Student Government Association Records, 1915-2015 *JMU Records*

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Descriptive Summary

 

Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: Student Government Association Records, 1915-2015

Collection No.: UA 0007
Creator: JMU Student Government Association

Extent: 35 boxes; 12.19 cubic feet

Language: English

Abstract: The Student Government Association Records consist of 12 cubic feet of material relating to the activities of the James Madison University's Student Government Association from its establishment as the Student Association of the State Normal School for Women at Harrisonburg in 1915 until 2015.

 

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Collection is open for research with the exception of certain records protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), particularly those in Series 8: Disciplinary Reports. FERPA protection of student records ends with the death of the student. Therefore, records are opened for research 80 years after their creation when it is presumed that the student is deceased. Contents in Series 12: Visual Media is inaccessible pending reformating. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection (library-special@jmu.edu).

Use Restrictions: Copyright for official University records is held by James Madison University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Staff have taken special care to identify and remove sensitive materials, particularly those relating to students' academic records, found within this collection. However, in rare instances, privacy protected information may be revealed during use of this collection. Researchers agree to make no notes or other recordation of privacy protected information if found within this collection, and further agree not to publish or disclose such information for any purpose. Researchers agree to alert Special Collections staff if potentially privacy protected information is found within this collection. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], [box #, folder #], Student Government Association Records, UA 0007, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Acquisition Information: The material in this collection was donated by members of James Madison University's Student Government Association in several different accessions between 1993 and 2015. The earlier accessions (1993-2001) were previously processed and assigned archival collection numbers SGA 93-0401, SGA 93-1019, and SGA 2001-1010. These materials were reprocessed along with the later accessions and combined into one larger collection, UA 0007. Additional accessions (2015-0830, 2015-0828, and 2015-0505) were added to the collection in November 2018.
Processing Information: After reviewing the material in all accessions, about 2 linear feet of material was removed from one of the 2005 accessions. The material was largely financial forms that contained banking information or social security numbers. All binder and notebook material was removed from the original bindings and transferred into folders. All the pages from each of the scrapbooks were removed and photocopied. Photocopies were also made of the cover and back covers. This was done to help preserve the context of the photographs on the pages in preparation for possible adhesive failure.

Administrative History:

James Madison University's Student Government Association was established in February 1915 as the school's first student government. Although rumblings of self-government began with the founding of the school in 1908, it took a fair amount of effort to bring this idea to fruition. The roots of the university's SGA derive from the student Honor Council which began in the 1909-1910 school year. Students involved in the Honor Council began to create an unofficial student government that although unable to act in an official capacity, was instrumental in helping to bring about student support for self-government. By 1914, a small group of students worked together to draft a constitution for the planned student government organization and presented this constitution to the faculty. After completing revisions suggested by the faculty, the constitution was presented and voted on by the entire student body February 25, 1915 and as a result, the Student Association of the State Normal School at Harrisonburg was established. This first iteration of the organization required that the entire student body act as a member. Additionally, the Honor Committee was converted into the first Executive Board. This Executive Board included three officers (president, vice-president, and secretary), and several elected members of each class.

As the school and student population grew so did the organization and it eventually became unrealistic for the entire student body to act as members of the organization. Complications also arose within the organization with the introduction of full-time male students in 1946. At the time, it did not seem appropriate for men and women to govern students of the opposite sex. As a result, the male students decided to create their own self-government in 1950, labeling their organization the Men's Student Government Organization. The female students likewise formally relabeled their existing organization the Women's Student Government Association in 1953 to better distinguish the separation between the two groups; however, they rarely included this additional identifier. While the two groups worked together on many matters through the 50s and 60s, the organizations formally combine in 1970, creating the current manifestation of the Student Government Association.

As of 2015, the SGA at JMU is made up of appointed members on the Executive Staff, Representatives, and At-Large Senators. Elected members include Class Council Senators, College Senators, and Area Residence Senators. The mission: The Student Government Association of James Madison University is an organization dedicated to collaborating with all members of its community to advocate for student opinion, while fostering a proactive, inclusive environment.

