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  • Academic Affairs: Academic Program Reviews, 1976 – present (bulk 1992-present) *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0002 Extent: 8 boxes; 8 cubic feet
    The Academic Affairs: Academic Program Reviews (APRs) are comprised of internal self-study reports and external team reviews for JMU degree-granting departments, programs, and academic administrative areas. The collection contains both paper and digital files.

  • Acker Family Diaries, 1880-1905

    Collection No.: SC 0095 Extent: 1 hollinger box; .4 cubic feet
    The Acker Family Diaries, 1880-1906, consist of one Hollinger box and contains the personal diaries of Rockingham County residents Isaac Acker and his son David. The elder Acker's diaries span the years 1880-1906, while his son's cover 1889-1900. The diaries of both men are similar in that they discuss the day-to-day events in the lives of the Acker family. The collection is arranged in three series: Isaac Acker Diaries, David C. Acker Diaries, and Indices.

  • Affidavits for Ardent Spirits Collection, 1916-1917

    Collection No.: SC 0091 Extent: 1 hollinger box; .33 cubic feet
    The Affidavits for Ardent Spirits Collection, 1916-1917, consists of one Hollinger box of records documenting the inventory, sale, and transport of alcohol for medicinal purposes in Rockingham County. The collection references carrier companies such as Southern Express, Adams Express, and Wells Fargo, and local pharmacies and druggists such as Elkton Bottling Co., Aldhizer & Son Druggists, and Fletcher's Pharmacy.

  • Alpha Chi Chapter of the Kappa Delta Pi Records, 1928-1947 *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0030 Extent: 4 folders; .3 cubic feet
    This collection is comprised of a record book, account book, original charter, and papers that document the history of the Alpha Chi Chapter of the Kappa Delta Pi at the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg, from 1928-1947.

  • Alumni Association Records, 1934-2015 *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0022 Extent: 13 boxes; 4.29 cubic feet
    The Alumni Association Records, 1934-2015, consists of 4.29 cubic feet in 13 boxes. The collection primarily consists of the administrative files of the James Madison University Alumni Association, all referring to the individual graduated classes of JMU, Madison College, and the State Normal School.

  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) Collection, 1929-2011

    Collection No.: SC 5036 Extent: 12.5 linear feet
    Important papers and other documents of the Harrisonburg Branch of the American Association of University Women spanning from 1929 to 2011, as well as a few additional papers from other VA branches of the AAUW.

  • Ang Buhay sa Nayon – Life in the Valley Oral History Project, 2014-2015

    Collection No.: SC 0026 Extent: 1.5 linear feet
    Ang Buhay sa Nayon – Life in the Valley Oral History Project, 2014-2015 is an oral historyproject partnership between James Madison University and the Filipino American Community of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. This collection consists of twenty-three oral history interviews from seventeen Filipino Americans from the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia.

  • Antarctica Meteorite Expedition Exhibit Materials, 1984-1985

    Collection No.: SC 5050 Extent: 1 Half Hol. box.
    Pictures and journal entries that were displayed for a library exhibit on a faculty geology expedition.

  • Armentrout, Ellen Frank Papers, 1961-1964 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0064 Extent: 3 letter folders; .12 cubic feet
    The Ellen Frank Armentrout Papers, 1961-1964, are comprised of facsimiles of one essay, seven letters, and 15 photographs from Armentrout's time as a student at Madison College.

  • Arthur, Mary Lillian Scrapbook, 1930-1931, 1940 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0262 Extent: 1 box; .24 cubic feet
    The Mary Lillian Arthur Scrapbook is comprised of letters, newspaper clippings, telegrams, drawings, programs, and other ephemera that document Arthur's activities as a freshman at the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg, from 1930-1931, 1940.

  • Arthur, Thomas H. Papers, 1921-1982 *JMU Faculty Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0088 Extent: 1 hollinger box; .417 linear feet
    The Thomas H. Arthur Papers, 1921-1982, consist of one Hollinger box (.417 linear feet) of personal correspondence, manuscripts, theater programs, photographs, and notes written by Thomas H. Arthur and pertaining to actor, Melvyn Douglas.

  • Ashby, Turner Letters, 1852-1863

    Collection No.: SC 0107 Extent: 3 folders; .16 cubic feet
    The Turner Ashby Letters consist of 28 letters, a petition, and two portrait photographs of Turner Ashby.

  • Avtex Fibers, Inc. Newsclippings, 1989-1999

    Collection No.: SC 0158 Extent: 1 folder; .1 cubic feet
    The Avtex Fibers, Inc. Newsclippings, 1989-1999, consists of one file of clippings from local, regional and national newspapers documenting the attempt to clean up a Superfund toxic waste site in Front Royal, Virginia, 1989-1999.

  • Baker, Louise Fontaine Letter, 2004 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0065 Extent: 1 letter folder; .06 cubic feet
    The Louise Fontaine Baker Letter, 2004, is comprised of a five-page facsimiled account of Baker's life including her time as a student during the 1920s at the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg.

  • Baker, Michael Estate Papers, 1810-1839

    Collection No.: SC 0120 Extent: 1 folder; .08 cubic feet
    The Michael Baker Estate Papers, 1810-1839, consists of one folder of receipts, legal notes, correspondence, and the sale bill of the Michael Baker estate.

  • Barnhart Family Papers, 1836-1944

    Collection No.: SC 0237 Extent: 5 legal folders; .1 cubic feet
    The Barnhart Family Papers, 1836-1944, is comprised of assorted documents chiefly relating to the Barnhart family of New Hope, Virginia in Augusta County, particularly George Barnhart II and his son Gideon Barnhart. Materials include correspondence, bills, receipts and invoices, deeds, and envelopes. The collection also includes many documents concerning the estate of George Barnhart II. There are also materials within this collection pertaining to persons not directly related to the Barnharts.

  • Baugher, Dorothy Lee Papers, 1936-2003 (bulk 1975-1981) *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0124 Extent: 2 boxes; .50 cubic feet
    The Dorothy Lee Baugher Papers, 1936-2003 (bulk 1975-1981), consist of two boxes of newspaper clippings, poetry, fiction and non-fiction writings, and drawings produced by Baugher. The collection also includes miscellaneous materials including correspondence, receipts, programs, and notes.

  • Bethlehem Stone Church Records, 1844-2011

    Collection No.: SC 5037 Extent: 47 pdf files; 1.08 GB.
    The Bethlehem Stone Church Records is a digital collection of 47 pdf files that contains digitized images of church records and documents relating to the church and church history from its inception in 1844 through 2011.

  • Biology Department Collection, 1930-1998 *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: SC# 5038 Extent: 2 boxes
    Two large pictures and the contents of a scrapbook that  contained public relations material from the Biology Department.

  • Bishop, Carrie Scrapbook, 1914-1918, 1939 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0033 Extent: 1 oversize flat box, 1 letter folder; .3 cubic feet
    Scrapbook documents Bishop's activities as a student at the State Normal School for Women, including membership in various clubs, societies, and attendance of social outings and cultural events.

  • Black Student Alliance Scrapbook, 1994-1995 *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0041 Extent: 1 box; .17 cubic feet
    The Black Student Alliance Scrapbook is comprised of photographs, event flyers and a newsletter documenting Black Student Alliance activities at James Madison University during the 1994-1995 school year.

  • Blackley Family Papers, 1830-2016

    Collection No.: SC 0232 Extent: 28 boxes, 2 flat folders; 13.57 cubic feet
    The Blackley Family Papers, 1830-2016, consists of hundreds of letters that span from 1830 to 2011; diaries; official United States, Confederate, and Texas documents; literary works; newspaper clippings; postcards; ephemera; and photographs. These papers document the related Scott, Bassett, Blackley, Hoge, Matthews, and Nix families of Texas and Staunton, Virginia.

  • Bob Bersson Papers, 1981-2017 *JMU Faculty Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0272 Extent: 7 boxes; 3.13 cubic feet
    The Bob Bersson Collection, 1981-2017, is comprised of documents and media related to Bersson's work as a community activist in Harrisonburg, and professor of art at James Madison University. It contains Bersson's professional papers, material related to the Citizens for Downtown organization, Taxpayers against Golf Spending (TAGS), WMRA's "Our Little Radio Show," and images of downtown Harrisonburg and JMU Campus.

  • Bouvier, Nancy Walker Papers, 1951 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0039 Extent: 1 letter folder; .06 cubic feet
    The Nancy Walker Bouvier Papers, 1951, are comprised of papers collected during Bouvier's time as a student at Madison College. Items include a grade report and blank day trip forms.

  • Bowman Family Papers, 1765-1998

    Collection No.: SC 0159 Extent: 3 folders, 1 flat file; .36 cubic feet
    The Bowman Family Papers, 1765-1998, consisting of one box and one flat folder, contain various documents related to John Bowman, and his descendants David, Joseph, Alpheus, Solon, and others. These documents include deeds and indentures pertaining to land granted to John Bowman, as well as wills and financial records, and records pertaining to the construction of a new Rader's Church, 1878-1879.

  • Bowman, Sam Papers, 1848-1967

    Collection No.: SC 0147 Extent: 2 boxes; .51 cubic feet
    The Sam Bowman Papers, 1848-1967, consist of miscellaneous materials and seven business ledgers that document operations of the Bowman family dairy farm in Rockingham County, Virginia.

  • Bowman, William H. Papers, 1856-1897

    Collection No.: SC 0087 Extent: 1/2 hollinger box; 334 items; .209 linear feet
    The William H. Bowman Papers, 1856-1897, consist of the papers of William H. Bowman, including bills, receipts, and legal documents along with personal letters.

  • Breen, Virginia Wise Collection of Flook Family Papers, 1842-1863

    Collection No.: SC 0104 Extent: 1 folder; .08 cubic feet
    This collection contains one 1861 letter from M.H. Flook, one 1863 certificate of discharge for W. Christian Flook, and one 1842 letter from Caswell Freeman. Collection contains both transcriptions and originals.

  • Bridgewater Voter Roll , 1902-1948

    Collection No.: SC 0081 Extent: ; 1 folders
    Consists of one bound and handwritten ledger listing white male voters registered at Bridgewater Precinct in the Ashby Magisterial District Rockingham County, Virginia. This ledger dates from May 1910 to October 1948 with a few entries back dated to 1902 and 1907, and other entries undated.

  • Bridgewater Women Voters Roll, 1920-1951

    Collection No.: SC 0082 Extent: ; 1 folders
    Consists of one bound and handwritten ledger listing white women voters registered at Bridgewater Precinct in the Ashby Magisterial District Rockingham County, Virginia.

  • Brocks Gap Photographs, 1905

    Collection No.: SC 0006 Extent: 1 letter folder; .06 cubic feet
    Two photographs on mounted board, dated 1905, of road construction in Brocks Gap in northwestern Rockingham County, Virginia. Both photographs are attributed to New Market photographer, B. B. O'Roark.

  • Brooks , Ruth Hall Photographs, 1943-1945 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0058 Extent: 1 letter folder; .06 cubic feet
    The Ruth Hall Brooks Photographs, 1943-1945, are comprised of three black-and-white photographs of Madison College and include one view of Wilson Hall in the snow and two photographs of students.

  • Brooks, Elizabeth Tax Receipts, 1832-1836

    Collection No.: SC 0068 Extent: 1 letter folder; .06 cubic feet
    The Elizabeth Brooks Tax Receipts, 1832-1836, are comprised of three receipts of taxes paid by Rockingham County, Virginia resident Elizabeth Brooks. For each year, Brooks paid $5.00 on one 30-acre tract of land.

  • Brown Family Papers, 1872-1919

    Collection No.: SC 0072 Extent: 3 folders; .21 linear feet
    The Brown Family Papers, 1872-1919, consists of correspondence and other materials pertaining to the Brown Family of the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Also included are photographs, printing blocks, and a typescript copy of Johannes Braun's 1818 "Treatise on slavery and serfdom."Johannes Braun or John Brown, born 1771 in Germany and later settling in the Shenandoah Valley, became the leading minister of the German Reformed Church in VA.

  • Burruss, Julian A. Papers, 1904-2005 *JMU Papers*

    Collection No.: UA 0023 Extent: 8 folders; .4 cubic feet
    The collection contains papers and correspondences, reports and speeches by President Julian Ashby Burruss, first president of the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg, and documents related to the founding of the school.

  • Burruss, Margaret B. Collection of Scott and Saufley Family Papers, 1786-1912, 1991

    Collection No.: SC 0118 Extent: 3 boxes; 1.10 cubic feet
    The Margaret B. Burruss Collection of Scott and Saufley Family Papers, 1786-1912, 1991, is comprised of correspondence, transcripts, photographs, and the Hanna family Bible.

  • Cappeto, Michael A. Letters, 1967, 2011 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0053 Extent: 1 folder; .06 cubic feet
    The Michael A. Cappeto Letters, 1967, 2011, are comprised of two documents – a request from Madison College to prospective student Michael Cappeto for an on-campus interview with William J. DeLong, Director of Admissions and Student Aid and Michael Cappeto's personal reflection on that interaction.

  • Carrier, Ronald E Photograph Collection, 1950-1998

    Collection No.: P 0003 Extent:  1 Hollinger box, .5 linear feet
    This collection of photographs documents the Presidency of Ronald E. Carrier, 4th President of James Madison University. The images display both his personal and professional life, especially between the years 1960-1985.

  • Carroll, Elizabeth Arrena Scrapbook, 1921-1925 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0190 Extent: 1 folder; 0.15 cubic feet
    This collection consists of one scrapbook compiled during Miss Carroll's enrollment in professional courses at the State Normal School for Women in Harrisonburg, Virginia. It includes correspondence from 1921, though the bulk of the material appears to be from 1923-1925.

  • Catlett Family Papers, 1850-1933 (bulk 1901-1929)

    Collection No.: SC 0276 Extent: 2 boxes; .66 cubic feet
    The Catlett Family Papers, 1850-1933 (bulk 1901-1929), consists of two boxes containing the correspondence, personal financial records, and ephemera of the Catlett Family of Staunton, Virginia.

  • Cavendish, Edith May Fultz Photographs, ca. 1940 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0239 Extent: 4 folders; .1 cubic feet
    The Edith May Fultz Cavendish Photographs, ca. 1940, include 43 unique black-and-white photographs of Madison College while Cavendish (née Fultz) was a student at the school. Dormitory life and dormitory interiors, campus buildings, snowscapes, general student and social life, and fellow classmate portrait photographs are all captured.

