Guide to the Stonewall Jackson Institute Alpha Beta Phi Society Papers, November 26, 1906

Summary Information

Title: Stonewall Jackson Institute Alpha Beta Phi Society Papers, November 26, 1906
Collection: AC.591
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection is a postcard dated November 26, 1906 to Miss Janie Alley, Bristol, Tennessee. The back is an invitation to a play in Abingdon, Virginia by Alpha Beta Phi Society of Stonewall Jackson Institute.

Creator: Stonewall Jackson Institute (Abingdon, Va.).

Biographical/Historical Note

The Stonewall Jackson Female Institute, located near Abingdon, Virginia, was established in 1868 by the Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church for the education of young women. It was renamed the Stonewall Jackson College in 1914 when the Montgomery Presbytery assumed joint ownership. On November 24, 1914, the main buildings were destroyed by fire. The college continued to operate until 1930 when it closed because of mounting debts. In 1961 the Barter Theatre renovated the surviving building into a small theater with a thrust stage and 141 seats. In 1973 and 1985 further improvements were made, including the addition of a lobby and the Jessie Bell DuPont Memorial Theatre Garden. In 2003, the seating was renovated and a café added.

Scope and Contents

This collection item is a postcard addressed to Miss Janie Alley, Bristol, Tennessee and dated November 26, 1906. It is apparently an invitation to an event (likely a party or play) entitled The Skeleton on the Pad at City Hall in Abingdon, Virginia on Decembe 7, 1906. The sponsor is Alpha Beta Phi Society of the Stonewall Jackson Institute.


This is a single-item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

The collection was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish on October 9, 1997. Accession number AC.2002.051

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.591: Stonewall Jackson Institute Alpha Beta Phi Society, Abingdon, Virginia Papers, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Papers, November 26, 1906 ACSC_Box 17, Folder 22