The Colorado Flower Growers Association (CFGA) was founded in 1928 to support the production and marketing of greenhouse flowers, especially carnations, grown commercially in Colorado. In 1979, the organization changed its name to the Colorado Greenhouse Growers Association (CGGA) to reflect the increasing diversification of the industry, and in 2005, it merged with the Colorado Nursery Association to form the Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Association. The archival collection consists of documents pertaining to the CFGA and includes minutes from general, board and committee meetings, correspondence, newsletters, financial reports, clippings, scrapbooks and photographs. For more information, please see the finding aid. This digital collection, with materials dated 1928 to 1992, includes minutes, correspondence, newsletters, scrapbooks, and selected CFGA photographs, as well as research bulletins from the CFGA and CGGA.

Of special note is the association's bulletin. First published in 1949, the Bulletin updated members of the Colorado State Flower Growers Association (later the Colorado Greenhouse Growers Association) on industry news, especially horticulture research from Colorado A & M (later Colorado State University) as well as experiment stations from other universities. The newsletter underwent several name changes during its history: Bulletin (Colorado State Flower Growers Association), no. 1 (Nov. 1949)-23 (Sept. 1951); Bulletin (Colorado Flower Growers Association), no. 24 (Oct. 1951)-no. 354 (Dec. 1979); and Research Bulletin (Colorado Greenhouse Growers Association), no. 355 (Jan. 1980)-no. 474 (Dec. 1989). No. 366 (Dec. 1980) was not published. This digital collection contains all published issues through 1989 and several compiled subject indices.

Recent Submissions

  • Florists information committee 

    Creator(s):Society of American Florists, publisher; Colorado Flower Growers Association, publisher
    Date:1966-1967
    Format:bulletins; documents (object genre); reports; newsletters
    Bulletins, documents, printed materials, reports, receipts, and newsletters from the Florists Information Committee of the Society of American Florists.
  • Florists information committee 

    Creator(s):Society of American Florists, publisher; Colorado Flower Growers Association, publisher
    Date:1965
    Format:correspondence; documents (object genre); reports
    Correspondence, documents, printed materials, and reports from the Florists Information Committee of the Society of American Florists. Includes magazine articles.
  • Florists information committee - manual 

    Creator(s):Society of American Florists, publisher; Colorado Flower Growers Association, publisher
    Date:undated
    Format:manuals (instructional materials); documents (object genre); brochures
    Includes Society of American Florists materials: Florist Information Committee employee manuals, printed materials and documents including FIC Manual, Action Guide, Operation VIP, Procedure Manual, and The logic of funeral ...
  • American Florists Marketing Council 

    Creator(s):American Florists Marketing Council, publisher; Colorado Flower Growers Association, publisher
    Date:1970-1972
    Format:correspondence; newsletters; documents (object genre)
    Correspondence, newsletters, and documents from the American Florists Marketing Council. Includes AFMC Growth newsletter, Advertising Age newspaper, participating wholesalers list, and member sticker.
  • American Carnation Society 

    Creator(s):American Carnation Society, publisher; Colorado Flower Growers Association, publisher
    Date:1971-02-1971-07
    Format:newsletters
    Newsletters from the American Carnation Society.
  • American Carnation Society 

    Creator(s):American Carnation Society, publisher; Colorado Flower Growers Association, publisher
    Date:1971-08-1972-02
    Format:newsletters
    Newsletters from the American Carnation Society.
  • American Carnation Society 

    Creator(s):American Carnation Society, publisher; Colorado Flower Growers Association, publisher
    Date:1967-08-1968-01
    Format:brochures; newsletters; documents (object genre)
    Brochures, newsletters, printed materials, and office files from the American Carnation Society. Includes 74th annual convention and exhibition program, The Monteleone hotel brochure, and European Carnation Conference report.
  • Society of American Florists 

    Creator(s):Society of American Florists, publisher; Colorado Flower Growers Association, publisher
    Date:1970-09-1970-12
    Format:newsletters; reports; documents (object genre)
    Newsletters, reports, documents, and printed materials from the Society of American Florists.
  • American Carnation Society 

    Creator(s):American Carnation Society, publisher; Colorado Flower Growers Association, publisher
    Date:1966-1967-07
    Format:brochures; newsletters; documents (object genre)
    Brochures, newsletters, printed materials, and office files from the American Carnation Society. Includes newspaper articles.
  • Society of American Florists 

    Creator(s):Society of American Florists, publisher; Colorado Flower Growers Association, publisher
    Date:1970-04-1970-08
    Format:documents (object genre); correspondence; newsletters; reports
    Documents, correspondence, newsletters, and committee reports from the Society of American Florists. Includes potential bill to be presented to the House of Representatives.
  • Society of American Florists 

    Creator(s):Society of American Florists, publisher; Colorado Flower Growers Association, publisher
    Date:1967-07-1968-01
    Format:charters; bylaws (administrative records); correspondence; newsletters; documents (object genre)
    Charters and bylaws, correspondence, newsletters, advertisements, and printed materials from the Society of American Florists.
  • Society of American Florists 

    Creator(s):Society of American Florists, publisher; Colorado Flower Growers Association, publisher
    Date:1966-1967-06
    Format:brochures; directories; newsletters; documents (object genre)
    Brochures, membership directories, newsletters, advertisements, and printed materials from the Society of American Florists.
  • Florists Association executives 

    Creator(s):Colorado Flower Growers Association, publisher
    Date:1971-1972
    Format:correspondence
    Correspondence from the Florist Association Executives. Includes membership dues receipts.
  • National associations 

    Creator(s):Colorado Flower Growers Association, publisher
    Date:1966-1972
    Format:brochures; newsletters; documents (object genre)
    Brochures, newsletters, printed materials, and office files from other national florist and grower associations including from Allied Florists' Association of Illinois; Colorado Bedding & Pot Plant; Florida Flower Grower; ...
  • Newsletters and press releases 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1972-1973
    Format:newsletters; press releases
    Monthly newsletters and press release documents by the growers association.
  • Newsletters and press releases 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1974-1976
    Format:newsletters; press releases
    Monthly newsletters and press release documents by the growers association. Includes Capitol Tire Sales brochure and American Carnation Society mail-out.
  • Newsletters and press releases 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1971
    Format:newsletters; press releases
    Monthly newsletters and press release documents sent out by the growers association. Includes The History of Colorado Carnations.
  • Letters - testimonials for carnation book 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1968-1969
    Format:correspondence
    Letters and cards of appreciation from various customers regarding books sent out by the growers association. Includes receipts and newspaper articles.
  • Correspondence - rose committee 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1972
    Format:correspondence
    Correspondence, minutes, and documents of the Rose Committee within the growers association and board of directors. Includes receipts.
  • Correspondence - rose committee 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1971
    Format:correspondence
    Correspondence, minutes, and documents of the Rose Committee within the growers association and board of directors. Includes receipts.

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