JMU Archives

JMU Records and Manuscript Collections
Most archival holdings are described through finding aids available within the Archives and Manuscript Collections Database.
See Collecting Areas for links to holdings identified as:

See below for a list of archival holdings with minimal description, (no full finding aid). Refer to the office or organization, and accession number listed to request these materials.

Admissions Office
AD 94-0113 – Annual reports; 1961-19– (gap ’62-64), 2 Hollinger box.
AD 94-0316 – Preview, Viewbk. brochures, Newsletter.; 1972-1994 (gaps), .5 Hollinger box.

Annual Events Office
AN 92-0915 – Commencement videos; Dec. 1989-1998.

College of Applied Science & Technology
CAS 2004-0604 – 7 reports/proposals on development of College, 1988-99, 1/2 Hollinger box

College of Education
CED 94-0112 – Teacher ed. accreditation report; 1993, 1 Hollinger box.

Living Sciences Department
LS 91-0904 – Annual Reports, Five Year plans, Self-Evaluations, Scrapbooks [disassembled]; 1950 -1990, 2 1/2 Hollinger boxes

Madison Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies
MA 95-1002 – Center for Science & Tech., 1984-1993; 2 fold.; Freshman Seminar, 1987-1993; 3 folders.

President Linwood Rose 
PR 99-0928 – President Linwood Rose’s inauguration: programs, speech, invitations, videos, etc.; Sept. 1999, 1 Hollinger box.

Public Relations (material from several offices)
PU 87-9022 – Press releases: 1969-1984, 8 storage boxes.
PU 88-1015 – News clippings: photocopies for 1908-21, 1930, 1933-44 in 1 Hollinger box; scrapbooks (many with indexes) for 1945-58 in 2 storage boxes; 12 binders for 1963-75 in 4 flat boxes.
PU 88-1027 – News clipping scrapbooks: 1975-1986, 12 flat boxes.

Recordings and Oversize Images 
RE 93-0427 – Miscellaneous recordings, 1968-1986
#1 Withdrawn; video of President Carrier’s inauguration 12/71 proved to be such poor quality as to be unusable and the content irretrievable.
#2A, #2B – Roy Nichols, Founder’s Day, 1968
#3A, #3B – Clark Kerr, Wilson Hall 10/8/1971
#4A, #4B – Miller Hall Dedication 4/26/75
#5 – The Madison College Story
#6 – R. Carrier, Orientation 7/7/75
#11 – Classroom of the 21st Century, 1993 (2 copies), vhs
Box 2 (Flat)
3 framed images:
– State Teachers College Glee Club at Winchester, 1931
– Albumen print of original campus drawing of Quad by architect Charles M. Robinson
– Albumen print of original campus drawing of academic village by Charles M. Robinson
Box 3 (Flat)
3 framed images:
– President Burruss
– President Duke

JMU History
Other resources:

Bibliography of JMU History

James Madison University: 1908-1909 to 1958-1959; An Annotated Historical Timeline.”

Vertical Files – Ephemeral materials, organized by subject, that document JMU events, programs, or activities

Founding Documents in Special Collections – digitized images of documents related to the founding of the institution