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James C. V. Emond Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1991-026

Scope and Contents

This collection contains papers--including newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, and notes--of James C. V. Emond, pastor of the Fairlawn Church of Christ (Galax, Virginia) from 1967 to 1974. Most of the collection consists of materials assembled by Emond while researching the history of his church, together with a larger project looking at the church's history within the context of local settlement and development. The collection consists largely of photocopies of original sources but also includes some original materials, perhaps the most significant of these being the papers of local residents Braselton B. Frost and Early A. Goodson.

Dates

  • 1857 - 1988

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Biographical Note

James C. V. Emond was born in Indiana on December 17, 1927, the son of Elmer Emond of Seattle Washington. After serving in the military during World War II, Emond moved to Washington state, where he married Barbara Mae Hughes in 1951. From 1967 to 1974, Emond served as pastor of Fairlawn Church of Christ (Galax, Virginia). In the latter year, he received a master's degree in religion from Emmanuel School of Religion (Johnson City, Tennessee). James Emond died on June 16, 1989, and was buried at Union Christian Church Cemetery, Larue County, Kentucky.

Extent

3.4 Cubic Feet (7 boxes)

Abstract

This collection includes the Papers--including printed materials, correspondence, research notes, photographs, and ephemera--collected by James C. V. Emond, pastor of Fairlawn Church of Christ (Galax, Virginia), while researching the history of his church and the surrounding community.

Arrangement

Emond's papers were originally arranged in Dewey Decimal system order. While Emond's file titles largely remain intact (some additions being made with materials found loose in the collection), the folders have been rearranged in a generally alphabetical order. Materials relating strictly to Fairlawn Church of Christ have been separated from Emond's research on the surrounding area, thus creating the following two series:

Series I. Fairlawn Church of Christ Research, 1857-1985. This series contains files relating strictly to Fairlawn Church of Christ (Galax, Virginia). Included are correspondence, research notes, and photocopies of records relating to membership, pastors, property, and other aspects of the church's history. The series also contains drafts of Emond's two works on the church's history.

Series II. Contextual Research, 1878-1988. Contained in this series are materials assembled by Emond while conducting broader research into the history and development of Galax, Carroll County, Grayson County, and southwestern Virginia. The series consists largely of newspaper clippings and other printed materials. Some of the files, however, contain original materials donated to or purchased by Emond. Among these are the papers of Braselton B. Frost and Early A. Goodson. The photographs in the series, many dating to the late 19th or early 20th century, also consist of originals. The files cover a broad range of subjects. Particularly strong are files devoted to churches and Galax's Old Fiddlers' Convention. A number of files in the series are devoted to a particular individual or family, with a strong emphasis on the Cooley and Cox families.

Some of the file titles in the collection bear two separate date ranges. These folders contain photocopies or transcriptions of significant original documents and records. The dates in [brackets] refer to the date range of the original items.

Source of Acquisition

The James C. V. Emond Papers were purchased by Special Collections in 1991.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the James C. V. Emond Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the James C. V. Emond Papers commenced in July, 2013 and was completed in September, 2013.

Title
A Guide to the James C. V. Emond Papers, 1857-1988
Author
John M. Jackson
Date
2013 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-09-14: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308