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Wayland, John Walter, 1872-1962



  • Existence: 1872 - 1962

Biographical Note

John Walter Wayland was an original faculty member at the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg, where he chaired the history and social science department, and served many years as secretary of the faculty. Wayland was a historian of Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley.


Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Class of 1913 Reunion Book

Identifier: SC 0267

The Class of 1913 Reunion Book contains photographs, programs, and written entries regarding the activities and whereabouts of members of the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg graduating class of 1913, from 1914-1935.

Dates: 1914-1935

John W. Wayland Papers

Identifier: SC 0258

The John W. Wayland Papers, 1916-1980, are comprised of the writings of John Walter Wayland, historian and original faculty member at the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg. Many documents relate to the founding and early years of the school.

Dates: 1916-1980

John Wayland interviewed by Wip Robinson, undated

 File — Digital-Materials: SC0121-SET-001
Identifier: SC 0121. Series 3. File SC0121-2
Scope and Contents Dr. John Wayland interviewed by Wip Robinson. Topics include James W. Marshall ("Cyclone Jim"); the oldest town in the Shenandoah Valley; the "German Regiment" led by Abraham Bowman of the Shenandoah Valley; Powell's Fort in Massanutten, and the origin of its name; the location and history of Shawnee Springs; The history of the courthouse in Woodstock; the old log church where Muhlenberg and Asbury gave sermons; the Bloody Ford; the story of the John Rhodes family "killed by Indians;" Craney...
Dates: undated

Wayland, John Walter, undated

 File — Box: 13, Folder: 8
Identifier: SC 0192. Series 1
Scope and Content From the Series: Arranged alphabetically.Series 1: Subject Files, 1909-2010 (bulk 1991-2005), contains papers relating to research that Jones did for her professional writing. It also comprises of papers related to JMU’s history, including papers from the 2004 collection, general JMU history, and files related to Dr. Carrier. The series also includes documents and ephemera from the Harrisonburg community, including the local government and local events. The topics of the files range from local to...
Dates: undated

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Archival Object 2
Collection 2
Bibliographies 1
Education, Higher -- Virginia -- History 1
Harrisonburg (Va.) -- History 1
Harrisonburg (Va.) -- History -- 20th century 1
Letters (correspondence) 1