A Guide to the Ruth Hall Brooks Photographs, 1943-1945: SC 0058

A Guide to the Ruth Hall Brooks Photographs, 1943-1945: SC 0058

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number SC 0058


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Processed by: Tiffany Cole, February 2017

Repository
Special Collections, James Madison University
Collection Number
SC 0058
Title
Ruth Hall Brooks Photographs, 1943-1945
Extent
.06 Cubic Feet; 1 letter folder
Creator
Brooks, Ruth Eileen Hall
Language
English
Abstract
The Ruth Hall Brooks Photographs, 1943-1945, are comprised of three black-and-white photographs of Madison College and include one view of Wilson Hall in the snow and two photographs of students.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection open to 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 Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [box #, folder #], Ruth Hall Brooks Photographs, 1943-1945, SC 0058, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Acquisition Information

Ruth Hall Brooks sent these photographs to Ashley Privott, Executive Director of the JMU Alumni Association, in June 2013. The photographs were subsequently transferred to Special Collections.


Bio/Historical Note

Ruth Eileen Hall Brooks of Audubon, New Jersey matriculated into Madison College during the 1943-1944 academic term as a freshman. She attended Madison for just one year and was a member of the Glee Club.

Scope and Content

The Ruth Hall Brooks Photographs, 1943-1945, are comprised of three black-and-white photographs of Madison College and include one view of Wilson Hall in the snow and two photographs of students. According to Brooks' letter that accompanied the donation, the photographs date to 1943-1944 and 1945, when she returned to Madison for a visit. Brooks provided the following detailed descriptions for each photo:

1. Mr. Roberts, the college guard, talking to Jean and (?) – two newspaper volunteers, 1943-1945
2. Deep snow and Wilson Hall, where I had two classes, 1943-1944
3. Madison College (Kissing Rock) 1943, with dorm-mates (L to R) Betsy Fugate, "Bucky" Rodgers, Martha Hatchett, June King (?), Ruth E. Hall, Bonnie (?) Her father was Pres. of Rhodes College

Arrangement

The photographs are housed in one letter folder.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Education, Higher -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg -- History
  • Harrisonburg (Va.) -- History
  • James Madison University -- History
  • Madison College -- Alumni and alumnae
  • Madison College -- Buildings
  • Madison College -- History
  • Madison College -- Students
  • Universities and colleges -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg -- History
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Black-and-white photographs

Bibliography

The Schoolma'am, 1944. Harrisonburg (Va.): Madison College.


Container List

Box:Folder 1:1
Ruth Hall Brooks Photographs, 1943-1945