Found in 57 Collections and/or Records:
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Records, Harrisonburg, Virginia Branch, 1929-2017, document the activities of Harrisonburg's local AAUW branch and include administrative records, financial files, publications, annual conference materials, scrapbooks, and photographs.
This collection primarily consists of letters from 1927 sent from Audie Tilghman to her family in Norfolk during her first year at the State Teachers College in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Also contains bills, a student handbook, and various ephemera from 1925-1930.
The Avtex Fibers, Inc. Newsclippings, 1989-1999, consists of one file of clippings from local, regional and national newspapers documenting the attempt to clean up a Superfund toxic waste site in Front Royal, Virginia, 1989-1999.
The Barbara McKnight Benham Papers, 1966-2021, comprise materials related to Madison College sorority life, campus events, and alumni associated events. The collection focuses primarily on McKnight’s student experience as a member of the Alpha Sigma Tau sorority with correspondence, photographs, and invitations giving insight to campus life from 1966-1970.
This collection contains the papers of Betty Coe Cinquegrana, who attended Madison College from 1960-1964. Materials date from 1960-2014 and relate to her time as a student at Louisa County High School and Madison College, and life after college. Materials relating to the Betty Coe ’64 and Paul J. Cinquegrana Scholarship, established in the mid-2000s, are also included.
The Blackley Family Papers, 1830-2016, consists of hundreds of letters that span from 1830 to 2011; diaries; official United States, Confederate, and Texas documents; literary works; newspaper clippings; postcards; ephemera; and photographs. These papers document the related Scott, Bassett, Blackley, Hoge, Matthews, and Nix families of Texas and Staunton, Virginia.
The Bob Bersson Papers, 1981-2017, are comprised of documents and media related to Bersson’s work as a community activist in Harrisonburg, and professor of art at James Madison University. It contains Bersson’s professional papers, material related to the Citizens for Downtown organization, Taxpayers against Golf Spending (TAGS), WMRA's “Our Little Radio Show,” and images of downtown Harrisonburg and JMU Campus.
The Carol Barton Papers, 1973-2015, contain printed materials, letters, brochures, and primary materials as well as items that document professional endeavors, artistic processes, and personal items of book artist, paper engineer, teacher, and curator, Carol Barton.
Scrapbook documents Bishop’s activities as a student at the State Normal School for Women, including membership in various clubs, societies, and attendance of social outings and cultural events.
The Charles Grattan Price Jr. Collection on Tweetsie and the Shenandoah Central Railroad, 1916-1997 (bulk 1948-1956), comprises correspondence, printed material, and photographs related to the Shenandoah Central Railroad's narrow gauge engine Tweetsie (locomotive #12) and the one-mile Tweetsie Route, a scenic museum line, in Penn Laird, Virginia that operated from 1953 to 1954.
The Charles Triplett O’Ferrall Papers, 1870-1893, consist of 273 items housed within two boxes, of correspondence received by O’Ferrall when he resided in Harrisonburg, Virginia, as well as a small amount of assorted legal, financial, and miscellaneous documents which are apparently unconnected with O'Ferrall or his family, but do illustrate some common financial and legal practices of the day.
The Clara Soter Papers, 1969-1971, contain the January 1971 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association and one report by Soter entitled “Sound Barrier,” written for the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia.
The Cleveland Family Papers, 1880-1958, are comprised primarily of photographs of Elizabeth and Annie Cleveland and other Cleveland family members. Additional materials include documents related to the deaths of Annie and Elizabeth Cleveland.
The Common Ground Records, 1983-2003, consists of the newsletters, administrative files, and other material related to or published by the now-defunct Harrisonburg peace and justice organization Common Ground and its predecessors, The Network for Peace and Justice and Common Weal.
The Daisy Bacon Papers, 1857-before March 25, 1986, comprise the personal and professional papers, diaries, manuscripts, and photographs of Daisy Bacon, longtime editor of Love Story Magazine. The papers of select immediate and extended family members are also included in this collection.
The Dixie Theatre and Strand Theatre [Staunton, Virginia] Campaign Booklets, 1950-1954, comprise seven promotional booklets created by Frank K. Shaffer, manager of Staunton, Virginia's Dixie Theatre and Strand Theatre.
The Dorothy Lee Baugher Papers, 1936-2003 (bulk 1975-1981), consist of two boxes of newspaper clippings, poetry, fiction and non-fiction writings, and drawings produced by Baugher. The collection also includes miscellaneous materials including correspondence, receipts, programs, and notes.
The Elizabeth "Libby" Custer Papers, ca. 1930s-1997, comprise business and personal records relating to the Custer family business, Virginia Valley Processors, Inc., of Hinton, Virginia.
The collection includes James Madison University related correspondence, newsclippings, photographs, scrapbooks, interview, and reunion booklets.
The Emily Peterson Papers, 1929-2002, bulk 1929-1933, consists of five folders (in one half-Hollinger box) of materials relating to Peterson’s time as a student at the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg. Included are academic and athletic materials, memorabilia and ephemera, tickets to sporting and theatrical events, and newspaper clippings from The Breeze.
The Etta Evans Scrapbook, 1935-1936, is comprised of one bound scrapbook containing memorabilia, ephemera, and correspondence from Evans’s time as a student at the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg. Evans annotated the scrapbook by describing the items pasted within.
The Grove Family Papers, 1884-1932, consists of correspondence and ephemera from the Grove Family of Luray in Page County, Virginia.
The Harrisonburg Chapter of the Madison College Alumni Association Records is comprised of two meeting minute books; a scrapbook containing photographs, newspaper clippings and paper; and administrative papers that document the Alumni Association (formerly known as the Alumnae Association) from 1945-1964.
The Heatwole Family Papers, 1838-2001, document descendants of David Heatwole (1767-1842). The collection documents the Virginia Heatwoles, specifically those of Mt. Clinton and Dale Enterprise, as well as the Trumbos of Fulks Run. Materials include correspondence, financial records, personal papers, photographs, and ephemera.
The Jay G. Rainey Papers, 1970-1996, bulk 1970-1977, consist of five legal folders (.1 cubic feet). The collection is comprised of materials relating to Rainey’s role in the April 1970 protest of three faculty members’ non-reappointment. Additional materials are related to The Fixer, a student-run newspaper of which Rainey was an editor, and political brochures and newsletters from the AFL-CIO.
The Jean Foley Scrapbook, 1939-1940, contains photographs of downtown Harrisonburg and James Madison University, including the “Turkey Festival” and May Day celebrations, as well as travel photos documenting the experiences of State Normal School alum, Foley.
The Joanne V. Gabbin Papers, 1930-2017 [bulk 1960-2017], contain the professional, academic, and personal papers of Joanne V. Gabbin, professor of English at James Madison University and director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center.
The John A. Frenger Diary and Account Book, 1880-1892, consists of one ledger that contains periodic diary entries in which Frenger, a farmer from Greenville, Augusta County, documents the weather, his local travels, farm activities, and commentary on political events. The ledger also includes accounts of Frenger’s household and farm expenses and income.
The John T. Harris Papers, 1771-1937 (bulk 1850-1900), consist of a large number of personal and political documents relevant to the life and career of John T. Harris. The bulk of the collection is comprised of letters of John T. Harris and his family, and of Peyton Randolph and his family. Several letters discuss Southern secession and the American Civil War. Also included are Randolph family letters, James Clarkson Papers, Civil War documents and Harris genealogy.