Guide to the Von Bora College Papers, 1892

Summary Information

Title: Von Bora College Papers, 1892
Collection: AC.643
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection consists of a May 30, 1892 commencement exercise program for Von Bora College (located in Luray, Virginia) and a letter with original mailing envelope to Miss Annie Ayres from Eva.

Creator: Von Bora College (Luray, Va.).

Biographical/Historical Note

The Von Bora College was a school for girls in Luray, Virginia. Its President wa Rev. J.I. Miller, D.D. It was in operation from 1882-1894. It was originally named the Girls Home School, but the name was changed to Von Bora College in honor of Katarina Von Bora, the wife of Martin Luther.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the May 30, 1892 Commencement Exercises Program for Von Bora College in Luray, Virginia, and a letter to Miss Annie Ayres of Fairfax Station, Virginia from Eva (Ayres?), who was a student at Von Bora. The letter is not dated nor the postmark readable on the envelope, but an Eva Ayres/Ayers appears on the commencement program.


There is no formal arrangement of this 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

This collection was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish, June 2004. Accession number AC.2004.012

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, May 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.643: Von Bora College, Luray, Virginia Papers, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina.

Container List

Papers, 1892 ACSC_Box 19, Folder 18