A Guide to the Marian Colton Smith Harris Papers, 1932-1938
Collection Number SC 5008
Compiled by: Julia Merkel
Revised by: Alicia Henneberry, October, 2013
Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Title: Marian Colton Smith Harris Papers, 1932-1938
Collection No.: SC 5008
Creator: Marian Colton Smith Harris
Extent: 1 legal sized folder
Abstract: This collection contains memorabilia from the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg including letters, a teaching contract, application for teaching, and photographs.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.
Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collection Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Preferred Citation: Marian Colton Smith Harris Papers, 1932-1938, SC 5008, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Acquisition Information: Received from Alumni Relations in Mary, 2003
Bio/Historical Note: Marian Colton Smith (Mrs. Tommie Harris) was from Norwood, PA, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Smith. She attended Glen-Nor High School and enrolled in Madison College upon graduation. She was a 1935 graduate from Madison College with a degree in Education. She was also president of her class. She married Mr. Thomas W. Harris on July 8th, 1939, and later moved with him to North Carolina, where he had attended the North Carolina State University.
Scope and Content: The Marian Colton Smith Harris Papers, 1932-1938, consists of 1 folder. This collection offers a few insights into life and social customs on campus in the 1930s. Comprising the collection are cards from the freshmen and senior classes, a postcard home requesting money, a telegram from the class of 1933, commencement invitations for 1933 and 1935, an undated invitation to tea off campus, a 1935 placement form for teaching, teaching contracts for 1935 and 1938, and miscellaneous ephemera. Includes two undated photographs relating to Glee Club.
Arrangement: This collection is arranged in one folder
“Norwood Girl A July Bride” Chester Times, July 10, 1939. Chester, Pennsylvania
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Elizabeth Arrena Carroll Scrapbook, 1921-1925, SC 5011
Mary Spitzer Etter Papers, 1924-1976, SC 5012
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Marian Colton Smith Harris Papers