  • Centennial Dukes Scrapbook, 2004-2005 *JMU Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 5057 Extent: Harrisonburg, VA; 1 lage Hollinger Box; 1.7 linear feet.
    Scrapbook that gathers all of the main aspects of the freshman year of the class of 2008. This project was part of the James Madison Centennial Celebration.

  • Chalfant, Patricia Women’s Rights Collection, 1968-1978

    Collection No.: SC 0240 Extent: 3 boxes, 1 flat folder; 1.65 cubic feet
    The Patricia Chalfant Women's Rights Collection, 1968-1978, is comprised of publications, ephemera, and conference material documenting second-wave feminism and the women's liberation movement. Key subjects include the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), the National Organization for Women (NOW), and various organized marches including the July 9, 1978 March for the Equal Rights Amendment in Washington, D.C.

  • Chalker, Oliver H. Collection of Wommack Family Letters, 1864.

    Collection No.: SC 0102 Extent: 1 folder; .08 cubic feet
    Two letters written by Jim Wommack and R. A. Wommack respectively. One letter was transcribed by the donor and the other transcribed by library staff.

  • Chappell, J. Wilbert and Ellen A. Papers, 1946-1978 *JMU Faculty Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0200 Extent: 3 folders; .16 cubic feet
    The J. Wilbert and Ellen A. Chappell Papers, 1946-1978, consist of three folders of congratulatory letters, Faculty Wives Sewing Circle programs, photographs, and miscellany.

  • Chesapeake Western Railway Co. Records, 1928-1982

    Collection No.: SC 0154 Extent: 34 boxes, 1 rolled storage container; 23.89 cubic feet
    The Chespeake Western Railway Company Records, 1928-1982, are comprised of 23.89 cubic feet of records pertaining to the administrative and business activities of a small Shenandoah Valley railroad through the period of America's Great Depression and up to the CW's eventual acquisition by the Norfolk Southern Railway Corporation.

  • Christopher B. Martin Oral History Collection, c.1980s SdArch 31

    Collection No.: SC #1763 Extent: Two folders
    Transcripts of oral history interviews with Eugene Souder, pastor (SdArch 31-1) and F. Everette Smith, president of the local Farm Bureau Assn. (SdArch 31-2), concerning the coming of the Coors Beer Company to the county.

  • Cinquegrana, Betty Coe Papers, 1960-2014 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0030 Extent: 1 hollinger box, 1 oversize box; .98 cubic feet
    This collection contains the papers of Betty Coe Cinquegrana, who attended Madison College from 1960-1964. Materials date from 1960-2014 and relate to her time as a student at Louisa County High School and Madison College, and life after college. Materials relating to the Betty Coe '64 and Paul J. Cinquegrana Scholarship, established in the mid-2000s, are also included.

  • Civil War Miscellaneous Collection, 1860-2005 (bulk 1862-1928)

    Collection No.: SC 0134 Extent: 1 box; .2 cubic feet
    The Civil War Miscellaneous Collection, 1860-2005 (bulk 1862-1928), consists of Civil War records and letters from soldiers from 1860-1926, as well as twentieth-century materials including newspaper clippings, research, and writing about local Civil War battles and events.

  • Class of 1913 Reunion Book, 1914-1935 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0267 Extent: 1 box; .2 cubic feet
    The Class of 1913 Reunion Book contains photographs, programs, and written entries regarding the activities and whereabouts of members of the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg graduating class of 1913, from 1914-1935.

  • Clatterbuck, Debra S. Collection of Michael Henkle Estate Records, 1861, 1866.

    Collection No.: SC 0103 Extent: 1 folder; .08 cubic feet
    Photocopies of documents related to the settling of Michael Henkle's estate in Pendleton County, dating to 1861 and 1866.

  • Cleveland Family Papers, 1880-1958 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0043 Extent: 1 half-hollinger box; .2 cubic feet
    The Cleveland Family Papers, 1880-1958, are comprised primarily of photographs of Elizabeth and Annie Cleveland and other Cleveland family members. Additional materials include documents related to the deaths of Annie and Elizabeth Cleveland.

  • Collins, Adam and Wayman Confederate Vouchers, ca. 1862-1864

    Collection No.: SC 0020 Extent: 1 legal folder; .08 cubic feet
    The Adam and Wayman Collins Confederate Vouchers, ca. 1862-1864, contain three vouchers, each paying $10.00 to the family of Adam and Wayman Collins. The Collins', brothers from Wytheville, Virginia, were Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War.

  • Common Ground Records, 1983-2003

    Collection No.: SC 0126 Extent: 3 boxes; .96 cubic feet
    The Common Ground Records, 1983-2003, consists of the newsletters, administrative files, and other material related to or published by the now-defunct Harrisonburg peace and justice organization Common Ground and its predecessors, The Network for Peace and Justice and Common Weal.

  • Confederate War Tax Form, 1863

    Collection No.: SC 0018 Extent: 1 legal folder; .08 cubic feet
    The Confederate War Tax Form, 1863, documents a series of guidelines for the taxation of unique goods and services by the Confederacy in Virginia. The two-sheet, partly printed form lays out all the materials which are to be taxed and includes a statement of the possession of liquor to be taxed. The forms were signed by James Gwyn of Richmond, Virginia and Confederate Assessor W.E. Johnson.

  • Copp’s Schoolhouse Notebook and Ledger, 1867-1908

    Collection No.: SC 0238 Extent: 2 legal folders; .08 cubic feet
    The Copp's Schoolhouse Notebook and Ledger, 1867-1908, is comprised of one bound volume of notes on Dr. Benjamin Mosby Smith's lectures; the constitution, by-laws, and meeting minutes of the Johnsonian Lyceum (meetings were held at Copp's Schoolhouse in Maurertown, Virginia which was located in the Johnson Magisterial District); and unrelated personal property lists of Shenandoah County residents.

  • Coxe, John V. Papers, 1933-1987

    Collection No.: SC 0153 Extent: 3 folders; .16 cubic feet
    The John V. Coxe Papers consist of a disbound scrapbook of photographs and documents detailing life in the Civilian Conservation Corps at Camp NIRA, Camp #3, Company 1387, from 1933 - 1934. Also included are newspaper clippings from the 1930s - 1980s relating to various aspects of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

  • Credit Women International Collection, 1984-1989

    Collection No.: SC 5060 Extent: Harrisonburg, VA; 1 Hollinger Box.
    The Credit Women International was an organization in which women who were involved in a credit union could join. Materials present in this collection are taken from two scrap books donated to Special Collections. This includes newsletters, photographs, flyers and articles about the organization.

  • Croushorn Family Rockingham Cooperative Farm Bureau Papers

    Collection No.: SC 0261 Extent: 4 folders; .32 cubic feet
    This collection is comprised of Rockingham Cooperative Farm Bureau receipts, newsletters, correspondences and ephemera related to the Croushorn family farm and business, in Augusta County, Virginia, from 1932-1958.

  • Cushing Family Papers, 1843-1894

    Collection No.: SC 0263 Extent: 1 box; .2 cubic feet
    The Cushing Family Papers, 1843-1894, are comprised chiefly of correspondence between members of Edwin M. and Bettie Cushing's immediate and extended family. Additional papers related to Edwin M. Cushing's appointments to local masonic lodges are included.

  • Custer, Elizabeth “Libby” Papers, ca.1930s-1997

    Collection No.: SC 0077 Extent: 1/2 hollinger box; .209 linear feet
    The Elizabeth Libby Custer Papers, c. 1930s-1997, consists of 1/2 Hollinger box (.209 linear feet) of business and personal records relating to the Custer family business, Virginia Valley Processors, Inc., of Hinton, Virginia.

  • Daniels, Linda Lee Nichols Papers, 1957-1959 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0188 Extent: 1 folder; .06 cubic feet
    The collection includes play scripts, programs, cards, and photographs.

  • Davis & Associates Architectural Drawing Collection, 1925-1985

    Collection No.: SC 5034 Extent: 45 flat folders, 44 rolled storage boxes, and 1 flat storage box.
    Approximately 9,580 architectural drawings and project records pertaining to the design and construction of structures for James Madison University and other buildings located in Harrisonburg, as well as Rockingham, Augusta, Shenandoah, and Page Counties. The architects D’Earcy P. Davis Jr. and Clyde E. McClintock completed these drawings between 1954 and 1985.

  • Davis, Kline, and Hutton Family Papers, 1816-1977 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0241 Extent: 7 boxes; 3 cubic feet
    The Davis, Kline, and Hutton Family Papers, 1816-1977, are comprised of correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, legal documents, and miscellaneous papers relating to Charles L. Davis of Singers Glen, Virginia and his descendants. Some documents are seemingly unrelated to the aforementioned families, but concern other local persons.

  • Debating Club Records, 1928-1940 *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0031 Extent: 2 folders; .12 cubic feet
    The Debating Club Records is comprised of a record book and papers containing meeting minutes, membership lists, and attendance records, documenting club activities from its founding in 1928 until 1940.

  • Department of History: Raymond C. Dingledine, Jr. Papers, 1950-1983 *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0037 Extent: 3 boxes; 1.2 cubic feet
    This collection is comprised of the professional and academic papers of Dr. Raymond C. Dingledine, Jr., a professor of Social Studies and History at James Madison University (formerly Madison College), and correspondence and research materials for the book, "Madison College: the First Fifty Years, 1908-1958," published in 1959.

  • Dickerman, Ernest M. Papers, 1936-2005

    Collection No.: SC 0143 Extent: 4 boxes, 1 rolled storage container, 1 flat file; 5.07 cubic feet
    The Ernest M. Dickerman Papers, 1936-2005, contain a wide variety of materials that document Dickerman's efforts to obtain Congressional designations of wilderness for various tracts of public land, primarily in Virginia. The collection also contains papers of the Virginia Wilderness Committee (VWC), a grass roots conservation group that Dickerman led.

  • Diplomas, 1912-1936 *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0036 Extent: 1 folder; .3 cubic feet
    Diplomas, 1912-1936, is an artificial collection, comprised of 15 diplomas and certificates issued to students at the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg, later called the State Normal School for Women, State Teachers College at Harrisonburg, and the State Normal School Summer Session.

  • Dorsey, Joseph J. Papers, ca. 1912-1953

    Collection No.: SC 0005 Extent: 1 legal folder; .08 cubic feet
    The Joseph J. Dorsey Papers, ca. 1912-1953, consisting of one folder, contain two photographs of Joseph J. Dorsey and his 1953 obituary as published in the Daily News-Record.

  • Dudley-Rexrode Collection, 1873-1998

    Collection No.: SC 5039 Extent: 3 Hollinger boxes; 1.5 linear ft.
    Personal papers, photographs, and ledgers relating to the Dudley and Rexrode families.

  • Durie, William B. Letter, 1864

    Collection No.: SC 0013 Extent: 1 legal folder; .08 cubic feet
    Letter written by William B. Durie, a Union Private during the American Civil War, to his sister dated December 27, 1864. Durie writes to his sister about his state of being, conditions in camp, and personal information about Christmas during the Siege of Petersburg.

  • Eleanor McCartney Collection, 1891-1892

    Collection No.: SC 5042 Extent: 1 Hollinger box; 2 folders.
    Contains recipes, a postcard, a small notebook, and the diary of Eleanor McCartney.

  • Etter, Mary Spitzer Papers, 1924 – 2002 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0191 Extent: 7 folders; .25 cubic feet
    The Mary Spitzer Etter Papers comprise correspondence, meeting minutes, treasurer's reports, and photographs related to Etter's time as a student and alumna of James Madison University.

  • Evans, Etta Scrapbook, 1935-1936 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0070 Extent: 1 letter folder; .06 cubic feet
    The Etta Evans Scrapbook, 1935-1936, is comprised of one bound scrapbook containing memorabilia, ephemera, and correspondence from Evans' time as a student at the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg. Evans annotated the scrapbook by describing the items pasted within.

  • Everett, Lois Hogan Papers, 1953-1955 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0045 Extent: 1 legal folder; .08 cubic feet
    The Lois Hogan Everett Papers, 1953-1955, contain a Madison College homecoming program, admissions publications, essay, and other event programs collected by Lois Hogan Everett during her time as a student at Madison College.

  • Eye, Kathryn Papers, 1920-1991

    Collection No.: SC 0231 Extent: 3 boxes; 1.14 cubic feet
    The Kathryn Eye Papers, 1920-1991, contain the papers of Kathryn Eye, local resident and missionary to the Belgian Congo. Materials document Eye's life, missionary work, and exhibit of her art collection at the Madison Art Collection and include correspondence, ephemera and stamps, and a scrapbook.

  • Facilities Management Architectural Drawings, 1914-1983 *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0047 Extent: 2 folders; 0.5 cubic feet
    The Facilities Management Architectural Drawings 1914-1983, are comprised of blue prints, pencil tracings, and linen drawings of various James Madison University buildings, their corresponding mechanical systems, and campus grounds.

  • Faculty Senate Minutes, 1969-2007 *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0001 Extent: 1 box; 1.0 cubic feet
    The Faculty Senate Minutes, 1969-2007, are comprised of minutes of the James Madison University Faculty Senate meetings.

  • Fenlon, Virginia Elizabeth Tisdale Scrapbook, 1925-1934 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0179 Extent: 1 box; .4 cubic feet
    This collection is comprised of one scrapbook Fenlon compiled during her years at the State Teachers College in Harrisonburg, Virginia, along with one folder of photographs of Fenlon taken during her childhood and while attending HSTC.

  • Fishburne, Elliott Guthrie Papers, ca. 1880s

    Collection No.: SC 0247 Extent: 2 folders; .08 cubic feet
    The Elliott Guthrie Fishburne Papers consist of one letter (1886) from Fishburne to H.B. McClellan, and one undated memoir (ca. 1880s) describing the 1st Virginia Cavalry at the battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863.

  • Flota, Bradley and Brian Comic Book Collection, 1952-2008 (bulk 1960-1999)

    Collection No.: SC 0032 Extent: 71 boxes; 59.8 cubic feet
    With over 9,700 comic books, this collection consists of a wide selection of comic book and magazine genres from independent publishers as well as major publishers. Some major publishers in this collection include Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Dark Horse Comics.

