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

Processed by:  Julia Merkel, January 2005


Descriptive Summary


Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: Plains District, Rockingham County School Ledger, 1886-1892

Collection No.:  SC 4041

Creator: Plains District School System

Extent: Consists of one bound ledger, 15” x 9 ¾”.

Language: English

Abstract:  Consists of a ledger with names, attendance records and subject studies.  


Administrative Information


Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk. (library-special@jmu.edu).

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

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



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.)


Arrangement: This collection is a single item.


Related Material: 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.