A Guide to the Elizabeth A. Wenger Collection, 1884-1951
Collection Number 4034

Processed by:   Gillian Schulz and Chris Bolgiano, Feb. 2002

Updated: May 2014

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Special Collections, Cararier Library, James Madison University

Title: The Elizabeth A. Wenger Collection

Collection No.: SC# 4034

Creator: Elizabeth A. Wenger

Extent: Contains four folders.

Language: English

Abstract:  Consists of letters and postcards to Elizabeth A. Wenger of Dayton, VA, 1884-1936, and two fire insurance forms, 1951.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk. (library-special@jmu.edu).

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Elizabeth A. Wenger Collection, 1884-1951. SC# 4034, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Acquisition Information: Items were purchased from Scott Suter in November 2001.

Other Formats Available: No other formats are available.

Accruals: No accruals are expected.

Provenance: Purchased from Scott Suter in Nov. 2001.

Scope and Content: 

This collection contains letters and postcards written mostly to Elizabeth A. Wenger from relatives and friends in VA, but also from Maryland, Ohio, Tennessee, and North Carolina.  Topics center on home and family affairs, including school; several of the correspondents were students or teachers.  The fire insurance policies give details on the nature and location of the Wenger house. 


Elizabeth was apparently the sister of C.D. Wenger, who operated a well-known plant nursery.  At least one of the postcards is addressed to C.D. Wenger with an order for plants. 

Series 1:  Letters and postcards, 1884-1936.
Folders 1-3.

Series 2:  Fire insurance policies, 1951.
Folder 4.