A Guide to the Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar Records, 1990-2009 SC 0205

A Guide to the Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar Records, 1990-2009 SC 0205


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Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

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Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807
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Mark Peterson, February 2012

Repository
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Identification
SC 0205
Title
Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar Records1990-2009
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=jmu/vihart00144.xml
Quantity
1.65 Cubic Feet, 5 boxes
Creator
Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar
Language
English .
Abstract
This collection consists of administrative records and papers by scholars from colleges, libraries and other institutions for the monthly presentations of the Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar (SVRSS). The collection contains financial records, announcements, correspondence, information about presenters, and academic papers.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. The authors retain the copyrights on their papers. The user is responsible to obtain clearance from the copyright holder for permission to use any materials in excess of fair use.For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

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.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #], Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar Records, 1990-2009, SC 0205, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated in 2008 by Joseph Whitehorne, one of the organizers of SVRSS and a faculty member at Lord Fairfax Community College. Several papers were added after the initial donation.

Processing Information

In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in 2017-2018. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 5027.


Administrative History

The Shenandoah Regional Studies Seminar (SVRSS) has been held during the academic year since 1988, usually at James Madison University. Papers presented have covered a wide range of historical and regional subjects from colonial developments to the details of rural life in the twentieth century. The primary goal of SVRSS has been to provide an informed and interested audience for scholars from a variety of fields such as history, archaeology, geography, folklore, and ethnography. SVRSS provides a regular forum for scholars and attendees at which to consider topics of regional interest, pertinent, but not restricted, to the Shenandoah Valley. SVRSS met monthly during the academic year, at least through the spring of 2017. Beginning in the fall of 2017, the schedule and location of SVRSS became less concrete with lectures occurring just once per semester at the Frontier Culture Museum in Stauton, Virginia.

Scope and Content

The Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar Records, 1990-2009, includes administrative records and scholarly papers organized by academic year. Some years represented in the collection have limited contents. The bulk of the collection consists of material that was distributed to a select group, likely previous SVRSS attendees and other interested persons, before a presentation. These materials generally include a copy of an academic paper with information on the presenter. The collection includes files for most of the presentations from 1995 to 2009. Additional SVRSS papers were collected prior to 1995 (and prior to the donation) by the then Special Collections Librarian. These papers were added to the collection.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into two series:

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1995-2009

Series 2: Papers, 1990-2009

Series 1 is arranged chronologically by academic year. Series 2 is arranged into subseries according to academic year and further arranged alphabetically by author's surname.

Related Material

Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar Collection, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- History -- Sources
  • Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar -- History -- Sources
  • Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies Seminar -- Records and correspondence
  • Virginia -- History, Local -- Sources

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Acker, Isaac, 1832-1908
  • Alford, Terry
  • Bailey, Bea
  • Bailey, Rufus William, 1793-1863
  • Ballard, Charles C.
  • Bell, Alison
  • Berkey, Jonathan M.
  • Bolgiano, Chris
  • Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865
  • Boyer, Leila O. W.
  • Browning, Joan C.
  • Bruggeman, Seth C., 1975-
  • Brunk, George R. (George Reuben), 1871-1938
  • Byrd, William, 1674-1744
  • Calhoon, Robert M. (Robert McCluer)
  • Carter, Landon, 1710-1778
  • Christoffel, Thomas J.
  • Clabough, Casey, 1974-
  • Cline, Patsy, 1932-1963
  • Costa, Thomas M. (Thomas Michael), 1953-
  • Crothers, A. Glenn
  • Curtis, Christopher Michael
  • Denkler, Ann, 1965-
  • Devine, Christine Styrna
  • Dillard, Philip D.
  • Dodenhoff, Donna
  • Eslinger, Ellen, 1956-2018
  • Faulkner, Charles James, 1806-1884
  • Fea, John
  • Ferguson, Jamie L.
  • Fithian, Philip Vickers, 1747-1776
  • Fleek, Sherman L.
  • Flippen, J. Brooks, 1959-
  • Fordney, Ben Fuller, 1931-2016
  • Foreman, Michael Marcellus, 1941-2012
  • Francisco, Peter, 1760-1831
  • Frantz, John B.
  • Funk, John F. (John Fretz), 1835-1930
  • Galke, Laura J.
  • Geier, Clarence R., 1944-
  • Ghant, Walter
  • Gilliam, George H.
  • Glasgow, Ellen, 1873-1945
  • Gomery, Douglas
  • Grant, Philip A., 1933-
  • Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786
  • Grizzard, Frank E., 1954-
  • Hack, Timothy
  • Hanson, Timothy Richard
  • Hardwick, Kevin R., 1961-
  • Harris, John T. (John Thomas), 1823-1899
  • Harris, W. N. P. (William Nelson Pendleton), 1881-1977
  • Harter, Dale F.
  • Harter, Kevin L.
  • Heatwole, John L., 1948-2006
  • Heatwole, L. J. (Lewis James), 1852-1932
  • Henry, Mary Ellen
  • Herrin, Dean A., 1958-
  • Hill, Lisa
  • Hizer, Trenton E., 1963-
  • Hoepfner, Christine, -2018
  • Hofstra, Warren R., 1947-
  • Holman, Andrew C. (Andrew Carl), 1965-
  • Horning, Audrey J.
  • Hsiung, David C., 1961-
  • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
  • Johnson, Edward, 1816-1873
  • Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952
  • Joyner, Wesley T.
  • Keller, Christian B.
  • Kemble, Fanny, 1809-1893
  • Kiefer, Anna Elizabeth
  • Kiefer, Geraldine W. (Geraldine Wojno)
  • Kincheloe, John C. (John Charles)
  • Kiracofe, David
  • Koons, Kenneth E.
  • Lekavich, Greg
  • Long, Creston S.
  • Longenecker, Stephen L., 1951-
  • Maass, John R.
  • McCleary, Ann, 1954-
  • McDermott, Paul D.
  • Meacham, Sarah Hand, 1972-
  • Mendelsohn, Betsy Thomas
  • Miller, Charles A. (Charles Allen), 1937-2019
  • Mouer, L. Daniel
  • Nelson, Lynn A., 1967-
  • Newman, George A. (George Ambrose), 1855-1944
  • Nicholson, Francis, 1655-1728
  • Olson, Ted
  • Phipps, Sheila R., 1948-
  • Ping, Laura J.
  • Redick, Kip
  • Redmond, Edward James, 1962-2021
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
  • Schneider, Stacey L.
  • Schofield, John McAllister, 1831-1906
  • Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888
  • Simmons, Susanne
  • Simms, Lucy F. (Lucy Frances), 1856-1934
  • Smith, Byron C.
  • Smith, J. B. (Jacob Brubaker), 1870-1951
  • Sorrells, Nancy T.
  • Spangler, Jewel L., 1961-
  • Spero, Patrick
  • Stickley, Dan
  • Stoneman, George, 1822-1894
  • Stribling, Francis T. (Francis Taliaferro), 1810-1874
  • Suter, Emanuel, 1833-1902
  • Suter, Scott Hamilton
  • Terry, Gail S.
  • Thomas, William G., 1964-
  • Thompson, George F.
  • Tisinger, Catherine A.
  • Torisky, Danielle
  • Trogdon, Matthew J.
  • Veney, Bethany
  • Vineyard, John R.
  • Washington, George, 1732-1799
  • Washington, George, 1732-1799. (Title of work: Papers of George Washington.)
  • Webb, Roberta Morgan, 1889-1990
  • Whitehorne, Joseph W. A., 1943-
  • Wilson, James W.
  • Wilson, U. G. (Ulysses G.), 1866-1943
  • Wineman, Bradford Alexander, 1977-
  • Yoder, Nathan E., 1955-2020

