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Rockingham Public Library Collection of Rockingham County Legal Documents

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0136

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content

The Rockingham Public Library Collection of Rockingham County Legal Documents, 1767-1873, consists of one box comprised chiefly of legal documents from Rockingham County and Harrisonburg. Materials include court case documents, road and bridge records, complaints, and land causes.

Dates

  • 1767-1873

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 not 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

Contents relevant to Rockingham County and Harrisonburg from the earliest days of the county's formation.

Extent

0.4 cubic feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Rockingham Public Library Collection of Rockingham County Legal Documents, 1767-1873, consists of one box chiefly comprised of legal documents from Rockingham County and Harrisonburg.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into three series:

  1. Court Cases, 1767-1839
  2. Roads, Bridges, Mills, 1796-1851
  3. Miscellaneous, 1778-1873

Acquisition Information

Received on deposit immediately after a February 3, 1994 contract with the Rockingham Library Association was signed. Existing organization and file headings were retained.

Processing Information

In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbring campaigin in the spring of 2017. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 3060.

Source

Title
A Guide to the Rockingham Public Library Collection of Rockingham County Legal Documents, 1767-1873
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Staff
Date
March 1994
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2013-11-21: Converted to schema conforming EAD by dtd2schema.vh.xsl.

Repository Details

Part of the James Madison University Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
880 Madison Drive
MSC 1704
Harrisonburg Virginia 22807
(540) 568-3612