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FAC. Faculty papers

 Record Group
Identifier: FAC
Collections of papers created by James Madison University faculty, primarily documenting their teaching, scholarship, and professional activities as faculty.

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

Bob Bersson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0272
Abstract

The Bob Bersson Papers, 1981-2017, are comprised of documents and media related to Bersson’s work as a community activist in Harrisonburg, and professor of art at James Madison University. It contains Bersson’s professional papers, material related to the Citizens for Downtown organization, Taxpayers against Golf Spending (TAGS), WMRA's “Our Little Radio Show,” and images of downtown Harrisonburg and JMU Campus.

Dates: 1981-2017

Dining Services at JMU Oral Histories

 Collection
Identifier: SdArch 36
Abstract

Dining Services at JMU Oral Histories, 2004, is comprised audio recordings, transcripts, and research notes related to seven interviews conducted by Danielle Torisky with individuals regarding their experiences with dining services at James Madison University.

Dates: 2004

Dorothy McKinley Spooner Garber Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0293
Abstract

The Dorothy McKinley Spooner Garber Papers, 1925-1978, comprise Garber's wedding portraits and personal papers.

Dates: 1925-1978

Edna Frederikson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0278
Abstract

These papers give insight into the life of former James Madison University English professor Edna T. Frederikson in her later years as an author and poet. The papers consist of two boxes containing one bound diary and three unpublished manuscripts, all created between 1972 and 1992.

Dates: 1972-1992

Edna T. Shaeffer Retirement Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0061
Abstract

The Edna T. Shaeffer Retirement Letters, 1940, 1956, is a collection of approximately 60 congratulatory letters presented to Shaeffer upon her retirement as director of the Glee Club from Madison College. Correspondents are former students who sang under direction and tutelage.

Dates: 1940; 1956

Elmer Lewis Smith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0166
Abstract

The Elmer Lewis Smith Papers, 20th century, consist of six folders of notes and drafts, compiled and written by Elmer Lewis Smith, on folk superstitions, ghosts, conjuring, powwowing, folk healing, and holiday superstitions in the Shenandoah Valley.

Dates: 20th century

Geoffrey Morley-Mower Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0194
Abstract

The Geoffrey Morley-Mower Papers, 1999-2001, include a draft of Morley-Mower's memoir Flying Blind, correspondence with artist and collection donor Richard McNealy, and images and copies of paintings used to illustrate Flying Blind.

Dates: 1999-2001

J. Wilbert and Ellen A. Chappell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0200
Abstract

The J. Wilbert and Ellen A. Chappell Papers, 1946-1978, consist of three folders of congratulatory letters, Faculty Wives Sewing Circle programs, photographs, and miscellany.

Dates: 1946-1978

James Rex Riley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0181
Abstract

This collection contains five boxes. The bulk of the collection consists of manuscripts of Dr. Riley's compositions and recordings of performances of his works.

Dates: 1971-1983

Joanne V. Gabbin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0296
Abstract

The Joanne V. Gabbin Papers, 1930-2017 [bulk 1960-2017], contain the professional, academic, and personal papers of Joanne V. Gabbin, professor of English at James Madison University and director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center.

Dates: 1930-2017; Majority of material found within 1960-2017

John A. Sawhill Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0111
Abstract

The John A. Sawhill Collection, 1756-1848, contains seven miscellaneous documents of American and British origin.

Dates: 1756-1848

John G. Stewart Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0157
Abstract

Research materials and topical files pertaining to Shenandoah Valley folk culture including recipes, cures for ailments, folklore stories, and other traditions gathered and documented by John G. Stewart and Elmer Smith, former professors at Madison College (James Madison University).

Dates: 1761-2002; Majority of material found within 1953-1973

John W. Wayland Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0258
Abstract

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

Lee Morrison Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0215
Abstract

The material present in this collection comprise the personal papers of Dr. Lee Morrison. These files contain materials from conferences, speeches, diplomas and awards, photos, reports on women’s issues in sports and education, and personal reflections.

Dates: 1946-2012

Marie M. Jenkins Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0180
Abstract

This collection consists of five boxes containing mostly Dr. Jenkins's research notes on planarians during the years 1963-1974. A few folders contain records and correspondence relating to her teaching and research at James Madison University and other professional activities from 1959 to 1979.

Dates: 1951-1979

Robert James Sullivan Jr. papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0003
Abstract

The Robert James Sullivan Jr. Papers consist of professional and personal records and reports, and document Sullivan's time as City Planner of Harrisonburg from 1965-1991, his career in the Political Science Department at James Madison University, and work as the “unofficial historian” of Harrisonburg. Materials include city planning reports, newspaper articles, photographs, scrapbooks, and maps.

Dates: circa 1930-2013

Samuel P. Duke Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0014
Abstract

The Samuel P. Duke Papers, 1921-1971, comprise correspondence from, to, and concerning Madison College president Samuel P. Duke, as well as meeting minutes of the Executive Committee that served the college in his absence due to illness. Many documents relate to the change from the State Normal School for Women to the State Teachers College, and eventually, the change to Madison College.

Dates: 1921-1971

Thomas H. Arthur Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0088
Abstract

The Thomas H. Arthur Papers, 1953-2018, consist of eight boxes (2.42 cubic feet) of personal correspondence, manuscripts, theater programs, photographs, and notes written by Dr. Thomas H. Arthur, JMU faculty member, and pertaining to actor Melvyn Douglas.

Dates: 1953-2018

William Ingham Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0002
Abstract

This collection, consisting of 37.13 cubic feet (113 boxes), contains the professional and academic papers of Dr. William Ingham, professor emeritus of physics at James Madison University.

Dates: 1945-2013