James Madison University
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United Daughters of the Confederacy. Turner Ashby Chapter.
Records. SC #3010.
Carrier Library, James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Compiled March, 1990 by Chris Bolgiano; Additions 5/91; 2/93
Scope & Content.
The Turner Ashby Chapter of the UDC was chartered by about two dozen Harrisonburg ladies in the late 1890's. Through the years, committee work has encompassed a variety of educational and historical preservation efforts. Of particular concern has been the Turner Ashby Monument, now located just east of Harrisonburg off Port Republic Road. The bulk of this collections consists of membership applications, 1896-1990's. Also included are the original charters, a few programs, two scrapbooks, and yearbooks mostly from the second half of the twentieth century.
There are also 9 cassette tapes of interviews with local persons on Valley historical matters (particularly the Civil War), most of them done by local historian Wip Robinson ca. 1960. Mr. Robinson's wife Jane was a very active Chapter President. An index to the tapes is available from the Special Collections office.
Placed on deposit through contract dated November 7, 1989; additions made March, 1991. Organization.
BOX 1: Membership Applications (arrangement & labeling maintained as received by Library)
Folder 1 Oldest Records, 1896-1904
Folder 2 1904-1910
Folder 3 1910-1913
Folder 4 1913-1923
Folder 5 1923-1925
Folder 6 1925-1934
Folder 7 1935-1952
Folder 8 1954-1989
Folder 9 Active File (as of March 1991)
Folder 10 Members, Associate, & Incomplete Forms
Folder 11 Confederate Banners (pamphlet), by Mary L. Conrad (n.d.)
FLAT BOX 1
Folder 1, Two charters, 1896, 1897
Folder 2, Ten programs, 1912-1989
Two Scrapbooks, 1960/61, 1962
Yearbooks: 1940/41 - 1951/52; 1953/54 - 1956; 1958/59; 1959/60; 1961; 1962/63; 1973/74 - 1975/76; 1978/79; 1981/82 - 1982/83; 1986/87.
Nine cassette tapes.
FLAT BOX 2
1 Scrapbook 1988/89
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