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

A Guide to the Elizabeth A. Wenger Collection 1884-1951

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number 4034


Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Special Collections
Carrier Library
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807
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Processed by: Gillian Schulz and Chris Bolgiano, Feb. 2002

Special Collections, James Madison University
Collection number
Elizabeth A. Wenger Collection 1884-1951
Physical Characteristics
Contains four folders.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Elizabeth A. Wenger Collection, Collection #4034, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Scott Suter in Nov. 2001.

Biographical/Historical Information

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.

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.


Series 1: Letters and postcards, 1884-1936. Series 2: Fire insurance policies, 1951.

Contents List

Series: 1: Letters and Postcards 1884-1936
Folder: 1-3
Series: 2: Fire Insurance Policies 1951
Folder: 4