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Agnes Mason Price Papers

Identifier: SC 0034
  • Not requestable

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content

The Agnes Mason Price Papers, 1930-1935, are comprised of materials from Price’s time as a student at the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg. The bulk of the papers consist of receipts for student loans and payments that Mason received while enrolled as a student. The collection also includes used postal envelopes from the State Teachers College, which likely contained receipts. The collection also includes three pamphlets detailing the events of the May Day celebrations at the State Teachers College. Price’s report cards, spanning her academic collegiate career, are also included.


  • 1930-1935


Access Restrictions

Collection open to 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 Collections Library. At the request of the Price’s family, the report cards will not be made available for digitization. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (

Bio/Historical Note

Mary Agnes Mason (1912-2014) was born in Baskerville, Virginia and matriculated into the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg in 1930. She was an active member of the college’s community as a member of the Y.W.C.A. and a critic of the Lanier Literary Society. She earned her B.S. in Home Economics in 1935. Price traveled with her husband J. William Price to Norway, Sweden, and Cuba during his service in the Air Force. In December 2001, she established the Agnes Mason Price Family Scholarship, a need-based scholarship for James Madison University students in the JMU General Education program.


0.12 cubic feet (2 letter folders)

Language of Materials



The Agnes Mason Price Papers, 1930-1935, are comprised of materials from Price’s time as a student at the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg. The collection includes report cards and receipts.


The documents are arranged topically in two folders. Folder 1 is further arranged by document type. Folder 2 is further arranged chronologically.


The materials were originally sent to Weston W. Hatfield, JMU Associate Vice President, by Bill and Pat Price in March 2013.

Acquisition Information

Transferred to Special Collections by the JMU Alumni Association in March 2013.

A Guide to the Agnes Mason Price Papers, 1930-1935
Hayley Moore and Kaitlin Scott, Dillon Thomas
April 2016, November 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the James Madison University Libraries Special Collections Repository

820 Madison Drive
MSC 1706
Harrisonburg Virginia 22807
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