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Elsie Warren Love Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0281

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content

The Elsie Warren Love Scrapbook, 1924-1926, contains myriad photographs, recital programs, and other ephemera from when Elsie was a post-graduate student at the State Normal School for Women in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The book is divided into sections, with the first section devoted to people she has met (with names, photographs, birthdays, and personal notes listed), the second section clubs/activities/events she was a part of, the third is a detailed calendar of personal life events and notes (taken day by day), and the final section is where most of her personal ephemera is pasted in. Notable materials from this section include programs and ticket stubs to a minstrel show performed by the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, candid photographs of her with her friend group as well as photographs of the State Normal School campus and the surrounding Harrisonburg area, two pages of typewritten chemistry notes, and two copies of the student newspaper The Breeze (dated May 31, 1924).

Dates

  • 1924-1926

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

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).

Bio/Historical Note

Elise Lee Warren Love was born in Danville, Virginia on March 24, 1904. She first attended Averett College in Danville before coming to the State Normal School for Women in Harrisonburg in 1922. Love was a member of the Lanier Literary Society, Athletic Council, Degree Basketball Team, Home Economics Club, Danville Club, Athletic Association, Pinquet Tennis Club, and Y.W.C.A. She graduated in 1924. She married Harry Morgan Love, a professor of agricultural economics at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and resided in Blacksburg, Virginia until her death on October 9, 1991.

Extent

0.47 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Elsie Warren Love Scrapbook, 1924-1926, contains myriad photographs, programs, and other ephemera from when Elsie Love was a post-graduate “degree” student at the State Normal School for Women in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Arrangement

The scrapbook remains bound and is arranged according to its original order.

Acquisition Information

Donated to Special Collections by Elsie Warren Love’s grandson, Bruce Hammond, via the James Madison University Alumni Association.

Bibliography

  • The Schoolma'am, 1924. Harrisonburg (Va.): State Normal School for Women.

Processing Information

All loose materials that were stored in the back of the scrapbook were re-foldered according to material type.

Title
A Guide to the Elsie Warren Love Scrapbook, 1924-1926
Status
Completed
Author
Phillip Wong
Date
January 2019
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
(540) 568-3612