Affirmative Action Collection, 1977- 1986

AF 90-0501

Compiled by: Gabriel A. Walman, 2009

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: Affirmative Action Collection, 1977-1986

Collection No.: AF 90-0501

Compiler: JMU Office of Affirmative Action, now JMU Equal Opportunity Office

Extent: .5 linear ft.; 1 Hollinger Box; 15 Folders


This collection contains documents and reports regarding the status of Affirmative Action at James Madison University, 1977-1986.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation: 

Affirmative Action Collection, 1977-1986, AF 90-0501, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrinsonburg, VA.

Acquisition Information:

Transferred from the JMU Office of Affirmative Action, now JMU Equal Opportunity Office, in three accessions: two in 1990, the last in 1992.

Historical Note

The Office of Equal Opportunity began with an Affirmative Action Officer in 1983.  In 1985 the Office of Affirmative Action was established, which became the Office of Equal Opportunity in 2005.

Scope and Content

The Affirmative Action Collection, 1977-1986, consists of one Hollinger box containing fifteen folders of documents regarding the planning and implementation of Affirmative Action in Virginia and in particular at James Madison University.  The collection is arranged in two series:  Notes and Correspondence, and Published Reports.  Notes and Correspondence consist of two folders containing state and federal correspondence and documents, including photocopied letters from Governor Ellis B. Godwin and former Secretary of Education Dr. Robert Ramsey.  Some of this correspondence includes guidelines for educational institutions and their implementation of Affirmative Action.  The collection also contains a number of charts, figures, and notes regarding the number of minority students and faculty at JMU as well as other Virginia state institutions.  Published Reports consist of thirteen folders containing bound booklets arranged alphabetically regarding affirmative action plans and reports at James Madison University, including reports from the office of Career Placement & Planning.


The collection is arranged in two series:  Notes and Correspondence, and Published Reports, then alphabetically at the folder level.

Related Material/Collections

See also:  Self Studies, SE 92-0929, Department and Committee Self Study Reports; and AA 99-0914, Academic Program Reviews


Notes and Correspondence:

Desegregation Guidelines and Correspondence, 1977

Folder 1

Charts and Figures, 1978-1981

Folder 2

Published Reports:

Affirmative Action Plans:

Classified Employees, Female, Faculty, and Minority Faculty Other Than Black, 1986

Folder 3

Employment, 1978

Folder 4

Instructional and Administrative Faculty, 1986

Folder 5

Student Plan, 1986

Folder 6

University, 1978

Folder 7

Amendments to the Affirmative Action Plans:

Employment, 1983

Folder 8


March 27, 1983

Folder 9

July 26, 1983

Folder 10

Follow Up Reports:

                     Class of 1982

Folder 11

                     Class of 1983

Folder 12

                     Class of 1985

Folder 13

                     Class of 1986

Folder 14

Numerical Employment Objectives for Faculty, 1980

Folder 15