Wyant, Ellen Stulting Photograph Album, 1930-1944 *JMU Alum Papers*

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, JMU Libraries
Creator:
Wyant, Ellen Stulting, 1923-2013
Title:
Ellen Stulting Wyant Photograph Album
Collection No.:
SC 0320
Date:
1930-1944
Extent:
1 folder, .16 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English .
Abstract:
The Ellen Stulting Wyant Photograph Album, 1930-1944, comprises photographs of Stulting's early childhood, her time as a student at Madison College, and scenes from the University of Virginia.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #], Ellen Stulting Wyant Photograph Album, 1930-1944, SC 0320, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

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Biographical Note

Ellen Blanche Stulting (1923-2013) was born in Hillsboro, West Virginia to Sadie Norris Stulting and Claude Stulting. By the fall of 1940, when she matriculated at Madison College, Stulting was a resident of Charlottesville, Virginia. She graduated in 1944 and received a bachelor's degree in education. While a student at Madison College, Stulting was a member of the Glee Club, Aeolian Club, and Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA). She attended the University of Virginia where she received a master's of education degree. Early in her teaching career, Stulting taught in Waynesboro and Crozet. She taught for many years at the Venable School in Charlottesville. Stulting married Thomas Raymond Wyant Jr. in 1946.

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Scope and Content

The Ellen Stulting Wyant Photograph Album, 1930-1944, comprises photographs of Stulting's early childhood, her time as a student at Madison College, and scenes from the University of Virginia.

All of the 42 photographs are captioned and feature Stulting, her family, friends, classmates, and outdoor scenes. Madison College photographs include Stulting and her classmates, the "Spotswood Gang," the Quad, and snow scenes. UVa scenes include Minor Hall, Alderman Library, East Range, the Rotunda, and Scott Stadium. Other photographs document Charlottesville's Miller School, Richmond, and the Green Lantern restaurant and cottages located outside of Winchester.

The album's front cover features a hand-painted tulip detail with the saying "Lest I Forget." The album is missing its back cover. The bulk of the pages are blank and do not include photographs.

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Arrangement

The photograph album remains bound with a missing back cover. The photographs are in the same order in which the album 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.

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).

Acquisition Information

The photograph album was acquired from Max Rambod Rare Books in August 2021.

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

Corporate Name

  • Max Rambod Rare Books

Genre and Form

  • Photograph albums
  • Photographs

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Bibliography

Obituary of Ellen Stulting Wyant, Daily Progress, September 29, 2013.

The Schoolma'am, 1944. Harrisonburg (Va.): Madison College.

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Collection Inventory

Title/Description Instances
Photograph album, 1930-1944, undated box OV 1 folder 1