Raymond C. Dingledine Jr. Papers

HI 93-0407

JMU Historical Collection, Special Collections
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807


Compiled by Chris Bolgiano, May, 1984

Edited June, 2008

 

Scope & Content

Dr. Raymond C. Dingledine, Jr. came to (then) Madison College in 1948 as a member of the Social Sciences and History Department. His father had taught social studies here for 22 years; his mother, Agnes Stribling, graduated from the College in 1915, when it was known as the State Normal School for Women, and later served as a House Mother and as Alumni Secretary. Dingledine Hall is named in her honor. Dr. Dingledine, Jr. became head of the History Department when it separated from Social Sciences in 1965, a position he held until he retired in 1984. He was very active on campus, serving on crucial committees throughout his 35 years here, and constantly promoting the intellectual life of the institution.

Bibliography

Who's Who in the South and Southwest, 1982-83
JMU News, May 3, 1984 (v. 7, no. 31)
JMU News, October 19, 1978 (v. 2, no. 8)

Provenance

In April, 1984, shortly before he left campus, Dr. Dingledine sent to Special Collections a large box of materials. Twenty-six inches of correspondence, reports, and memos were routinely processed and arranged under the headings assigned by Dr. Dingledine.

Related Material

Significantly, he published, Madison College, the First 50 Years, in 1959. A modest amount of research for this text is present in this collection. The printing plates for this monograph are also housed in Special Collections.

Organization

The collection consists of three legal-sized hollinger boxes, broken down into two series: Research Files and Topical Files.

Box 1  
Series 1: Research Files
Correspondence/Research for Madison College, The First 50 Years
Folder 1

Correspondence

Folder 2
Series 2: Topical Files
Ad Hoc committee to Study College Curriculum, 1977-78
Folder 3
Anthropology, 1980
Folder 4
Basic Studies Committee, 1961-1968
Folder 5
Basic Studies Committee, 1969
Folder 6
Basic Studies Committee, 1970-1975
Folder 7
Bicentennial of the American Revolution, 1970-76
Folder 8
College Judicial Appeals Committee, 1973-74
Folder 9

College Judicial Council, 1971

Folder 10
Box 2
Committee for the Development of High Technology, 1982
Folder 1
Committee on Curriculum and Instruction, 1965-1968
Folder 2
Committee on Curriculum and Instruction, 1969-1970
Folder 3
Committee on Curriculum and Instruction, 1971-1972
Folder 4
Committee on Faculty Recruiting Policy, 1973
Folder 5
Committee on University Academic and Research Collections, 1980-81
Folder 6
Faculty Evaluation Policies, 1975-82
Folder 7
Faculty Judiciary committee, 1970-71
Folder 8
Faculty Salary Scales, 1965-80
Folder 9
General Education (Basic Studies), 1950-57
Folder 10

Godwin Hall Dedication, 1972

Folder 11
Box 3
In-Service Teacher Education committee, 1953-55
Folder 1
James Madison Leadership Society, 1972
Folder 2
Judicial Reform Committee, 1972-73
Folder 3
Major-Minor Committee, 1951-52
Folder 4
Master/Apprentice Program, 1979
Folder 5
Miscellaneous
Folder 6
Pass-Fail System, 1969-72
Folder 7
Professional Development Committee, 1974
Folder 8
School of Communication Study Committee, 1974
Folder 9
School of Social Sciences, 1970-72
Folder 10
75th Anniversary Committee, 1980-83
Folder 11
Sixth Year Committee, 1968-69
Folder 12
Social Science and History Department, 1957-65
Folder 13
Social Studies Certification Requirements, 1960-62
Folder 14
Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools Library Study Committee, 1977-81
Folder 15
Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools Self-Study, 1960-62
Folder 16
Transcript of Talk to Accompany Slides on JMU History, 1983 (added from RE 93-0427)
Folder 17