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

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Creator:
Dingledine, Raymond J., Jr., Dr.
Title:
Department of History: Raymond C. Dingledine, Jr. Papers
Collection No.:
UA 0037
Date:
1950-1983
Extent:
3 boxes, 1.2 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Administrative Information

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).

Conditions Governing Access

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.

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.

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 Materials

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

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Index Terms

Genre and Form

  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Minutes (administrative records)
  • Research notes
  • Pamphlets
  • Administrative reports

Subject

  • Madison College -- History
  • James Madison University. Department of History
  • Dingledine, Raymond C., Jr. -- 1919-1990
  • Madison College. Department of History
  • Education, Higher -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg -- History

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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.

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Collection Inventory

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).

Title/Description Instances
Correspondence Re: "Madison College, the First Fifty Years", 1956 box 1 folder 1
Correspondence Re: "Madison College, the First Fifty Years", 1956-1958 box 1 folder 2

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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.

Title/Description Instances
Ad Hoc Committee to Study College Curriculum, 1977-1978 box 1 folder 3
Anthropology, 1980 box 1 folder 4
Basic Studies Committee, 1961-1968 box 1 folder 5
Basic Studies Committee, 1969 box 1 folder 6
Basic Studies Committee, 1970-1975 box 1 folder 7
Bicentennial of the American Revolution, 1970-1976 box 1 folder 8
College Judicial Appeals Committee, 1973-1974 box 1 folder 9
College Judicial Council, 1971 box 1 folder 10
Committee for the Development of High Technology, 1982 box 2 folder 1
Committee on Curriculum and Instruction, 1965-1968 box 2 folder 2
Committee on Curriculum and Instruction, 1969-1970 box 2 folder 3
Committee on Curriculum and Instruction, 1971-1972 box 2 folder 4
Committee on Faculty Recruiting Policy, 1973 box 2 folder 5
Committee on University Academic and Research Collections, 1980-1981 box 2 folder 6
Faculty Evaluation Policies, 1975-1982 box 2 folder 7
Faculty Salary Scales, 1965-1980 box 2 folder 8
Founders Day Lecture by Dr. Merrill D. Peterson , March 19, 1976
Original audiocassette, March 19, 1976 Media Cabinet 1 Audiocassette UA0037-CS-003
General Education (Basic Studies), 1950-1957 box 2 folder 9
Godwin Hall Dedication, 1972 box 2 folder 10
In-Service Teacher Education Committee, 1953-1955 box 3 folder 1
James Madison Leadership Society, 1972 box 3 folder 2
Judicial Reform Committee, 1972-1973 box 3 folder 3
Major-Minor Committee, 1951-1952 box 3 folder 4
Master/Apprentice Program, 1979 box 3 folder 5
Miscellaneous, undated box 3 folder 6
Pass-Fail System, 1969-1972 box 3 folder 7
Professional Development Committee, 1974 box 3 folder 8
School of Communication Study Committee, 1974 box 3 folder 9
School of Social Sciences, 1970-1972 box 3 folder 10
75th Anniversary Committee, 1968-1969 box 3 folder 11
Sixth Year Committee, 1968-1969 box 3 folder 12
Social Science and History Department, 1957-1965 box 3 folder 13
Social Studies Certification Requirements, 1960-1962 box 3 folder 14
Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools Library Study Committee, 1977-1981 box 3 folder 15
Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools Self-Study, 1960-1962 box 3 folder 16
A History of JMU: a talk given by Raymond Dingledine , April 21, 1983

Talk given for the Wayland and Phi Alpha Theta organizations. Recorded by Martha Caldwell.

Original audiocassette, April 21, 1983 Media Cabinet 1 Audiocassette UA0037-CS-001
Preservation master, April 21, 1983 Media Cabinet 1 Audiocassette UA0037-CS-002
Transcript and supporting documents, April 21, 1983 box 3 folder 17

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