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Harrisonburg Chapter of the Alumni Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0264

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of two meeting minute books, a scrapbook of photographs, and newspaper clippings, and a file of administrative papers that document the activities of the Harrisonburg Chapter of the Madison College Alumni Association (formerly known as the Alumnae Association) from 1945-1964. The scrapbook contains photographs of members of the Heatwole, Suter, Landis, Acker families; Myrtle Virginia Earman and Catherine Shank; and unnamed attendees of Madison College Alumnae meetings. The scrapbook contains the constitution and bylaws of the Harrisonburg Alumnae Chapter of Madison College. It also contains newspaper clippings from the Daily News Record, The Breeze, and other newspapers, covering the resignation of President Samuel P. Duke and the inauguration of President G. Tyler Miller. In 1950, Harrisonburg Chapter Alumnae Association officers consisted of Mrs. James Bryan, president; Mrs. Hazel Landis, vice-president; Miss Eddie Williams, treasurer; Miss Catherine Shank, secretary.

The collection contains constitutions labelled “Harrisonburg Chapter of the Madison College Alumnae,” as well as the “Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chapter of the Madison College Alumni.”

Dates

  • 1945-1964

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

Administrative History

A record of the Harrisonburg Chapter of the Madison College Alumnae Association is found as early as November, 1927, in The Breeze.

The Alumnae Association was formed June 13, 1911, soon after the first 20 women graduated from the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg. By 1955, the association renamed itself the Madison College Alumni Association to reflect the institution's transition to coeducation.

Extent

0.29 cubic feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Harrisonburg Chapter of the Madison College Alumni Association Records is comprised of two meeting minute books; a scrapbook containing photographs, newspaper clippings and paper; and administrative papers that document the Alumni Association (formerly known as the Alumnae Association) from 1945-1964.

Arrangement

Files are arranged by material type. The scrapbook is unbound and stored in a folder in a flat box.

Repository

Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison Univeristy

Acquisition Information

Items were likely transferred from the Alumni Office in 2004.

Related Material

Alumni Association Records, 1934-2015, UA 0264, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Bibliography

  • “Alumnae Banquet in City.” The Breeze. November 29, 1927. Accessed on February 19, 2018. http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1344&context=i19221929
  • Smitty. “My Word!” The Breeze. February 18, 1955. Accessed on February 19, 2018. http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1137&context=i19501959
  • Dingledine, Raymond C. “Madison College, the First Fifty Years, 1908-1958.” Harrisonburg, VA: Madison College, 1959.

Processing Information

The scrapbook was formerly assigned call number SU 2004-1216, Student Loan Ledger and Alumni Scrapbook, 1926-1950. At the time of processing, the scrapbook had been unbound.

Title
A Guide to Harrisonburg Chapter of the Alumnae Association Records, 1949-1950
Status
Completed
Author
Sarah Roth-Mullet
Date
March 2018
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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