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Cultural Activities - Arts and Crafts

Coleman, Kit. "Permanent Postcard." Curio 12, no. 1 (Summer 1989): 12.
This brief article is on the Harrisonburg post office murals painted by William Calfee as part of the Federal Works Agency in the early 1940's.
1. Postal service - History. 2. Calfee, William, 1909- . 3. Mural painting and decoration.
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Earnest, Russell D., and Earnest, Corinne P. Papers for Birth Dayes: Guide to the Fraktur Artists and Scriveners. 2 vols. 2nd ed. ed. East Berlin, Penn.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1997. 908p.: illus. Bibliography: p. 853-885.
This is a massive, detailed, reference book listing fraktur artists and scriveners. Two fraktur artists that flourished in Rockingham County were Friedrich Bandel and Peter Bernhart. Each artist has a biographical sketch and an index of known fraktur. With the fraktur index is date of fraktur, its type, manuscript or print, family names on the fraktur, where located, and the source of the information. In a list of "potential artists and scriveners" Anne Senger from Rockingham County is noted.
1. Fraktur. 2. Fraktur artists. 3. Bernhart, Peter, fl. 1796-1819. 4. Bandel, Friedrich, fl. 1800-1820. 5. Senger, Anne.
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Hunt, Laura. "Kain's Stained Glass." Curio 13, no. 1 (Summer 1990): 40-43.
This illustrated article is about James Madison University art professor Jay Kain and his work with stained glass.
1. Kain, Jay. 2. Stained glass windows - Harrisonburg.
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Rose, John R. Cartoons That Fit the Bill: An Editorial Cartoon Collection About Washington and Beyond. Gretna, La.: Pelican Publishing Company, 1996. 160p.: cartoons.
Rose is a James Madison University graduate and cartoonist for the Harrisonburg Daily News Record. His cartoons cover Washington, D.C., domestic concern, and Virginia including the Shendanoah Valley. Two cartoons represent Rockingham County. They are on a neighborhood watch program and the attempted takeover of WLR Foods by Tyson Foods.
1. Rose, John R. 2. Harrisonburg Daily News Record. 3. Caricatures and cartoons.
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Shenandoah Valley Folklore Society. Folk and Decorative Art of the Shenandoah Valley. [Elkton, Va.]: [The Society], [1993]. xv, 127p.: illus., map, plates.
This heavily illustrated book is arranged by subject including limners and artists, fraktur and calligraphy, wood, textiles, iron, firearms, and pottery. Each section has an essay to introduce the folk art subject. Each illustration notes the artist and his/her geographic area.
1. Artists. 2. Folk art. 3. Fraktur. 4. Pottery.
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Sotheby's (Firm). Important Americana: The Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Henry P. Deyerle, Sale 6716, to be Viewed and Sold at the Boar's Head Inn and Sports Club, Charlottesville, Virginia. New York: Sotheby's, 1995. unpaged: illus. (some colored).
This is a sales catalog of Americana from the collection of Dr. and Mrs. Henry P. Deyerle of Harrisonburg. Dr. Deyerle was a physician and surgeon. Introductory material includes a biography on Deyerle and historical sketches on the Shenandoah Valley and its crafts. The catalog has a listing of all lots for sale. Information includes description of the item, provenance, and any literature/writing on the piece(s). All types of items were offered for sale. Tipped in sheets list the actual sale prices received.
1. Deyerle, Henry P., 1917-1994. 2. Art objects - Catalogs. 3. Folk art - Catalogs. 4. Decorative art - Catalogs.
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