A Guide to Harrisonburg Chapter of the Alumni Association Papers, 1945-1964
Collection Number SC 0264

Compiled by: Sarah Roth-Mullet, March 2018


Descriptive Summary

Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Title: Harrisonburg Chapter of the Alumni Association Papers, 1945-1964
Collection No.: SC 0264
Creator: Harrisonburg Chapter of the Madison College Alumni Association
Extent: 2 boxes; .29 cubic feet
Language: English
Abstract: The Harrisonburg Chapter of the Madison College Alumni Association Papers is comprised of two meeting minute books; a scrapbook containing photographs, newspaper clippings and paper; and administrative papers that document the Alumni Association (formerly known as the Alumnae Association) from 1945-1964.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Collection open to research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.
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 (library-special@jmu.edu).
Preferred Citation: [identification of item], [box #, folder #], Harrisonburg Chapter of the Alumni Association Papers, 1945-1964, SC 0264, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.
Acquisition Information: Items were likely transferred from the Alumni Office in 2004.
Processing Information:
The scrapbook was formerly assigned call number SU 2004-1216, Student Loan Ledger and Alumni Scrapbook, 1926-1950. At the time of processing, the scrapbook had been unbound.

Administrative History:
A record of the Harrisonburg Chapter of the Madison College Alumnae Association is found as early as November, 1927, in The Breeze.

The Alumnae Association was formed June 13, 1911, soon after the first 20 women graduated from the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg. By 1955, the association renamed itself the Madison College Alumni Association to reflect the institution's transition to coeducation.

Scope and Content:
The collection is comprised of two meeting minute books, a scrapbook of photographs, and newspaper clippings, and a file of administrative papers that document the activities of the Harrisonburg Chapter of the Madison College Alumni Association (formerly known as the Alumnae Association) from 1945-1964. The scrapbook contains photographs of members of the Heatwole, Suter, Landis, Acker families; Myrtle Virginia Earman and Catherine Shank; and unnamed attendees of Madison College Alumnae meetings. The scrapbook contains the constitution and bylaws of the Harrisonburg Alumnae Chapter of Madison College. It also contains newspaper clippings from the Daily News Record, The Breeze, and other newspapers, covering the resignation of President Samuel P. Duke and the inauguration of President G. Tyler Miller. In 1950, Harrisonburg Chapter Alumnae Association officers consisted of Mrs. James Bryan, president; Mrs. Hazel Landis, vice-president; Miss Eddie Williams, treasurer; Miss Catherine Shank, secretary.

The collection contains constitutions labelled “Harrisonburg Chapter of the Madison College Alumnae,” as well as the “Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chapter of the Madison College Alumni.”

Arrangement:
Files are arranged by material type. The scrapbook is unbound and stored in a folder in a flat box.

Bibliography:
Dingledine, Raymond C. “Madison College, the First Fifty Years, 1908-1958.” Harrisonburg, VA: Madison College, 1959.

“Alumnae Banquet in City.” The Breeze. November 29, 1927. Accessed on February 19, 2018. http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1344&context=i19221929

Smitty. “My Word!” The Breeze. February 18, 1955. Accessed on February 19, 2018.
http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1137&context=i19501959

Related Collection:
[identification of item], [box #, folder #], Alumni Association Records, 1934-2015, UA 0264, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Contents:

Folder Title Box: Folder
Harrisonburg Chapter of the Alumnae Association Scrapbook, 1949-1950 OV1:1
Minute Book, 1945-1946 1:1
Minute Book, 1963-1964 1:2
Constitutions, undated 1:3