Scope and Content:

This collection documents the activities of James Madison University's Student Government Association in Harrisonburg, Virginia from 1915-2015. The collection developed from seven different accessions from the Student Government Association received in the 1990s and early 2000s and contains a wide range of material which is organized according to physical type or corresponding to subject. Much of the material in this collection derives from different meetings within the organization including: the Student Council, Student Senate, Execution Board, Senate and Council Committees, and others. A large amount of the collection is administrative material regarding the work of these different internal groups as well as the procedures which govern them. Similarly, these different internal meetings produced a fair amount of the minutes, committee reports, and legislative files found in the collection. In addition to these materials, there are also a large amount of financial files related to the budget of SGA and other on campus organizations. This collection also consists of correspondence to and from different members of the SGA usually regarding issues of student conduct on and off campus. The last major section of the collection contains photographs, scrapbooks, and ephemera memorializing different SGA events. Further descriptions of the material can be found in the series descriptions. The collection has been arranged into twelve series.

Arrangement:

The collection is arranged into 12 series:
Series 1: Administrative, 1915-2015
Series 2: Committees, 1931-2015
Series 3: Correspondence, 1955-2003
Series 4: Policies and Regulations, 1931-1971
Series 5: Minutes, 1929-2012
Series 6: Legislative Files, 1989-2012
Series 7: Financial Files, 1987-2014
Series 8: Disciplinary Reports, 1922-1973
Series 9: Photographs, 2000-2014
Series 10: Scrapbooks, 2001-2009
Series 11: Ephemera, 1930-2015
Series 12: Visual Media, 2002-2011
All series are arranged chronologically

Bibliography:

Raymond Dingledine, Madison College: The First Fifty Years, 1908-1958 (Harrisonburg, Virginia: Madison College, 1959).

Related Material:

Some of the material in this collection can be viewed on Special Collections' Student Government Association Digital Exhibit published on-line in April 2015. https://omeka.lib.jmu.edu/specialcollections/collections/show/2

Contents:

Series 1: Administrative, 1915-2015

This is the largest series in the collection and contains material related to the function and organization of SGA, featuring a variety of documents from 1923-2013, with the bulk of this series is from 1990-2013. There is a large gap in the material around 1980s. The first folder in the series, containing the organization's first constitution and by-laws, is not original to the collection. The document was located in the 1915 Faculty Minutes in the Board of Visitors Collection, 1908-2004 (PR 99-1122), photocopied, and added to the collection on March 25, 2015. This series additionally contains some interesting material related to student strikes which took place on campus in 1969 and 1970. There is particular information related to Jay Rainey, one of the student leaders, as well as SGA's Committee on Student Protest. Other materials to note in this series are documents from the early 2000s which relate to the sexual assault research on college campuses, reports related to the impact of Title IX on campus, and SGA research regarding the Forrest Hill Riot in 2000, which resulted in a conflict between the Harrisonburg Police Department and students at a spring block party.