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Cumberland Road
  • Harpers Ferry (W. Va.) -- History -- John Brown's Raid, 1859
  • Shenandoah National Park (Va.)
  • Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History
  • Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- History -- Sources
  • Skyland (Va.)
  • Virginia -- History, Local -- Sources

Container List

Series 1
Administrative Records
1995-2009
  • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 1
    Administrative Records
    1995-1996
  • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 2
    Administrative Records
    1996-1997
  • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 3
    Administrative Records
    1997-1998
  • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 4
    Administrative Records
    1998-1999
  • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 5
    Administrative Records
    1999-2000
  • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 6
    Administrative Records
    2000-2001
  • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 7
    Administrative Records
    2001-2002
  • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 8
    Administrative Records
    2002-2003
  • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 9
    Administrative Records
    2003-2004
  • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 10
    Administrative Records
    2004-2005
  • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 11
    Administrative Records
    2005-2006
  • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 12
    Administrative ephemera filed with Olson paper
    2007
  • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 13
    Administrative Records
    2008-2009
Series 2
Papers
1990-2009
  • Subseries 2.1
    Papers
    1995-1997
    • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 14
      Joan C. Browning, Getting to the Springs of Virginia: A Survey of Transportation from Horse-Litter to Concord Coach
      Browning, Joan C.1997 April 18
      Scope and Contents

      Describes the history of Virginia's mineral springs and their impact on early road construction and wagon design. Discusses road travel conditions in Virginia in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Mentions construction of the Cumberland Road, also known as the Old National Road, one of the first improved interstate highways, built by the U.S. government between 1811 and 1839. Traces the evolution of transportation from the earliest wagons to the Concord Coach.

    • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 15
      Robert Calhoon, The Southern Back Country Origins of Political Moderation in America
      Calhoon, Robert M. (Robert McCluer)1997 September 19
      Scope and Content

      With "Political Moderation as an Anglo-American Ideology"

    • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 16
      Thomas Costa, Paradise on the Clinch? Land Speculators and the Early Settlement of Russell County
      Costa, Thomas M. (Thomas Michael), 1953-1997 March 21
    • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 17
      Ann Denkler, How Others See Each Other: Skyland and the Mountain Culture
      Denkler, Ann, 1965-1996 April 19
      Scope and Content

      Short description of project only

    • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 18
      Christine Devine, Crossroads of Exchange: Anglo-Indian Diplomacy and Trade in Northern Carolina
      Devine, Christine Styrna1997 October 17
      Scope and Content

      With CV

    • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 19
      J. Brooks Flippen, The Promise of Late Antebellum Rockbridge: Overtaken by Events
      Flippen, J. Brooks, 1959-1996 February 16
    • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 20
      Ben Fordney, Two Generals in Blue: The Reconstruction Policies of Generals John Schofield and George Stone[man] in Virginia, 1866-1969
      Fordney, Ben Fuller, 1931-20161996 May 17
    • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 21
      John Frantz, The Religious Development of the Early German Settlers in the Shenandoah Valley
      Frantz, John B.1996 November 15
      Scope and Contents

      Describes the difficulties encountered by early German settlers to the Shenandoah Valley in the 18th and 19th centuries. German immigrant groups, such as the Pennsylvania Dutch, were often located on scattered, isolated farms, without the means to form or maintain their traditional religious institutions. Protestant sects, such as the Lutherans, Presbyterians, Mennonites, and Pietists, often lacked the numbers or financial ability to support churches or clergy. Describes the problem of itinerant, unordained preachers taking advantage of isolated communities. Comments on those immigrants who, through their increasing contact with English-speaking Scots-Irish neighbors, left the German sects for the better established English churches.

