The Resource Joseph J. Dorsey papers

Joseph J. Dorsey papers

Label
Joseph J. Dorsey papers, ca. 1912-1953
Title
Joseph J. Dorsey papers
Inclusive dates
ca. 1912-1953
Title variation
Dorsey papers, ca. 1912-1953
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Joseph J. Dorsey Papers, ca. 1912-1953, consisting of one folder, contain two photographs of Joseph J. Dorsey and his 1953 obituary as published in the Daily News-Record
Biographical or historical data
Joseph J. Dorsey, born December 2, 1860 in Rawley Springs, Virginia to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Dorsey, was an accomplished stone contractor and stonemason. He entered the trade at the age of 25 and went on to become the dean of the stonemasons in the Harrisonburg area. Dorsey assisted in the erection of many structures in Harrisonburg including churches, the Daily News-Record building, the first units of Rockingham Memorial Hospital, and a number of the initial buildings that comprised the campus of what is now James Madison University. Dorsey was also employed as a stonemason for projects at the University of Virginia. Dorsey was a Harrisonburg resident for 67 years until his death on March 18, 1953. He is buried in Woodbine Cemetery.
Cataloging source
VMC
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Joseph J. Dorsey papers
Link
http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/SC0005Dorsey.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
962263767
Extent
1 legal folder; .08 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
James Madison University Alumni Association donated these materials to Special Collections prior to 2013.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Organization method
One folder containing two photographs and one obituary.

Library Locations

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