  • Foley, Jean Scrapbook, 1939-1940, 1985 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0268 Extent: 1 box; .3 cubic feet
    The Jean Foley Scrapbook, 1939-1940, contains photographs of downtown Harrisonburg and James Madison University, including the "Turkey Festival" and May Day celebrations, as well as travel photos documenting the experiences of State Normal School alum, Foley.

  • Forrer, John J. Papers, 1930s

    Collection No.: SC 0075 Extent: typed notes, a manuscript, and several memos.; 1 folder

  • Frenger, John A. Diary and Account Book, 1880-1892 (bulk 1881-1884)

    Collection No.: SC 0008 Extent: one 180-page ledger (in one half-hollinger box); .1 cubic feet
    The John A. Frenger Diary and Account Book, 1880-1892, consists of one ledger that contains periodic diary entries in which Frenger, a farmer from Greenville, Augusta County, documents the weather, his local travels, farm activities, and commentary on political events. The ledger also includes accounts of Frenger's household and farm expenses and income.

  • Freshman Class Scrapbooks, 1945-1949 *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0033 Extent: 8 folders; .12 cubic feet
    The Freshman Class Scrapbooks are comprised of four disassembled scrapbooks, containing correspondence, programs, invitations, telegrams and ephemera that document class elections and campus activities of the Madison College freshman class, from 1945-1949.

  • Fulks Run Ruritan Club Records, 1958-2008

    Collection No.: SC 0198 Extent: 2 boxes; 2 cubic feet
    The Fulks Run Ruritan Club Records, 1958-2008, consist of two boxes (2 cubic feet) of meeting minutes, rosters, community service reports, treasuer notes, receipts, correspondence, and handbooks documenting this Fulks Run, Virginia organization.

  • Furious Flower Poetry Center Conference Records, 1970-2009, bulk 1992-2005 *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0018 Extent: 9 hollinger boxes, 1 oversize hollinger box, 1 record storage box, 1 rolled storage container, 1 oversize flat folder; 6.03 cubic feet
    The Furious Flower Poetry Center Conference Records, consisting of 6.03 cubic feet (9 Hollinger boxes, 1 oversize Hollinger box, 1 record storage box, 1 rolled storage container, 1 oversize flat folder), is comprised of the materials related to the decennial Furious Flower Poetry Center conferences beginning with the inaugural conference in 1994.

  • Furious Flower Poetry Center Records, 1990-2014 *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0017 Extent: 13 hollinger boxes, 1 half-hollinger box, 1 record storage box, 1 oversize hollinger box, 5 oversize flat boxes, 1 oversize flat folder; 8.7 cubic feet
    The Furious Flower Poetry Center Records, consisting of 8.7 cubic feet (13 Hollinger boxes, 1 half-Hollinger box, 1 record storage box, 5 oversize flat boxes, 1 oversize flat folder), document the departmental activities of the Furious Flower Poetry Center.

  • Gaines, Jack Letter, 1948 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0056 Extent: 1 letter folder; .06 cubic feet
    The Jack Gaines Letter, 1948, is an official notice from Hope Vandever, Madison College Dean of Women, notifying Jack Gaines of Harrisonburg that he has been placed on the "Approved List of Local Men."

  • Gallaher and Briscoe Family Confederate Papers, 1858-1925

    Collection No.: SC 0250 Extent: 1 legal folder; .08 cubic feet
    The collection consists of papers related to the family of Lieutenant William Bowen Gallaher (1840-1911) and Amelia Frances Briscoe Gallaher (1845-1911). Documents reveal family members' involvement with the Waynesboro Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Maryland Line Confederate Soldiers Home, and the Grand Camp C.V. Department of Virginia. It also contains personal correspondence between Virginia governor John Letcher and Hugh L. Gallaher.

  • Garber-Logan Family Collection, 1846-1949

    Collection No.: P 0007 Extent: Two Hollinger Boxes; Box 1 is 1.5 linear feet and Box 2 is 1.3 linear feet
    The Garber-Logan Collection, 1846-1949, consists of 2.8 linear feet of material. Included in the collection are personal receipts of Joseph Garber, genealogy of the Garber Family, and old photographs most likely taken by John and Emma Logan.

  • Garber, Marianne L. Collection of Shenandoah Valley Documents, 1780-1899

    Collection No.: SC 0138 Extent: 2 boxes; .22 cubic feet
    The Marianne L. Garber Collection of Shenandoah Valley Documents, 1780-1899, contains one journal written by William Mathias Harner from 1847-1861, eight legal and business documents dating from 1815- 1899, and ten land deeds and indentures dating from 1780-1887.

  • Garber, William Photograph Collection, 1930-1960

    Collection No.: P 0002 Extent: 4 Photo Storage boxes and 1 oversize Hollinger box, 2.58 Linear feet
    The William Garber Photograph Collection, 1930-1960, is comprised of about 1625 negatives and 70 prints that were taken and developed by William Garber of Garber’s Photo Shop in Mount Jackson, Virginia. The subject matter of the images encompasses the people, places, industries, automobiles, sports, events, disasters, etc., of the northern Shenandoah Valley (primarily between the cities of Harrisonburg and Woodstock). Also included is a July 1949 issue of The National Geographic Magazine.

  • Gathright, Thomas Papers, 1923-1933

    Collection No.: SC 0233 Extent: 4 hollinger boxes, 1 flat file; 2.1 cubic feet
    The Thomas Gathright Papers, 1923-1933, consisting of 2.1 cubic feet of material, are primarily comprised of the business correspondence and property blueprints of Thomas Gathright, a land-purchasing agent for the C&O Railway.

  • George C. Marshall High School Evaluation Committee Collection, 1965-1966

    Collection No.: SC 5048 Extent: 1 Half Hol. box.
    Support materials for the committee doing the evaluation of George C. Marshall High School in 1965-66.

  • Gillam, Frances Logan Papers, 1939-1940 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0035 Extent: 2 letter folders; .12 cubic feet
    The Frances Logan Gillam Papers, 1939-1940, are comprised of photographs of the Madison College campus dating to the 1939-1940 academic term and miscellaneous materials from Gillam's time as a student at Madison College.

  • Glick, Edward M. Papers, 1951-1988

    Collection No.: SC 0141 Extent: 2 folders; .08 cubic feet
    The Edward M. Glick Papers contain primarily rough and final drafts of speeches written by Edward Glick, which were delivered between 1951 and 1960 by members of the Truman and Eisenhower presidential administrations.

  • Gochenour, Patsy Wheeler Photographs, ca. 1957 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0057 Extent: 1 letter folder; .06 cubic feet
    The Patsy Wheeler Gochenour Photographs, ca. 1957, are comprised of five black-and-white photographs of Madison College and include views of the quad and dorm room interiors. The photographs were presumably taken by or on behalf of alum Patsy Wheeler Gochenour ('57).

  • Grabill, John H. Papers, 1843-1981 (bulk 1894-1922)

    Collection No.: SC 0125 Extent: 1 box; .17 cubic feet
    The John H. Grabill Papers, 1843-1981 (bulk 1894-1922), contain a variety of items including business documents, personal correspondence, and ephemera relating to John H. Grabill, the Grabill family of Shenandoah County, and the Shenandoah Herald.

  • Graduate Council Minutes, 1958-1972 *JMU Papers*

    Collection No.: UA 0024 Extent: 2 boxes; .66 cubic feet
    The Graduate Council Minutes, 1958-1972, are comprised of minutes of the Madison College Graduate Council.

  • Gregory, Thelma Dunn Scrapbook, 1923-1927 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0254 Extent: 1 flat box, 1 folder.; .59 cubic feet
    The Thelma Dunn Gregory Scrapbook, 1923-1927, is comprised of one bound scrapbook containing memorabilia, correspondence and ephemera from Gregory's time as a student at the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg. The collection contains an additional file of photographs from her time as a student, and a file of memorabilia.

  • Hall, Mary Margaret Papers, 1958-1963 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0187 Extent: 1 folder; .06 cubic feet
    This collection includes Madison College related letters and receipts, class schedules, programs and laboratory directions.

  • Harless, Kathleen Scrapbook, 1911-1916, 1982 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0266 Extent: 1 box; .2 cubic feet
    The Kathleen Chevallie Harless Scrapbook contains photographs, invitations and programs that document Harless' experiences at the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg, from 1911-1914. Also included are four postcards depicting campus grounds and buildings, dated 1911-1913, and a promotional flyer from 1982.

  • Harris, John T. Papers, 1771-1937 (bulk 1850-1900)

    Collection No.: SC 0089 Extent: 7 hollinger boxes and 2 oversized folders; 2.95 linear feet
    The John T. Harris Papers, 1771-1937, consist of a large number of personal and political documents relevant to the life and career of John T. Harris. The bulk of the collection is comprised of letters of John T. Harris and his family, and of Peyton Randolph and his family. Several letters discuss Southern secession and the American Civil War. Also included are Randolph family letters, James Clarkson Papers, Civil War documents and Harris genealogy.

  • Harris, Marian Colton Smith Papers, 1932-1938 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0186 Extent: 1 folder; .06 cubic feet
    This collection contains memorabilia from the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg including letters, a teaching contract, application for teaching, and photographs.

  • Harrisonburg Chapter of the Alumnae Association Scrapbook, 1949-1950 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0264 Extent: 2 boxes; .29 cubic feet
    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.

  • Harrisonburg Historic Map Collection, 1873-1982 (bulk 1903-1956)

    Collection No.: SC 0050 Extent: 6 boxes, 6 map folders; 5.19 cubic feet
    The Harrisonburg Historic Map Collection, 1873-1982 (bulk 1903-1956), consists of approximately 615 items including maps, blueprints, drawings, and corresponding paperwork created by the City of Harrisonburg. These items represent proposed road improvements, sewer and water lines, bridge plans, land exchanges, and sub-divisions added to the city. Some drawings for church buildings, schools, parks and industrial zones are included as well.

  • Harrisonburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority Photographs, 1960-1987

    Collection No.: SC 0235 Extent: 2 hollinger boxes, 1 half-hollinger box; .86 cubic feet
    The Harrisonburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority Photographs, consisting of two Hollinger boxes and one half-Hollinger box (.86 cubic feet), are comprised of photographs used by the Harrisonburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority in their urban renewal programs. The bulk of the photographs capture buildings targeted for urban renewal in downtown and residential Harrisonburg, Virginia in the 1960s and 1980s.

  • Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Day Care Center, Inc. Records, 1969-1991

    Collection No.: SC 0135 Extent: 2 boxes; .66 cubic feet
    The Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Child Day Care Centers, Inc. Records, 1696-1991, consist of two boxes of administrative records of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Child Day Care Centers, one of the first day care facilities in the area.

  • Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historic Properties Collection, 1989-2006

    Collection No.: SC 0195 Extent: 4 boxes, 1 flat file; 2.64 cubic feet
    The collection contains National Register of Historic Places nomination forms and supporting documents, maps, floor plans and images for properties in the vicinity of Rockingham County and the City of Harrisonburg generated by students in James Madison University's Historic Preservation class, 1989-2006.

  • Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society Collection

    Collection No.: SC 0117 Extent: 6 boxes, 1 flat folder; 3.0 cubic feet
    This collection consists of approximately 1,700 items, in six boxes and one flat folder, and covers the dates 1740-1950. The collection is comprised of a very wide variety of legal, governmental, business, school, and church records, as well as personal papers, all primarily from the Central Shenandoah Valley (Rockingham, Shenandoah, Augusta, and Page counties). Most are originals, but some facsimiles are included.

  • Harter, Dale F. Collection of Undocumented Deeds: An Exhibit on the History of Harrisonburg’s African-American Community, 1930-1985; 1991

    Collection No.: SC 0105 Extent: 4 folders; .16 cubic feet
    These four folders contain items and information used in the exhibit "Undocumented Deeds: an exhibit on the history of Harrisonburg's African-American Community." The exhibit was compiled by Dale F. Harter and held in the Warren-Sipe Museum of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society in the autumn of 1991.

  • Heatwole Family Papers, 1838-2001

    Collection No.: SC 0252 Extent: 6 boxes; 2.39 cubic feet
    The Heatwole Family Papers, 1838-2001, document descendants of David Heatwole (1767-1842). The collection documents the Virginia Heatwoles, specifically those of Mt. Clinton and Dale Enterprise, as well as the Trumbos of Fulks Run. Materials include correspondence, financial records, personal papers, photographs, and ephemera.

  • Heatwole, John L. Collection of Shenandoah Valley History, 1802-1901

    Collection No.: SC 0092 Extent: 3 folders; .2 cubic feet
    The John L. Heatwole Collection of Shenandoah Valley History, 1802-1901, consists of three folders containing 102 items pertaining to Shenandoah Valley history. The collection is arranged topically into three folders: General Valley Documents, Page County Documents, and Recipes.

  • Heatwole, John L. Personal Papers, 1973-1995

    Collection No.: SC 0101 Extent: 2 boxes; .84 cubic feet
    John L. Heatwole Personal Papers, 1973-1995, consists of one Hollinger box and one flat box of items such as correspondence, exhibit notices, consignment contracts, magazine articles, photos, and sketches relevant to Heatwole's work as an artist and lecturer.

  • Hedrick Family Collection, 1856-1959

    Collection No.: SC 4043 Extent: 2.09 linear ft; 1/2 Hollinger box; 6 folders
    Correspondence and business papers documenting the Hedrick family, which has been part of the Elkton community for generations.

  • Heischman, Jacob Daybook, 1879-1880

    Collection No.: SC 0113 Extent: ; 1 bound daybook
    The Jacob Heischman Daybook, 1879-1880, consists of one bound daybook detailing purchases from March 3, 1879, to March 30, 1880, at the Mount Clifton, Virginia, general store run by Heischman.

  • Henkel Family Papers, 1783-1916

    Collection No.: SC 0099 Extent: 3 boxes; 2.44 cubic feet
    The Henkel Family Papers consists of two Hollinger boxes and one oversize box, and spans a period from 1783 to 1916. The bulk of the collection consists of letters, religious documents, and newspapers and advertisements published by the Henkel Press of New Market, Virginia. Also included are some Henkel family history materials and business documents, and miscellaneous secular materials.

  • Henkel Family Papers, 1801-2008

    Collection No.: SC 0253 Extent: 3 boxes; 1.08 cubic feet
    The Henkel Family Papers, 1801-2008, document the influential Henkel family of Rockingham and Shenandoah counties in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The collection, primarily documenting the Siram and Margaret Koiner Henkel line of the family, is comprised of correspondence, personal and financial papers, and genealogical research materials.

