A Guide to the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Child Day Care Centers, Inc. Records, 1969-1991

Collection Number SC 0135

Compiled by: Special Collections Staff, March 1992

Edited by: David Black, July 2012

 

Descriptive Summary:

Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Child Day Care Centers, Inc. Records, 1969-1991

Collection No.: SC 0135

Creator:  Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Child Day Care Centers, Inc.

Extent: 2 boxes, .66 cubic feet

Language:  English

Abstract: 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.

 

Administrative Information:

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for 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 #], Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Child Day Care Centers, Inc. Records, 1969-1991, SC 0135, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Acquisition Information: This collection was received as a gift from Elizabeth Ihle, President of the Board of Directors, in May 1991.

Processing Information: In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbring campaigin in the springof 2017. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 3055.

Administrative History: After several years of planning, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Child Day Care Centers, Inc. opened in May 1971 at Asbury United Methodist Church in Harrisonburg, as a community effort to address a widely recognized community need. It was supported at first by donations from local organizations, then by United Way and federal funds, and operated centers in several localities. Parents were charged for day care according to their income. A Board of Directors, composed of members of the community, gave guidance in policy making and fund raising. By 1991, approximately 70 children were being cared for. A detailed history is included in the collection.

Scope and Content: This Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Child Day Care Centers, Inc. Records, 1969-1991, consists of the two boxes of administrative files of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Child Day Care Centers, Inc., one of the first day care facilities in the area. Materials include a detailed history of the center, by-laws, meeting minutes, budget information, correspondence, memoranda, and newsletters.

Arrangement:
The collection is arranged topically.

Contents:

Folder Title Box:Folder
History of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Child Day Care Centers, Inc. 1971-1991, by Florence N. Gregory, p. i-112, 1991 1:1
History, cont., p. 113-144 & enhancements, 1991 1:2
Boards of Directors, 1991-1972 1:3
By-Laws and Personnel Policies, 1977-1989 1:4
Minutes of Board Meetings, 1986-1990 1:5
Minutes of Board Meetings, 1978-1985 1:6
Minutes of Board Meetings, 1969-1977 1:7
Budget, 1982-1990 1:8
Budget, 1972-1981 2:1
Correspondence, 1987-1990, undated 2:2
Correspondence, 1971-1986 2:3
Correspondence, 1969-1970 2:4
Newsletter, 1985-1990 2:5
Newsletter, 1975-1985 2:6