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Kathleen Neal Jones scrapbook

Identifier: SC 0044
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Scope and Content

The Kathleen Neal Jones Scrapbook, 1953-1955, comprises one bound scrapbook documenting Neal's time as a student at Madison College.

The scrapbook includes a 1953-1954 Madison College schedule and other orientation information including a guide to the Madison Memorial Library and a program for the Old Student-New Student Ceremony; tuition and laboratory fees receipts; deposit fund cards; report cards; program cards; ticket stubs; brochures for local attractions including Natural Bridge, Luray Caverns, and the Live Fur Parade in New Market; and a copy of McKnight & McKnight's A Test on Social Usage.

Theatre, concert, and event programs include the Rockingham County High School Music Festival, Stratford Players performances, VPI Glee Club concert, and a Porpoise Club performance. Several programs from Harrisonburg's First Presbyterian Church are included.

Additional materials include holiday-themed ephemera (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas), newspaper clippings, and information for Camp Jamestown where Neal was a counselor.

The last page of the scrapbook includes a pasted-in copy of the 1955 Founder's Day Program and includes the following inscription: "This scrapbook ends with the celebration of the anniversary of Madison College in March of my sophomore year..."


  • 1953 - 1955


Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Bio/Historical Note

Kathleen Cornelia Neal of Suffolk, Virginia matriculated at Madison College in the fall of 1953. While a student, Neal was a member of the YWCA. She earned a bachelor of science degree in education in 1957. After graduation Neal was a teacher for the Norfolk County school system. She married Colby Sutton Jones Jr. in 1962.


0.47 cubic feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



The Kathleen Neal Jones Scrapbook, 1953-1955, comprises one bound scrapbook documenting Neal's time as a student at Madison College.


The scrapbook remains bound and is housed in an oversized flat box.


An envelope and note accompanying the scrapbook from Kathleen Neal Jones is addressed "To whom it may concern at the Alumni Association re the 50th reunion for the class of '57." The note is dated November 2006 and reads "Here, in two boxes, contains memorabilia from my four years at Madison College - 1953-1957. My tho't was that perhaps some things could be of use for our 50th reunion in April of next year. I so enjoyed my time at Madison and can hardly believe it has be 50 years! Looking forward to attending."

Acquisition Information

The James Madison University Alumni Association transferred the scrapbook to Special Collections at some point after November 2006.

Processing Information

The two Madison College Bulletins were retained and incorporated into Special Collections holdings.

A Guide to the Kathleen Neal Jones Scrapbook, 1953-1955
Tiffany Cole
July 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the James Madison University Libraries Special Collections Repository

820 Madison Drive
MSC 1706
Harrisonburg Virginia 22807
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