|View looking toward Main Street|
Velma wrote with a white pen but some of her writings
have faded too much to read.
James Madison University
Harrisonburg Normal School
Harrisonburg Teachers College
By any name it is a special place because so many women in my family are alums: my two great-aunts Violetta Davis Ryan and Velma Davis Woodring, my mother Mary Eleanor Davis Slade, and me. My cousin Glenn Davis and husband Barry were among the first men to attend after Madison officially became co-ed (there were male students prior but no dorms for them).
These pictures are from Velma’s scrapbook devoted to her college life in 1924-25.In the weeks ahead, I will share more of her memories of her roommate, dorm friends, trips, and classes.