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Class of 1913 Reunion Book

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0267

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content

The Class of 1913 Reunion Book contains photographs, programs, and written entries regarding the activities and whereabouts of members of the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg graduating class of 1913, from 1914-1935.

Several entries are written by Dr. John Wayland, honorary member of the class of 1913. The book also includes a copied a portion of a letter of reminiscences received from 1913 graduate, Mrs. Davis. The book contains photographs, including an image of alumnae in front of the Science Hall, now Maury (1914); two photographs of alumnae in from of Wayland’s home (1915); photographs of alumnae under the “class tree” by Ashby Hall, at Harrison Hall, and at Maury Hall (1924); and photographs of members of the Wayland and Davis families at Walnut Hill (1924). Programs include the Class Day Exercises, June 10, 1913; a Class Day Talk by John Wayland; and the Commencement Exercise of the State Normal School, June 10, 1913 program, with a full listing of graduates.

Dates

  • 1914-1935

Creator

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

Copyright for Official University records is held by James Madison University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Bio/Historical Note

According to the first entry in the Reunion Book, several members of the 1913 graduating class met for a reunion at commencement in 1914, where they decided that the book should be “brought to Blue Stone Hill every year at commencement by some member of the class, and under each commencement date are to be recorded the signatures of all members of the class who are in attendance.”

Extent

0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Class of 1913 Reunion Book contains photographs, programs, and written entries regarding the activities and whereabouts of members of the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg graduating class of 1913, from 1914-1935.

Arrangement

Item remains bound and housed in a box.

Repository

Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Provenance

An entry in the Class of 1913 Reunion Book by John W. Wayland on May 3, 1935, states that the book was entrusted to Alma Reiter, secretary to President Duke, and a member of the 1913 graduating class.

Acquisition Information

Item was present in cage at time of founding.

Processing Information

Records were formerly given the collection number SU 93-0331, Student Memorabilia and General.

Title
A Guide to the Class of 1913 Reunion Book, 1914-1935
Status
Completed
Author
Sarah Roth-Mullet
Date
February 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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