A Guide to the

Katherine Winfrey Scrapbook, 1911-1912

SC 0041

Compiled by: Ellen Blackmon, November 2015

 

Descriptive Summary

 

Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: Katherine Winfrey Scrapbook, 1911-1912

Collection No.: SC 0041
Creator: Katherine Winfrey

Extent: One 190-page scrapbook; .17 cubic feet

Language: English

Abstract: 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.

 

Administrative Information

 

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

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

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], [box #, folder #], Katherine Winfrey Scrapbook, 1911-1912, SC 0041, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Acquisition Information: This scrapbook was donated to the James Madison University Alumni Association and was subsequently transferred to the Special Collections Library.

Bio/Historical Note:

Katherine (alternately Katharine) “Katie” Virginia Winfrey was born on December 4, 1891 to Elisha William and Roberta Jones Winfrey. Elisha Winfrey was a prominent Baptist minister and author in Culpeper, Virginia. Winfrey graduated from the State Normal School and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg in 1912 with a “professional” degree in education, indicating that she had previously completed four years at a “first class” high school followed by two years at the State Normal and Industrial School for Women. During her time at college, Winfrey participated in the Tennis Club, Professional Club, and the Lee Literary Society. Winfrey lived with family members in Culpeper until her death on April 6, 1940. She is buried in Culpeper’s Masonic Cemetery.

Scope and Content:
The Katherine Winfrey Scrapbook, 1911-1912, is comprised of one 190-page scrapbook compiled by Winfrey during the 1911-1912 academic term – her final year at the State Normal School in Harrisonburg. Handwritten messages, signatures, and commentary comprise the bulk of the scrapbook’s contents. The book also features photographs of campus and classmates, calling cards, report cards, newspaper clippings regarding final exercises, and college event programs, including the program for the 1912 commencement ceremony at the State Normal School. The scrapbook itself is entitled “The Girl Graduate: Her Own Book” and was designed and illustrated by Louise Perrett and Sarah K. Smith of the Reilly and Britton Company in Chicago.

State Normal School events and organizations referenced in the Winfrey scrapbook include: junior class reception, alumnae banquet, field day, Lanier Literary Society, commencement exercises, piano recitals, senior play (Tennyson’s The Princess), class day exercises, Massanetta Springs events, concert by Giuseppe Creatore, publication of The Schoolma’am, and State Normal School finals.

Arrangement:
One scrapbook filed in a letter folder.

Bibliography:
"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVK9-QFY2 : accessed 4 November 2015), Katherine Virginia Winfrey, 1940; Burial, Culpeper, Culpeper, Virginia, United States of America, Masonic Cemetery; citing record ID 30923534, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

The Schoolma'am, 1912. Harrisonburg (Va.): State Normal and Industrial School for Women.

"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MPLP-3NK : accessed 4 November 2015), Katharine V Winfrey in household of Elisha W Winfrey, Catalpa, Culpeper, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 16, sheet 12B, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,639.

"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:CD6C-FMM : accessed 4 November 2015), Katie Winfrey in household of H Brock Winfrey, Culpeper, Culpeper, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0001, sheet 19B, family 511, line 91, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2440; FHL microfilm 2,342,174.

"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRY2-FDL : accessed 4 November 2015), Katie Winfrey in household of Alice Booten, Culpeper, Catalpa Magisterial District, Culpeper, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 24-1, sheet 61A, family 39, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 4256.

Contents:

Folder Title Box : Folder
Katherine Winfrey Scrapbook, 1911-1912 1:1