Martin, Julia Smith Papers, 1945-1948 *JMU Alum Papers*

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Summary Information

Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Martin, Julia Lewis Smith
Julia Smith Martin Papers
Collection No.:
SC 0036
2 letter folders, .12 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
The Julia Smith Martin Papers, 1945-1948, contain event programs, disciplinary slips, and papers collected by Julia Lewis Smith Martin during her time as a student at Madison College.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #], Julia Smith Martin Papers, 1945-1948, SC 0036, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

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Bio/Historical Note

Julia Lewis Martin (née Smith) was the daughter of Julia and Reid Smith of Lexington, Virginia. She graduated from Madison College in 1948 with a degree in business education. Martin served as the senior class president and participated in the Baptist Student Union, Business Club, Choral Club, Theta Sigma Upsilon, Glee Club, and the Granddaughter's Club.

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Scope and Content

The Julia Smith Martin Papers, 1945-1948, consists of two folders of paper memorabilia collected during Martin's time as a student at Madison College, between 1945 and her graduation in 1948. The memorabilia consists primarily of event programs, including commencement exercises (1945 and 1948), choral events, orchestral performances, a Virginia Federation of Music Clubs luncheon, and May Day 1948. A small Madison College paper pennant is included. Also included are original and scanned copies of disciplinary citations Martin incurred. Martin received the citations for signing out late, hosting a noisy party during study hours, and eating before the blessing. The collection also contains an honor pledge card, a student deposit fund card, a luggage tag, and an invitation from Louise Woodward addressed to Walter Yancey to attend a fall dance. Woodward was in the same graduating class as Martin.

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The collection is arranged topically in two folders. Items are further arranged chronologically when possible.

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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 (

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the James Madison University Alumni Association and was subsequently transferred to the Special Collections Library.


Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

880 Madison DriveMSC 1704Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807library-special@jmu.eduURL:

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Index Terms

Genre and Form

  • Programs (documents)
  • Luggage tags
  • Invitations
  • Memorabilia
  • Printed Ephemera


  • Madison College -- History
  • Madison College -- Alumni and alumnae
  • Madison College -- Students
  • Madison College -- Students -- Social life and customs
  • James Madison University -- Students -- History

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The Schoolma'am, 1948. Harrisonburg (Va.): Madison College.

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Collection Inventory

Title/Description Instances
Event Memorabilia, 1945-1948 box 1 folder 1
Personal Papers, 1945-1948 box 1 folder 2