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

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Creator:
Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Child Day Care Centers, Inc.
Title:
Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Child Day Care Centers, Inc. Records
Collection No.:
SC 0135
Date:
1969-1991
Extent:
2 boxes, .66 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
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.

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.

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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.

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Scope and Content

This Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Child Day Care Centers, Inc. Records, 1969-1991, consists of 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.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged topically.

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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

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.

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.

Location

Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

880 Madison DriveMSC 1704Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807library-special@jmu.eduURL: https://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/

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Index Terms

Subject

  • Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Child Day Care Centers, Inc
  • Day care centers -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg
  • Day care centers -- Virginia -- Rockingham County
  • Day care centers -- Administration
  • Child care services -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg
  • Child care services -- Virginia -- Rockingham County
  • Poor children -- Care
  • Child development
  • Federal aid to day care centers

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Collection Inventory

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