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Hattiesburg Area Rose Society

Identifier: M673

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of files, newsletters, records, and minutes from the from the Hattiesburg Area Rose Society.


  • Creation: 1993-1998

Conditions Governing Access

Noncirculating; available for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Biographical / Historical

The Hattiesburg Area Rose Society was the organization responsible for the planting of the All-American Rose Garden on the Hattiesburg campus of The University of Southern Mississippi in 1973. Maintained by the university's Physical Plant, the Garden was dubbed an accredited Public Rose Garden by All-American Rose Selections, Inc. in 1975. Consisting of 32 separate beds, each containing its own unique hybrid roses, the garden has become a traditional spot for students to celebrate their educational milestones with commemorative photographs.

The bulk of this collection covers the Hattiesburg Area Rose Society's activities in the late 1990. The group met monthly to discuss their love of roses and plan events centered around the beautification of Hattiesburg. Speakers provided tips on lawn care, seasonal transitions, and the best times to plant, prune, and fertilize to ensure the best roses. Society members held annual picnics and gatherings and attended local and national rose shows.


.25 Cubic Feet

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The collection is arranged alphabetically by topic.


Kaylene Behm via Jennifer Brannock, November 14, 2014.

Material received from estate sale conducted by K & D Sales - Estate, Moving & Clean-Out Sales.

Hattiesburg Area Rose Society
Processed by Kimberly Rayborn. Additional finding aid contributions made by Jessica Clark.
September 22, 2023
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Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

118 College Drive - 5148
Hattiesburg MS 39406-0001