      With published copy in "Pennsylvania History" 2001.

    • Mixed Materials box: 2 folder: 1
      Timothy Hanson, Cultural Commerce: Scottish Immigrants, Trade and Politics in 18th Century North Carolina
      Hanson, Timothy Richard1997 January 17
    • Mixed Materials box: 2 folder: 2
      Dean Herrin, Breaking the Stillness?: The Coal Industry and the Transformation of Appalachian Virginia, 1880-1920
      Herrin, Dean A., 1958-1995 November 17
    • Mixed Materials box: 2 folder: 3
      Christine Hoepfner, The Shenandoah National Park Displacements: Stories from Swift Run Gap
      Hoepfner, Christine, -20181995 October 20
      Scope and Contents

      Socio-economic research on the Swift Run Gap (Va.) community during the 1920s-1930s, whose boundaries bordered those of the Shenandoah National Park. Includes study of the economic conditions in the area that later became park land and the reactions of local people to the prospect of the park, the selling of their land, and concerns once the park was established. This paper appears to be part of on-going research on the topic, and provides preliminary data supporting the theory that the people, their prosperity, and farming techniques were more diverse and of a higher standard than previously indicated.

    • Mixed Materials box: 2 folder: 4
      Andrew C. Holman, Professional Gentlemen…and Others: Rural Practitioners and the Transformation of the Medical Community in Rockbridge County, Virginia, 1840-1890
      Holman, Andrew C. (Andrew Carl), 1965-1996 January 19
    • Mixed Materials box: 2 folder: 5
      Audrey Horning, Material Culture and the Mountain Folk Image: Archaeological Explorations in Virginia's Blue Ridge
      Horning, Audrey J.1996 September 20
    • Mixed Materials box: 2 folder: 6
      David C. Hsiung, Death on the Juniata: Indian-White Relations in Colonial Pennsylvania
      Hsiung, David C., 1961-1996 October 18
    • Mixed Materials box: 2 folder: 7
      David James Kiracofe, Claypole's Rebellion: Patriotism and Treason in a Virginia Backcountry Community, 1781-1782
      Kiracofe, David1997 May 16
    • Mixed Materials box: 2 folder: 8
      Ann McCleary, Reassessing the Home Demonstration Program and its Impact on Rural Women and Communities: A Case Study of Augusta County
      McCleary, Ann, 1954-1997 November 21
      Scope and Content

      Several chapters from her dissertation only

    • Mixed Materials box: 2 folder: 9
      L. Daniel Mouer, Rebecca's Children: New Myths and Old Myths about Indians and Virginia's History
      Mouer, L. Daniel1997 February 21
    • Mixed Materials box: 2 folder: 10
      Sheila Phipps, Of Necessity: Salt on the Virginia Frontier, 1750-1815
      Phipps, Sheila R., 1948-1995 September 16
    • Mixed Materials box: 2 folder: 11
      J. Suzanne Simmons, The Intersection of the Freed Black and Slave Communities in Augusta County, Virginia
      Simmons, Susanne1996 March 15
    • Mixed Materials box: 2 folder: 12
      Nancy Sorrells, A Christian Soldier for the Confederacy: Fighting the Civil War on the Home Front
      Sorrells, Nancy T.1995 December 8
      Scope and Content

      Thesis chapter only

  • Subseries 2.2
    Papers
    1998-2000
    • Mixed Materials box: 2 folder: 13
      Bea Naff Bailey, A Mission from Within: The Phoebe Needles Memorial School
      Bailey, Bea2000 April 21
    • Mixed Materials box: 2 folder: 14
      Charles Ballard, Dismissing the Peculiar Institution: Assessing Slavery in Page and Rockingham Counties, Virginia
      Ballard, Charles C.1998 April 17
      Scope and Contents

      This paper presents the view that slavery played a more active and important role in the historical development of the central Shenandoah Valley than previously perceived and recorded by such historians as John Wayland and Harry M. Strickler. Records recent research which documents the active role of African-Americans in such areas as iron-making (ex: the Shenandoah Iron Works), grain farming and other related occupations, using 1850 census figures. Mentions names of prominent wealthy slave-owning families and the impact of Mennonite and Dunker anti-slavery influences. Cites from the memoirs of Bethany Veney, a slave women who lived in antebellum Page County, Virginia.

