Brooks, Ruth Hall Photographs, 1943-1945 *JMU Alum Papers*

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Creator:
Brooks, Ruth Eileen Hall
Title:
Ruth Hall Brooks Photographs
Collection No.:
SC 0058
Date:
1943-1945
Extent:
1 letter folder, .06 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English
Abstract:
The Ruth Hall Brooks Photographs, 1943-1945, are comprised of three black-and-white photographs of Madison College and include one view of Wilson Hall in the snow and two photographs of students.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [box #, folder #], Ruth Hall Brooks Photographs, 1943-1945, SC 0058, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

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Bio/Historical Note

Ruth Eileen Hall Brooks of Audubon, New Jersey matriculated into Madison College during the 1943-1944 academic term as a freshman. She attended Madison for just one year and was a member of the Glee Club.

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Scope and Content

The Ruth Hall Brooks Photographs, 1943-1945, are comprised of three black-and-white photographs of Madison College and include one view of Wilson Hall in the snow and two photographs of students. According to Brooks' letter that accompanied the donation, the photographs date to 1943-1944 and 1945, when she returned to Madison for a visit. Brooks provided the following detailed descriptions for each photo:

1. Mr. Roberts, the college guard, talking to Jean and (?) – two newspaper volunteers, 1943-1945 2. Deep snow and Wilson Hall, where I had two classes, 1943-1944 3. Madison College (Kissing Rock) 1943, with dorm-mates (L to R) Betsy Fugate, "Bucky" Rodgers, Martha Hatchett, June King (?), Ruth E. Hall, Bonnie (?) Her father was Pres. of Rhodes College

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Arrangement

The photographs are housed in one letter folder.

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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 the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Acquisition Information

Ruth Hall Brooks sent these photographs to Ashley Privott, Executive Director of the JMU Alumni Association, in June 2013. The photographs were subsequently transferred to Special Collections.

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

  • Black-and-white photographs

Subject

  • Madison College -- History
  • Madison College -- Alumni and alumnae
  • Madison College -- Students
  • Madison College -- Buildings
  • James Madison University -- History
  • Education, Higher -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg -- History
  • Universities and colleges -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg -- History
  • Harrisonburg (Va.) -- History

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Bibliography

The Schoolma'am, 1944. Harrisonburg (Va.): Madison College.

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Collection Inventory

Title/Description Instances
Ruth Hall Brooks Photographs, 1943-1945 box 1 folder 1