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Mary Moran Collier collection of Harrisonburg postcards

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0322

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Scope and Content

The Mary Moran Collier Collection of Harrisonburg Postcards, circa 1909-1977, comprises 39 black-and-white and color postcards and one copy of the pamphlet "State Teachers College, Harrisonburg, Virginia" documenting the historic campus of James Madison University (under its previous names) and the surrounding city of Harrisonburg.

A portion of the postcards are blank while some have been addressed and sent. It does not seem as if the donor had a personal connection to the recipients or senders of these postcards.

Postcards documenting the historic James Madison University campus depict specific buildings, general campus views, and aerial views. Postcards documenting the surrounding city of Harrisonburg include, among others, a flock of turkeys, Rockingham County Court House, Rockingham Memorial Hospital, and Harrisonburg High School.

Dates

  • circa 1909-1977

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 been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Extent

0.10 cubic feet (4 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Mary Moran Collier Collection of Harrisonburg Postcards, circa 1909-1977, comprises 39 postcards and one copy of the pamphlet "State Teachers College, Harrisonburg, Virginia" documenting the historic campus of James Madison University (under its previous names) and the surrounding city of Harrisonburg.

Arrangement

The postcards are arranged in the same order in which they were received by the donor - chronologically by iteration of the institution's name with general Harrisonburg postcards last. Postcards depicting the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg (1909-1914) and the State Normal School for Women at Harrisonburg (1914-1924) are filed together. Postcards of the former Harrisonburg High School (now Memorial Hall) and Rockingham Memorial Hospital (now Student Success Center) are filed with the Harrisonburg postcards.

Acquisition Information

The postcards were donated by Mary Moran Collier in April 2019.

Processing Information

When donated, the postcards were housed in a photo album. They were removed from the album and placed in archival folders.

Creator

Source

Title
A Guide to the Mary Moran Collier Collection of Harrisonburg Postcards, circa 1909-1977
Status
Completed
Author
Tiffany Cole
Date
October 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
(540) 568-3612