Guide to the John Stokes and Mary's Gardens collection


Title:
John Stokes and Mary's Gardens collection
Repository:
University of Dayton, Marian Library
Phone: 937-229-4275
http://campus.udayton.edu/mary
Creator:
John S. Stokes, Jr.
Dates:
1938-2007
Quantity:
60 linear feet
Abstract:
This collection contains the personal papers of John S. Stokes, Jr., and the records of his organization, Mary's Gardens. Materials in the collection date primarily from 1952 through 1990. The collection includes Stokes' manuscripts, correspondence, research materials, articles, photographs, audio recordings and ephemera related to his interests in Catholicism, the Blessed Virgin Mary, gardening, names and symbolism of plants and flowers associated with the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mary's Gardens movement, social justice, civil rights, ecumenism and other related themes. Mary's Gardens records include press releases, newsletters, marketing materials, articles, garden plans, and ephemera on Stokes' organization (cofounded in 1951 with Edward McTague) based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Additionally, some materials deal with Stokes' website, also called Mary's Gardens (mgardens.org).
Identification:
ML.034
Language:
The records are in English
Sample Image:
Link to the finding aid at the University of Dayton