Folder Title
Box : Folder
Constitution and By-Laws of the Student Association of the State Normal School at Harrisonburg (Photocopy), 1915
1:1
Constitution and By-Laws of the Student Association (Agness Browne Stribling's copy), 1915
1:2
Southern Intercollegiate Association, 1923-1936
1:3
Constitutions of Old Organizations, 1930-1964
1:4
SGA Organizational Chart, 1951-1952
1:5
Student Evaluation of Madison College, 1952-1953
1:6
Orientation and Retreat, 1956-1957, 1959-1965, 1969-1971
1:7
Assemblies, 1959-1966
1:8
Constitutions Revised, 1959-1962, 1974, undated
1:9
Events Leading to the Strike of 1970, 1970
1:10
Demonstration May 1972, 1972
1:11
Constitutions and House Rules, 1990-1997
1:12
Bond Issue, 1991-1992
1:13
Sexual Assault Research, 1991,1993-1995, 1997-2000
1:14
Sexual Assault Research, 1991,1993-1995, 1997-2000
1:15
Board of Visitors and University Council Reports, 1992,1994,1996-2001
2:1
Board of Visitors and University Council Reports, 1992,1994,1996-2001
2:2
Archive, 1992,1996, 1998-2001
2:3
Senate Retreat Fall, 1995, 1997-1998
2:4
Senator/Social Club, 1995-1998-1999
2:5
Breeze Records, 1997-1998, 2001
2:6
New Archive, 1997, 1999, 2000-2001
2:7
Loose Material, 1997-1999, 2002-2004
2:8
Application Forms, 1998-1999
2:9
Fall Varsity Retreat, 1999
2:10
From Retreat, 1999
2:11
Miscellaneous Information, 1999-2000
2:12
University Center, 1999
2:13
Retreat, 1999-2000
3:1
SGA Leadership Scholarship, 1999-2002
3:2
Winter Retreat, 1999-2000
3:3
Camp Horizons/ Senate Retreat, 1999, 2001, 2004
3:4
Breeze Information Sheets, 2000
3:5
Camp Horizons Retreat, 2000
3:6
Casework, 2000
3:7
Clubs and Organizations, 2000
3:8
Elections, 2000
3:9
Events and Conferences, 2000
3:10
Forrest Hill, 2000
3:11
Freshman Survey, 2000
3:12
Major Elections, 2000
3:13
Mark's Stuff, 2000
3:14
Minor Elections, 2000
3:15
Pamphlet, 2000
3:16
Platforms, 2000
3:17
Senate Retreat, 2000
3:18
SGA Website, 2000
3:19
Senator Folders/ White Copies, 2000
3:20
Appendices for Forrest Hill Report, 2000-2001
3:21
Forrest Hill Riot Research, 2000-2001
3:22
Forrest Hill Student Responses, 2000-2001
3:23
Scrap for Handbook, 2000-2001
4:1
Sports Team Cuts Research, 2000-2001
4:2
Virginia Student Leadership Alliance Documents, 2000-2001
4:3
Election Documents, 2002-2004
4:4
To File, 2000, 2004
4:5
9-11 Relief Effort, 2001
4:6
30 Year Committee, 2001
4:7
Board of Visitor Reports, 2001
4:8
City Council Agendas, 2001
4:9
Class Council Officers, 2001
4:10
Commons for the Commons, 2001
4:11
Discuss Executive, 2001
4:12
Dr. Rose's House Reception, 2001
4:13
End-of-Year Banquet, 2001
4:14
SGA At-a-Glance, 2001
4:15
Massanutten Executive Retreat, 2001
4:16
SEALS, 2001
4:17
SEALS/Class Councilors Retreat, 2001
4:18
SEALS Program, 2001
4:19
SGA 9-11-01 Response, 2001
4:20
SGA Handbook, 2001
4:21
SGA Reports, 2001
5:1
Appointed Positions, 2001-2002
5:2
Background Research, 2001-2002
5:3
Breeze Articles, 2001-2002
5:4
Calendar, 2001-2002
5:5
Miscellaneous, 2001-2002
5:6
New Archives, 2001-2002
5:7
SGA Handbook, 2001-2002
5:8
Senate Documents, 2001-2002
5:9
Senior Class Challenge, 2001-2002
5:10
SGA Press Releases, 2001-2003
5:11
Beginning of Year, 2001-2003
5:12
SGA Certificates, 2001, 2003, 2006
5:13
SGA Press Releases, 2002
5:14
Travel Authorizations, 2002
5:15
The Student Government Association Senate Handbook, 2002-2003
5:16
Virginia Student Leadership Alliance, 2002-2003
5:17
President Stoney's Legislative Issues, 2002-2004
5:18
Email/Contact Information, 2003
6:1
Handbook, 2003-2004
6:2
SGA Handbook, 2003-2004
6:3
The Breeze SGA Articles, 2004
6:4
International Students, 2004
6:5
Legal Assistance, 2004
6:6
Lights/Blue Lights, 2004
6:7
Lobby Trip-Legislation, 2004-2005
6:8
President Culligan's Project, 2004-2005
6:9
Transition Stuff, 2004-2005
6:10
VA21 and SGA Legislative Issues, 2004-2005
6:11
SGA Handbook, 2006-2007
6:12
Student Government Association of James Madison University Handbook, 2007-2008
6:13
Ring Premiere Committee Applications, 2008
6:14
JMU Student Government Associations Handbook, 2008-2009
6:15
Candidate Packets, 2009
6:16
Conference on Student Government Associations Applications, 2009
6:17
Spring 2009 Treasurer Election, 2009
6:18
Spring 2009 Executive and Student Representative to the Board of Visitors Elections, 2009-2010
6:19
Minor Elections Information Binder, 2011-2012
7:1
Student Government Association Constitution, 2012-2013
7:2
SGA Constitution and Student Senate House Rules, 2014-2015
31:4
Archive/Old To Dos, undated
7:3
Constitutional Review, undated
7:4
Holiday Greetings, undated
7:5
Memorandum Forms, undated
7:6
NT Server, undated
7:7

