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

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Creator:
Peterson, Emilyn
Title:
Emilyn Peterson Papers, 1929-2002, bulk 1929-1933
Collection No.:
SC 0009
Date:
1929-2002 (bulk 1929-1933)
Extent:
5 legal folders, .1 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English
Abstract:
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.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #], Emilyn Peterson Papers, 1929-2002, bulk 1929-1933, SC 0009, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

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Bio/Historical Note

Emilyn "Pete" Peterson of Lake City, Florida attended the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg from 1929 to 1933. She was a member of the Class of 1933 and graduated with a degree in High School Education. Peterson was active in athletics and extracurricular activities while at the State Teachers College. Her accolades and involvements include: Business Manager and President of the Athletic Association, Varsity Swimming (1930-1933), Page Literary Society, Junior Marshal, Class Basketball Sport Leader, Class Basketball Team (1930-1933), Varsity Hockey and Basketball Squads, Athletic Council, Student Council, Assistant Business Manager of The Breeze, Class Swimming Sport Leader (1931), and Y.W.C.A.

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Scope and Content

The Emily Peterson Papers, 1929-2002, bulk 1929-1933, consist 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. Materials include Peterson's tuition and fees receipt dated January 23, 1930 and her program cards for the first three quarters of academic year 1929-1930. Additionally, Peterson's varsity letter award for swimming (1930) is included. Various tickets to sporting and theatrical events are contained within the papers. A 2002 business card for the Marching Royal Dukes is included. Loose pages from an autograph book contain the names, addresses, and sentiments of Peterson's State Teachers College classmates. Many of them refer to her as "Pete," her nickname. Newspaper clippings from The Breeze document Peterson's basketball accomplishments and also include a column of "Tom Says." Lastly, Peterson's collection of local college pennants and letterhead is included. Southern College (Lakeland, Florida), Greensboro College (North Carolina), University of Virginia, Virginia Military Institute, Savage School for Physical Education (New York, New York), Georgia Military Academy, and the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg are all represented. A Madison College pennant is also included.

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Arrangement

Arranged topically into five folders and filed in chronological order.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection 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 that Special Collection Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Acquisition Information

Donated to Special Collections by Morris Williams on June 25, 2001.

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

Genre and Form

  • Autograph albums
  • Awards
  • Tickets
  • Cards (information artifacts)
  • Business cards
  • Newspaper clippings
  • Pennants
  • Letterheads

Subject

  • State Teachers College at Harrisonburg (Harrisonburg, Va.) -- History
  • State Teachers College at Harrisonburg (Harrisonburg, Va.) -- Alumni and alumnae
  • State Teachers College at Harrisonburg (Harrisonburg, Va.) -- Students
  • State Teachers College at Harrisonburg (Harrisonburg, Va.) -- Students -- Social life and customs
  • State Teachers College at Harrisonburg (Harrisonburg, Va.) -- Sports
  • James Madison University -- Students -- History

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Bibliography

The Schoolma'am, 1933. Harrisonburg (Va.): State Teachers College.

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Collection Inventory

Title/Description Instances
Academic and Athletic Materials, 1929-1930 box 1 folder 1
The Breeze clippings, 1929-1931 box 1 folder 2
Tickets and Cards, 1929-2002 box 1 folder 3
Autograph Pages, 1930s box 1 folder 4
Pennants and Letterhead, undated box 1 folder 5