Love, Elsie Warren, 1924-1926 *JMU Alum Papers*

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Creator:
Love, Elsie Warren, 1904-1991
Title:
Elsie Warren Love Scrapbook
Collection No.:
SC 0281
Date:
1924-1926
Extent:
1 box, .47 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English
Abstract:
The Elsie Warren Love Scrapbook, 1924-1926, contains myriad photographs, programs, and other ephemera from when Elsie Love was a post-graduate "degree" student at the State Normal School for Women in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #], Elsie Warren Love Scrapbook, 1924-1926, SC 0281, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

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Bio/Historical Note

Elise Lee Warren Love was born in Danville, Virginia on March 24, 1904. She first attended Averitt College in Danville before coming to the State Normal School for Women in Harrisonburg in 1922. Love was a member of the Lanier Literary Society, Athletic Council, Degree Basketball Team, Home Economics Club, Danville Club, Athletic Association, Pinquet Tennis Club, and Y.W.C.A. She graduated in 1924. She married Harry Morgan Love, a professor of agricultural economics at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and resided in Blacksburg, Virginia until her death on October 9, 1991.

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Scope and Content

The Elsie Warren Love Scrapbook, 1924-1926, contains myriad photographs, recital programs, and other ephemera from when Elsie was a post-graduate student at the State Normal School for Women in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The book is divided into sections, with the first section devoted to people she has met (with names, photographs, birthdays, and personal notes listed), the second section clubs/activities/events she was a part of, the third is a detailed calendar of personal life events and notes (taken day by day), and the final section is where most of her personal ephemera is pasted in. Notable materials from this section include programs and ticket stubs to a minstrel show performed by the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, candid photographs of her with her friend group as well as photographs of the State Normal School campus and the surrounding Harrisonburg area, two pages of typewritten chemistry notes, and two copies of the student newspaper The Breeze (dated May 31, 1924).

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Arrangement

The scrapbook remains bound and is arranged according to its original order.

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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

Donated to Special Collections by Elsie Warren Love's grandson, Bruce Hammond, via the James Madison University Alumni Association.

Processing Information

All loose materials that were stored in the back of the scrapbook were re-foldered according to material type.

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

  • Scrapbooks
  • Photographs
  • Printed Ephemera

Subject

  • State Normal School for Women at Harrisonburg (Harrisonburg, Va.) -- Students
  • State Normal School for Women at Harrisonburg (Harrisonburg, Va.) -- History
  • State Teachers College at Harrisonburg (Harrisonburg, Va.) -- Students
  • State Teachers College at Harrisonburg (Harrisonburg, Va.) -- History
  • James Madison University -- Students -- History
  • College students -- Social life and customs

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Bibliography

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

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Collection Inventory

Title/Description Instances
Elsie Warren Love scrapbook, 1924 box OV 1
Loose letters and notes, 1924 box OV 1 folder 1
Loose programs, 1924-1926 box OV 1 folder 2
Loose ephemera, undated box OV 1 folder 3
Loose photographs, undated box OV 1 folder 4