A Guide to the Dale F. Harter Collection of Undocumented Deeds: An Exhibit on the History of Harrisonburg's African-American Community, 1930-1985: SC 0105

A Guide to the Dale F. Harter Collection of Undocumented Deeds: An Exhibit on the History of Harrisonburg's African-American Community, 1930-1985; 1991

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Special Collections
Collection Number SC 0105


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Repository
Special Collections, James Madison University
Collection Number
SC 0105
Title
Dale F. Harter Collection of Undocumented Deeds: An Exhibit on the History of Harrisonburg's African-American Community, 1930-1985; 1991
Extent
.16 cubic feet; 4 folders
Creator
Harter, Dale
Language
English
Abstract
These four folders contain items and information used in the exhibit "Undocumented Deeds: an exhibit on the history of Harrisonburg's African-American Community." The exhibit was compiled by Dale F. Harter and held in the Warren-Sipe Museum of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society in the autumn of 1991.

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 been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collection Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [box #, folder #], Dale F. Harter Collection of Undocumented Deeds: An Exhibit on the History of Harrisonburg's African-American Community, 1930-1985, SC 0105, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

Copies of texts and photographs mounted in the display were purchased from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society in 1992.

Processing Information

In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in the spring of 2017. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 2085.


Bio/Historical Note

Some (but not all) of the people or groups mentioned in the collection:

Ebony Players
Effinger Street School
Harris, W. N. P.
Harrisonburg-Adjacent Community Choir
Lucy Simms School
Non-sectarian Chorus
Sampson, Ralph (Sr. and Jr.)
Shades of Ebony
Simms, Lucy F.
Webb, Roberta

Scope and Content

This collection consists of photocopies of news clippings, school reunion programs, portions of church histories, scrapbooks, newsletters, photographs, and other items displayed in the exhibit "Undocumented Deeds: an exhibit on the history of Harrisonburg's African-American community" compiled by Dale F. Harter and held in the Warren-Sipe Museum of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society in the autumn of 1991. Information pertains largely to the time period 1930-1985. Most items were loaned for the display, and the collection includes copies of the loan contracts. Also included is a 3-page chronology of African-American history in Harrisonburg by Dale Harter.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged topically in folders. Folder one contains items relating to the exhibit and the Harrisonburg Rockingham Historical Society, such as fliers, newspaper clippings, and donor gift/loan contracts between Dale Harter and H-RHS. Folder two contains an account of Bethel A.M.E. Church History and other church newsletters. Folder three contains information for the 4th reunion of the Lucy Simms - Effinger Street School in 1991 and other documents related to the school. Folder four contains miscellaneous information about local area

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • African American teachers -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg -- Sources
  • African American athletes -- United States -- Biography
  • African American churches -- History -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg -- Sources
  • African American neighborhoods -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg -- Sources
  • African American teachers and the community -- Sources
  • African Americans -- Education (Elementary) -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg -- Sources
  • African Americans -- Education (Secondary) -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg -- Sources
  • African Americans -- Genealogy -- Sources
  • African Americans -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg -- Economic conditions -- Sources
  • African Americans -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg -- History -- Sources
  • African Americans -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg -- Social life and customs -- Sources
  • Bethel A.M.E. Church (Harrisonburg, Va.)
  • Bundy's Boys Band
  • Ebony Players (Harrisonburg, Va.)
  • Effinger Street School (Harrisonburg, Va.)
  • Harris, W. N. P
  • Harrisonburg (Va.) -- History -- 20th century
  • Harrisonburg-Adjacent Community Choir
  • John Wesley United Methodist Church (Harrisonburg, Va.)
  • Lucy F. Simms School (Harrisonburg, Va.)
  • Non-Sectarian Chorus (Harrisonburg, Va.)
  • Sampson, Ralph, 1960-
  • Sampson, Ralph, Sr
  • Shades of Ebony (Harrisonburg, Va.)
  • Simms, Lucy, 1855(9?)-1934
  • Stevens, Howard
  • Webb, Roberta Morgan

Container List

Folder 1
Undocumented Deeds Paperwork, undated
Folder 2
Harrisonburg Churches and Choirs, undated
Folder 3
Lucy Simms and Effinger Street School, undated
Folder 4
Local Human Interest and Miscellaneous, undated