The Resource Jack Gaines letter

Jack Gaines letter

Label
Jack Gaines letter, 1948
Title
Jack Gaines letter
Inclusive dates
1948
Title variation
Gaines, Jack letter
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Jack Gaines Letter, 1948, is an official notice from Hope Vandever, Madison College Dean of Women, notifying Jack Gaines of Harrisonburg that he has been placed on the "Approved List of Local Men."
Biographical or historical data
Jack Allen Gaines (1930-2016) was born in Dayton, Virginia to Edward Walston and Agnes Zirkle Gaines. He was a member of Harrisonburg High School's class of 1948 and in the months following graduation was placed on the "Approved List of Local Men" at Madison College. As a result, he was permitted to make social calls on students. He went on to marry Rosalie Ritchie Gaines, who does not appear to have been a Madison College student. Gaines served in the U. S. Air Force from 1950 to 1954, was awarded the Korean Service Medal, and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Hope Vandever Miller (1904-1985) served as the Dean of Women at Madison College from November 1943 to June 1953. Local unmarried men who were enrolled in college, graduated from college, or left college in good standing had the privilege of dating Madison students without being placed on the "Approved List of Local Men." All other unmarried men who resided within the Harrisonburg city limits needed to be added to the "Approved List of Local Men" in order to date students at Madison College. Placement on the "Approved List" required a recommendation from a member of Madison College faculty or administrative staff. Conversely, men deemed ineligible to make social calls on students due to questionable behavior or having been expelled from their college were blacklisted. Both lists were kept in the office of the secretary in alumni.
Cataloging source
VMC
Label
Jack Gaines letter
Link
http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/SC0056Gaines.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
973492129
Extent
1 letter folder; .06 cubic feet.
Governing access note
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
Immediate source of acquisition
Jack Gaines donated this letter to Special Collections in February 1999.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Organization method
The letter and envelope are housed in one letter folder.

Library Locations

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      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
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