  • Hess, Bertha Couchman and Dunn, Ethel Virginia Correspondence, 1918-1927 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0063 Extent: 2 letter folders; .12 cubic feet
    The Bertha Couchman Hess and Ethel Virginia Dunn Correspondence, 1918-1927, is comprised of four postcards and seven letters written by Hess and Dunn, her niece, to their family in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Couchman authored three postcards while visiting Harrisonburg in August 1918 and the remainder of the correspondence was written by Dunn while she was a student at the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg and while she was a teacher in Morgantown, West Virginia.

  • Hillcrest Drive Images Collection, c. 1950-1974

    Collection No.: P 0005 Extent: 31 digital images
    This collection consists of 31 digital scans of photographs taken of the property at 1215 Hillcrest drive from c. 1950-1974.

  • History Harvest Collection, 1880-2012

    Collection No.: SC 5030 Extent: 605 digital scans. 20.63 GB of data.
    Under the direction of Dr. Andrew Witmer, students in the Spring 2012 Introduction to U.S. Religious History Class worked to compile a digital collection of local religious artifacts. The class hosted a “History Harvest” in which local community members brought in items of religious significance to be digitized and shared with the community via JMU Libraries.

  • Hoak Ledger, 1794-1855

    Collection No.: SC 0161 Extent: 1 folder; .08 cubic feet
    The Hoak Ledger, 1794-1855, is written primarily in German and includes entries for shoeing horses, repairing wagons, and sales of wheat and grain. It likely originated from Gasper Hoak of Page County, Virginia.

  • Hoepfner, Christine Collection on the Shenandoah National Park, 1911-2000

    Collection No.: SC 0170 Extent: 2 boxes; .6 cubic feet
    Contains photocopies of letters, reports, and news stories, mostly from the National Archives and the Shenandoah National Park Archives, which deal with the formation and early administration of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.

  • Holt, Mabel Hancock Papers, 1945-1946, 2006 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0260 Extent: 1 folder; .08 cubic feet
    This collection contains the booklet, "Class of 1946 Madison Memories," printed in 2006 for the alumni reunion, and Madison College ephemera belonging to 1946 alum, Mabel Hancock Holt.

  • Hoover, Mr. & Mrs. James Collection of Strickler Family Papers, 1770-1963

    Collection No.: SC 0098 Extent: 2 hollinger boxes, 1 oversize folder; 1 cubic feet
    This collection deals mainly with the Strickler family of Massanutten, Egypt Bend, and Luray, Virginia, along with a few other related families.

  • Ingham, William Papers, 1945-2013 *JMU Faculty Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0002 Extent: 96 boxes; 31.36 cubic feet
    This collection, consisting of 31.36 cubic feet (94 Hollinger boxes and 2 half-Hollinger boxes), contains the professional and academic papers of Dr. William Ingham, professor emeritus of physics at James Madison University.

  • Iron Foundry Ledger, 1797-1798

    Collection No.: SC 0165 Extent: 1 box; .2 cubic feet
    The Iron Foundry Ledger, 1797 - 1798, consists of one photocopied ledger from an iron foundry or related iron business, possibly Pine Forge, in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, with lists of items sold such as bar iron, provisions, sundries, and horse provender.

  • J. W. Hollis to Joseph Funk Letters, 1832, 1836

    Collection No.: SC 0242 Extent: 9 folders; .2 cubic feet
    The J. W. Hollis to Joseph Funk Letters, 1832, 1836, are comprised of nine letters written to Funk by his publisher J. W. Hollis of Winchester, Virginia. The letters discuss in considerable detail various editorial changes to Funk's works A Compilation of Genuine Church Music and The Confession of Faith, which Hollis printed in 1832 and 1837 respectively.

  • Jackson, Charles Letter Books, 1890-1904

    Collection No.: SC 0234 Extent: 3 folders; .4 cubic feet
    The Charles Jackson Letter Books, 1890-1904, consist of three books created by Charles A. Jackson throughout his career. They contain assorted correspondence, legal cases, and personal viewpoints of Charles Jackson as he acted as a New York lawyer and Virginia business operator. He was heavily involved in the Shenandoah Land & Anthracite Coal Company.

  • Jenkins, Marie M. Papers, 1951-1979 *JMU Faculty Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0180 Extent: 5 boxes; 1.65 cubic feet
    This collection consists of five boxes containing mostly Dr. Jenkins' research notes on planarians during the years 1963-1974. A few folders contain records and correspondence relating to her teaching and research at James Madison University and other professional activities from 1959 to 1979.

  • JMU Sports Posters Collection, 1976-2000

    Collection No.: SC# 5033 Extent: 1 flat box
    The JMU Sports Posters collection contains posters, mainly from the 1990s, advertising sports events for that school year, as well as an advertising poster for the JMU UREC facility.

  • JMU Women’s Club Records, 1977-2013 *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0035 Extent: 6 boxes; 1.75 cubic feet
    The JMU Women's Club Records are comprised of newsletters, yearbooks, directories, papers, scrapbooks, media files and photographs that document the activities of the JMU Woman's Club, from 1977-2013.

  • Jones, Nancy Bondurant Papers, 1909-2011 (bulk 1991-2007) *JMU Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0192 Extent: 19 boxes; 6.53 cubic feet
    The Nancy Bondurant Jones Papers, 1909-2011 (bulk 1991-2007), document the career and personal life of local teacher and writer Nancy Bondurant Jones. The collection mainly consists of research subject files, newspapers and clippings, correspondence, ephemera, speeches, and business and organizational documents. Also included are responses and letters from JMU alumni and Presidents Burruss, Duke, and Miller that Jones acquired during her research for Rooted on Bluestone Hill.

  • Jones, Nathan L. Scrapbook, 1922-1974

    Collection No.: SC 0127 Extent: 1 scrapbook; .3 cubic feet
    The Nathan L. Jones Scrapbook, 1922-1974, consists of photographs, drawings, letters, and legal documents pertaining to the life and experiences of Nathan L. Jones, retired district highway equipment superintendent of the Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation.

  • Jordan, Mary Diaries, 1862-1883

    Collection No.: SC 0162 Extent: 2 folders; .2 cubic feet
    The collection is comprised of two bound diaries kept by Mary Jordan of Harrisonburg between 1862 and 1883, with short entries pertaining to the Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley, the weather, local births, deaths and marriages, and daily activities such as church attendance, visits from relatives and friends, and travel.

  • Kappa Kappa Psi Records, 1958-2009 (bulk 1979-2009) *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0021 Extent: 14 boxes; 5.86 cubic feet
    The Kappa Kappa Psi Records, 1958-2009 (bulk 1979-2009), contain organizational files of and pertaining to the Eta Omicron chapter of the band service fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi at James Madison University. In addition to these administrative files is a large collection of photographic and ephemeral material.

  • Kehr, Kurt Collection 1970s-1990s

    Collection No.: SC 5028 Extent: (.63 linear feet); 1.5 boxes
    This collection contains 24 CDs, 18 tapes, and 13 articles

  • Keister, William H. Collection, 1924-1955

    Collection No.: SC 0123 Extent: 1 box; .17 cubic feet
    The William H. Keister Papers, 1924-1955, consist of one bound volume of letters, loose correspondence, and miscellaneous materials pertaining to Keister.

  • Kellam, Alice Virginia Scrapbook, 1923-1925 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0182 Extent: 1 box; .2 cubic feet
    This collection consists of one scrapbook compiled during Miss Kellam's enrollment in professional courses at the State Normal School for Women in Harrisonburg, Virginia, between the years 1923 and 1925.

  • Kemper, George W. Jr. Medical Ledger, 1857-1892 (bulk 1861-1868)

    Collection No.: SC 0148 Extent: 2 folders; .2 cubic feet
    The George W. Kemper Jr. Medical Ledger, 1857-1892 [bulk 1861-1868], consists of one large ledger, handwritten by Kemper, including dated entries of names, amounts owed, and occasional notes beneath the names.

  • Kohl, Eva Rooshup Papers, 1919, 1971 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0040 Extent: 1 letter folder; .06 cubic feet
    The Eva Rooshup Kohl Papers, 1919, 1971, contain paper memorabilia belonging to Eva Rooshup Kohl from her time as a student at the State Normal School for Women at Harrisonburg.

  • Lanier Garden Club Records, 1955-1989

    Collection No.: SC 0115 Extent: 3 boxes ; 1.90 cubic feet
    The Lanier Garden Club Records, 1955-1989, consist of ten scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, photos, club programs, and one yearbook.

  • Lanier Literary Society Records, 1911-1931 *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0026 Extent: 2 boxes; .33 cubic feet
    This collection is comprised of two record books, bound posters, and ephemera created by members of the Lanier Literary Society, from 1911-1931.

  • Lara, A.S. Papers, 1856-1861

    Collection No.: SC 0249 Extent: 1 folder; .08 cubic feet
    The A.S. Lara Papers, 1856-1861 consist of letters, receipts and documents relating to business dealings of merchant, Aaron S. Lara, in Rockbridge County and Augusta County, Virginia.

  • Lee Literary Society Records, 1909-1912 *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0027 Extent: 1 box; .13 cubic feet
    The collection is comprised of bound posters and programs created by the Lee Literary Society from 1909-1912.

  • Lee Morrison Collection, 1946-2011

    Collection No.: SC 5041 Extent: 2 Boxes, 48 Folders.
    Dr. Lonnie “Lee” Leotus Morrison was a professor, coach, and administrator at Madison College. She dedicated her career to promoting gender equality in collegiate athletics. Included in this collection are materials from numerous conferences, speeches, diplomas and awards, photos, reports on women’s ossues in sport and  education, and personal reflections.

  • Lee, Emily Lewis Papers, 1940-2006 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0185 Extent: 5 boxes; 1.97 cubic feet
    The collection includes James Madison University related correspondence, newsclippings, photographs, scrapbooks, interview, and reunion booklets.

  • Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh Scrapbook, ca. 1914-1991 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0047 Extent: 1 folder; .3 cubic feet
    The Sarah McCulloh Lemmon Scrapbook, ca. 1914-1991, documents significant events of Lemmon's life including her time as a student at the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg.

  • Libraries and Educational Technologies Records, 1939-2016, bulk 1988-2009 *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0008 Extent: 35 boxes, 1 map folder; 11.92 cubic feet
    This collection of contains the administrative records for James Madison University Libraries and Educational Technologies (LET) from 1939-2016. In addition to administrative records, this collection also contains historical items relating to the history of the library.

  • Lindsey, Thomas N. and Sarah C. Letter, 1861

    Collection No.: SC 0067 Extent: 1 letter folder; .06 cubic feet
    The Thomas N. and Sarah C. Lindsey Letter, 1861, is comprised of one letter written by the Lindseys of Churchville, Virginia to a Mr. Wynant. The letter is dated June 24, 1861, just two months after the start of the American Civil War. While Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey addressed Mr. Wynant separately, resulting in two distinct letters, both letters are contained on one leaf. The Lindseys comment on the changes taking place in Churchville and the Shenandoah Valley as a result of the Civil War. Additionally, they mention the price and scarcity of goods, harvest yields, the evils of liquor, and general community news.

  • Liskey Collection of Heavner Family Papers, 1788-1967

    Collection No.: SC 0184 Extent: 1 box; .4 cubic feet
    The Liskey Collection of Heavner Family Papers, 1788-1967, consists of one box (.4 cubic feet) of personal correspondence, business and personal financial records, and various other items pertaining to the William Heavner family, documented through the maternal side: William Heavner, Evaline Heavner Aubrey, Dorcas Aubrey Breneman (also spelled Brenneman), and Mae Breneman Liskey. Other names represented are Hughes, Brake, Dove, Hess, and Trumbo, among others. The collection is arranged chronologically in four series: Richard Hughes Estate Papers, Correspondence, Financial Papers, and General Miscellany.

  • Lockard, Naomi Thacker Papers, 1941-1943 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0054 Extent: 1 letter folder; .06 cubic feet
    The Naomi Thacker Lockard Papers, 1941-1943, contain Lockard's course registration materials from her time as a student at Madison College.

  • Long, W. E. & Sons General Store Collection, 1865-1971

    Collection No.: SC 5044 Extent: 1/2 Hollinger Box & 1 folder of 1 ledger.
    This collection contains one ledger with a client list and daily transactions. There are copies made of missing pages and badly discolored pages from the beginning pages.

  • Lumber Ledgers, 1883-1890

    Collection No.: SC 0110 Extent: 1 folder; .08 cubic feet
    Two ledgers likely documenting a sawmill or lumber operation in western Virginia or Pendleton County, West Virginia. The surnames present in the ledgers also indicate a potential connection to Pennsylvania.

  • Lyne, Mary Catherine Papers, 1942-2001 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0046 Extent: 3 legal folders; .16 cubic feet
    The Mary Catherine Lyne Papers, 1942-2001, contain photographs, programs, memos, and newspaper clippings related to Mary Catherine Lyne's time spent serving in the SPARS (the Women's Reserve of the Coast Guard) from 1943 to 1947.

  • Madison, James Memorabilia, 1796-1951

    Collection No.: SC 0119 Extent: 3 boxes; 1.77 cubic feet
    James Madison Memorabilia, 1796-1951, contains correspondence, official documents, engravings, photographs, and artifacts related to James Madison, the Madison family, and descendents.

  • Manley Family Papers, 1707-1953

    Collection No.: SC 0085 Extent: 2 boxes, 1 flat file; .83 linear feet
    The Manley Family Papers, 1707-1953, consist of various documents pertaining to the Manley family's personal, genealogical, and business activities, covering several Virginia and West Virginia counties. Included in the collection are letters written by family members and an assortment of legal papers detailing taxes and land deeds.

  • Marching Royal Dukes Records, 1975-2016 *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0016 Extent: 33 boxes, 3 flat folders; 26.74 cubic feet
    The Marching Royal Dukes Records contain the organizational files pertaining to the operation of the JMU marching band from 1975-2016. In addition to these files, the records include ephemera, photographs, and audio-video recordings of and pertaining to the Marching Royal Dukes.

  • Martin, Julia Smith Papers, 1945-1948 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0036 Extent: 2 letter folders; .12 cubic feet
    The Julia Smith Martin Papers, 1945-1948, contain event programs, disciplinary slips, and papers collected by Julia Lewis Smith Martin during her time as a student at Madison College.

