Chapman, Anne Christiansen Scrapbook, 1920-1922 *JMU Alum Papers*

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, JMU Libraries
Creator:
Chapman, Anne Sophie Christiansen, 1902-1983
Title:
Anne Christiansen Chapman Scrapbook
Collection No.:
SC 0031
Date:
1920-1922
Extent:
1 box, .17 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English .
Abstract:
The Anne Christiansen Chapman Scrapbook, 1920-1922, comprises a bound scrapbook containing printed emphemera, photographs, programs, and school related papers documenting Chapman's time as a student at the State Normal School for Women at Harrisonburg.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of Item], [box #, folder #], Anne Christiansen Chapman Scrapbook, 1920-1922, SC 0031, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

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Bio/Historical Note

Anne Sophie Christiansen (1902-1983) of Newport News, Virginia matriculated to the State Normal School for Women at Harrisonburg in the fall of 1920 as a junior and graduated in 1922. She married Vernon Lee Chapman in 1933.

While a student, Christiansen was a member of the Hampton Roads Club, Tidewater Club, Lee Literary Society, Executive Board, Hiking Club, YWCA, and Social Standards Club.

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Scope and Contents

The Anne Christiansen Chapman Scrapbook, 1920-1922, comprises a bound scrapbook containing printed emphemera, holiday-themed ephemera (Thanksgiving, Halloween, Valentine's Day), ticket stubs, newspaper clippings, photographs, postcards, correspondence, musical and theater programs including some from the New Virginia Theater, and school related papers documenting Christiansen's time as a student at the State Normal School for Women at Harrisonburg. The scrapbook also includes Christiansen's handwritten annotations, anecdotes, and classmates' autographs.

Additonal material includes a letter from Louise E. Gibboney inviting Christiansen to become a member of Lee Literary Society as well as a letter from the Executive Board notifying Chapman that she has been appointed to serve as head montior on the first floor of Ashby Hall.

The scrapbook is "The School Girl's Memory Book," a mass-produced scrapbook designed by Victor de Kubinyi, Barse & Hopkins, New York. Some pages are blank.

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Arrangement

The scrapbook remains bound and the original order of its contents is retained.

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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

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collection Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Acquisition Information

The scrapbook likely formed part of a larger transfer of materials from James Madison University's Alumni Association. originally donated to them by alumni or alumni's families. The specific donation date to the Alumni Association is unknown as is the transfer date to Special Collections.

Processing Information

During pre-processing the scrapbook pages were numbered in pencil by Special Collections staff, loose inserts removed, and individually sleeved. The decision was made during final processing (several years after pre-processing presumably took place) to place the loose inserts back in the scrapbook in order to retain the inegrity of the scrapbook and context of its contents. The pages are still numbered.

Location

Special Collections, JMU Libraries

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

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Index Terms

Genre and Form

  • Scrapbooks
  • Photographs
  • Postcards
  • Printed Ephemera
  • School records
  • Theater programs
  • Concert programs

Personal Name

  • Tyler, Anne Lee Chapman

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Bibliography

Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/68875292/anne-c-chapman : accessed 03 May 2021), memorial page for Anne C Chapman (17 Feb 1902–11 Nov 1983), Find a Grave Memorial ID 68875292, citing Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News, Newport News City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Lawrence L Morgan (contributor 47395147).

The Schoolma'am, 1921. Harrisonburg (Va.): State Normal School for Women.

The Schoolma'am, 1922. Harrisonburg (Va.): State Normal School for Women.

"Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X5BV-FYL : 29 January 2020), Anne Sophie Christiansen in entry for Vernon Lee Chapman, 1933.

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Collection Inventory

Title/Description Instances
Anne Christiansen Chapman scrapbook, 1920-1922 box 1 folder 1