The Resource Fairfax Hall records

Fairfax Hall records

Label
Fairfax Hall records, 1918-1965
Title
Fairfax Hall records
Inclusive dates
1918-1965
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Papers, 1918-1965, of Fairfax Hall, a girls' school located in Waynesboro, Virginia, containing account books, accounts, administrator and executor papers, catalogs, certificates, correspondence, financial records, invoices, ledgers, registers, scrapbooks, stock certificates, tax records, yearbooks, and other papers detailing the history and operations of Fairfax Hall from 1920 to 1936; as well as concerning the private life and professional career of Octavia Goode Maxwell (1892-1974)
  • Series I: Fairfax Hall records, 1920-1936, contain account books, catalogs, correspondence, financial records, ledgers, registers, stock certificates, yearbooks, and other papers detailing the history and operations of Fairfax Hall, a girls' school operated by John Noble Maxwell (1888-1932) and Octavia Goode Maxwell (1892-1974). Yearbooks, 1921-1936, highlight the school and student life and activities; catalogs, 1920-1932, detail the operations of the school and classes offered; correspondence, 1928, 1932-1936, mainly concerns the school's difficulties during the Great Depression; and financial records, stock certificates, registers, account books, and ledgers, 1926-1936, concern the financial operations of the school
  • Series II: Octavia Goode Maxwell papers, 1918-1965, contain accounts, administrator and executor papers, correspondence, financial records, invoices, scrapbooks, tax records, yearbooks, and other papers concerning Octavia G. Maxwell's personal life and her life as a teacher and educator. Papers include personal and income tax forms, 1920-1937, for John Noble Maxwell and Octavia Goodloe Maxwell; administrator and executor papers for estates of Laura Virginia Maxwell (-1928) and John Noble Maxwell; John Nobel Maxwell's personal correspondence, 1923-1932, including his purchase of a dog; correspondence, 1932-1938, and account book, 1952-1953, regarding Octavia Maxwell's personal finances; yearbooks, 1921, 1952-1953, for the Staunton Military Academy (Staunton, Virginia) and North River High School (Augusta County, Virginia); certificate, 1939, for completion of a course in typing and shorthand from the Dunsmore Business College; and a scrapbook, 1918-1965, containing obituaries, wedding announcements, other clippings, cards, poems, and other papers. Papers were originally housed in a scrapbook, but were not adhered to the page. For preservation purposes, the papers were removed from the scrapbook and placed in folders. The folders are in the order that the clippings and papers were originally stored in the scrapbook
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Biographical or historical data
John Noble Maxwell (1888-1932) opened Fairfax Hall as a girls' school in Waynesboro, Virginia, in 1920. On his death in 1932, his widow, Octavia Goode Maxwell (1892-1974) ran the school until 1936. That year, Fairfax Hall was sold to W. B. Gates. It operated as a school until closed in 1975.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Fairfax Hall records
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vi03447.html
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
2.4
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Langston, Diane Jones
Organization method
Organized into the following series: Series I: Fairfax Hall records, 1920-1936; Series II: Octavia Goode Maxwell papers, 1918-1965.
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001698038
Type of unit
cu. ft. (9 boxes and 2 volumes)

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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