  • Mathematical Practice Books, 1781-1869

    Collection No.: SC 0173 Extent: 1 box; .2 cubic feet
    Consists of two bound and handwritten practice books for ascertaining weights, measures, and other practical accountancy problems.

  • Mattie E. Mowry Farm Ledger, 1896-1926

    Collection No.: SC 0245 Extent: 2 folders; .1 cubic feet
    The Mattie E. Mowry Farm Ledger, 1896-1926, includes 342 pages, of which, 213 pages are blank. Ledger begins with inventory following expense and sales trackers including grain, livestock, animal products, labor, bills, and miscellaneous. Inside the ledger were a large number of laid in papers that include calculations, personal notes, and tax statements. The back of the ledger includes multiple templates, tables, how-tos, rules, and remedies. The majority of the dates in the ledger are between 1896 and 1924, although there are some 1925 and 1926 dates.

  • May, George E. Papers, c.1930s

    Collection No.: SC 0094 Extent: 5 folders; .1 cubic feet
    The George E. May Papers, 1930s, contain 44 chapters (some missing) of a carbon-copy typescript manuscript plus handwritten drafts and other notes on the history of Port Republic, Virginia. The manuscript is a draft of May's book Port Republic: The History of a Shenandoah Valley River Town that was published for the first time in 2002 - the 200th anniversary of the founding of Port Republic.

  • McHone Brothers (LLC) Collection of Houck Tannery Records, 1870-1913

    Collection No.: SC 0172 Extent: 8 boxes; 6.7 cubic feet
    This collection consists of 6.7 cubic feet of records documenting the operations of the Houck Tannery and the J.P. Houck Store in Harrisonburg, Virginia, from 1870-1913, chiefly from 1890 to 1913. The collection contains account ledgers, registries, correspondence, and financial and transportation documents that record this turn of the century industry.

  • McPheeters, Harper, and Swartzle Papers, 1849-1875

    Collection No.: SC 0160 Extent: 1 folder; .08 cubic feet
    The McPheeters, Harper, and Swartzle Papers, 1849-1875, include annual membership receipts for the Virginia Central Agricultural Society for A.A. McPheeters and Miss Mary J. McPheeters, a list of the appraised property of Mrs. M.R. Harper, and an article of agreement between Ira Swartzle, David Swartzle, and J. William Sheetz.

  • Middle Ground Institute Collection, 1861-1889

    Collection No.: SC 3068 Extent: ; 3 folders; 3 folders

  • Middlebrook School Minstrel Show Photograph, 1954

    Collection No.: SC 0066 Extent: 1 letter folder; .06 cubic feet
    The Middlebrook School Minstrel Show Photograph, 1954, depicts the cast, including students and presumably teachers and administrators, of a minstrel show at the Middlebrook School in Augusta County, Virginia.

  • Milbourne, L. R. Letters, 1886-1906

    Collection No.: SC 0108 Extent: 1 folder; .08 cubic feet
    The L. R. Milbourne Papers consist of letters between Lodowic Ralph Milbourne and his fiancée Virginia Ann Strickler documenting day-to-day life and religious topics of the time from 1886 – 1888 in Luray, Virginia as well as a notebook detailing wardrobe expenses from 1893 – 1906.

  • Miller, Betty Clougherty Papers, 1945-2000 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0189 Extent: 1 folder; .06 cubic feet
    The collection includes programs, photographs, and a dance card.

  • Miller, Don C. Collection, 1785-1799

    Collection No.: SC 4049 Extent: ; 1 cd-rom
    The Don C. Miller Collection, 1785-1799, consists of one CD-ROM containing 200+ digital images of one bound ledger, 12 inches tall by 7.5 inches wide, from the Pine Forge iron forge near New Market, Va.

  • Miller, Gordon W. Collection on Gabriel Thomas Barbee, 1787-2005

    Collection No.: SC 0193 Extent: 2 boxes; .66 cubic feet
    Photocopies of materials documenting Gabriel T. Barbee's influence in the Virginia Farmers' Alliance, 1887-1894.

  • Miller, Mrs. John Collection of New Market Documents, 1791-1873

    Collection No.: SC 0114 Extent: 1 oversize folder; .27 cubic feet
    The Mrs. John Miller Collection of New Market Documents consists of three oversize facsimiles pertaining to the foundation and plotting of the town of New Market, Virginia.

  • Milling Company Ledger, 1891

    Collection No.: SC 0116 Extent: ; 1 bound ledger
    A ledger for a presumed and unidentified milling company in Woodstock, Virginia. Entries in the ledger date from March 31, 1891 to December 10, 1891.

  • Minnick Sr., Ezra M. Diary, 1900

    Collection No.: SC 0051 Extent: 1 letter folder; .06 cubic feet
    The Ezra M. Minnick Sr. Diary, 1900, is comprised of one Excelsior Diary with daily entries by Timberville, Virginia farmer and government inspector, Ezra M. Minnick Sr. General subject matter includes weather reports, local and state politics, business dealings, and personal news and events.

  • Miscellaneous Historical Newspapers Collection, 1788-1828

    Collection No.: SC# NEWS Extent: One newspaper box; x 1.73 linear feet; 1″ x 20.75″ x 24.50″
    The Miscellaneous Historical Newspapers Collection, 1788-1828, consists of one newspaper box (1.73 linear feet), containing twelve newspaper issues from nine Early American newspapers.

  • Morley-Mower, Geoffrey Papers, 1999-2001 *JMU Faculty Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0194 Extent: 1 box; 0.17 cubic feet
    The Geoffrey Morley-Mower Papers, 1999-2001, include a draft of Morley-Mower's memoir Flying Blind, correspondence with artist and collection donor Richard McNealy, and images and copies of paintings used to illustrate Flying Blind.

  • Morrison, Hugh Starke Account Book, 1871-1876

    Collection No.: SC 0004 Extent: 1 half-hollinger box; .2 cubic feet
    The Hugh Starke Morrison Account Book, 1871-1876, consists of one ledger that documents the business transactions and expenses of Hugh Starke Morrison's photography studio in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

  • Mt. Clinton Post Office Records, 1879-1893

    Collection No.: SC 4057 Extent: ; 3 books; 3 books
    This collection includes three post office record books. Two of the books detail packages that are in transit. The post office of origin and destination are recorded. The third book records registered matter that has been sent, delivered, or transferred through the post office Mt. Clinton, Va.

  • Mt. Clinton Telephone Company Ledger, 1916-1952

    Collection No.: SC 0131 Extent: 1 folder; .08 cubic feet
    The Mt. Clinton Telephone Company Ledger, 1916-1952, is comprised of one ledger containing individuals' names alongside assessed and paid amounts.

  • Mt. Clinton Voter Registers, 1867-1901

    Collection No.: SC 0010 Extent: 1 half-hollinger box; .2 cubic feet
    The Mt. Clinton Voter Registers, 1867-1901, are comprised of three voter registers for Mt. Clinton in Rockingham County, Virginia. Two voter registers document white male voters and one register documents "colored" male voters. The collection also includes two notes and one printed document from the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • Munoz, Patricia Bourne Papers, 1952-1955 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0038 Extent: 1 letter folder; .06 cubic feet
    The Patricia Bourne Munoz Papers, 1952-1955, contain two items belonging to Patricia Bourne Munoz, a 1957 Madison College graduate. Items include one program from the Madison College May Day of 1957 and one program from a 1955 Virgil Fox organ concert.

  • National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Massanutton Chapter Records, 1895-2016

    Collection No.: SC 0076 Extent: 10 boxes; 3.56 cubic feet
    The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Massanutton Chapter Records, 1895-2016, consist of ten boxes. It consists of the official papers of the chapter and has been arranged into five series: Minutes, Yearbooks, Subject files, Scrapbooks and Ephemera, and Oversize.

  • New Market Garden Club Papers, 1928-1942

    Collection No.: SC 0259 Extent: 1 box, 2 folders; .52 cubic feet
    The New Market Garden Club Papers, 1928-1942, is comprised of a scrapbook, reports, newspaper clippings and programs that document the formation and activities of the club.

  • New Market Poll Books, 1873-1879

    Collection No.: SC 0109 Extent: 1 folder; .08 cubic feet
    Shenandoah County poll books dating to the 1870s.

  • New Market Store Ledger, 1879-1891

    Collection No.: SC 0149 Extent: 1 folder; .26 cubic feet
    The New Market Store Ledger, 1879-1891, is comprised of one bound ledger documenting the business transactions of a New Market Virginia general store or similar enterprise.

  • New Market Weather Notebook, 1902-1920

    Collection No.: SC 0139 Extent: 1 folder; .08 cubic feet
    The New Market Weather Notebook, 1902-1920, documents temperature and other weather information for New Market, Virginia.

  • Nursing Department Records, 1951-2015 (bulk 1972-2001) *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0006 Extent: 23 boxes; 8.26 cubic feet
    Consists of meeting minutes, correspondence, studies, grants, photographs, and scrapbooks documenting the creation and growth of the Department of Nursing at James Madison University.

  • O’Ferrall, Charles Triplett Papers, 1870-1893

    Collection No.: SC 0086 Extent: 1/2 hollinger box, 1 flat box; 0.209 linear feet
    The Charles Triplett O'Ferrall Papers, 1870-1893, consist of 273 items in a ½ Hollinger box and one item in one flat box (.209 linear feet) of correspondence to O'Ferrall when he resided in Harrisonburg, Virginia, as well as a small amount of assorted legal, financial, and miscellaneous documents which are apparently unconnected with O'Ferrall or his family, but do illustrate some common financial and legal practices of the day.

  • Office of Affirmative Action Records, 1977-2009 (bulk 1977-1988) *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0005 Extent: 2 boxes; .5 cubic feet
    The Office of Affirmative Action Records, 1977-2009 (bulk 1977-1988), consist of documents and correspondence concerning the planning and implementation of affirmative action in Virginia, particularly at James Madison University. Included are reports, data and correspondence from the University and state and federal government.

  • Office of Institutional Research Records, 1975-1998 *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0042 Extent: 1 box; .4 cubic feet
    The Office of Institutional Research Records contains reports, newsletters, surveys and studies, from 1975-1998.

  • Office of the President: Board of Visitors Records, 1908-2001 *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0010 Extent: 18 hollinger boxes, 2 half-hollinger boxes, 1 oversize hollinger box; 6.94 cubic feet
    The Office of the President: Board of Visitors Records, 1908-2001, document the activities of the James Madison University Board of Visitors and its predecessor, the Board of Trustees. Materials include meeting minutes, correspondence, financial documents, and president's reports.

  • Office of the President: Committee Records, 1909-1957 *JMU Records*
  • Office of the President: Disciplinary Records, 1949-1993 *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0039 Extent: 6 boxes; 1.82 cubic feet
    Office of the President: Disciplinary Records, 1949-1993 is comprised of correspondence, memos, reports, and documents that pertain to student disciplinary proceedings headed by the Honor Council, Student Council and Faculty Judiciary Committee, and Judiciary Committee spanning the G. Tyler Miller and Ronald Carrier administrations.

  • Office of the President: Faculty Minutes, 1909-1998 *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0011 Extent: 5 boxes; 1.5 cubic feet
    The Office of the President: Faculty Minutes, 1909-1998, are comprised of minutes of James Madison University general faculty meetings and includes bound volumes and loose minutes.

  • Office of the President: G. Tyler Miller Papers, 1941-1998 *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0025 Extent: 8 boxes; 3.2 cubic feet
    The Office of the President: G. Tyler Miller Papers are comprised of interviews, correspondence, minutes, reports, court documents and judiciary transcripts created during Miller's tenure as president of Madison College from 1949-1971. The collection is comprised of three series: Professional Papers, Court Documents, and Disciplinary Papers.

  • Otto Brothers Letters, 1865

    Collection No.: SC 0014 Extent: 1 legal folder; .08 cubic feet
    The Otto Brothers Letters consist of three letters from Jacob W. and Henry H. Otto to their friends and parents in Altoona, Pennsylvania, dated February 24, March 10, and March 18, 1865. They write to inform their loved ones of their condition while their regiment is stationed near Hancock Station, Virginia.

  • Parsons, Delphine Hurst Papers, 1923-1976 (bulk 1923-1931) *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0012 Extent: 2 hollinger boxes, 1 half-hollinger box, 3 oversize boxes; 2.47 cubic feet
    Materials include correspondence, paper ephemera, yearbooks, and memorabilia of Delphine Hurst Parsons from her time as a student at Maury High School in Norfolk, Virginia and at the State Teachers College (STC) at Harrisonburg, with one vinyl record of the Madison College Choir Concert of 1966, and a single photograph from the 1976 reunion of STC students. This collection also contains three yearbooks owned by Nellie Cowan Williams, a close friend and STC classmate of Delphine Parsons, and four yearbooks belonging to Hurst.

  • Peggy’s Doctor Cast Photograph, ca. 1934-1935

    Collection No.: SC 0022 Extent: 1 legal folder; .08 cubic feet
    The "Peggy's Doctor" Cast Photograph, ca. 1934-1935, is a glossy black-and-white promotional still photograph with text overlaid depicting the cast of the radio drama "Peggy's Doctor" which ran from 1934-1935.

  • People’s Bank Ledger, 1910-1915

    Collection No.: SC 0151 Extent: 1 box; .73 cubic feet
    One oversize ledger documenting the business transactions of Harrisonburg, Virginia's People's Bank, spanning August 31, 1910 to June 12, 1915.

  • Peterson, Emilyn Papers, 1929-2002 (bulk 1929-1933) *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0009 Extent: 5 legal folders; .1 cubic feet
    The Emily Peterson Papers, 1929-2002, bulk 1929-1933, consists of five folders (in one half-Hollinger box) of materials relating to Peterson's time as a student at the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg. Included are academic and athletic materials, memorabilia and ephemera, tickets to sporting and theatrical events, and newspaper clippings from The Breeze.

  • Peyton Dagg Ledger, 1871-1896

    Collection No.: SC 5040 Extent: 1 Half Hollinger box.
    Business transactions of a local tailor, along with personal notes on remedies and manners.

  • Pierson, John Frederick Papers, 1864-1925

    Collection No.: SC 0015 Extent: 2 legal folders; .16 cubic feet
    Collection of James Frederick Pierson's personal copies of Civil War and post-Civil War literature including enlistment parameters and several invitations, dinner menus, programs, and other memorabilia from various veteran associations to which Mr. Pierson belonged.

