JMU Historical Collection

The JMU Historical Collection consists of material pertaining to JMU-affiliated organizations and individuals in the categories below.  However, before you use these collections, make sure you have done some background research on your topic first.  Here are two background resources:

Primary Sources

Secondary Sources

Is this the University Archives?

Special Collections is not an official university archive, but it makes an effort to acquire materials important for the documentation of University history.  Special Collections contains a range of JMU historical materials such as Board of Trustees/Visitors minutes 1909-1914; minutes of the Faculty Senate from 1967 to date; records of the Student Government Association 1915-2015; news clippings and press releases 1908-1984; nearly 2,000 photographs; and a vertical file of brochures, calendars, programs, etc. 

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