    • Mixed Materials box: 2 folder: 15
      Chris Bolgiano, Tanbark Harvesting as an Economic and Environmental Factor in Appalachia
      Bolgiano, Chris1999 January 22
    • Mixed Materials box: 2 folder: 16
      Leila O. W. Boyer, Frederick County Probate Inventories, 1744-1754
      Boyer, Leila O. W.1998 February 20
    • Mixed Materials box: 2 folder: 17
      Seth C. Bruggeman, The Shenandoah River Gundalow and the Politics of Material Reuse
      Bruggeman, Seth C., 1975-2000 February 18
    • Mixed Materials box: 2 folder: 18
      A. Glenn Crothers, "To Make Our Youth Intimately Acquainted with their Country": Public Culture and the Diffusion of Knowledge in Post-Revolutionary Northern Virginia
      Crothers, A. Glenn1999 April 16
      Scope and Content

      With CV

    • Mixed Materials box: 2 folder: 19
      Philip D. Dillard, Confederate Nationalism Meets Philip Sheridan
      Dillard, Philip D.2000 September 15
    • Mixed Materials box: 2 folder: 20
      John Fea, Rethinking a Classic Source of Plantation Virginia: A Note on Morals, Sociability, and Reading in the Writings of Philip Vickers Fithian
      Fea, John1998 March 20
      Scope and Content

      With CV

    • Mixed Materials box: 2 folder: 21
      Jamie L. Ferguson, Lunatics on the West Side: Dr. Francis Stribling and the Western Lunatic Asylum
      Ferguson, Jamie L.2000 November 17
    • Mixed Materials box: 2 folder: 22
      Clarence R. Geier, What Went Ye Into the Wilderness to See? Military Fortification and Troop Deployment at Fort Edward Johnson, Shenandoah Mountain, April 1862
      Geier, Clarence R., 1944-1999 October 15
    • Mixed Materials box: 2 folder: 23
      George H. Gilliam and William G. Thomas, The Ground Beneath Our Feet. Pilot Episode: The New Deal Comes to Virginia
      Gilliam, George H.Thomas, William G., 1964-1998 September 18
      Scope and Content

      Video script with abstract and 2 CVs

    • Mixed Materials box: 2 folder: 24
      Philip A. Grant Jr., President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Dedication of the Shenandoah National Park
      Grant, Philip A., 1933-2000 October 20
    • Mixed Materials box: 3 folder: 1
      Dale F. Harter, The Memoirs of John T. Harris, U.S. Congressman, 1859-1861, 1871-1881: Reliable Record or Random Recollections
      Harter, Dale F.1998 October 16
      Scope and Content

      Includes timeline and pictures

    • Mixed Materials box: 3 folder: 2
      Kevin L. Harter, Shenandoah Valley String Music
      Harter, Kevin L.2000 January 21
      Scope and Content

      With CV

    • Mixed Materials box: 3 folder: 3
      John L. Heatwole, Witch Lore of the Mountains and Valleys of the Virginias
      Heatwole, John L., 1948-20062000 March 17
    • Mixed Materials box: 3 folder: 4
      Trenton E. Hizer, The Reform Movement and the Virginia Constitutional Convention, 1829-1830
      Hizer, Trenton E., 1963-1999 March 19
      Scope and Content

      With CV

    • Mixed Materials box: 3 folder: 5
      Christian B. Keller, Old Germans and New Germans: Differing Attitudes of Persons of German Descent in Pennsylvania and Virginia during the Civil War
      Keller, Christian B.1999 May 21
      Scope and Content

      With CV

    • Mixed Materials box: 3 folder: 6
      Stephen Longenecker, The Parameters of Presbyterian Outsiderness in the Shenandoah Valley, 1776-1861
      Longenecker, Stephen L., 1951-1999 September 17
      Scope and Content

      With CV

    • Mixed Materials box: 3 folder: 7
      Paul D. McDermott, Conococheague Manor: A Study of Early Frontier Settlement in the Backcountry
      McDermott, Paul D.1999 November 19
      Scope and Content

      With CV statement

    • Mixed Materials box: 3 folder: 8
      Nancy Sorrells, Muley Cows & Sandy Sows: An Analysis of the Augusta County Estray Books, 1775-1815
      Sorrells, Nancy T.1998 January 16
    • Mixed Materials box: 3 folder: 9
      Jewel Spangler, "A Spring Seald, A Fountain Shut Up?": Evangelicals and Community in Southampton County, Virginia, 1774-1802
      Spangler, Jewel L., 1961-1998 November 20
    • Mixed Materials box: 3 folder: 10
      Danielle M. Torisky, Feeding the Family: Home Front Challenges in Civil War Virginia
      Torisky, Danielle1999 February 19
      Scope and Contents

      Describes a number of cookbooks, handbooks, and home economics guides produced in the South between 1850 and 1865 directed primarily at housewives. With the onset of shortages caused by the Civil War, these books focused on conservation and substitutes for common foods and medicines. Discusses a botanical field manual, commissioned by Surgeon General of the Confederacy, which describes edible and medicinal plants found growing wild throughout the South. Describes the economic and social aspects of life in several Virginia communities as the war brought increased shortages and hardship.

    • Mixed Materials box: 3 folder: 11
      Joseph W. A. Whitehorne, "Baptists and Yams Did Not Grow Well in the Shenandoah Valley": Regional Differences in the Baptist Movement in Colonial Virginia
      Whitehorne, Joseph W. A., 1943-1998 May 15
      Scope and Contents

      Discusses the growth of the Baptist movement in colonial America and regional differences between Baptists in Virginia that still exist to this day. Includes references to the Separatists and Regulars; a chart showing Baptist origins; a list of regional 18th century Baptist churches in and near the Valley; and an annotated list of "important Baptist clergy during the formative period."

