A Guide to the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Turner Ashby Chapter Records, 1896-1991 SC 0121

A Guide to the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Turner Ashby Chapter Records, 1896-1991 SC 0121


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Chris Bolgiano, Alicia Henneberry

Repository
James Madison University Libraries Special Collections
Identification
SC 0121
Title
United Daughters of the Confederacy, Turner Ashby Chapter Records 1896-1991
Quantity
2.42 cubic feet, 3 boxes, 9 audiocassettes
Creator
United Daughters of the Confederacy. Turner Ashby Chapter, No. 162 (Harrisonburg, Va.)
Language
English .
Abstract
This collection deals with the records from the Turner Ashby Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. These records are mostly comprised of membership applications dated 1896-1991, along with memorabilia such as confederate banners, scrapbooks, yearbooks, cassette tapes, and the original charters for the chapter.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

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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 #], United Daughters of the Confederacy, Turner Ashby Chapter Records, 1896-1990, SC 0121, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

Placed on deposit through contract with the Turner Ashby Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy dated November 7, 1989 with additions in March 1991 and February 1993.

Processing Information

In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in the spring of 2017. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 3010. Audiocassettes were digitized in May 2019.


Administrative History

The United Daughters of the Confederacy were formed by the outgrowth of local and memorial groups related the United Confederate Veterans, formed after the Civil War. It was first founded in Nashville, Tennessee on September 10, 1894 under the name the National Association of the Daughters of the Confederacy. At its second meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1895, the name of the organization was changed to the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Membership into a chapter of the UDC requires that women applying must be at least 16 years of age who are lineal or collateral blood descendants of men and women who served in the Army, Navy, or Civil Service for the Confederate States during the Civil War. On October 21, 1895, four chapters charted by the UDC met in Alexandria, Va. and organized the first statewide organization with the UDC: the Virginia Division. The Turner Ashby Chapter was chartered by about two dozen Harrisonburg women in the late 1890s. Today, the chapter has taken on a variety of education and historic preservation efforts, especially the Turner Ashby monument.

Scope and Content

The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Turner Ashby Chapter Records, 1896-1990s, consists of 1 Hollinger box and 2 flat boxes containing the records of the chapter up until the present day. These records are mainly comprised of membership application forms, along with some incomplete forms and several Confederate banners. In the accompanying flat boxes, there are the original charters, programs, yearbooks, and scrapbooks.

There are also 9 cassette tapes with recordings of the proceedings of the Centennial celebration of the Stonewall Jackson Valley Campaign events, held in 1962, as well as other events hosted by the UDC. The recordings include interviews with local persons, including Dr. John Wayland and Rev. John G. Dubosq, by local radio personality Wip Robinson. The Mr. Robinson's wife Jane was a very active chapter president. An index to the tapes is available in Box 1.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in the following three series:

Membership Applications, 1896-1991 Memorabilia, 1896-1989 Sound Recordings, 1960-1968, undated

Related Material

United Daughters of the Confederacy, Southern Cross of Honor Records, 1905-1941, SC 0097, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Ashby, Turner, 1828-1862 -- Monuments
  • Confederate States of America -- History -- Societies, etc.
  • Confederate States of America -- History -- Sources
  • Confederate States of America -- History, Military -- Sources
  • Confederate States of America. Army -- Flags
  • Confederate States of America. Army -- History
  • Mountain people -- Virginia -- Shenandoah National Park -- Social life and customs
  • Robinson, Wip, 1910-1990
  • Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History
  • Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources
  • Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- History -- Sources
  • United Daughters of the Confederacy. Turner Ashby Chapter, No. 162 (Harrisonburg, Va.) -- Records and correspondence
  • United States -- Armed Forces -- History
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Flags
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Societies, etc. -- Confederate
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources
  • Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources

Bibliography

"Historical - Educational - Benevolent - Memorial - Patriotic." United Daughters of the Confederacy. Accessed September 2013. http://hqudc.org/.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Ashby, Turner, 1828-1862 -- Monuments
  • DuBosq, John G., Jr. (John Genou), 1884-1978
  • Robertson, James I., Jr. (James Irvin), 1930-2019
  • Robinson, Wip, 1910-1990
  • Wayland, John Walter, 1872-1962

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Confederate States of America -- History -- Societies, etc.
  • Confederate States of America -- History -- Sources
  • Confederate States of America -- History, Military -- Sources
  • Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History
  • Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources
  • Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- History -- Sources
  • United States -- Armed Forces -- History
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Flags
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Societies, etc. -- Confederate
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources
  • Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources

