Consolidation of San Diego County. Includes bylaws, magazine articles, proposed air consolidation plan, and "Minimum Requirements for ...
  • Correspondence - Traffic - Air Cargo Workshop 

    Contributor:Colorado Flower Growers Association
    Date:1964
    Correspondence and documents of the Traffic Committee concerning the Air Cargo Workshop. Includes magazine articles.

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