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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 33 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mary Moran Collier collection of Harrisonburg postcards

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0322
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.

Dates: circa 1909-1977

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

Nursing Department Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0006
Abstract

Consists of meeting minutes, correspondence, studies, grants, photographs, and scrapbooks documenting the creation and growth of the Department of Nursing at James Madison University.

Dates: 1951-2015

Office of the President: Board of Visitors Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0010
Abstract

The Office of the President: Board of Visitors Records, 1908-2001, document the activities of the James Madison University Board of Visitors and its predecessor, the Board of Trustees. Materials include meeting minutes, correspondence, financial documents, and president’s reports.

Dates: 1908-2001

Office of the President: Committee Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0040
Abstract

The Office of the President: Committee Records, 1909-1957 is comprised of meeting minutes, correspondence, reports and budgetary information, documenting the work of various committees during the first 50 years of the State Normal and Industrial School for Women (subsequently known as the State Normal School, State Teachers College, and Madison College).

Dates: 1909-1957

Office of the President: Disciplinary Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0039
Abstract

Office of the President: Disciplinary Records, 1949-1993 is comprised of correspondence, memos, reports, and documents that pertain to student disciplinary proceedings headed by the Honor Council, Student Council and Faculty Judiciary Committee, and Judiciary Committee spanning the G. Tyler Miller and Ronald Carrier administrations.

Dates: 1949-1993

Office of the President: G. Tyler Miller Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0025
Abstract

The Office of the President: G. Tyler Miller Papers are comprised of interviews, correspondence, minutes, reports, court documents and judiciary transcripts created during Miller’s tenure as president of Madison College from 1949-1971. The collection is comprised of three series: Professional Papers, Court Documents, and Disciplinary Papers.

Dates: 1941-1998

Philip H. Scott Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0019
Abstract

The Philip H. Scott Letters, 1951-1953, consist of four letters, three of which are addressed to Philip H. Scott, a seventh generation descendant of James Madison, from the Office of the Dean at Madison College. The fourth is a handwritten draft letter from Scott to Percy H. Warren, Chairman of the Madison Day Celebration.

Dates: 1951-1953

Robert James Sullivan Jr. papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0003
Abstract

The Robert James Sullivan Jr. Papers consist of professional and personal records and reports, and document Sullivan's time as City Planner of Harrisonburg from 1965-1991, his career in the Political Science Department at James Madison University, and work as the “unofficial historian” of Harrisonburg. Materials include city planning reports, newspaper articles, photographs, scrapbooks, and maps.

Dates: circa 1930-2013

Samuel P. Duke Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0014
Abstract

The Samuel P. Duke Papers, 1921-1971, comprise correspondence from, to, and concerning Madison College president Samuel P. Duke, as well as meeting minutes of the Executive Committee that served the college in his absence due to illness. Many documents relate to the change from the State Normal School for Women to the State Teachers College, and eventually, the change to Madison College.

Dates: 1921-1971

Sheryl Tadlock Watson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0275
Abstract

The Sheryl Tadlock Watson Papers, 1959-1965, document Tadlock's time as a student at Madison College during the 1960s. Freshman orientation materials, correspondence, policies and regulations regarding conduct, coursework, program cards, event programs, and ephemera are represented in the collection.

Dates: 1959-1965

Shuler Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0071
Abstract

The Shuler Family Papers, 1893-1930, are comprised of one scrapbook of recipes and home remedies, three ledgers, and one State Normal School course notebook created by the Shuler family of Port Republic, Virginia.

Dates: 1893-1930

Stratford Players Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0029
Abstract

The Stratford Players Records is comprised of record books, scrapbooks, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, rehearsal scripts, programs and playbills, and copies of yearbook pages, documenting the activities of the Stratford Players (formerly known as the Stratford Literary Society and the Stratford Dramatic Club), from 1914-1983.

Dates: 1920-1993

Suzanne Cook Elmore Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0309
Abstract

The Suzanne Cook Elmore Papers, 1961-1965, comprise correspondence and documentation relating primarily to Cook's enrollment and freshman orientation at Madison College beginning in the fall of 1964.

Dates: 1961-1965