  • Plains District, Rockingham County School Register, 1886-1892

    Collection No.: SC 0169 Extent: one bound ledger; .08 cubic feet
    Consists of a ledger with names, attendance records, and subject studies.

  • Prayer Meeting in a Contraband Camp – Washington, 1862 Steel Engraving, 1887

    Collection No.: SC 0060 Extent: 1 letter folder; .06 cubic feet
    The "Prayer Meeting in a Contraband Camp – Washington, 1862" Steel Engraving, 1887, is comprised of one 5 ¼ x 8 ¾ inch engraving featuring imagery of African-American worshippers, crowded into a small dark cabin. The prayer meeting attendees are depicted as singing, clapping, dancing, stomping their feet, and generally moving about energetically with arms uplifted.

  • Price, Agnes Mason Papers, 1930-1935 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0034 Extent: 2 letter folders; .12 cubic feet
    The Agnes Mason Price Papers, 1930-1935, are comprised of materials from Price's time as a student at the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg. The collection includes report cards and receipts.

  • Project Concern, Inc. Records, 1969-1982

    Collection No.: SC 0155 Extent: 9 boxes; 3.32 cubic feet
    The Project Concern, Inc. Records, 1969-1982, consist of documents pertaining to the organization's activities within Rockingham County. The documents include the organization's records, their relationships with other organizations and their programs and projects, including their annual summer camp.

  • Quarles, Tresa Scrapbook, 1953-2007 (bulk 1953-1957) *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0048 Extent: 2 folders; .3 cubic feet
    The Tresa F. Quarles Scrapbook, 1953-2007 (bulk 1953-1957), comprises captioned photographs, correspondence, and ephemera documenting Quarles' time as a student at Madison College and as an alumni. Also included are six typed reminiscences written by Quarles in which she recalls highlights from her time at Madison College.

  • Radical Roots Community Farm Collection, 2006-2008

    Collection No.: SC 0271 Extent: 3 folders; .24 cubic feet
    The Radical Roots Community Farm Collection, 2006-2008, is comprised of issues of the “Radical Roots Garden Journal” and brochures by the Radical Roots Community Farm in Keezletown, Virginia, as well as documents related to the founding of the Friendly City Food Co-op in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

  • Rainey, Jay G. Papers, 1970-1996 (bulk 1970-1977) *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0024 Extent: 5 legal folders; .1 cubic feet
    The Jay G. Rainey Papers, 1970-1996, bulk 1970-1977, consist of five legal folders (.1 cubic feet). The collection is comprised of materials relating to Rainey's role in the April 1970 protest of three faculty members' non-reappointment. Additional materials are related to The Fixer, a student-run newspaper of which Rainey was an editor, and political brochures and newsletters from the AFL-CIO.

  • Ralph Cohen Ephemera Collection, 1934-1996

    Collection No.: SC 5025 Extent: 1 Hol. box.
    Comprised of an assortment of reprints of articles by various authors that are embellished with an inscription to Cohen from the author. Also included is a rare copy of a speech Cohen gave at the University of Utah in 1961 as well as the original manuscript for his The Unfolding of “The Seasons:” A Study of James Thomson’s Poem.

  • Recipe Book, 1855

    Collection No.: SC 0164 Extent: 1 folder; .06 cubic feet
    This collection consists of one notebook of handwritten recipes dated 1855, possibly originating in Rockingham County, Virginia, which contains recipes for a variety of foods, as well as a recipe for a homemade poultice and eau de toilette.

  • Reed, Margaret Collection, 1902-1914

    Collection No.: SC 0093 Extent: ; 1 folder
    The collection consists of three items: a letter from Charles T. O'Ferrall to Mayme Clarke Robinson concerning the family history; a transcript of the aforesaid letter typed by Isabelle Robinson Reed, the daughter of Mayme Clarke Robinson; and a photo copy of Mayme Clarke Robinson's application to the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

  • Riley, James Rex Papers, 1971-1983 *JMU Faculty Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0181 Extent: 5 boxes; 2.03 cubic feet
    This collection contains five boxes. The bulk of the collection consists of manuscripts of Dr. Riley's compositions and recordings of performances of his works.

  • Ritchie, Patricia Turner Collection on Brocks Gap, 1750-1990s

    Collection No.: SC 0145 Extent: 2 boxes; 1.4 cubic feet
    The Patricia Turner Ritchie Collection on Brocks Gap, 1750s-1990s, is comprised exclusively of photocopies of deeds, wills, surveys, patents, road agreements, accounts, letters and a wide variety of other documents relevant to the Brocks Gap area of northwestern Rockingham County, Virginia.

  • Rockingham County Circuit Court Receipts, 1875-1882

    Collection No.: SC 0144 Extent: 1 box; .17 cubic feet
    Circuit court receipts from 1875-1882 for Rockingham County, Virginia.

  • Rockingham County Ledger, 1878-1892

    Collection No.: SC 5045 Extent: 1 Box, 1 Folder; ledger 6 ½” x 13″
    The Rockingham County Ledger is a single ledger that was purchased from Larry Carrier. It contains business related accounts pertaining to the sale and purchase of goods and livestock, general farm accounts, employee payments, and debts owed/paid by individuals within Rockingham County.

  • Rockingham County Legal Documents, 1866-1935

    Collection No.: SC 0167 Extent: 1 folder; .08 cubic feet
    Consists of articles of agreement, deeds, surveys and wills, pertaining to the lease, sale, and transfer of farmland near Keezletown in Rockingham County, Virginia. Government seals are affixed to many of the deeds. Approximately two-thirds are handwritten.

  • Rockingham Public Library Collection of Rockingham County Legal Documents, 1767-1873

    Collection No.: SC 0136 Extent: 1 box; .4 cubic feet
    The Rockingham Public Library Collection of Rockingham County Legal Documents, 1767-1873, consists of one box chiefly comprised of legal documents from Rockingham County and Harrisonburg.

  • Rockingham Union Lodge No. 27, A.F. and A.M. Collection, 1847-1905

    Collection No.: SC 4052 Extent: 13 folders; 1 flat box; 1 flat box; 13 folders
    The collection consists of photocopies [and digital images] of materials removed from the cornerstone of Rockingham Union Lodge No. 27 located at 114 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, on November 28, 2006.

  • Roop, V. Inez Graybeal Papers, 1913-2005 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0183 Extent: 5 boxes; 1.61 cubic feet
    The V. Inez Graybeal Roop Papers, 1913-2005, a collection of a notable Harrisonburg Teacher's College (now James Madison University) alumna, contains James Madison University related correspondence, speeches, news clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and reunion programs, as well as Roop and Graybeal family history.

  • Ruiz, Iris Alina Papers, 1939-1942 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 5051 Extent: 1 hollinger box, 1 photo box; 1 linear feet
    This collection consists of materials pertaining to Iris Alina Ruiz during her years as a student at Madison College from 1939-1942.

  • Samuel Shacklett Store Daybooks, 1845-1866

    Collection No.: SC 0168 Extent: 2 boxes; 1.36 cubic feet
    Four daybooks, which cover 1845, September 1851-August 1852, January 1856-March 1858, and September 1865-December 1866, list by date and customer the purchase of a wide variety of items including foodstuffs, fabric, books, clothing and shoes, and sundry home goods.

  • Sarah Maria Everett Collection on James Madison, 1816-1907

    Collection No.: SC 5047 Extent: 1 Flat box.
    Boston Gazette from December 9, 1816 and a 1907 printed portrait of President James Madison.

  • Saufley Family Photograph Collection, 1880-1903

    Collection No.: P 0006 Extent: 1 Hollinger box, 1 linear foot
    The Saufley Family Photograph Collection, 1880-1903, contains sixty-six photographs of various members and in-laws of the Saufley family.  The images display many members of Saufley, VanLear, Showalter, and Hooke families and their friends.

  • Sawhill, John A. Collection, 1756-1848 *JMU Faculty Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0111 Extent: 1 oversize folder; .27 cubic feet
    The John A. Sawhill Collection, 1756-1848, contains seven miscellaneous documents of American and British origin.

  • School of Art and Art History Photographs, ca. 1970 – 2000 *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0044 Extent: 1 box; .2 cubic feet
    This collection is comprised of photographs of students and faculty at the School of Art and Art History, now the School of Art, Design and Art History, from c. 1970 to 2000.

  • School of Music Scrapbooks, 1915-1999 (bulk 1969-1999) *JMU Papers*

    Collection No.: UA 0048 Extent: 5 boxes; 3.85 cubic feet
    The School of Music Scrapbooks, 1915-1999 (bulk 1969-1999), consist of 18 scrapbooks and loose ephemera. These scrapbooks predominantly chronicle the events of the Madison College Chorale between 1969 and 1997 under the direction of David A. Watkins, with other scrapbooks including one for the Women's Concert Choir under the direction of Sally M. Lance and another for the Madison College Glee Club under the direction of Edna T. Shaeffer.

  • School of Theatre and Dance Records, 1930-2011 (bulk 1981-1993) *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0045 Extent: 4 folders; .32 cubic feet
    The School of Theatre and Dance Records, 1930-2011 (bulk 1981-1993) consists of playbills, programs and curriculum brochures relating to theatre and dance performances at and sponsored by James Madison University

  • Scothern, George W. W. Daybooks, 1905-1911

    Collection No.: SC 0142 Extent: 3 folders; .16 cubic feet
    The George W. W. Scothern Daybooks, 1905 - 1911, consist of account ledgers and other materials that document the business transactions of a photography business and a general store, C.A. Scothern & Son.

  • Scott, Philip H. Letters, 1951-1953

    Collection No.: SC 0019 Extent: 1 legal folder; .08 cubic feet
    The Philip H. Scott Letters, 1951-1953, consist of four letters, three of which are addressed to Philip H. Scott, a seventh generation descendant of James Madison, from the Office of the Dean at Madison College. The fourth is a handwritten draft letter from Scott to Percy H. Warren, Chairman of the Madison Day Celebration.

  • Sensabaugh, Kenneth E. Papers, 1944 – 2009 (bulk 1944-1954)

    Collection No.: SC 0248 Extent: 2 boxes; .39 cubic feet
    The Kenneth E. Sensabaugh Papers, 1944-2009 (bulk 1944-1954), are comprised primarily of materials related to Sensabaugh's career in the U. S. Navy. Items include photographs, sketch portraits of Sensabaugh, discharge papers, and ephemera.

  • Shaeffer, Edna T. Retirement Letters, 1940, 1956 *JMU Faculty Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0061 Extent: 1 letter folder; .06 cubic feet
    The Edna T. Shaeffer Retirement Letters, 1940, 1956, is a collection of approximately 60 congratulatory letters presented to Shaeffer upon her retirement as director of the Glee Club from Madison College. Correspondents are former students who sang under direction and tutelage.

  • Shank, David E. Automobile Receipt, 1968

    Collection No.: SC 0244 Extent: 1 folder; .08 cubic feet
    The David E. Shank Automobile Receipt, May 16, 1968, documents Shank's trade-in of a 1964 Cadillac and subsequent purchase of a 1968 Lincoln Continental sedan from Royal Motor Company in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

  • Sheetz-Dellinger Collection, 1870-1956

    Collection No.: P 0001 Extent: 1.5 Hollinger boxes, .63 Linear feet
    The Sheetz-Dellinger Collection, 1870s-1950s, is comprised of 92 photographs, two Edinburg High School diplomas, an assortment of school report cards and other papers, and various miscellaneous materials pertaining to James S. Sheetz, Frances Dellinger Sheetz, and their family and friends.

  • Shenandoah County General Store Ledger, 1896

    Collection No.: SC 0265 Extent: 1 ledger; .08 cubic feet
    The Shenandoah County General Store Ledger, 1896, is comprised of one bound ledger documenting individuals' purchases from a general store, presumably in Shenandoah County, Virginia.

  • Shenandoah County Mill Ledger, 1869-1944

    Collection No.: SC 0178 Extent: 1 enclosure; .09 cubic feet
    The Shenandoah County Mill Ledger, 1869-1944, consists of one disbound ledger holding approximately 100 numbered pages. Account entries list: commodity, purchaser, type, amount and price. Commodities mentioned include: seeds, corn meal, eggs, brooms, tubs, crockery, apples, cash, and shoes, among other items. Work for hire is also recorded.

  • Shenandoah County Preacher Travel Journal, 1858

    Collection No.: SC 0269 Extent: 2 folders; .16 cubic feet
    The collection contains a travel journal written by an unnamed preacher from New Market, Virginia, documenting travel to Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania in 1858, as well as a mill and plantation bill of sale.

  • Shenandoah Local History Collection, 1791-1900

    Collection No.: SC 5055 Extent:  Shenanddoah Valley;1 flat box.
    This collection contains many different documents pertaining to the local history of the Shenandoah Valley during the nineteenth century. There are photos, land grants, family papers, church meeting minutes, and autograph albums.

  • Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-1999

    Collection No.: SdArch SNP Extent: 6 Hollinger boxes, 6.6 linear feet of media cabinet drawers; 9.1 linear feet total
    The Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, SdArch SNP, 1964-1999, consists of audio, transcripts, and images pertaining to interviews conducted primarily by Dorothy Noble Smith in addition to members of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, park collaborators Eugene and Diane Zior Wilhelm, Darwin Lambert, and others.

  • Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition Records, 1983-2016

    Collection No.: SC 0230 Extent: 2 boxes; .8 cubic feet
    The Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition Records, 1983-2016, document the activities of the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC), formerly named the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Club. Materials include newsletters, meeting minutes, correspondence, and promotional material and route maps for the Annual Shenandoah Valley Century Ride.

  • Shenandoah Valley Legal Documents, 1751-1968 (bulk 1901-1935)

    Collection No.: SC 0176 Extent: 1 box; .2 cubic feet
    The collection is comprised of 94 legal and tax related documents.

  • Shenandoah Valley Miscellaneous Ledgers, Minute Books, and Registers, 1804-1933, (bulk 1820s-1890s)

    Collection No.: SC 0079 Extent: 41 ledgers; 6 hollinger boxes; 2.5 oversize hollinger boxes; 1 flat item; 4.6 linear feet
    The Shenandoah Valley Miscellaneous Ledgers, Minute Books, and Registers, 1804-1933, are comprised of an assortment of bound record books from various organizations and individuals, documenting a variety of agricultural, social, commercial, and educational endeavors in Harrisonburg and surrounding counties in the 19th and 20th centuries.