  • Subseries 2.3
    Papers
    2001-2003
    • Mixed Materials box: 3 folder: 12
      Jonathan M. Berkey, When Killing Is Not Murder: The Politics of Wartime Identity in Virginia's Lower Shenandoah Valley, 1865-1870
      Berkey, Jonathan M.2001 March 16
      Scope and Content

      With CV

    • Mixed Materials box: 3 folder: 13
      Joan C. Browning, Mountaineers are [not] Always Free: Historical Rx for Healing with Local History by Combining and Reconciling European and African 'Histories' of Slavery and the Civil War
      Browning, Joan C.2002 April 19
    • Mixed Materials box: 3 folder: 14
      Ellen Eslinger, The Brief Career of Rufus W. Bailey, African Colonization Society Agent in Virginia
      Eslinger, Ellen, 1956-20182001 April 20
      Scope and Contents

      Discusses the efforts of Rufus W. Bailey, an agent for the African Colonization Society agent in Virginia (primarily in Augusta and Rockbridge counties) to resettle African Americans in Liberia, Africa, from 1847-1851. Records tactics used to convince families to leave, etc.

    • Mixed Materials box: 3 folder: 15
      Douglas Gomery, Moviegoing in the Shenandoah Valley: A Case Study of Place, Transportation, Audiences, Racism, Censorship & Blue Laws
      Gomery, Douglas2003 March 21
    • Mixed Materials box: 3 folder: 16
      Timothy Hack, Shaping a Revolution: The County Committees in Virginia, 1774-776
      Hack, Timothy2002 February 15
      Scope and Content

      With abstract

    • Mixed Materials box: 3 folder: 17
      Kevin R. Hardwick, Narratives of Villainy and Virtue in Early Virginia: Governor Francis Nicholson and the Character of the Good Ruler
      Hardwick, Kevin R., 1961-2001 October 26
    • Mixed Materials box: 3 folder: 18
      Warren R. Hofstra, "All Things Being Equal": The Exchange Economy of the Early Shenandoah Valley
      Hofstra, Warren R., 1947-2002 September 20
      Scope and Content

      With abstract

    • Mixed Materials box: 3 folder: 19
      John C. Kincheloe, The Changing Nature of the Cherokee Trade: Cherokee and English Relations, 1673-1776
      Kincheloe, John C. (John Charles)2003 January 17
    • Mixed Materials box: 3 folder: 20
      Kenneth E. Koons, Laboring Classes in the Valley of Virginia during the Age of Grain
      Koons, Kenneth E.2003 April 18
      Scope and Content

      With update to Figure 11

    • Mixed Materials box: 3 folder: 21
      Creston S. Long, Corridor and Source: The Valley of Virginia and the Eighteenth-Century Migration to the Backcountry South
      Long, Creston S.2003 February 21
      Scope and Content

      With CV

    • Mixed Materials box: 3 folder: 22
      John R. Maass, "But What Can I Do Without Men": Nathanael Greene, Thomas Jefferson and the Mobilization of the Virginia Militia, 1780-1781
      Maass, John R.2003 November 21
      Scope and Content

      With copy containing handwritten note and CV

    • Mixed Materials box: 3 folder: 23
      Paul D. McDermott, The People of Elizabeth Hundred
      McDermott, Paul D.2001 November 16
      Scope and Content

      With abstract

    • Mixed Materials box: 3 folder: 24
      Charles A. Miller, Ellen Glasgow's Shenandoah Valley Novels: Learning from Literature
      Miller, Charles A. (Charles Allen), 1937-20192003 October 24
      Scope and Content

      With abstract and envelope containing note and computer disk

    • Mixed Materials box: 4 folder: 1
      Lynn A. Nelson, 'The Coffey Gang' and the Tye River Forks Community: Evolution of Yeoman Families in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, 1800-1860
      Nelson, Lynn A., 1967-March 15, 2002
      Scope and Content

      With abstract

    • Mixed Materials box: 4 folder: 2
      Kip Redick, Wilderness and Communitas: Pilgrims on the Appalachian Trail NCA Panel: "New Radicals: Spiritual Communities and the Environment"
      Redick, Kip2001 October 22
      Scope and Content

      With emailed abstract

    • Mixed Materials box: 4 folder: 3
      Edward J. Redmond, The Mapmaker from Mount Vernon
      Redmond, Edward James, 1962-20212001 February 16
      Scope and Content

      With abstract

    • Mixed Materials box: 4 folder: 4
      Stacey L. Schneider, Deconstructing Legend: The Underground Railroad in Virginia
      Schneider, Stacey L.2002 January 18
      Scope and Content

      With abstract

    • Mixed Materials box: 4 folder: 5
      Patrick K. Spero, The Paxton Boy's Pamphlet War and the Restructuring of Colonial Pennsylvania's Political Landscape
      Spero, Patrick2002 October 25
    • Mixed Materials box: 4 folder: 6
      Dan Stickley, John Hindman, the Racing Parson
      Stickley, Dan2001 January 19
    • Mixed Materials box: 4 folder: 7
      Bradford Wineman, J.T.L. Preston, VMI and the Revolution in Virginia Education, 1834-1839
      Wineman, Bradford Alexander, 1977-2003 September 19
      Scope and Content

