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Catalog Number HRHS-010
Collection Harman School of Music Collection
Object Name Papers
Scope & Content BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Professor J.A. Harman taught music at State Teachers College (JMU) and Bridgewater College and had his own Harman School of Music, serving as director of the school. He also taught in Page County and Rockingham County schools. He made and repaired violins at his home. His wife was Della Margaret Emigh. Mr. Harman had six children: James Gordon, Emigh, Priscilla, Dorotha, Mary Jane, and Hubert.

SCOPE AND CONTENT: Papers from the Harman School of Music, consisting of financial records, music programs, several photos, correspondence, and other misc. materials.

Series I: Monthly Time Books, 1931-1978. One undated includes a diary.

Series II: Scrapbook Pages/Recital Programs/Photographs
Folder 1: Financial records and correspondence
Folder 2: Photographs
Folder 3: Musical programs
Folder 4: Musical programs 1929
Folder 5: Recital programs 1930 - 1939, Dayton HS diploma
Folder 6: Recital programs (17) 1929 - 1930
Folder 7: Recital programs (40) 1950 - 1956
Folder 8: Recital programs (19) 1960 - 1968
Folder 9: School musician magazine, February 1931
Folder 10: Photographs
Folder 11: Copies of newspaper clippings
Folder 12: 13 speech cards, five copies Harman Messenger 1929 - 1930
Folder 13: 72 copies of newspaper clippings
Folder 14: Newspaper clippings from scrapbook related to Harman family; black journal with student names and payments
Folder 15: Misc. programs (17)
Folder 16: (oversize folder) Misc. certificates, recitals, part of a booklet titled National Institute of Violin, Bridgewater College Paper dated 2/28/29.

This collection is divided into two series, Series I (Box 1) contains monthly time books and a diary. Series II (Box 2) contains scrapbook pages, recital programs and photographs. Some items in one oversized folder.
Title Harman School of Music Collection
Containers Series I: Monthly Time Books, 1931-1978
Series II: Scrapbook
Series III