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Rebecca Fuller McGinness papers

Identifier: MSS 12633

Scope and Contents

Rebecca Fuller McGinness papers (1933-2000; 1 cubic foot) containing personal papers (photographs, genealogy, obituaries, war ration notebooks, church programs, and papers from the American Legion), and professional papers (newspaper clippings, and teacher grade books from the Jefferson School from the 1930's and 1950's].

The collection is arranged into two series: Personal papers and Professional papers.


  • Creation: 1933-2000


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is in Preservation for treatment and is not currently available for patron research.

Biographical Note

Rebecca Fuller McGinness, 1892-2000, lived in Charlottesville, Virginia for 107 years. Rebecca McGinness was born and raised in the same house on Fifth St. and Dice with her brother and sister. Her father was a carpenter and her mother took in laundry from UVA students. She married at the age of 23 and taught at the Jefferson School from 1915 until 1960.

She witnessed the town changes including the demolition of many neighborhoods and the addition of more schools and hospitals. She was known as a “bureau of information” as well as being loved for her kindness, moral principles, and her involvement in the First Baptist Church. She was honored by Hampton University with a degree of Doctor of Humane Letters.


"Rebecca Fuller McGinness." CVillepedia, Accessed 29 November 2018.

For further information please see Rebecca Fuller McGiness, A Lifetime: 1892-2000 / Florence Coleman Bryant, 2001.


1.2 Cubic Feet (2 document boxes, 2 oversize folders) : Videocassette, oversize newspapers, and three oversize photographs

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Patricia Edwards, 6 August 2003.

Rebecca Fuller McGinness papers
Ellen Welch
5 October 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States