Department of History: Raymond C. Dingledine, Jr. Papers, 1950-1983 *JMU Records*

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Descriptive Summary

 

Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: Department of History: Raymond C. Dingledine, Jr. Papers, 1950-1983

Collection No.: UA 0037
Creator: Dingledine, Raymond J., Jr., Dr.

Extent: 3 boxes; 1.2 cubic feet

Language: English

Abstract: This collection is comprised of the professional and academic papers of Dr. Raymond C. Dingledine, Jr., a professor of Social Studies and History at James Madison University (formerly Madison College), and correspondence and research materials for the book, "Madison College: the First Fifty Years, 1908-1958," published in 1959.

 

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Parts of the collection are closed due to FERPA restrictions. Until the restriction is lifted, the materials will be housed in the collection control file. 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 Collections Library. Staff have taken special care to identify and remove sensitive materials, particularly those relating to students' academic records, found within this collection. However, in rare instances, privacy protected information may be revealed during use of this collection. Researchers agree to make no notes or other recordation of privacy protected information if found within this collection, and further agree not to publish or disclose such information for any purpose. Researchers agree to alert Special Collections staff if potentially privacy protected information is found within this collection. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], [box #, folder #], Department of History: Raymond C. Dingledine, Jr. Papers, 1950-1983, UA 0037, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Acquisition Information: Collection was donated by Raymond C. Dingledine in April 1984.
Processing Information: The collection was formerly given the collection number, HI 93-0407.

Bio/Historical Note:

Raymond C. Dingledine, Jr. was born in 1919 to Raymond Carlyle Dingledine and Agness Browne Stribling Dingledine. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, and in 1948, began teaching at Madison College in the Social Sciences and History Department. He became head of the History Department in 1965 when it separated from the Social Sciences, a position he held until his retirement in 1984. In 1959 he published, "Madison College: the First Fifty Years, 1908-1956." Dingledine was married to Emily Reel. He died in 1990. Dingledine's father, Raymond Sr. taught at the State Normal School from 1913 until his death in 1941. His mother, Agness graduated from the State Normal School for Women at Harrisonburg in 1915, and later served as House Mother and as Alumni Secretary at Madison College. Dingledine Hall is named in her honor.

Scope and Content:

The Department of History: Raymond C. Dingledine, Jr., Papers are comprised of committee papers, meeting minutes, and administrative records that document Dingledine's work in the Social Studies and History Department at James Madison University (formerly Madison College), as well as correspondence and research materials for the book, "Madison College: the First Fifty Years, 1908-1958," authored by Dingledine and published in 1959.

Arrangement:

Items are arranged into two series, and are further arranged by subject matter. Series 1: Research Files, 1956-1958 Series 2: Topical Files, 1950-1983

Bibliography:

Find A Grave. "Raymond C. Dingledine, Jr. (1919-1990)." Find a Grave Memorial no. 176163788. Accessed March 26, 2018. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/ 176163788.

Related Material:

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

Contents:

: Research Files, 1956-1958

Research Papers, 1956-1958, includes correspondence related to Dingledine's research for the book, "Madison College: the First Fifty Years, 1908-1958," published in 1959. It is largely comprised of reflections by alumnae of the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg (later known as State Normal School for Women) about their experiences of campus life from 1909 until ca. 1925. Notable contributors include Rachel Cleveland Ebbert Burruss and Linnie Lucille Campbell Duke, and Harry Foster, Secretary of the State Board of Education regarding minutes of the Virginia Normal School Board and State Teacher College Board held in Richmond (1:1). The series includes a pamphlet and order form announcing the release of the book (1:2).

Folder Title
Box : Folder
Correspondence Re: "Madison College, the First Fifty Years", 1956
1:1
Correspondence Re: "Madison College, the First Fifty Years", 1956-1958
1:2

: Topical Files, 1950-1983

Series 2: Topical Files, 1950-1983, is comprised of professional and academic papers maintained by Dr. Dingledine in his capacity as professor within the History Department at Madison College. Note that the file, "Faculty Judiciary Committee, 1970" (2:8) is restricted due to FERPA.

Folder Title
Box : Folder
Ad Hoc Committee to Study College Curriculum, 1977-1978
1:3
Anthropology, 1980
1:4
Basic Studies Committee, 1961-1968
1:5
Basic Studies Committee, 1969
1:6
Basic Studies Committee, 1970-1975
1:7
Bicentennial of the American Revolution, 1970-1976
1:8
College Judicial Appeals Committee, 1973-1974
1:9
College Judicial Council, 1971
1:10
Committee for the Development of High Technology, 1982
2:1
Committee on Curriculum and Instruction, 1965-1968
2:2
Committee on Curriculum and Instruction, 1969-1970
2:3
Committee on Curriculum and Instruction, 1971-1972
2:4
Committee on Faculty Recruiting Policy, 1973
2:5
Committee on University Academic and Research Collections, 1980-1981
2:6
Faculty Evaluation Policies, 1975-1982
2:7
Faculty Salary Scales, 1965-1980
2:8
General Education (Basic Studies), 1950-1957
2:9
Godwin Hall Dedication, 1972
2:10
In-Service Teacher Education Committee, 1953-1955
3:1
James Madison Leadership Society, 1972
3:2
Judicial Reform Committee, 1972-1973
3:3
Major-Minor Committee, 1951-1952
3:4
Master/Apprentice Program, 1979
3:5
Miscellaneous, undated
3:6
Pass-Fail System, 1969-1972
3:7
Professional Development Committee, 1974
3:8
School of Communication Study Committee, 1974
3:9
School of Social Sciences, 1970-1972
3:10
75th Anniversary Committee, 1968-1969
3:11
Sixth Year Committee, 1968-1969
3:12
Social Science and History Department, 1957-1965
3:13
Social Studies Certification Requirements, 1960-1962
3:14
Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools Library Study Committee, 1977-1981
3:15
Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools Self-Study, 1960-1962
3:16
Transcript of Talk to Accompany Slides on JMU History, 1983
3:17

Compiled by: Sarah Roth-Mullet, March 2018