  • Shenandoah Valley Oral History Project, 2005-2006

    Collection No.: SdArch 29 Extent: .63 linear feet; one Hollinger box plus digital material
    The Shenandoah Valley Oral History Project consists of audio interviews, transcripts, and background material dating from 2005-2006 conducted by James Madison University students in Professor Daniel Kerr’s course Selected Themes in U.S. History, HIST 339.  Interviewees were primarily from Rockingham and Augusta Counties. Topics range from labor and civil rights activism, Native Americans, Latino immigrants, ex-offenders, the homeless, and gays, lesbians and bisexuals.

  • Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar Records, 1990-2009

    Collection No.: SC 0205 Extent: 5 boxes; 1.65 cubic feet
    This collection consists of administrative records and papers by scholars from colleges, libraries and other institutions for the monthly presentations of the Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar (SVRSS). The collection contains financial records, announcements, correspondence, information about presenters, and academic papers.

  • Shuler Family Papers, 1893-1930 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0071 Extent: 2 boxes; .6 cubic feet
    The Shuler Family Papers, 1893-1930, are comprised of one scrapbook of recipes and home remedies, three ledgers, and one State Normal School course notebook created by the Shuler family of Port Republic, Virginia.

  • Simmons, Hester A. Helmick Receipts, 1945-1948

    Collection No.: SC 0062 Extent: 1 letter folder; .06 cubic feet
    The Hester A. Helmick Simmons Receipts, 1945-1948, are comprised of approximately 85 cancelled checks from the Grant County Bank (Petersburg, West Virginia) checking account of Hester Helmick.

  • Sister Speak Records, 1998-2013 *JMU Papers*

    Collection No.: UA 0015 Extent: 2 boxes; .66 cubic feet
    The Sister Speak Records include administrative files from 1998-2013 related to Sister Speak, a feminist literary journal and organization at James Madison University.

  • Slave Bill of Sale, 1858

    Collection No.: SC 0016 Extent: 1 legal folder; .08 cubic feet
    The bill of sale for "Negro Girl Edny," July 1, 1858, consists of a single hand-written receipt documenting the monetary value and sale of an enslaved female by owner J. Vanderveer.

  • Small Business Development Center Records *JMU Papers*

    Collection No.: UA 0009 Extent: 8 boxes; 2.48 cubic feet
    The Small Business Development Center Records documents the creation and growth of the Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center. The collection comprises of financial budgets, proposals, donations, outreach programs, and articles that cover the growing success of the Shenandoah Valley SBDC at James Madison University.

  • Smals, Henry Diaries, 1871-1891.

    Collection No.: SC 0096 Extent: 3 boxes; .7 cubic feet
    The Henry Smals Diaries, 1871-1891, consist of three boxes containing eighteen volumes of diaries written by Henry Smals of Bridgewater, Virginia. The topics of diary entries are brief outlining day-to-day activities. A folder, located in Box 3, contains a partial index and a list of highlights for most volumes as well as an ad for "Henry Smals, Fashionable Barber! Main Street, Bridgewater, Va."

  • Smith, Elmer Lewis Papers, 20th century *JMU Faculty Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0166 Extent: 6 folders; .2 cubic feet
    The Elmer Lewis Smith Papers, 20th century, consist of six folders of notes and drafts, compiled and written by Elmer Lewis Smith, on folk superstitions, ghosts, conjuring, powwowing, folk healing, and holiday superstitions in the Shenandoah Valley.

  • Snell Grocery and Hardware Company Ledger, 1913-1916

    Collection No.: SC 0196 Extent: 1 ledger; .3 cubic feet
    The collection consists of one 10 3/4" x 16" x 2 1/4" account ledger for Snell Grocery and Hardware Company in Harrisonburg, Virginia, 1913-1916.

  • Snyder Family Photograph Collection, 1850-1900

    Collection No.: P 0004 Extent: 1 Half Hollinger Box, .25 Linear Feet
    The Snyder Family Photograph Collection, 1850-1900, is comprised of 46 images of various men, women, and children that are members or acquaintances of the Snyder family living in Augusta County, Virginia, during the nineteenth century. Also included is a piece of notepad paper that has information about the death of various Snyder family members.

  • Snyder Ledger Collection, c. 1853-1865

    Collection No.: SC 5026 Extent: 1 flat box; 1.41 linear feet
    The Snyder Ledger Collection consists of two ledgers that document the business transactions of John Snyder, a blacksmith living in the area of Augusta County, in c. 1853-1865.

  • Sons of Confederate Veterans Collection, 1896-1964

    Collection No.: SC 0132 Extent: 1 box; .4 cubic feet
    The Sons of Confederate Veterans Collection, 1896-1964, consists of documents pertaining to the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) organization at the local, state, and national levels.

  • Sons of Temperance of North America, Virginia, Marshall Division, No. 3 Minute Book, 1844-1848

    Collection No.: SC 0078 Extent: ; 1 book
    The collection consists of one 7 3/4" x 12" x 1 3/4" minute book of the Sons of Temperance of the State of Virginia, Marshall Division No. 3

  • Soter, Clara Papers, 1969-1971 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0042 Extent: 2 letter folders; .12 cubic feet
    The Clara Soter Papers, 1969-1971, contain the January 1971 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association and one report by Soter entitled "Sound Barrier," written for the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia.

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Institutional Self-Study Records, 1961-1992 *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0043 Extent: 2 boxes; .66 cubic feet
    The SACS Institutional Self-Study Records contain documents related to James Madison University's accreditation process, administered by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, from 1961-1992.

  • Spitzer, Alpha Travel Diary, 1939

    Collection No.: SC 0069 Extent: 1 letter folder; .06 cubic feet
    The Alpha Spitzer Travel Diary, 1939, is comprised of one 3 ¾ x 5 ¾ inch spiral notebook chronicling Spitzer's trip with her sister Margaret from Broadway, Virginia to Pueblo, Colorado and back during the summer of 1939. Both Spitzer sisters were alumni of Broadway High School and the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg.

  • Spitzer, Charles Letters, 1833-1886

    Collection No.: SC 0137 Extent: 1 folder; .08 cubic feet
    The Charles Spitzer Letters, 1833-1886, are comprised of 35 letters written between members of the Charles Spitzer family of New Market, Virginia.

  • Spotswood Garden Club Records, 1924-2001

    Collection No.: SC 0146 Extent: 5 boxes; 2.46 cubic feet
    The Spotswood Garden Club Records, 1924-2001, are comprised of the administrative records of the club and include meeting minutes, files, and scrapbooks.

  • State Student Loan Ledger, 1928-1936 *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0034 Extent: 1 box; .13 cubic feet
    The State Student Loan Fund Ledger contains record of student loans at the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg, from 1928-1936.

  • State Teachers College Class Meeting Records, 1928-1937 *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0032 Extent: 4 folders; .24 cubic feet
    The State Teachers College Class Meeting Records are comprised of three record books containing minutes from class meetings, from 1928-1937.

  • Staunton Academy Records, 1808-1828

    Collection No.: SC 0074 Extent: ; 1 folder
    The Staunton Academy Records, 1808-1828, are comprised almost exclusively of minutes from the board of trustees' meetings of the Staunton Academy as well as correspondence and issues addressed at said meetings.

  • Stephen, Robert Papers, 1815-1849

    Collection No.: SC 0243 Extent: 1 folder; .08 cubic feet
    The Robert Stephen Papers, 1815-1849, primarily document the taxes paid by Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia) resident, Robert Stephen. The tax receipts document the taxes Stephen paid to the sheriff of Greenbrier County and include taxes paid for enslaved persons, cattle, and land.

  • Stephens and Yount Family Papers, 1812-1991 (bulk 1812-1938)

    Collection No.: SC 0251 Extent: 4 boxes; 1.41 cubic feet
    The Stephens and Yount Family Papers, 1812-1991 (bulk 1812-1938), primarily document the Richard Stephens family of Rockingham County, Virginia and his descendants. Materials include correspondence, receipts, financial documents, indentures, deeds, and ephemera.

  • Stewart, John G. Papers, 1761-2002 (bulk 1953-1973) *JMU Faculty Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0157 Extent: 5 boxes, 1 flat file; 2.29 cubic feet
    Research materials and topical files pertaining to Shenandoah Valley folk culture including recipes, cures for ailments, folklore stories, and other traditions gathered and documented by John G. Stewart and Elmer Smith, former professors at Madison College (James Madison University).

  • Stoutamyer, Jessie Diary, 1905, 1911

    Collection No.: SC 0059 Extent: 1 letter folder; .06 cubic feet
    The Jessie Stoutamyer Diary, 1905, 1911, consists of one bound (hand-stitched) diary kept by 18-year-old Augusta County native, Jessie Jackson Stoutamyer. The diary spans January 1 through August 30, 1911, with a final entry chronicling her brother George's death on October 11, 1911. Stoutamyer's entries include her daily activities and family news. Also included is a separate sheet on which Stoutamyer transcribed "The Yellow Rose of Texas."

  • Stratford Players Records, 1920-1983 *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0029 Extent: 5 boxes; 1.82 cubic feet
    The Stratford Players Records is comprised of record books, scrapbooks, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, rehearsal scripts, programs and playbills, and copies of yearbook pages, documenting the activities of the Stratford Players (formerly known as the Stratford Literary Society and the Stratford Dramatic Club), from 1914-1983.

  • Strickler, Robert H. and Lorraine Collection of John Zigler Daybooks, 1816-1903

    Collection No.: SC 0128 Extent: 7 boxes; 2.9 cubic feet
    The Robert H. and Lorraine Strickler Collection of John Zigler Daybooks, 1816-1903, consists chiefly of daybooks and ledgers related to the John Zigler tannery and pottery businesses in Rockingham County, Virginia. Additional materials include photographs, notes, letters, and loose accounts.

  • Student Government Association Records, 1915-2015 *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0007 Extent: 35 boxes; 12.19 cubic feet
    The Student Government Association Records consist of 12 cubic feet of material relating to the activities of the James Madison University's Student Government Association from its establishment as the Student Association of the State Normal School for Women at Harrisonburg in 1915 until 2015.

  • Student Theatre Productions Collection, 1912-1966 *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0046 Extent: 2 folders; .16 cubic feet
    The Student Theatre Productions Collection, 1912-1966 consists of programs and playbills for student plays at Madison College, including Class Plays and productions sponsored by the Athletic Association.

  • Sullivan, Robert James Jr. Papers, ca. 1930-2013 *JMU Faculty Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0003 Extent: 12 boxes, 4 flat files; 8.53 cubic feet
    The Robert James Sullivan Jr. Papers consist of professional and personal records and reports, and document Sullivan’s time as City Planner of Harrisonburg from 1965-1991, his career in the Political Science Department at James Madison University, and work as the “unofficial historian” of Harrisonburg. Materials include city planning reports, newspaper articles, photographs, scrapbooks, and maps.

  • The Negro Lithograph, ca. 1850-1860

    Collection No.: SC 0021 Extent: 1 legal folder; .08 cubic feet
    "The Negro" Lithograph, ca. 1850-1860, portrays a young man of African descent.

  • Thomas, Harriet Shackelford Papers, 1964-1970 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0270 Extent: 1 folder; .08 cubic feet
    The Harriet Shackelford Papers, 1964-1970, are comprised of 30 photographs of Madison College students and campus scenes, as well as a letter written by Julie Fry regarding the Madison College Big Sister Little Sister program.

  • Thomas, Leri M. Papers, 1926-1995 (bulk 1988-1992)

    Collection No.: SC 0156 Extent: 1 box; .33 cubic feet
    The Leri Melissa Thomas Papers, 1926-1995 (bulk 1988-1992), consists of one box of files documenting the relationship between Shenandoah National Park (SNP) and residents and officials in several counties adjoining the park, especially Madison, Augusta, and Rockingham counties, Virginia.

  • Thompson Family Papers, 1869-1944

    Collection No.: SC 0246 Extent: 1 box; .2 cubic feet
    The Thompson Family Papers, 1869-1944, document the lives of Benjamin F. Thompson and his immediate family. The collection includes correspondence, diaries, a weather journal, financial and legal documents, genealogical notes, and family photographs.

  • Thompson, Mary A. Papers, 1882-1974

    Collection No.: SC 0152 Extent: 1 box; .4 cubic feet
    This collection documents the life and activities of members of the Thompson family of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Virginia, particularly John W. Thompson and his wife Elizabeth F. Thompson, and also contains items relating to the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren in Dayton, Virginia.

  • Thrash, Sarah McAllister Papers, 1951-1995 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0037 Extent: 3 letter folders; .12 cubic feet
    The Sarah McAllister Thrash Papers, 1951-1995, contain memorabilia from Sarah McAllister Thrash's time at Madison College in the early 1950s. The collection is comprised primarily of photographs taken at Madison College alumni events dating from the early 1970s to 1995.

  • Tilghman, Audie Scott Papers, 1925-1930 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0011 Extent: 1 hollinger box; .33 cubic feet
    This collection primarily consists of letters from 1927 sent from Audie Tilghman to her family in Norfolk during her first year at the State Teachers College in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Also contains bills, a student handbook, and various ephemera from 1925-1930.

  • Timberville Farmers’ Exchange Minute Book, 1919-1929

    Collection No.: SC 0197 Extent: 1 ledger; .3 cubic feet
    The collection consists of one 8 3/4" x 14" x 1 1/4" minute book and one folder of loose recorded minutes and other inserts, 1919-1929, for the Timberville Farmers' Exchange, located in Timberville, Virginia.

  • Town of Harrisonburg Council Minutes, 1849-1859

    Collection No.: SC 4048 Extent: ; 1 cd-rom
    The Town of Harrisonburg Council Minutes, 1849-1859, consists of one CD-ROM containing several files: images of the ledger, transcription of the first year of incorporation (1849-1850), and a May 1, 2007 press release describing the digital project.

  • Trio Beauty Salon Records, 1935-2007

    Collection No.: SC 0207 Extent: 3 boxes; 1.39 cubic feet
    The Trio Beauty Salon Records, 1935-2007, consist of three boxes containing various records related to the Trio Beauty Salon in Harrisonburg, Virginia including legal and financial documents, record books, and personal documents of the operators of the salon.

