Plains District, Rockingham County School Register, 1886-1892

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Creator:
Plains District, Rockingham County Schools
Title:
Plains District, Rockingham County School Register
Collection No.:
SC 0169
Date:
1886-1892
Extent:
one bound ledger, .08 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English
Abstract:
Consists of a ledger with names, attendance records, and subject studies.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #], Plains District, Rockingham County School Register, 1886-1892, SC 0169, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

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Scope and Contents

This Plains District, Rockingham County School Register contains both daily and term records of attendance listing pupils by name, sex, age, and pursued subject studies with lists of textbooks and authors in addition to a brief visitors' log for Plains District School(s): Whitmer School No. 28 November 1, 1886-March 24, 1887; The Brake's School No. 40 November 28, 1887-March 5, 1888; and White School No. 40 October 22, 1888-November 17, 1893. Numbers of textbooks by title and author available for student use as well as information on school property including style of construction, heating and ventilation, acreage and furnishings are provided sporadically throughout the term report section. The visitors' section indicates whether the County Superintendent or District Trustees paid visits during school sessions. Three blank, loose-leaf monthly report forms are included in the back of the register. The Virginia Public School Register was published in Richmond, Virginia by J.W. Randolph & English. Entries appear to be recorded by the various instructors at the school(s.)

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Arrangement

The register is bound and housed in an enclosure.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

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.

Conditions Governing Use

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).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased at Green Valley Auctions, Inc., Mount Crawford, Virginia, July 9, 2004, lot 1061.

Processing Information

In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in 2017-2018. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 4041.

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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Related Materials

Related Materials

Shenandoah Valley Miscellaneous Ledgers, Minute Books, and Registers, 1804-1933, bulk 1820s-1890s, SC 0079, on deposit from Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society, Dayton, Va., housed in Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

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Index Terms

Subject

  • Plains District, Rockingham County (Va.) -- Records and correspondence
  • Schools -- Virginia -- Rockingham County -- History
  • Education -- Virginia -- Rockingham County -- Sources

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Collection Inventory

Title/Description Instances
Plains District, Rockingham County School Register, 1886-1892 box 1 folder 1