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Letters (correspondence)

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Pieces of correspondence that are somewhat more formal than memoranda or notes, usually on paper and delivered.

Found in 144 Collections and/or Records:

A. S. Lara papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0249
Abstract

The A.S. Lara Papers, 1856-1861 consist of letters, receipts and documents relating to business dealings of merchant, Aaron S. Lara, in Rockbridge County and Augusta County, Virginia.

Dates: 1856-1861

Alumni Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0022
Abstract

The Alumni Association Records, 1934-2015, consists of 4.29 cubic feet in 13 boxes. The collection primarily consists of the administrative files of the James Madison University Alumni Association, all referring to the individual graduated classes of JMU, Madison College, and the State Normal School.

Dates: 1934 - 2015

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Records, Harrisonburg, Virginia Branch

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0211
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1929-2017

Audie Scott Tilghman papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0011
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1925-1930

Audrey Hatcher Vaughan papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0199
Abstract

The Audrey Hatcher Vaughan Papers, 1942-1944, consist of three folders of school related materials, correspondence from WWII soldiers and fellow schoolmates, and miscellaneous materials pertaining to the donor's time at Madison College.

Dates: 1942-1944

Barnhart Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0237
Abstract The Barnhart Family Papers, 1836-1944, is comprised of assorted documents chiefly relating to the Barnhart family of New Hope, Virginia in Augusta County, particularly George Barnhart II and his son Gideon Barnhart. Materials include correspondence, bills, receipts and invoices, deeds, and envelopes. The collection also includes many documents concerning the estate of George Barnhart II. There are also materials within this collection pertaining to persons not directly related to the...
Dates: 1836-1944

Bertha Couchman Hess and Ethel Virginia Dunn Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0063
Abstract

The Bertha Couchman Hess and Ethel Virginia Dunn Correspondence, 1918-1927, is comprised of four postcards and seven letters written by Hess and Dunn, her niece, to their family in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Couchman authored three postcards while visiting Harrisonburg in August 1918 and the remainder of the correspondence was written by Dunn while she was a student at the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg and while she was a teacher in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Dates: 1918-1927

Bettie Hiter Willis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0224
Abstract

The Bettie Hiter Willis Papers, 1864-1942, is comprised of digitized diary entries and letters from Willis, including documents created during the Civil War.

Dates: 1864-1942

Betty Brown Clemmer and Willis Clemmer papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0280
Abstract

The Betty Brown Clemmer and Willis Clemmer Papers, 1920-2015 (bulk 1943-1949), largely comprise correspondence between Betty Brown Clemmer and Willis Clemmer during their courtship while Betty was a student at Madison College. Other papers relate to Betty's coursework at Madison College, Willis' service in the Army Air Forces, and family biographies.

Dates: 1920-2015; Majority of material found within 1943-1949

Blackley Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0232
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1830 - 2016

Bob Bersson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0272
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1981-2017

Brown Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0072
Abstract

The Brown Family Papers, 1872-1919, consist of correspondence and other materials pertaining to the Brown Family of the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Also included are photographs, printing blocks, and a typescript copy of Johannes Braun's 1818 "Treatise on slavery and serfdom."Johannes Braun or John Brown, born 1771 in Germany and later settling in the Shenandoah Valley, became the leading minister of the German Reformed Church in Virginia.

Dates: 1872-1919

Carol Barton papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0274
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1973 - 2015

Carrie Bishop Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0033
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1914-1918; 1939

Catlett Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0276
Abstract

The Catlett Family Papers, 1850-1933 (bulk 1901-1929), consists of two boxes containing the correspondence, personal financial records, and ephemera of the Catlett Family of Staunton, Virginia.

Dates: 1850-1933; Majority of material found within 1901-1929

Charles Grattan Price Jr. collection on Tweetsie and the Shenandoah Central Railroad

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0327
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1916 - 1997; Majority of material found within 1948 - 1956

Charles Jackson Letter Books

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0234
Abstract

The Charles Jackson Letter Books, 1890-1904, consist of three books created by Charles A. Jackson throughout his career. They contain assorted correspondence, legal cases, and personal viewpoints of Charles Jackson as he acted as a New York lawyer and Virginia business operator. He was heavily involved in the Shenandoah Land & Anthracite Coal Company.

