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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 20 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Sarah McCulloh Lemmon Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0047
Abstract

The Sarah McCulloh Lemmon Scrapbook, ca. 1914-1991, documents significant events of Lemmon's life including her time as a student at the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg.

Dates: circa 1914-1991

State Teachers College Class Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0032
Abstract

The State Teachers College Class Meeting Records are comprised of three record books containing minutes from class meetings, from 1928-1937.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1928-1937

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

Thelma Dunn Gregory Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0254
Abstract

The Thelma Dunn Gregory Scrapbook, 1923-1927, is comprised of one bound scrapbook containing memorabilia, correspondence and ephemera from Gregory’s time as a student at the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg. The collection contains an additional file of photographs from her time as a student, and a file of memorabilia.

Dates: 1923-1927

V. Inez Graybeal Roop Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0183
Abstract

The V. Inez Graybeal Roop Papers, 1913-2005, a collection of a notable Harrisonburg Teacher’s College (now James Madison University) alumna, contains James Madison University related correspondence, speeches, news clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and reunion programs, as well as Roop and Graybeal family history.

Dates: 1913-2005