Container List

1
Membership Applications
1896-1991, undated
  • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 1
    Membership Applications, Oldest Records
    1896-1904
  • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 2
    Membership Applications
    1904-1910
  • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 3
    Membership Applications
    1910-1913
  • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 4
    Membership Applications
    1913-1923
  • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 5
    Membership Applications
    1923-1925
  • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 6
    Membership Applications
    1925-1934
  • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 7
    Membership Applications
    1935-1952
  • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 8
    Membership Applications
    1954-1989
  • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 9
    Active file (as of March 1991)
    1991
  • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 10
    Members, Associates, and Incomplete forms
    undated
2
Memorabilia
1896-1989
  • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 11
    Confederate Banners
    undated
  • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 12
    Programs
    1912-1989
  • Mixed Materials box: 1 folder: 13
    Index to cassette tapes
    undated
  • Mixed Materials box: OV 1
    Scrapbook
    1960-1961
  • Mixed Materials box: OV 1
    Scrapbook
    1962
  • Mixed Materials box: OV 2 folder: 1
    Charters
    1896-1897
  • Mixed Materials box: OV 2
    Yearbooks
    1940-1987
    Scope and Contents

    Contains yearbooks for 1940/41-1951/52, 1953/54-1956, 1958/59, 1959/60, 1961, 1962/63, 1973/74- 1975/76,1978/79, 1981/82-1982/83, 1986/87

  • Mixed Materials box: OV 2
    Scrapbook
    1988-1989
3
Sound Recordings
circa 1960-1968
Scope and Contents

The series is comprised of 13 recordings, captured on 9 audiocassette tapes that document various events hosted by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, as well as activities of Jane Robinson, President of the Turner Ashby Chapter of the UDC, and her husband Wip Robinson, a radio personality in the Harrisonburg area.

  • Audio Digital-Materials: SC0121-SET-001 SC0121-1
    Role of Women in the South, Turner Ashby Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy
    circa 1961
    Scope and Contents

    Speech by unidentified person, given to the Turner Ashby Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, regarding the "women of the south," specifically Richmond, Virginia. Side A.

    • Audio Media Cabinet: 1 Drawer: 5 Audiocassette: SC0121-CS-001
      Preservation master audiocassette
      circa 1961
  • Audio Digital-Materials: SC0121-SET-001 SC0121-2
    John Wayland interviewed by Wip Robinson
    Wayland, John Walter, 1872-1962Robinson, Wip, 1910-1990undated
    Scope and Contents

    Dr. John Wayland interviewed by Wip Robinson. Topics include James W. Marshall ("Cyclone Jim"); the oldest town in the Shenandoah Valley; the "German Regiment" led by Abraham Bowman of the Shenandoah Valley; Powell's Fort in Massanutten, and the origin of its name; the location and history of Shawnee Springs; The history of the courthouse in Woodstock; the old log church where Muhlenberg and Asbury gave sermons; the Bloody Ford; the story of the John Rhodes family "killed by Indians;" Craney Island; the iron foundry, flour mill and saw mill (Abraham Byrd); the Stony Man and Hawksbill Head, Blue Ridge Mountain Range. Side B.

    • Audio Media Cabinet: 1 Drawer: 5 Audiocassette: SC0121-CS-001
      Preservation master audiocassette
      undated
  • Audio Digital-Materials: SC0121-SET-001 SC0121-3
    Reverend John G. Dubosq interviewed by Wip Robinson
    DuBosq, John G., Jr. (John Genou), 1884-1978Robinson, Wip, 1910-19901968 March 5
    Scope and Contents

    Interview with Reverend John G. Dubosq, by Wip Robinson, conducted at the Jollett Hollow Chapel. Dubosq discusses his personal history and the establishment of the Skyline Drive Park. Discusses his work as a singer in blackface as a member of the quartet, Penn City Comedy Four; work as a minister in the Jollet Hollow Mission Church in Jollett Hollow, Page County, Virginia; moonshining and moonshiners; his work at the the church and establishing a men's fellowship; parishioners donating food; recreation in the Blue Ridge Mountains; the impact of the construction of Skyline Drive on people living on the moutain; the settlement communities displaced residents of the Shenandoah National Park.

    • Audio Media Cabinet: 1 Drawer: 5 Audiocassette: SC0121-CS-002
      Preservation master audiocassette
      1968-03-05
  • Audio Digital-Materials: SC0121-SET-001 SC0121-4
    "Noontime Almanac" with Wip Robinson, WSVA Harrisonburg, Virginia
    Robinson, Wip, 1910-1990undated
    Scope and Contents

    Wip Robinson, host of the "Noontime "Almanac," on WSHV in Harrisonburg, Virginia, discusses agriculture in Shenandoah County, including poultry reports, and steer and cattle prices in Harrisonburg; interviews Bill Clark of Hardy County, West Virginia, who discusses agriculture in that area. Side A.

