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Rose Duggins Massie Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0314

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content

The Rose Duggins Massie Scrapbook, 1933-1937, comprises an annotated scrapbook containing printed ephemera, pamphlets, programs, memorabilia, and invitations from Duggins's time as a student at the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg.

The scrapbook includes a program card; dried flowers; invitations; food product packaging (Nab, Milky Way, Brach's, Mr. Goodbar, Schlitz Beer, Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Chewing Gum, Peter Pan Peanut Butter, Whitman's Chocolates, Nestle's Milk Chocolate); brochures from local attractions (Endless Caverns, Luray Caverns, Grand Caverns); A Cartograph of Collegeland (1934) published by Collegiate Digest (Madison College not pictured); an announcement for the October 8, 1934 grand opening of the State Theatre in Harrisonburg; an announcement for the February 19, 1937 formal opening of the Gay-Lynn Beauty Salon in Harrisonburg (corner of Main Street and Newman Avenue); a vinegar valentine (A Beanery Bute) enclosed in a February 14, 1935 postmarked envelope; two pages of classmates' autographs; and holiday-themed ephemera (Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving).

Programs for college events include May Day, Homecoming, theater performances by Stratford Dramatic Club and the Athletic Association, and musical performances by the Glee Club and the Don Cossack Russian Male Chorus (1933). Of interest is a February 16, 1934 program for "Sunny Skies," a "play of Southern Romance" presented by the local chapter of the Harrisonburg Teachers College Alumnae Association.

Invitations to join the Curie Science Club (sent by Alpha Spitzer) and the Frances Sale Club (sent by Roberta Jones) are included.

Dates

  • 1933-1937

Creator

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for 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.

The scrapbook pages are fragile and separated from the string binding. As a result, it should be placed flat on a table instead of in a book cradle so as to mitigate further damage.

Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not 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

Rose Maddox Duggins (1915-2006) from Beaverdam, Virginia graduated from the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg in 1937 with a degree in home economics. While a student, she was a member of the Garden Club, Curie Science Club, YWCA, Stratford Dramatic Club, Hiking Club, Frances Sale Club, Baptist Student Union, and The Breeze. She married Archie Massie after graduation. They had four children including Mary E. Massie Vetrovec, the donor of this scrapbook.

Extent

0.25 cubic feet (1 box)

0.214 Gigabytes (42 digital files)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Rose Duggins Massie Scrapbook, 1933-1937, comprises an annotated scrapbook containing printed ephemera, pamphlets, programs, memorabilia, and invitations from Duggins's time as a student at the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg.

Arrangement

The scrapbook is housed in a flat box with its contents arranged in the order in which it was received.

Other Formats Available

The scrapbook was photographed by JMU photographer Diane Elliott circa 2007 prior to its donation to Special Collections. A CD-RW containing those images was donated along with the scrapbook. The images were copied from the CD-RW and saved to Special Collections server storage. The CD-RW was discarded. The digital images of the scrapbook are available for viewing upon request.

Bibliography

  • The Schoolma'am, 1937. Harrisonburg (Va.): State Teachers College.
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/113025555/rose-massie : accessed 01 June 2021), memorial page for Rose Duggins Massie (9 Oct 1915–8 Dec 2006), Find a Grave Memorial ID 113025555, citing Church of Our Saviour Cemetery, Montpelier, Hanover County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by EliseLB (contributor 47612871) .

Processing Information

Some particularly fragile dried flowers that were detached from the scrapbook pages were discarded.

The scrapbook was photographed by JMU photographer Diane Elliott circa 2007 prior to its donation to Special Collections. A CD-RW containing those images was donated along with the scrapbook. The images were copied from the CD-RW and saved to Special Collections server storage. The CD-RW was discarded. The digital images of the scrapbook are available for viewing upon request.

Source

Creator

Title
A Guide to the Rose Duggins Massie Scrapbook, 1933-1937
Status
Completed
Author
Tiffany Cole
Date
June 2021
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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