Thompson, Mary A. Papers. SC#3097
Carrier Library, James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Compiled by Colleen Boyle and Chris Bolgiano, March, 1999
SCOPE & CONTENT:
The collection consists of one Hollinger box of records (1893-1974) documenting household finances, as well as a small amount of genealogical, family, local and church information.
Mary A. Thompson (1903-1997) spent her life in the Harrisonburg area. She went to Pleasant Hill Elementary and Junior High School and then to Dayton High School, graduating in 1925. She was accepted into the Rockingham Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1929 and graduated in 1933.
Deposited 1998 by contract with the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society.
Folder 1: 1893, 1924-32. Six household income and expense account books.
Folder 2: 1935-46, 1958-74. Seven household income and expense account books.
Folder 3: Three miscellaneous notebooks:
- 1919. J.W. Thompson, Executor of Martha E. Thompson.1924-29. Daybook for "Madrid Filing Station, George L. Layne, Prop" (noted on p. 67).
- 1895-1932. Minute book (with inserted letters and deeds to 1945), Mt. Zion Brethren Church, Dayton, VA.
Folder 5: 1882-1953. Genealogy. Includes the small pamphlet, A History of the Heatwole Family (Dale Enterprise, VA, 1882); clippings on Justus B. Heatwole, the Thompson Museum, and family weddings, etc.; and three photographs.
Folder 6: 1940, 1950-51. Schedules and list of staff for WSVA, Harrisonburg, VA.