      With CV and emailed abstract

  • Subseries 2.4
    Papers
    2004-2006
    • Mixed Materials box: 4 folder: 8
      Alison Bell and Laura J. Galke, Traces of Negotiation: Archaeological, Archival and Oral Historical Investigations into the Dynamics of Labor at the Longdale Mining Complex, ca. 1827-1911
      Bell, AlisonGalke, Laura J.2005 March 18
      Scope and Content

      With abstract

    • Mixed Materials box: 4 folder: 9
      Thomas J. Christoffel, Community, Security and Regional Cooperation in the Shenandoah Valley
      Christoffel, Thomas J.2004 February 20
      Scope and Content

      PowerPoint slides with CV

    • Mixed Materials box: 4 folder: 10
      Casey Clabough, Mysteries of the Shenandoah Valley: Following the Warrior's Path
      Clabough, Casey, 1974-2006 September 15
      Scope and Contents

      Describes the author's 2004 walking tour of Virginia, focusing on the section of the Shenandoah Valley from Harrisonburg to Natural Bridge. Includes historical notes on the earliest European explorers and settlers in the region.

    • Mixed Materials box: 4 folder: 11
      Christopher M. Curtis, Jefferson's Vision Altered: Charles Faulkner and the Legal Foundations of Agricultural Reform in the Shenandoah Valley
      Curtis, Christopher Michael2004 March 19
      Scope and Content

      With CV

    • Mixed Materials box: 4 folder: 12
      Anne Denkler, African Americans and Slavery in Page County, Virginia
      Denkler, Ann, 1965-2005 October 14
      Scope and Content

      Emailed abstract only

    • Mixed Materials box: 4 folder: 13
      Sherman L. Fleek, Latter-Day Saints in Virginia and the Shenandoah Area
      Fleek, Sherman L.2006 October 20
    • Mixed Materials box: 4 folder: 14
      Frank E. Grizzard Jr., Origin and Preservation of the George Washington Papers
      Grizzard, Frank E., 1954-2004 January 16
      Scope and Content

      Published article with presentation abstract

    • Mixed Materials box: 4 folder: 15
      Mary Ellen Henry, Institutionalizing the Valley Poor: the Rockbridge and Shenandoah Experience, 1870-1930
      Henry, Mary Ellen2004 October 22
    • Mixed Materials box: 4 folder: 16
      Anna Elizabeth Kiefer, "Through an Almost Impenetrable Wood"': Logistics and the British Army in North America
      Kiefer, Anna Elizabeth2006 November 17
      Scope and Content

      University of New Hampshire thesis

    • Mixed Materials box: 4 folder: 17
      Geraldine Wojno Kiefer, The Sublimity of Battle, the Quietude of Remembrance: Paintings, Drawings, Maps and Photographs of the Shenandoah Valley as a Theater of War
      Kiefer, Geraldine W. (Geraldine Wojno)2005 February 18
      Scope and Content

      PowerPoint slides, exhibit brochure, and CD

    • Mixed Materials box: 4 folder: 18
      Kenneth E. Koons, Bonds of Family, Friendship, and Community: Social Life and Patterns of Leisure in the Nineteenth-Century Valley of Virginia
      Koons, Kenneth E.2006 February 17
      Scope and Contents

      Describes daily life in the 19th century in a number of Virginia counties, including Rockingham, Augusta, and Rockbridge Counties, with a focus on how ordinary people spent their free time. Numerous references to community activities such as quilting bees, corn huskings, singings, sleigh rides, dances, weddings, and funerals. Also describes several anti-social behaviors, usually alcohol related, ranging from vagrancy to murder, which were reported in many towns throughout the region. Briefly mentions the growth of local temperance movements at mid-century. Draws heavily on diary entries by local citizens, especially that of Isaac Acker.

    • Mixed Materials box: 4 folder: 19
      Greg Lekavich, Serving the People: The Role of the Judiciary and Law Enforcement in Defining the Augusta County Ordinance
      Lekavich, Greg2005 April 15
    • Mixed Materials box: 4 folder: 20
      Stephen Longenecker, Otelia's Hoops: Gettysburg Dunkers and the Civil War
      Longenecker, Stephen L., 1951-2005 November 18
      Scope and Content

      With abstract

    • Mixed Materials box: 4 folder: 21
      Sarah Meacham, "My Little Bird Is My Closest Friend": Emotions and Petkeeping in Early Virginia
      Meacham, Sarah Hand, 1972-2006 March 17
      Scope and Contents

      Describes the social customs and attitudes surrounding the keeping of pets in eighteenth and early nineteenth century Virginia. Comments on the social status and gender role aspects attributed to keeping particular pets. Discusses a wide variety of animals, beyond common cats and dogs, that were kept as pets, such as squirrels, hummingbirds, mockingbirds, cranes, and deer. Includes pet-related anecdotes by and about such famous Virginians as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, William Byrd, Fannie Kemble, and Landon Carter.