Dates: 1890-1904

Charles Spitzer Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0137
Abstract

The Charles Spitzer Letters, 1833-1886, are comprised of 35 letters written between members of the Charles Spitzer family of New Market, Virginia.

Dates: 1833-1886

Charles Triplett O'Ferrall papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0086
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1870 - 1893

Chesapeake Western Railway Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0154
Abstract

The Chespeake Western Railway Company Records, 1916-1982, are comprised of 24.36 cubic feet of records pertaining to the administrative and business activities of a small Shenandoah Valley railroad through the period of America's Great Depression and up to the CW's eventual acquisition by the Norfolk Southern Railway Corporation.

Dates: 1916-1982

Christine Hoepfner Collection on the Shenandoah National Park

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0170
Abstract

Contains photocopies of letters, reports, and news stories, mostly from the National Archives and the Shenandoah National Park Archives, which deal with the formation and early administration of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.

Dates: 1911-2000

Civil War Miscellaneous Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0134
Abstract

The Civil War Miscellaneous Collection, 1860-2005 (bulk 1862-1928), consists of Civil War records and letters from soldiers from 1860-1926, as well as twentieth-century materials including newspaper clippings, research, and writing about local Civil War battles and events.

Dates: 1860-2005; Majority of material found within 1862-1928

Croushorn Family Rockingham Cooperative Farm Bureau Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0261
Abstract

This collection is comprised of Rockingham Cooperative Farm Bureau receipts, newsletters, correspondences and ephemera related to the Croushorn family farm and business, in Augusta County, Virginia, from 1932-1958.

Dates: 1932-1958

Cushing Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0263
Abstract

The Cushing Family Papers, 1843-1894, are comprised chiefly of correspondence between members of Edwin M. and Bettie Cushing’s immediate and extended family. Additional papers related to Edwin M. Cushing’s appointments to local masonic lodges are included.

Dates: 1843-1894

Daisy Bacon Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0304
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1857-before March 25, 1986

Davis, Kline, and Hutton Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0241
Abstract

The Davis, Kline, and Hutton Family Papers, 1816-1977, are comprised of correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, legal documents, and miscellaneous papers relating to Charles L. Davis of Singers Glen, Virginia and his descendants. Some documents are seemingly unrelated to the aforementioned families, but concern other local persons.

Dates: 1816-1977

Deford Company Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0279
Abstract

The Deford Company Letter, 1916, is a business letter from the Deford Company (Tanners of Oak Sole Leather and Belting) to an undisclosed seller of bark requesting some product.

Dates: 1916

Delphine Hurst Parsons papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0012
Abstract Materials include correspondence, paper ephemera, yearbooks, and memorabilia of Delphine Hurst Parsons from her time as a student at Maury High School in Norfolk, Virginia and at the State Teachers College (STC) at Harrisonburg, with one vinyl record of the Madison College Choir Concert of 1966, and a single photograph from the 1976 reunion of STC students. This collection also contains three yearbooks owned by Nellie Cowan Williams, a close friend and STC classmate of Delphine Parsons, and...
Dates: 1923-1976; Majority of material found within 1923-1931

Department of History: Raymond C. Dingledine, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0037
Abstract

This collection is comprised of the professional and academic papers of Dr. Raymond C. Dingledine, Jr., a professor of Social Studies and History at James Madison University (formerly Madison College), and correspondence and research materials for the book, “Madison College: the First Fifty Years, 1908-1958,” published in 1959.

Dates: 1950-1983

Dudley and Rexrode Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0213
Abstract

Personal papers and ledgers relating to the Dudley and Rexrode families of Augusta County, Virginia. Included in this collection are the receipts, invoices, and tax documents of Edward Alexander Dudley; ledgers from the practice and pharmacy of Dr. Charles Pinkey Rexrode; ledgers from the agricultural business of Arthur B. Dudley; family photographs; and documents from the Mossy Creek Presbyterian Church in Mt. Solon, Virginia.

Dates: 1873-2005