Series 2: Committees, 1931-2015

This series contains material related to the work of the different SGA committees from 1931-2002. There is another large gap of material in the 1980s. The bulk of this series is from the 1960s and 1999-2002. This series also includes information related to the standards of conduct for female students in the 1930s and 1960s, such as proper dating procedures.

Folder Title
Box : Folder
Standards Committee, 1931-1933, 1960-1961
7:8
Committees SGA, 1932, 1953-1960, 1962-1970
7:9
Student Organization Committee, 1935-1959
7:10
Campus Fee Committee, 1953-1964
7:11
Executive Committee Reports, 1957-1961
7:12
Executive Committee Reports, 1962-1963
7:13
Executive Committee Reports, 1963-1964
7:14
Executive Committee Reports, 1964-1965
7:15
Executive Committee Reports, 1965-1966
7:16
Advisory Committee for student center, 1966
7:17
Student Faculty Relations Committee, 1969-1971
7:18
Multicultural Committee, 1997-1998
7:19
Student Safety Task Force, 1999
8:1
Community Committee, 1999-2000
8:2
Legislative Action Committee (folder 1 of 2), 1999-2000
31:5
Legislative Action Committee (folder 2 of 2), 1999-2000
31:6
SGA Executive Committee, 1999-2000
8:3
Planning and Advisory Committee, 1999-2002
8:4
Planning and Advisory Committee, 1999-2002
8:5
Commissions and Committees, 1999-2001
8:6
Athletic Director's Response to Centennial Sports Committee Report, 2000
8:7
Bus Advisory Committee, 2000
8:8
Committee Phone Lists, 2000
8:9
Logo Committee, 2000
8:10
Madison Athletic Committee, 2000
8:11
Graduate Speaker, 2000-2001
8:12
SGA Committee Chairman Binder, 2000-2001, 2003
9:1
Commissions and Committees, 2000-2001
9:2
Commissions and Committees, 2001
9:3
Parking Committee/Forum, 2001
9:4
Athletic Advisory Committee, 2002
9:5
Legislative Action Committee (folder 1 of 2), 2014-2015
32:1
Legislative Action Committee (folder 2 of 2), 2014-2015
32:2

Series 3: Correspondence, 1955-2003

This series features correspondence from members of SGA to faculty and students on campus as well as several folders of correspondence to individuals off campus. The material in this series ranges from 1955-1971 with a small concentration from 2003. This series contains a fair amount of historical material, such as: a thank you card from Jackie Kennedy, 1963; material related to fears of communism on college campuses, 1965-1966; a letter from an upset parent regarding Jane Fonda's visit to campus in 1971; correspondence related to the proper conduct of female students during the 1950s and 1960s, especially in terms of interactions with males. This series also contains a collection of correspondence regarding the 2003 Board of Visitors decision to stop supplying students with emergency conception through the health center.