    • Audio Media Cabinet: 1 Drawer: 5 Audiocassette: SC0121-CS-003
      Preservation master audiocassette
      undated
  • Audio Digital-Materials: SC0121-SET-001 SC0121-5
    1st Annual picnic of Virginia DABS, Wip Robinson
    Robinson, Wip, 1910-1990undated
    Scope and Contents

    Wip Robinson interviews attendees of the 1st Annual Picnic of Virginia DABS. He asks people their name, city of residence, and the color of their mailboxes. Side B. August 7, 1962?

    • Audio Media Cabinet: 1 Drawer: 5 Audiocassette: SC0121-CS-003
      Preservation master audiocassette
      undated
  • Audio Digital-Materials: SC0121-SET-001 SC0121-6
    Centennial Celebration of Stonewall Jackson Valley Campaign Re-March and Reenactment, Elkton, Virginia
    1962 April 28
    Scope and Contents

    Recording of the "kick-off" event held to commemorate a re-march of the Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign route; Speech about the Stonewall Brigade given by Dr. William G. Bean, professor at William and Mary. The event took place in Elkton, Virginia, referred to by its former name, Conrad's Store.

    • Audio Media Cabinet: 1 Drawer: 5 Audiocassette: SC0121-CS-004
      Preservation master audiocassette
      1962 April 28
  • Audio Digital-Materials: SC0121-SET-001 SC0121-7
    Speech by James "Bud" I. Robertson, Centennial Celebration of Stonewall Jackson Valley Campaign
    Robertson, James I., Jr. (James Irvin), 1930-20191962 March 22
    Scope and Contents

    Probably occurred Thursday, March 22, 1962.

    • Audio Media Cabinet: 1 Drawer: 5 Audiocassette: SC0121-CS-005
      Preservation master audiocassette
      1962 March 22
    • Audio Media Cabinet: 1 Drawer: 5 Audiocassette: SC0121-CS-006
      Preservation master audiocassette
      1962 March 22
  • Audio Digital-Materials: SC0121-SET-001 SC0121-8
    Virginia DABS Fall Picnic at Massanutten Caverns, Wip Robinson
    Robinson, Wip, 1910-1990undated
    Scope and Contents

    Wip Robinson interviews attendees of a fall picnic at Massanutten Caverns. Robinson asks people their name and place of residence, and the color of the their mailbox.

    • Audio Media Cabinet: 1 Drawer: 5 Audiocassette: SC0121-CS-006
      Preservation master audiocassette
      undated
  • Audio Digital-Materials: SC0121-SET-001 SC0121-9
    Turner Ashby Monument Dedication, presided by Jane Robinson
    1962 June 9
    Scope and Contents

    The program included comments by Frances B. Ryan of Emannuel Episcopal Church, Mayor of Harrionsburg, Frank C. Switzer who welcomes the marchers, Dabney W. Watts, the Chairman of the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Centennial Committee, and Robert Frazier and the Harrisonburg High School Band playing "Dixie." The event is hosted by Jane Robinson, president of the Turner Ashby Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Side A.

    • Audio Media Cabinet: 1 Drawer: 5 Audiocassette: SC0121-CS-007
      Preservation master audiocassette
      1962 June 9
  • Audio Digital-Materials: SC0121-SET-001 SC0121-10
    Speech about Sidney Lanier, Turner Ashby Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy
    undated
    Scope and Contents

    Speech given by an unnamed woman on the life of Sidney Lanier. Side B.

    • Audio Media Cabinet: 1 Drawer: 5 Audiocassette: SC0121-CS-007
      Preservation master audiocassette
      undated
  • Audio Digital-Materials: SC0121-SET-001 SC0121-11
    Tribute to Jane Robinson, "Here's History" Radio Show with Dick McGrath
    1964 February 2
    Scope and Contents

    Side A.

    • Audio Media Cabinet: 1 Drawer: 5 Audiocassette: SC0121-CS-008
      Preservation master audiocassette
      1964 February 2
  • Audio Digital-Materials: SC0121-SET-001 SC0121-12
    "Reminiscing with Jane" Radio Show, with Wip Robinson
    Robinson, Wip, 1910-1990circa 1962
    Scope and Contents

    Refers to Jane Robinson recovering from an illness. Side B.

    • Audio Media Cabinet: 1 Drawer: 5 Audiocassette: SC0121-CS-008
      Preservation master audiocassette
      circa 1962
  • Audio Digital-Materials: SC0121-SET-001 SC0121-13
    Unknown Speaker and Singer
    undated
    Scope and Contents

    Musical program of unidentified singer.

    • Audio Media Cabinet: 1 Drawer: 5 Audiocassette: SC0121-CS-009
      Preservation master audiocassette
      undated