    • Mixed Materials box: 4 folder: 22
      Betsy Mendelsohn, Early Apple Growing on Apple Pie Ridge, 1900-1930
      Mendelsohn, Betsy Thomas2004 November 19
    • Mixed Materials box: 4 folder: 23
      Byron C. Smith, The Minnick-Zirkle Newtown Wagon: Its Rediscovery and Attribution
      Smith, Byron C.2005 September 16
      Scope and Content

      With abstract

    • Mixed Materials box: 4 folder: 24
      Scott Hamilton Suter, The Real Thing: Tradition and Technology in the Shenandoah Valley
      Suter, Scott Hamilton2004 September 17
      Scope and Content

      With emailed abstract

    • Mixed Materials box: 4 folder: 25
      George Thompson, Publishing in the Valley
      Thompson, George F.2006 January 20
      Scope and Content

      Project proposal only

    • Mixed Materials box: 4 folder: 26
      Catherine A. Tisinger, Phoenix Rising: A 20th Century Valley Tale, One Manufacturing Plant and Three Owners
      Tisinger, Catherine A.2006 April 21
      Scope and Contents

      Describes the history of Avtex Fibers, Inc., a major defense materials manufacturer, located in Front Royal, Virginia. Founded in 1937, by the American Viscose Corporation, (AVC), the plant produced numerous rayon-based products for the U.S. government during World War II. In the post-war years the company was sold to the Food Machines Corporation, (FMC), in 1963, which produced materials for the Space Program and the aerospace industry. The Avtex Fibers bought the company in 1976, but within a decade, highly toxic waste disposal problems landed the company on the federal Superfund cleanup list. Citing numerous violations of the federal Environmental Protection Act and Virginia Water Control legislation, the facility was summarily closed by state officials in 1989. Environmental clean up efforts over the following decade have rehabilitated the 300 acre site to the point where local and state authorities can contemplate the future of this controversial Virginia landmark.

  • Subseries 2.5
    Papers
    2007-2009
    • Mixed Materials box: 4 folder: 27
      Donna Dodenhoff, African Americans' Pursuit of Citizenship in the Northern Shenandoah Valley: Reconstruction to the World War II Period
      Dodenhoff, Donna2009 April 17
      Scope and Content

      With emailed abstract

    • Mixed Materials box: 5 folder: 1
      Walter Ghant, "Colored" Teachers in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Virginia, 1900-1940: Pedagogy of Service and Learning
      Ghant, Walter2008 February 15
      Scope and Content

      With emailed abstract

    • Mixed Materials box: 5 folder: 2
      Dale Harter, 'Hell No, We Won't Go' … Back: The Rockingham Rebellion, Spring 1862
      Harter, Dale F.2009 February 20
      Scope and Content

      Emailed abstract only

    • Mixed Materials box: 5 folder: 3
      Mary Ellen Henry, Shuttering the Poorhouse Door: Virginia's Second District Home, 1927
      Henry, Mary Ellen2009 March 20
    • Mixed Materials box: 5 folder: 4
      Warren Hofstra and Mike Foreman, Country Music and Cultural History in 1950s Winchester, Virginia. The Life and Times of Patsy Cline
      Hofstra, Warren R., 1947-Foreman, Michael Marcellus, 1941-20122009 January 16
      Scope and Content

      Abstract only

    • Mixed Materials box: 5 folder: 5
      Wesley T. Joyner, Who Is Peter Francisco and Why Does He Matter?
      Joyner, Wesley T.2007 October 26
      Scope and Content

      With book abstract

    • Mixed Materials box: 5 folder: 6
      Geraldine Wojno Kiefer, Frances Benjamin Johnston and The Ladies' Home Journal Visit the Country of Sheridan's Ride
      Kiefer, Geraldine W. (Geraldine Wojno)2007 September 21
      Scope and Content

      PowerPoint slides and 2 CDs

    • Mixed Materials box: 5 folder: 7
      Kenneth E. Koons, Processing the Bounty of Field and Forest: Manufacturing in the Nineteenth-Century Valley of Virginia
      Koons, Kenneth E.2007 February 16
      Scope and Content

      With abstract

    • Mixed Materials box: 5 folder: 8
      Charles A. Miller, The Classics in the Appalachians – The Case of the Shenandoah Valley
      Miller, Charles A. (Charles Allen), 1937-20192008 April 18
      Scope and Content

      With abstract

    • Mixed Materials box: 5 folder: 9
      Ted Olson, Blue Ridge Folklife: The Region's Most Distinctive Verbal, Customary, and Material Culture Traditions—Past, Present, and Future
      Olson, Ted2007 April 20
      Scope and Content

      With ephemera (moved to Administrative Records 2007) and emailed biography

    • Mixed Materials box: 5 folder: 10
      Laura Ping, Life in a Divided City: Women in Winchester, VA During the Civil War
      Ping, Laura J.2007 March 16
      Scope and Content

      Thesis with abstract and emailed biography

    • Mixed Materials box: 5 folder: 11
      Scott Hamilton Suter, 'Steeped in the Traditions of the Past': Material Culture and the Marketing of the Shenandoah Valley
      Suter, Scott Hamilton2008 October 17
    • Mixed Materials box: 5 folder: 12
      Matthew J. Trogdon, The Editors and the Insurrection: Political Rivalry and the Newspaper Reactions to Nat Turner's Rebellion
      Trogdon, Matthew J.2007 January 19
      Scope and Content

