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Frances Logan Gillam Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0035

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content

The Frances Logan Gillam Papers, 1939-1940, contain photographs of the Madison College campus dating to the 1939-1940 academic term and miscellaneous materials from Gillam’s time as a student at Madison College. The collection includes 15 photographs, many of which are of sites on the Madison College campus around the year 1940. Photograph subjects include: dorm interiors, building exteriors (Wilson, Alumnae, Spotswood, Reed/Keezell, Sheldon, Cleveland, Jackson, Harrison), May Day, and three photographs of unidentified building exteriors. Some photographs have handwritten labels on the verso.

Also included are one student handbook for the 1939-1940 academic year with annotations. The annotated handbook has a paper cover reading “This book belongs to Miss Frances Logan,” followed by her Pennsylvania address. One receipt of tuition paid to Madison College in January 1940 and one program from a Madison College Glee Club Christmas Vesper Concert held on December 17, 1939 are also included.

Dates

  • 1939-1940

Access Restrictions

Collection is 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. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Bio/Historical Note

Frances Antoinette Lucy Gillam (née Logan) was born February 11, 1921 to Mary Frances (née Randazzo) and Anthony Logan in Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania. Gillam attended Madison College during the 1939-1940 academic year. During this time, Gillam took courses in dietetics and was a member of the Porpoise Club. Gillam did not graduate from Madison College, but later earned her degree from Allentown Business College.

Frances Logan married Charles Edward Gillam in January 1944. The couple lived in Oregon and later in Florida. Frances Gillam died on May 10, 1995 and is buried in the Good Shepherd Cemetery in Ocala, Florida.

Extent

0.12 cubic feet (2 letter folders)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Frances Logan Gillam Papers, 1939-1940, are comprised of photographs of the Madison College campus dating to the 1939-1940 academic term and miscellaneous materials from Gillam’s time as a student at Madison College.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged topically in two folders. Items are further arranged chronologically when possible.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the James Madison University Alumni Association by Gillam’s daughter, Mary (Gillam) Old, and was subsequently transferred to the Special Collections Library.

Bibliography

  • The Schoolma'am, 1940. Harrisonburg (Va.): Madison College.
  • Old, Mary Ann Gillam. “Ancestors of Mary Ann Gillam and Stephen Old.” Rootsweb. Accessed December 2, 2015. http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=maold&id=I5849.
Title
A Guide to the Frances Logan Gillam Papers, 1939-1940
Status
Completed
Author
Ellen Blackmon
Date
November 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the James Madison University Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Harrisonburg Virginia 22807
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