  • Turk, Thomas A. Letter, February 18, 1859

    Collection No.: SC 0256 Extent: 1 folder; .06 cubic feet
    Single-page letter, written by Thomas A. Turk to a Mr. Larry, dated February 18, 1859. Turk writes from Staunton, Virginia, and requests information about a Mr. Lockridge in order to secure the purchase of one or more enslaved people.

  • U.S. Forest Service, George Washington National Forest, Dry River District Records, 1917-1994

    Collection No.: SC 0083 Extent: 2 hollinger boxes, twelve maps; 2 hollinger boxes
    This collection consists of photographs, memos, letters, pamphlets and more, all relating to the George Washington National Park, Dry River District. Most of the materials concern the fire-fighting activities of the park, while others relate to the activities of the Civilian Conservation Corps and recreation of the park. There are also 12 maps of the Forest and several photographs included.

  • U.S. Forest Service, George Washington National Forest, Lost River and Massanutten, 1912-1940

    Collection No.: SC 0106 Extent: 1 folder; .08 cubic feet
    This collection consists of photocopies of four public-domain documents which relate to the U.S. Forest Service.

  • Union General Orders No. 190, 1863

    Collection No.: SC 0017 Extent: 1 legal folder; .08 cubic feet
    Union General Orders No. 190, dated June 25, 1863, is a printed Union Army directive issued during the American Civil War. This directive was ordered by the Union Assistant Adjutant General Edward D. Townsend, and called for all new recruits to be paid a sum of $402.00 and for those who re-enlisted to be paid $400.00.

  • United Confederate Veterans Collection, 1893-1938

    Collection No.: SC 0133 Extent: 1 box; .4 cubic feet
    The United Confederate Veterans Collection, 1893-1938, consists of nine folders and two ledger books pertaining to the United Confederate Veterans (UCV) organization.

  • United Daughters of the Confederacy, Southern Cross of Honor Documents, 1905-1941

    Collection No.: SC 0097 Extent: 1/2 hollinger box and 1 oversize folder; 1.88 linear feet
    The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Southern Cross of Honor Records, 1905-1941, consist of 1/2 Hollinger box and one oversize folder of the records and applications of Shenandoah Valley residents who received the Southern Cross of Honor and the Cross of Military Service from the United Daughters of the Confederacy from 1905-1941.

  • United Daughters of the Confederacy, Turner Ashby Chapter Records, 1896-1991

    Collection No.: SC 0121 Extent: 3 boxes; 2.42 cubic feet
    This collection deals with the records from the Turner Ashby Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. These records are mostly comprised of membership applications dated 1896-1991, along with memorabilia such as confederate banners, scrapbooks, yearbooks, cassette tapes, and the original charters for the chapter.

  • Valley of Virginia Pen Women Records, 1950-2013

    Collection No.: SC 0025 Extent: 3 hollinger boxes, 1 half-hollinger box, 3 oversize hollinger boxes, 2 flat oversize boxes; 4.1 cubic feet
    This collection contains the administrative and organizational records and scrapbooks of the Valley of Virginia Branch of the National League of American Pen Women. Materials related to procedural policies and bylaws, branch meeting minutes, newsletters, exhibitions and contests, branch members, photographs, and community women in the arts are included.

  • Varner Family Papers, 1774-1933

    Collection No.: SC 0129 Extent: 1 box; .4 cubic feet
    The Varner Family Papers, 1774-1933, documents the Varner family of Page County, Virginia with particular emphasis on correspondence, legal and financial documents, and documents relating to their distillery business.

  • Vaughan, Audrey Hatcher Papers, 1942-1944 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0199 Extent: 3 folders; .16 cubic feet
    The Audrey Hatcher Vaughan Papers, 1942-1944, consist of three folders of school related materials, correspondence from WWII soldiers and fellow schoolmates, and miscellaneous materials pertaining to the donor's time at Madison College.

  • Virginia Central Railroad Appraisement of Stock Killed or Injured, November 17, 1860

    Collection No.: SC 0255 Extent: 1 folder; .06 cubic feet
    An 1860 Virginia Central Railroad claim for "one White Hog" killed by the mail train in Rockbridge County, Virginia.

  • Virginia Craftsmen Ledgers, 1938-1955

    Collection No.: SC 5061 Extent: Harrisonburg, VA; 9 Hollinger Boxes; 3.75 linear feet.
    The collection consists of the business Ledgers of the Virginia Craftsmen of Harrisonburg, Virginia.

  • Virginia Hisey Myers Collection of Shenandoah County Ledgers, 1894-1900

    Collection No.: SC 0100 Extent: 2 boxes, 10 ledgers; .4 cubic feet
    This collection consists of ten business ledgers from 1894-1900 for L. M. Hisey & Co. and Wightman, Hisey & Co., stores in Edinburg and Woodstock, Virginia, that list accounts and document business transactions for farm related products and implements. 

  • Virginia Theatre & New Virginia Theatre Playbills, 1914-1924

    Collection No.: SC 0080 Extent: 9 items; 1 folder
    This collection features nine playbills from plays and musical acts performed at the Virginia Theatre & New Virginia Theatre from the early twentieth century. The theatre was located in downtown Harrisonburg.

  • Virginia Wilderness Committee Records, 1961-2009

    Collection No.: SC 0209 Extent: 5 boxes, 4 flat files; 9 cubic feet
    The Virginia Wilderness Committee Records, 1961-2009, comprise official records - administrative and financial records, newsletters, project and subject files - documenting the organization's activities and projects related to wilderness legislation, preservation, and protection in Virginia's national forests and other wild areas.

  • Walton and Walton Law Firm Records, 1859-1900

    Collection No.: SC 0073 Extent: one folder; 47 items
    The Walton and Walton Law Firm Records, 1859-1900, consists primarily of client correspondence, notes, summaries of legal cases (including Walton vs. Williams, Allen vs. Walton), and the settlement of the Jacob Dinges Estate of Woodstock, VA. Several documents in this collection involve John Edwin Roller, 1845-1918, lawyer, soldier, lecturer, and antiquarian of Rockingham County.

  • Wampler Business Records, 1916-1972

    Collection No.: SC 0202 Extent: 31 boxes; 11 cubic feet
    This collection contains correspondence, reports, photographs, business documents, financial statements, publications, and other documents that relate to the businesses of Charles Wampler Sr. (Wampler Feed and Seed Company) primarily and to a lesser degree his son, Charles Wampler Jr. (Wampler Food Incorporated). Correspondence comprises the bulk of the collection.

  • Wampler Family Papers, 1798-1962

    Collection No.: SC 0150 Extent: 1 box; .2 cubic feet
    The Wampler Family Papers contain family items, legal and financial documents, and agricultural information related to the Wampler family in Dayton, Virginia.

  • Warden Ledger collection, 1806-1880, bulk 1806

    Collection No.: SC 5023 Extent: 3 digital files; 174 images
    This collection consists of three digital documents; one ledger and two estate appraisal documents from the antebellum and gilded periods of American history. The ledger documents significant commerce in early antebellum Hardy County, then Virginia (now West Virginia). The two estate documents are from homes of individuals who lived in Augusta County Virginia.

  • Watson, Sheryl Tadlock Papers, 1959-1965 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0275 Extent: 1 box; .4 cubic feet
    The Sheryl Tadlock Watson Papers, 1959-1965, document Tadlock's time as a student at Madison College during the 1960s. Freshman orientation materials, correspondence, policies and regulations regarding conduct, coursework, program cards, event programs, and ephemera are represented in the collection.

  • Wayland, John W. Papers, 1916-1980 *JMU Faculty Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0258 Extent: 4 folders; .2 cubic feet
    The John W. Wayland Papers, 1916-1980, are comprised of the writings of John Walter Wayland, historian and original faculty member at the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg. Many documents relate to the founding and early years of the school.

  • Weaver, Margaret Grattan Collection, 1753-1992

    Collection No.: SC 0090 Extent: 1 hollinger box, one oversize folder; 1.76 linear feet
    The Margaret Grattan Weaver Collection, 1753-1992, consists of one Hollinger box and one oversize folder of materials pertaining to Weaver and her ancestors, specifically John E. Roller, Weaver's grandfather. Also included are biographical and genealogical information of county residents and historic locations and Civil War Documents with notable signatures. The collection is arranged in four series: John E. Roller Papers, Biographical/Genealogical Information, Civil War Documents, and Oversize.

  • Wenger, Elizabeth A. Papers, 1884-1951

    Collection No.: SC 0163 Extent: 4 folders; .17 cubic feet
    Consists of letters and postcards to Elizabeth A. Wenger of Dayton, Virginia, 1884-1936, and two fire insurance forms, 1951.

  • West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company Logging Photographs, 1927-1931

    Collection No.: SC 0130 Extent: 1 folder; .08 cubic feet
    Contains 36 B&W photographs of loggers (including African-American and child workers) cutting trees in North Carolina, Virginia, and unspecified locations. Some photos have hand-written or stamped information on the back explaining the techniques being used and identifying them as "West Virginia Pulp and Paper Co."

  • White, Barbara Tour Diary, 1921-1922

    Collection No.: SC 0007 Extent: 3 letter folders; .17 cubic feet
    The Barbara White Tour Diary, 1921-1922, is comprised of a 6 3/4 x 8 1/4 manuscript diary kept by White while traveling aboard the Cunard Liner RMS Albania to England, France, Switzerland, and Italy from 1921-1922. Also included are loose items from the diary and two telegrams.

  • William W. Thomas Collection, 1971-2008

    Collection No.: SC 5058 Extent: Harrisonburg, VA; 13 Hol. boxes.
    Dr. Thomas’ personal papers extracted from his estate after his death in 2008.

  • Willis, Bettie Hiter Letters, 1864-1942

    Collection No.: SC 5053 Extent: ; 166 items
    Diaries and letters from a young woman in Virginia during the Civil War.

  • Wilson, John W. Collection, 1766-1963

    Collection No.: SC 0122 Extent: 2 boxes; .39 cubic feet
    This collection is comprised of a variety of documents, including letters, deeds, indentures, receipts, and accounts, all relating to Jacob Bear, Benjamin Graves, Jacob Sipe, and the Dean (Deane, Deen) and the Harnsberger family.

  • Wine Family Papers, 1885-2001

    Collection No.: SC 0273 Extent: 13 boxes; 5.18 cubic feet
    The Wine Family Papers, 1885-2001, document three generations of the Wine family from Shenandoah County, Virginia. Their participation in civic engagement and community activities is documented through Sunday school minute books, ledgers, and diaries. The collection also comprises photographs, scrapbooks, postcards, and school materials documenting aspects of daily life.

  • Winfrey, Katherine Scrapbook, 1911-1912 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0041 Extent: one 190-page scrapbook; .17 cubic feet
    The Katherine Winfrey Scrapbook, 1911-1912, contains photographs, signatures, handwritten notes, calling cards, event programs, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous pieces of ephemera relating to Winfrey's time as a student at the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg.

  • Wise Family Collection, 1787-2012

    Collection No.: SC 0001 Extent: 1 half hollinger box, 1 oversize folder; .17 cubic feet

  • Wittig Store Ledger, 1886-1889

    Collection No.: SC 5043 Extent: 1/2 Hollinger Box & 1 folder of 1 ledger.
    This collection contains one ledger with a client list and daily transactions. There are copies made of missing pages and badly discolored pages from the beginning pages.

  • WLR Foods digital records, 1948-2002 (bulk 1984-2000)

    Collection No.: SC# 2003 Extent: 645 digital files (5,600 images)
    This digital collection contains over 5,000 scanned images representing 645 documents that pertain to the business endeavors, acquisitions, and publications of WLR Foods Incorporated.

  • Woodbine Cemetery Records, ca. 1830-2006 (bulk 1940-2006)

    Collection No.: SC 0236 Extent: 70 boxes; 24.77 cubic feet
    The Woodbine Cemetery Records, ca.1830-2006 consist of materials relating to the operation of Woodbine Cemetery, in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The collection includes a wide array of financial and commercial materials, including receipt books and loose receipts, account books, checks, ledgers, bank statements, board minutes and reports, customer correspondence, insurance information, maps, and other materials produced during the course of business over approximately the past 150 years.

  • Woodring, Velma Hilda Davis Scrapbook, 1924-1926 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0277 Extent: 1 box; .1 cubic feet
    The Velma Hilda Davis Woodring Scrapbook 1924-1926, comprises captioned black-and-white photographs documenting Woodring's (née Davis) time as a student at the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg.

  • Woodward, P.H. Letter, ca. 1860

    Collection No.: SC 0257 Extent: 1 folder; .06 cubic feet
    Letter from P.H. Woodward, superintendent of the Exchange Hotel in Harrisonburg, Virginia, to Mr. Lary, written on Exchange Hotel stationery, with advertisements.

  • World War I Posters, ca. 1917 *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0038 Extent: 1 folder; .38 cubic feet
    The collection is comprised of two World War I posters used at the State Normal School for Women at Harrisonburg, ca. 1917: "Stars and Stripes Forever," and a poster advertising enrollment to the State Normal School for Women in order to support the war effort.

  • Wyatt, Stanley Photographs, 1970-1972 *JMU Alum Papers*

    Collection No.: SC 0052 Extent: 1 letter folder; .06 cubic feet
    The Stanley Wyatt Photographs, 1970-1972, are comprised of seven black-and-white photographs of Madison College and include campus views, construction, and building interiors. The photographs were presumably taken by alum Stanley Wyatt ('74).

  • Young Eph’s Lament Song Sheet, ca. 1850-1899

    Collection No.: SC 0055 Extent: 1 letter folder; .06 cubic feet
    The "Young Eph's Lament" Song Sheet, ca. 1850-1899, is a 5 x 8 inch hand-colored lithograph song sheet featuring four stanzas in stereotypical black dialect.

  • YWCA Records, 1909-1958 *JMU Records*

    Collection No.: UA 0028 Extent: 1 box; .26 cubic feet
    The collection is comprised of two volumes of bound posters and programs pertaining to the State Normal and Industrial School branch of the YWCA, from 1909-1958.

  • Zeno Bakery Postcard, 1937

    Collection No.: SC 0023 Extent: 1 legal folder; .08 cubic feet
    The Zeno Bakery Postcard, 1937, portrays Jimmie Packard, an African-American baker in a white chef's coat and baker's hat, as "Zeno's Singing Baker." The postcard, dated February 24, 1937, is addressed to Mrs. Pearl Allen of South Vernon, Massachusetts.