The Resource Cleveland family papers

Cleveland family papers

Label
Cleveland family papers, 1880-1958
Title
Cleveland family papers
Inclusive dates
1880-1958
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Cleveland Family Papers, 1880-1958, are comprised primarily of photographs of Elizabeth and Annie Cleveland and other Cleveland family members. Additional materials include documents related to the deaths of Annie and Elizabeth Cleveland
Member of
Biographical or historical data
Annie Vergilia Cleveland (1847-1916) and Elizabeth Pendleton Cleveland (1867-1958) were sisters, and they both became faculty members at the State Normal and Industrial School for Women in Harrisonburg, Virginia in 1909. Annie served as an assistant instructor of English and French until her death in 1916. Elizabeth served as the head of the English department and later the French department until her retirement in 1943. The Cleveland sisters were born in Kent's Store, Virginia to Mary Elizabeth Perkins and Thomas Cleveland. Annie and Elizabeth both attended Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. Before coming to Harrisonburg, Annie taught public and private school in Fluvanna County, while Elizabeth taught at Hollins University and at Central University and Ouachita Baptist University, both in Arkansas. While teaching at the State Normal and Industrial School for Women, Elizabeth earned her master's degree from the University of Virginia (1927) and saw to the founding several long-running student organizations: the Lee Literary Society, Lanier Literary Society, and The Schoolma'am (now Bluestone) yearbook. The dormitory Junior Hall was renamed Cleveland Hall in 1957 in honor of Elizabeth Cleveland. Neither Annie nor Elizabeth had children, but they did have numerous nieces and nephews. One of whom was Cleveland Sadler, the son of Annie and Elizabeth's sister Mary E. Cleveland Sadler. He is featured with other young relatives in photographs in the collection. Also featured are nieces Vergilia Pendleton Sadler (1890-1965) and Mary Emma Sadler who graduated from the State Normal and Industrial School for Women in 1911 and 1912, respectively. Vergilia Sadler returned to the university to acquire her graduate degree in 1921.
Cataloging source
VMC
Series statement
JMU Faculty papers
Label
Cleveland family papers
Link
https://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/SC0043Cleveland.aspx
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
968225792
Extent
1 half-Hollinger box; .2 cubic feet.
Governing access note
Collection is 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
Immediate source of acquisition
These items were transferred from the James Madison University Office of Alumni Affairs to the Special Collections Library.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Note
Gift, via JMU Office of Alumni Affairs.
Organization method
The collection is arranged topically in four folders.
Ownership
Gift, via JMU Office of Alumni Affairs.

Library Locations

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