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MS-0006 Hartshorn Memorial College Reunion Collection

Abstract: In June of 1977 the alumnae of Hartshorn Memorial College
held a reunion at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond. The program featured
alumnae, the President of Virginia Union University and the Mayor of
Richmond as speakers. A bus tour of Richmond included the laying of a
floral wreath on the Hartshorn marker in front of Maggie Walker High School.
The reunion was so popular it was repeated again in June of 1979.

Materials used by Emma Wesley Brown (Hartshorn class of 1926)
regarding the planning of the reunions.

Online Catalog Terms:
Brown, Emma Wesley.
Hartshorn Memorial College (Richmond, Va.)
Hartshorn Memorial College (Richmond, Va.)--Alumni and alumnae.
Virginia Union University (Richmond, Va.)

Size: About 50 items (0.5 linear feet).

Date Span: 1976-1980.

Provenance: Received from Emma Wesley Brown, 07 February 1980.

Access: No restrictions.

Copyright: Retained by the authors of items in these papers,
or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Collection Overview:
The collection consists mainly of correspondence and minutes of
meetings regarding the planning of two reunions of Hartshorn alumnae.
The bulk of the collection covers the years 1977 to 1979. The reunion
organizers seemed to be concerned not only with seeing former classmates
and old friends, but with arranging an elegant and special event to remember.
Like many of her fellow alumnae, Dr. Brown took pride in Hartshorn's
history and donated these materials to the library at Virginia Union
with the hope that "they will be helpful for anyone doing research on
Hartshorn or Union."

The correspondence is largely letters from reunion organizers
and alumnae to Dr. Brown. The planning materials include tourist
information, hotel menus and alumnae lists. The 1977 memory book is a
bound copy of alumnae "resumes" that were compiled for the reunion.
The 1979 memory book includes the "resumes" of alumnae that were not in
the 1977 book, as well as a brief historical background of Hartshorn.
The few clippings are publicity for the reunions and obituaries of
alumnae. Also included in the clippings file are Hartshorn/Union mementos
including a postcard and copies of the alma mater.