Harrisonburg Chapter of the Alumnae Association Records, 1949-1950 *JMU Alum Papers*

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Creator:
Harrisonburg Chapter of the Madison College Alumni Association
Title:
Harrisonburg Chapter of the Alumni Association Records
Collection No.:
SC 0264
Date:
1945-1964
Extent:
2 boxes, .29 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English
Abstract:
The Harrisonburg Chapter of the Madison College Alumni Association Records is comprised of two meeting minute books; a scrapbook containing photographs, newspaper clippings and paper; and administrative papers that document the Alumni Association (formerly known as the Alumnae Association) from 1945-1964.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #], Harrisonburg Chapter of the Alumni Association Records, 1945-1964, SC 0264, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

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Administrative History

A record of the Harrisonburg Chapter of the Madison College Alumnae Association is found as early as November, 1927, in The Breeze.

The Alumnae Association was formed June 13, 1911, soon after the first 20 women graduated from the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg. By 1955, the association renamed itself the Madison College Alumni Association to reflect the institution's transition to coeducation.

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Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of two meeting minute books, a scrapbook of photographs, and newspaper clippings, and a file of administrative papers that document the activities of the Harrisonburg Chapter of the Madison College Alumni Association (formerly known as the Alumnae Association) from 1945-1964. The scrapbook contains photographs of members of the Heatwole, Suter, Landis, Acker families; Myrtle Virginia Earman and Catherine Shank; and unnamed attendees of Madison College Alumnae meetings. The scrapbook contains the constitution and bylaws of the Harrisonburg Alumnae Chapter of Madison College. It also contains newspaper clippings from the Daily News Record, The Breeze, and other newspapers, covering the resignation of President Samuel P. Duke and the inauguration of President G. Tyler Miller. In 1950, Harrisonburg Chapter Alumnae Association officers consisted of Mrs. James Bryan, president; Mrs. Hazel Landis, vice-president; Miss Eddie Williams, treasurer; Miss Catherine Shank, secretary.

The collection contains constitutions labelled "Harrisonburg Chapter of the Madison College Alumnae," as well as the "Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chapter of the Madison College Alumni."

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Arrangement

Files are arranged by material type. The scrapbook is unbound and stored in a folder in a flat box.

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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 Collection Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Acquisition Information

Items were likely transferred from the Alumni Office in 2004.

Processing Information

The scrapbook was formerly assigned call number SU 2004-1216, Student Loan Ledger and Alumni Scrapbook, 1926-1950. At the time of processing, the scrapbook had been unbound.

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 Material

Alumni Association Records, 1934-2015, UA 0264, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

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Index Terms

Genre and Form

  • Scrapbooks
  • Photographs
  • Newspaper clippings
  • Constitutions
  • Minutes (administrative records)

Subject

  • Madison College -- History
  • Madison College -- Students
  • Madison College -- Alumni and alumnae
  • James Madison University -- Alumni and alumnae
  • James Madison University -- Students -- History
  • Harrisonburg (Va.) -- History

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Bibliography

"Alumnae Banquet in City." The Breeze. November 29, 1927. Accessed on February 19, 2018. http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1344&context=i19221929

Smitty. "My Word!" The Breeze. February 18, 1955. Accessed on February 19, 2018. http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1137&context=i19501959

Dingledine, Raymond C. "Madison College, the First Fifty Years, 1908-1958." Harrisonburg, VA: Madison College, 1959.

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Collection Inventory

Title/Description Instances
Harrisonburg Chapter of the Alumnae Association Scrapbook, 1949-1950 box OV1 folder 1
Minute Book, 1945-1946 box 1 folder 1
Minute Book, 1963-1964 box 1 folder 2
Constitutions, undated box 1 folder 3