Folder Title
Box : Folder
Correspondence, 1955-1957
9:6
Correspondence, 1955-1957
9:7
Correspondence, 1958-1959
9:8
Correspondence, 1958-1959
9:9
Correspondence, 1959-1960
9:10
Correspondence, 1960-1961
10:1
Correspondence, 1961-1962
10:2
Correspondence, 1962-1963
10:3
Correspondence, 1963-1964
10:4
Correspondence, 1964-1965
10:5
Correspondence, 1965-1966
10:6
Off-Campus Correspondence, 1965-1966
10:7
Correspondence, 1966-1967
10:8
Off-Campus Correspondence, 1966-1967
10:9
Correspondence, 1968-1971
10:10
Board of Visitors Debate, 2003, undated
10:11

Series 4: Policies and Regulations, 1931-2000

This series contains material related to the different standards and regulations applying to the students of the school 1931-1971. Most of the material from this series is from the 1950s and 1960s. These documents provide interesting examples of the different social expectations of men and women during the period as well as the restrictive nature of the school's administration in comparison to current campus regulations. The material from the 2000s relates to the policies student representatives are to follow during meetings of the Student Senate.

Folder Title
Box : Folder
Rules and Regulations, 1931-1937
11:1
Rules and Regulations, 1951, 1957-1958
11:2
Rules and Regulations, 1958-1959
11:3
Rules and Regulations, 1960-1961
11:4
Rules and Regulations, 1961-1962
11:5
Rules and Regulations, 1962, undated
11:6
Rules and Regulations, 1963-1964
11:7
Rules and Regulations, 1964-1965
11:8
Rules and Regulations, 1965-1966
11:9
Rules and Regulations, 1966-1967
11:10
Rules and Regulations, 1967-1971
11:11
Student Government Association House Rules, 2000
11:12
Parliamentary Procedures, undated
11:13

Series 5: Meeting Minutes, 1929-2012

This series contains the minutes of the different branches of SGA, particularly Student Senate and the Executive Board, 1922-2012. There are two gaps in this series most notably between 1930-1940 with two smaller gaps in the 1970s and 2000s. These minutes generally provide information such as: meeting agendas, events taking place on campus, SGA members and committee chairs, as well as general insight into the everyday issues discussed in SGA meetings.

Folder Title
Box : Folder
SGA Minutes, 1929, 1956-1957
11:14
SGA Minutes, 1940-1941, 1946-1949
11:15
Summer Quarter, 1948-1952
11:16
SGA Minutes, 1950-1952
11:17
Minutes, 1958, 1962-1965
11:18
Minutes, 1958-1966
11:19
Minutes, 1960-1962
12:1
Minutes, 1961
12:2
Minutes, 1961-1963
12:3
Minutes, 1965
12:4
Minutes, 1965-1966
12:5
Minutes, 1966-1971
12:6
Minutes, 1977-1978
12:7
Minutes, 1978-1979
12:8
Minutes, 1979-1980
12:9
Minutes, 1980-1981
12:10
Minutes, 1981-1982
13:1
Minutes, 1982-1983
13:2
Minutes, 1983-1984
13:3
Minutes, 1984-1985
13:4
Minutes, 1985-1986
13:5
Minutes, 1986-1987
13:6
Minutes, 1987-1988
13:7
Minutes, 1989-1990
13:8
Minutes, 1990-1991
13:9
Minutes, 1991-1992
14:1
Minutes, 1992-1993
14:2
Minutes, 1993-1994
14:3
Minutes, 1993-1994
14:4
Minutes, 1994
14:5
Minutes, 1995-1996
14:6
Minutes, 1997-1998
14:7
Senate Minutes, 2000
14:8
Senate Minutes, 2000-2001
14:9
Meeting Minutes Notes, 2001
14:10
Senate Minutes, 2001
15:1
Senate Minutes, 2001
15:2
Executive Council Student Senate Minutes, 2001-2002
15:3
Executive Council Student Senate Minutes, 2001-2002
15:4
Student Senate Meeting Agendas, 2001-2002
15:5
Executive Minutes, 2004-2005
15:6
Student Government Association Minutes, 2011-2012
15:7

