The Fay Webb Gardner Collection contains personal papers, artifacts, photographs, and memorabilia pertaining to the life of Fay Webb Gardner.
Fay Webb Gardner, born on September 7, 1885, was the wife of former Governor of North Carolina and US Ambassador to Great Britain, O. Max Gardner. They made their home in Shelby, NC, Raleigh, NC, and Washington, DC.
Gardner, a prolific genealogist, collected research and primary documents dating back to the early 1800s pertaining to the Webb, Andrews, Love, and Gardner families of Cleveland and Rutherford counties in North Carolina. A large portion of the collection documents her extensive involvement in her husband’s political career and in her own valued organizations, such as the State League of Women Voters and Benjamin Cleveland Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Digitization of the collection was made possible by the O. Max Gardner Foundation. Collection branding was designed by Gardner-Webb Alumni and graphic designer Michaela Killion.