Kellam, Alice Virginia Scrapbook, 1923-1925 *JMU Alum Papers*

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Descriptive Summary


Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: Alice Virginia Kellam Scrapbook, 1923-1925

Collection No.: SC 0182
Creator: Kellam, Alice Virginia

Extent: 1 box; .2 cubic feet

Language: English

Abstract: This collection consists of one scrapbook compiled during Miss Kellam's enrollment in professional courses at the State Normal School for Women in Harrisonburg, Virginia, between the years 1923 and 1925.


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 been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collection Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], [box #, folder #], Alice Virginia Kellam Scrapbook, 1923-1925, SC 0182, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Acquisition Information: Purchased on eBay in October 2005.
Processing Information: The scrapbook was cleaned and remains intact. Preservation recommends that dismantling and contents migration be considered for long-term storage due to the inherent instability of the materials. The scrapbook exhibits some losses from light and insect activity, most likely moth damage to the wool felts.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 5004.

Bio/Historical Information:

Alice Virginia "Ginnie" Kellam from Cheriton, Virginia in Northampton County is listed as a sophomore in the 1924 Schoolma'am and in the junior class roll in the 1925 Schoolma'am. The June 1925 Commencement program lists her as graduating from the "Professional Courses." Miss Kellam was a member of the Alpha Literary Society, the Choral Club, the Racquet Tennis Club, the Athletic Association, and the YWCA. Her inscription in the yearbook reads, "Of softest manner, unaffected mind, Lover of peace, and friend of humankind." Miss Kellam was the daughter of Mr. Clyde Kellam, also of Cheriton, Virginia.

Scope and Content:


The scrapbook remains bound and the original order was retained.


The Schoolma'am, 1924. Harrisonburg (Va.): State Normal School for Women

The Schoolma'am, 1925. Harrisonburg (Va.): State Normal School for Women


Folder Title
Box : Folder
Alice Virginia Kellam Scrapbook, 1923-1925

Compiled by: Julia Merkel and Geraldine Poppke, 2007