Massie, Rose Duggins Scrapbook, 1933-1937 *JMU Alum Papers*

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, JMU Libraries
Creator:
Massie, Rose Duggins, 1915-2006
Creator:
Elliott, Diane
Title:
Rose Duggins Massie Scrapbook
Collection No.:
SC 0314
Date:
1933-1937
Extent:
1 box, 0.25 Cubic Feet
Extent:
42 digital files, 0.214 Gigabytes
Language of the Material:
English .
Abstract:
The Rose Duggins Massie Scrapbook, 1933-1937, comprises an annotated scrapbook containing printed ephemera, pamphlets, programs, memorabilia, and invitations from Duggins's time as a student at the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #], Rose Duggins Massie Scrapbook, 1933-1937, SC 0314, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

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Bio/Historical Note

Rose Maddox Duggins (1915-2006) from Beaverdam, Virginia graduated from the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg in 1937 with a degree in home economics. While a student, she was a member of the Garden Club, Curie Science Club, YWCA, Stratford Dramatic Club, Hiking Club, Frances Sale Club, Baptist Student Union, and The Breeze. She married Archie Massie after graduation. They had four children including Mary E. Massie Vetrovec, the donor of this scrapbook.

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Scope and Content

The Rose Duggins Massie Scrapbook, 1933-1937, comprises an annotated scrapbook containing printed ephemera, pamphlets, programs, memorabilia, and invitations from Duggins's time as a student at the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg.

The scrapbook includes a program card; dried flowers; invitations; food product packaging (Nab, Milky Way, Brach's, Mr. Goodbar, Schlitz Beer, Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Chewing Gum, Peter Pan Peanut Butter, Whitman's Chocolates, Nestle's Milk Chocolate); brochures from local attractions (Endless Caverns, Luray Caverns, Grand Caverns); A Cartograph of Collegeland (1934) published by Collegiate Digest (Madison College not pictured); an announcement for the October 8, 1934 grand opening of the State Theatre in Harrisonburg; an announcement for the February 19, 1937 formal opening of the Gay-Lynn Beauty Salon in Harrisonburg (corner of Main Street and Newman Avenue); a vinegar valentine (A Beanery Bute) enclosed in a February 14, 1935 postmarked envelope; two pages of classmates' autographs; and holiday-themed ephemera (Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving).

Programs for college events include May Day, Homecoming, theater performances by Stratford Dramatic Club and the Athletic Association, and musical performances by the Glee Club and the Don Cossack Russian Male Chorus (1933). Of interest is a February 16, 1934 program for "Sunny Skies," a "play of Southern Romance" presented by the local chapter of the Harrisonburg Teachers College Alumnae Association.

Invitations to join the Curie Science Club (sent by Alpha Spitzer) and the Frances Sale Club (sent by Roberta Jones) are included.

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Arrangement

The scrapbook is housed in a flat box with its contents arranged in the order in which it was received.

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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. The scrapbook pages are fragile and separated from the string binding. As a result, it should be placed flat on a table instead of in a book cradle so as to mitigate further damage.

Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Other Formats Available

The scrapbook was photographed by JMU photographer Diane Elliott circa 2007 prior to its donation to Special Collections. A CD-RW containing those images was donated along with the scrapbook. The images were copied from the CD-RW and saved to Special Collections server storage. The CD-RW was discarded. The digital images of the scrapbook are available for viewing upon request.

Processing Information

Some particularly fragile dried flowers that were detached from the scrapbook pages were discarded.

The scrapbook was photographed by JMU photographer Diane Elliott circa 2007 prior to its donation to Special Collections. A CD-RW containing those images was donated along with the scrapbook. The images were copied from the CD-RW and saved to Special Collections server storage. The CD-RW was discarded. The digital images of the scrapbook are available for viewing upon request.

Location

Special Collections, JMU Libraries

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
  • Printed Ephemera
  • Theater programs
  • Newspaper clippings
  • Invitations
  • Telegrams
  • Vinegar valentines

Personal Name

  • Elliott, Linda
  • Vetrovec, Mary E.

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Bibliography

The Schoolma'am, 1937. Harrisonburg (Va.): State Teachers College.

Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/113025555/rose-massie : accessed 01 June 2021), memorial page for Rose Duggins Massie (9 Oct 1915–8 Dec 2006), Find a Grave Memorial ID 113025555, citing Church of Our Saviour Cemetery, Montpelier, Hanover County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by EliseLB (contributor 47612871) .

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Collection Inventory

Title/Description Instances
Rose Duggins Massie scrapbook, 1933-1937 box OV 1 Digital-materials SC0314-SET-001