The Resource Ruiz, Iris Alina collection

Ruiz, Iris Alina collection

Ruiz, Iris Alina collection, 1939-1942
Ruiz, Iris Alina collection
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Title variation
  • Iris Alina Ruiz collection
  • Iris Ruiz collection
The Iris Alina Ruiz Collection has been divided into five series. The collection consists of materials gathered by Iris as a student at Madison College from 1939-1942. All of the materials were compiled and donated by her oldest daughter, Alice Williams Krum, who also graduated from Madison College in 1966. The materials in the collection depict student life at Madison College in the late 1930's & early 1940's
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Biographical or historical data
Iris Alina Ruiz (1921-2010), nicknamed "Titi," was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. At age 17, she arrived in the United States for the first time to attend Madison College where she studied Elementary Education. During her time at Madison College from 1939-1942, Iris was an active member in various organizations. She served as treasurer for the Spanish Club, typist on "The Breeze" and The School Ma'am Yearbook, Y.W.C.A, Newman Club, Lee Literary Society, and was a lifetime member of Theta Sigma Epsilon. Upon graduating from Madison College in 1942, Iris married Harry Edward Williams, Jr. whom she met at Madison College. They had four children. Iris later became an elementary school teacher and adult education teacher.
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Series statement
JMU Alum papers
Ruiz, Iris Alina collection
Series I. Photographs, 1939-1942 -- Series II. Printed material concerning Harrisonburg, 1939-1942 -- Series III. Art sketches, 1939-1942 -- Series IV. The story of Iris Alina Ruiz ("Titi") - 1921-2010 -- Series V. Fencing foil
Control code
1 Hollinger box, 1 photo box; 1.00 linear feet.
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Immediate source of acquisition
The collection was donated in November 2012 by Alice Williams Krum, the oldest daughter of Iris Alina Ruiz.

Library Locations

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      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
      38.438299 -78.8741916
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