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Mr. and Mrs. James Hoover Collection of Strickler Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0098

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Scope and Content

The Mr. and Mrs. James Hoover Collection of Strickler Family Papers, 1776-1963, consists of two Hollinger boxes and a few oversize materials dealing largely with the Strickler family of Massanutten, Egypt Bend, and Luray, in what would become Page County, Virginia in 1831, and a few related families. There are scattered documents relevant to related families, especially the Civil War correspondence of the Kauffmans, but the bulk of the collection documents parts of the lives of two Mary Stricklers (1860s, 1907-1940s); Joseph and Joseph T. Strickler (1810-1856, 1890s); and Baptist Elder Reuben T. Strickler (1854-1937). There is also some correspondence concerning the Strickler land claim and experiences in Oregon and Washington Territory (1860s-1880s).

Dates

  • 1776-1963

Creator

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collection Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Bio/Historical Note

Abraham Strickler was one of the original settlers of the Shenandoah Valley at Massanutten (now Page County) in the 1720s. He was born in Zurich, Switzerland. He first settled in America around 1700 in the province of Pennsylvania. He then migrated to Virginia and settled about 4 miles west of Luray. His descendants figured prominently in the life of the region. Abraham is credited as being the ancestor of most of the Stricklers in Shenandoah County.

Extent

1 cubic feet (2 Hollinger boxes, 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection deals mainly with the Strickler family of Massanutten, Egypt Bend, and Luray, Virginia, along with a few other related families.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in three series:

  1. Letters & Genealogy, 1776-1963
  2. Business & Legal Documents, 1810-1928
  3. Miscellaneous, 1865-1904

Acquisition Information

Donated to Carrier Library by Mrs. James Hoover of Harrisonburg in May 1993.

Related Material

L. R. Milbourne Papers, 1886-1906, SC 0108, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Strickler Family Papers, 1887-1928, SC 0326, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Separated Material

Joseph H. Wenger's History of the Descendants of Abraham Beery was removed from the collection, individually cataloged, and placed in the rare book collection.

Processing Information

This collection was minimally reprocessed in May 2017 and renamed Mr. and Mrs. James Hoover Collection of Strickler Family Papers, a change from Mr. and Mrs. James Hoover Collection. In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in the spring of 2017. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 2062.

Title
A Guide to the Mr. and Mrs. James Hoover Collection of Strickler Family Papers, 1776-1963
Status
Completed
Author
Pat Paczkowski and Chris Bolgiano, Alicia Henneberry, Tiffany Cole
Date
February 1994, October 2013, May 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • October 2013: Revised by Alicia Henneberry
  • Feb 25, 2004: converted to conform to eadVIVA.dtd by vivastrict.xsl
  • 2013-11-21: Converted to schema conforming EAD by dtd2schema.vh.xsl.
  • 2017-05: Collection renumbered.
  • 2022-12-01: Oversize series was intellectually removed and items were arranged into other existing series.

Repository Details

Part of the James Madison University Libraries Special Collections Repository

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