Elsie Warren Love Scrapbook
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).
- Love, Elsie Warren, 1904-1991 (Person)
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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.
0.47 cubic feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
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.
The scrapbook remains bound and is arranged according to its original order.
Donated to Special Collections by Elsie Warren Love’s grandson, Bruce Hammond, via the James Madison University Alumni Association.
- The Schoolma'am, 1924. Harrisonburg (Va.): State Normal School for Women.
All loose materials that were stored in the back of the scrapbook were re-foldered according to material type.
- College students -- Social life and customs
- James Madison University -- Students -- History
- Printed Ephemera
- State Normal School for Women at Harrisonburg (Harrisonburg, Va.) -- Students
- State Normal School for Women at Harrisonburg (Harrisonburg, Va.) -- History
- State Teachers College at Harrisonburg (Harrisonburg, Va.) -- Students
- State Teachers College at Harrisonburg (Harrisonburg, Va.) -- History
- A Guide to the Elsie Warren Love Scrapbook, 1924-1926
- Phillip Wong
- January 2019
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