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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 49 Collections and/or Records:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Edna T. Shaeffer Retirement Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0061
Abstract

The Edna T. Shaeffer Retirement Letters, 1940, 1956, is a collection of approximately 60 congratulatory letters presented to Shaeffer upon her retirement as director of the Glee Club from Madison College. Correspondents are former students who sang under direction and tutelage.

Dates: 1940; 1956

Ellen Frank Armentrout Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0064
Abstract

The Ellen Frank Armentrout Papers, 1961-1964, are comprised of facsimiles of one essay, seven letters, and 15 photographs from Armentrout’s time as a student at Madison College.

Dates: 1961-1964

Emily Lewis Lee Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0185
Abstract

The collection includes James Madison University related correspondence, newsclippings, photographs, scrapbooks, interview, and reunion booklets.

Dates: 1940-2006

Etta Evans Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0070
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1935-1936

Freshman Class Scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0033
Abstract

The Freshman Class Scrapbooks are comprised of four disassembled scrapbooks, containing correspondence, programs, invitations, telegrams and ephemera that document class elections and campus activities of the Madison College freshman class, from 1945-1949.

Dates: 1945-1949

Harriet Shackelford Thomas Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0270
Abstract

The Harriet Shackelford Papers, 1964-1970, are comprised of 30 photographs of Madison College students and campus scenes, as well as a letter written by Julie Fry regarding the Madison College Big Sister Little Sister program.

Dates: 1964-1970

J. Wilbert and Ellen A. Chappell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0200
Abstract

The J. Wilbert and Ellen A. Chappell Papers, 1946-1978, consist of three folders of congratulatory letters, Faculty Wives Sewing Circle programs, photographs, and miscellany.

Dates: 1946-1978

Jack Gaines Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0056
Abstract

The Jack Gaines Letter, 1948, is an official notice from Hope Vandever, Madison College Dean of Women, notifying Jack Gaines of Harrisonburg that he has been placed on the “Approved List of Local Men.”

Dates: 1948

Jay G. Rainey Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0024
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1970-1996; Majority of material found within 1970-1977

John W. Wayland Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0258
Abstract

The John W. Wayland Papers, 1916-1980, are comprised of the writings of John Walter Wayland, historian and original faculty member at the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg. Many documents relate to the founding and early years of the school.

Dates: 1916-1980

Julian A. Burruss Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0023
Abstract

The collection contains papers and correspondences, reports and speeches by President Julian Ashby Burruss, first president of the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg, and documents related to the founding of the school.

Dates: 1904-2005

Kappa Kappa Psi Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0021
Abstract

The Kappa Kappa Psi Records, 1958-2009 (bulk 1979-2009), contain organizational files of and pertaining to the Eta Omicron chapter of the band service fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi at James Madison University. In addition to these administrative files is a large collection of photographic and ephemeral material.

Dates: 1958 - 2009; Majority of material found within 1979 - 2009

Kathleen Harless Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0266
Abstract

The Kathleen Chevallie Harless Scrapbook contains photographs, invitations and programs that document Harless’ experiences at the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg, from 1911-1914. Also included are four postcards depicting campus grounds and buildings, dated 1911-1913, and a promotional flyer from 1982.

Dates: 1911-1916; 1982

Lee Morrison Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0215
Abstract

The material present in this collection comprise the personal papers of Dr. Lee Morrison. These files contain materials from conferences, speeches, diplomas and awards, photos, reports on women’s issues in sports and education, and personal reflections.

Dates: 1946-2012

Louise Fontaine Baker Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0065
Abstract

The Louise Fontaine Baker Letter, 2004, is comprised of a five-page facsimiled account of Baker’s life including her time as a student during the 1920s at the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg.

Dates: 2004

Marching Royal Dukes Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0016
Abstract

The Marching Royal Dukes Records contain the organizational files pertaining to the operation of the JMU marching band from 1975-2016. In addition to these files, the records include ephemera, photographs, and audio-video recordings of and pertaining to the Marching Royal Dukes.

Dates: 1975-2016

Marian Colton Smith Harris Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0186
Abstract

This collection contains memorabilia from the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg including letters, a teaching contract, application for teaching, and photographs.

Dates: 1932-1938

Mary Lillian Arthur Fletcher scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0262
Abstract

The Mary Lillian Arthur Fletcher scrapbook is comprised of letters, newspaper clippings, telegrams, drawings, programs, and other ephemera that document Arthur's activities as a freshman at the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg, from 1930-1931.

Dates: 1930-1940; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1931

Mary Margaret Hall Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0187
Abstract

This collection includes Madison College related letters and receipts, class schedules, programs and laboratory directions.

Dates: 1958-1963

Maude Wescott Brown Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0307
Abstract

The Maude Wescott Brown Photographs, 1910-1913, comprise ten photographs and photographic postcards documenting the Haas family of Harrisonburg as well as 1911 commencement activities of the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg.

Dates: 1910-1913

Michael A. Cappeto Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0053
Abstract

The Michael A. Cappeto Letters, 1967, 2011, are comprised of two documents – a request from Madison College to prospective student Michael Cappeto for an on-campus interview with William J. DeLong, Director of Admissions and Student Aid and Michael Cappeto’s personal reflection on that interaction.

Dates: 1967; 2011

Nancy Bondurant Jones Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0192
Abstract The Nancy Bondurant Jones Papers, 1909-2011 (bulk 1991-2007), document the career and personal life of local teacher and writer Nancy Bondurant Jones. The collection mainly consists of research subject files, newspapers and clippings, correspondence, ephemera, speeches, and business and organizational documents. Also included are responses and letters from JMU alumni and Presidents Burruss, Duke, and Miller that Jones acquired during her research for Rooted on...
Dates: 1909-2011; Majority of material found within 1991-2007

Natalie Lancaster letter to H. A. Anderson

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0329
Abstract

The Natalie Lancaster Letter to H. A. Anderson, 1923 February 6, comprises a one-page typed letter from Lancaster, as social director at the State Normal School for Women at Harrisonburg, to H. A. Anderson, likely a student affiliated with the Virginia Tech Minstrels. Lancaster thanks Anderson for his most recent letter and reacts to the Minstrels January 1923 performance at the Normal.

Dates: 1923 February 6