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A Guide to the Plains District, Rockingham County School Ledger, 1886-1892.
Collection Number SC FLAT #4041

A collection in the Special Collections of
Carrier Library, James Madison University

Processed by:  Julia Merkel, January 2005   

Preferred Citation:  Plains District, Rockingham County School Ledger.  SC# FLAT 4041, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Descriptive Summary.
     Physical Characteristics:
Consists of one bound ledger, 15” x 9 ¾”.
     Abstract:  Consists of a ledger with names, attendance records and subject studies.  

Scope and Content:  This Virginia Public School Register contains both daily and term records of attendance listing pupils by name, sex, age, and pursued subject studies with lists of textbooks and authors in addition to a brief visitors’ log for Plains District School(s): Whitmer School No. 28 November 1, 1886-March 24, 1887; The Brake’s School No. 40 November 28, 1887-March 5, 1888; and White School No. 40 October 22, 1888-November 17, 1893.  Numbers of textbooks by title and author available for student use as well as information on school property including style of construction, heating and ventilation, acreage and furnishings are provided sporadically throughout the term report section.  The visitors’ section indicates whether the County Superintendent or District Trustees paid visits during school sessions.  Three blank, loose-leaf monthly report forms are included in the back of the register.  The Virginia Public School Register was published in Richmond, VA by J.W. Randolph & English. Entries appear to be recorded by the various instructors at the school(s.)

See also SC #2005, Shenandoah Valley Misc. Ledgers, Minute Books, and Registers, Book #5. Oct. 1888 - April, 1895. The Virginia Public School Register, Public White School No. 6, Plains District, Rockingham County. Lists pupils, subjects, attendance registers, & description of school house.

Acquisition Information:  Purchased at Green Valley Auctions, Inc., Mount Crawford, VA, July 9, 2004, lot #1061.

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