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Ellen Stulting Wyant photograph album

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0320

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content

The Ellen Stulting Wyant Photograph Album, 1930-1944, comprises photographs of Stulting's early childhood, her time as a student at Madison College, and scenes from the University of Virginia.

All of the 42 photographs are captioned and feature Stulting, her family, friends, classmates, and outdoor scenes. Madison College photographs include Stulting and her classmates, the "Spotswood Gang," the Quad, and snow scenes. UVa scenes include Minor Hall, Alderman Library, East Range, the Rotunda, and Scott Stadium. Other photographs document Charlottesville's Miller School, Richmond, and the Green Lantern restaurant and cottages located outside of Winchester.

The album's front cover features a hand-painted tulip detail with the saying "Lest I Forget." The album is missing its back cover. The bulk of the pages are blank and do not include photographs.

Dates

  • 1930 - 1944

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.

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).

Biographical Note

Ellen Blanche Stulting (1923-2013) was born in Hillsboro, West Virginia to Sadie Norris Stulting and Claude Stulting. By the fall of 1940, when she matriculated at Madison College, Stulting was a resident of Charlottesville, Virginia. She graduated in 1944 and received a bachelor's degree in education. While a student at Madison College, Stulting was a member of the Glee Club, Aeolian Club, and Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA). She attended the University of Virginia where she received a master's of education degree. Early in her teaching career, Stulting taught in Waynesboro and Crozet. She taught for many years at the Venable School in Charlottesville. Stulting married Thomas Raymond Wyant Jr. in 1946.

Extent

0.16 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Ellen Stulting Wyant Photograph Album, 1930-1944, comprises photographs of Stulting's early childhood, her time as a student at Madison College, and scenes from the University of Virginia.

Arrangement

The photograph album remains bound with a missing back cover. The photographs are in the same order in which the album was received.

Acquisition Information

The photograph album was acquired from Max Rambod Rare Books in August 2021.

Bibliography

  • Obituary of Ellen Stulting Wyant, Daily Progress, September 29, 2013.
  • The Schoolma'am, 1944. Harrisonburg (Va.): Madison College.

Creator

Source

Title
A Guide to the Ellen Stulting Wyant Photograph Album, 1930-1944
Status
Completed
Author
Tiffany Cole
Date
August 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:
880 Madison Drive
MSC 1704
Harrisonburg Virginia 22807
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