      With abstract

    • Mixed Materials box: 5 folder: 13
      Joseph W. A. Whitehorne, The Battle of Cedar Creek: Action Affecting Areas 1 and 5, Quarry Property
      Whitehorne, Joseph W. A., 1943-2008 September 19
  • Subseries 2.6
    Papers
    1990-1994
    • Mixed Materials box: 5 folder: 14
      Terry Alford, John Wilkes Booth and the John Brown Raid: An Episode and its Portents
      Alford, Terry1991 October 18
      Scope and Contents

      Describes the aftermath of John Brown's raid on the United States arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, in 1859. Brown was later apprehended, tried, and sentenced to hang on December 2, 1859, at Charles Town, Virginia. Documents the life and theatrical career of John Wilkes Booth, who would assassinate President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Recounts Booth's journey to Charles Town in 1859, with several Richmond, Virginia militia companies comprising part of the security detail at Brown's execution. Discusses possible psychological effects the execution may have had on Booth, and similarities between Brown's actions at Harpers Ferry and Booth's assassination of Lincoln.

      Contains email re: paper not to be copied/distributed until Dr. Alford's book publication

    • Mixed Materials box: 5 folder: 15
      Lisa Hill, Germanic Customs of the Easter Season: Folklore and Traditions
      Hill, Lisa1990 August 10
      Scope and Contents

      Describes common religious customs and traditions related to Easter and Holy Week observations that have their origins in Germanic culture. Defines the significance of the days of Holy Week, including Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday, as well as the customs and folklore associated with each day. Traces the origins of various Easter symbols to pre-Christian Germanic folklore and post-Reformation religious edicts. Describes how German immigrant groups, such as the Pennsylvania Dutch, brought these customs and beliefs to America in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.

    • Mixed Materials box: 5 folder: 16
      Warren R. Hofstra, Domestic Architecture and the Early Shenandoah Valley
      Hofstra, Warren R., 1947-1992 February 20
    • Mixed Materials box: 5 folder: 17
      Stephen L. Longnecker, Religion, Pluralism, and Democracy among Germans in the Shenandoah Valley, 1700-1850
      Longenecker, Stephen L., 1951-1991 November 15
      Scope and Contents

      Discusses the Evangelical movement and its consequences among various German religious groups in the Shenandoah Valley. Describes the discussions that took place concerning such issues as pluralism, democracy, salvation and the position of churches towards slavery. Many leading local pastors and ministers are mentioned.

    • Mixed Materials box: 5 folder: 18
      Scott H. Suter, Tradition and Progress in Nineteenth-Century Rockingham County: The Case of Emanuel Suter
      Suter, Scott Hamilton1993 September 17
      Scope and Contents

      Records the experiences of Emanuel Suter and his efforts to introduce innovations into his pottery business, local farms, and the Mennonite Church in the latter half of the 19th century. Discusses his introduction of new pottery firing techniques and farm machinery, as well as his attempts to reform church rules regarding the calling of ministers. Describes Suter's successful efforts toward instituting sunday schools in the Shenandoah Valley. Concludes with comments on Suter's progressive views, both secular and spiritual; many of which became commonplace in the 20th century.

    • Mixed Materials box: 5 folder: 19
      Gail S. Terry,"If it is Within My Power": Women's Experience In the Virginia Backcountry
      Terry, Gail S.1991 January 18
    • Mixed Materials box: 5 folder: 20
      John R. Vineyard, Virginia's Conestoga: Defining Shenandoah Freight Wagons, 1750-1850
      Vineyard, John R.1992 September 16
      Scope and Contents

      Describes the history of freight wagons in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in the 18th and 19th centuries. Compares the characteristics and construction techniques used on a number of Virginia-made wagons to those made in Pennsylvania, more commonly known as Conestoga wagons. Includes two charts and a glossary of technical terms.

    • Mixed Materials box: 5 folder: 21
      James W. Wilson, The Mossy Creek Iron Works
      Wilson, James W.1994 February 14
      Scope and Contents

      Describes the founding and operation of the Mossy Creek Iron Works, in Augusta County, Virginia. The mill was built in the mid-1770s by Henry Miller and his partner, Mark Bird. Discusses the variety of iron products produced by the mill, as well as ancillary commodities produced by Miller on the property. In addition to pig and bar iron, Miller's facilities also produced specialty steel, charcoal, paper, flour, beef, and a variety of animal products. Describes financial transactions with customers, such as James Madison, then a colonel in the Orange County militia, and several lawsuits involving Miller and his neighbors. Mentions Millers use of slaves and indentured servants as laborers, and briefly mentions his father's and sons' involvement in the business.

    • Mixed Materials box: 5 folder: 22
      Nate Yoder, Virginia Mennonites: From Traditionalists to Fundamentalists
      Yoder, Nathan E., 1955-20201994 January 24
      Scope and Contents

      Describes the history of the Mennonite Church in Virginia in the 19th century with a focus on schisms arising between traditionalists and progressives. Outlines the controversies surrounding Mennonite pacifist doctrine during the Civil War. Mentions internal church debates over adopting a standardized style of dress for its members. Discusses the careers of notable Mennonite leaders and evangelical preachers such as George R. Brunk, John F. Funk, L.J. Heatwole, and J.B. Smith. Describes the founding of Goshen College in Indiana, as one of the first Mennonite colleges, and the doctrinal controversies at the college that led to the founding of the Eastern Mennonite School, (later Eastern Mennonite University), in Harrisonburg, Virginia.