Series 6: Legislative Files, 1989-2015

This series contains a mixture of bills and resolutions from SGA's Student Senate, 1989-2012, with the bulk from the 1990s. The series contains a large amount of resolutions related to the organization's contingency fund through which SGA assists in providing funding to different student organization on campus. However, there are also several folders of various bills presented to the Student Senate including proposed legislation that address contemporary social issues such as sexual orientation, campus issues such as better toilet paper, and student issues such as students' rights to privacy.

Folder Title
Box : Folder
Proposed Bills, 1989-1990
15:8
Proposed Bills, 1990-1991
15:9
Proposed Bills, 1991-1992
16:1
Proposed Bills, 1992-1993
16:2
Proposed Bills, 1993-1994
16:3
Proposed Bills, 1994-1995
16:4
Proposed Bills, 1996-1997
16:5
Proposed Bills, 1997-1998
16:6
Proposed Bills, 1998-1999
16:7
Senate Bills, 1999-2000
17:1
Bill Book, 2000
17:2
Senate Bills, 2000
17:3
Bill Book, 2000-2001
17:4
Bill Book, 2000-2001
17:5
Bill Book, 2000-2001
17:6
Unnamed Binder, 2000-2001
17:7
Hate Crimes, 2001
17:8
Amendment Proxy Form, 2001-2002
17:9
Student Senate Bills, 2001-2002
17:10
Passed Constitutional Amendments, 2003
17:11
Bills, 2002-2003
17:12
Failed Constitutional Amendments, 2003
17:13
Bills, 2004-2005
18:1
Bills Killed in Committee, 2005-2006
18:2
Bills Killed in Committee, 2005-2006
18:3
Bills Killed in Committee, 2005-2006
18:4
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered (GLBT) Bill of Opinion, 2006
18:5
DeLock and DiDom's Binder of Bills, 2007-2008
18:6
DeLock and DiDom's Binder of Bills, 2007-2008
18:7
Student Government Association Binder, 2008-2009
19:1
Resolution, 2009-2010
19:2
Contingency, 2009-2010
19:3
Contingency, 2009-2012
19:4
Bill of Opinion for American Sign Language Minor, 2011
19:5
Resolutions, 2012
19:6
Bills, 2012-2013
19:7
Resolutions of 100th Senate, 2014-2015
19:8

Series 7: Financial Files, 1987-2014

This series contains a variety of financial documents ranging from purchase orders and yearly budget information to travel receipts. A majority of the materials in this collection are budget reports providing financial information for different fiscal years. These reports are usually connected to the creation of the university's front-end budgets and often include budget information for other campus organizations such as the University Program Board, The Breeze, Black Student Alliance, and Student Ambassadors. A majority of the material removed from this series were: purchase orders; accounting and banking information; invoices; and receipts. This material was removed due to the presence of account information and social security numbers, and/or it was deemed that the material had little research value.

Folder Title
Box : Folder
Miscellaneous Groups, 1987-1997
19:9
Event Budgets, 1987-1998
19:10
Internal Budgets, 1989-1990
19:11
Internal Budgets, 1991-1995
20:1
Budget Summaries and Financial Reports, 1994, 1997-1998
20:2
Wheat First Reserve, 1994-1998
20:3
Front End Budget, 1996-1998
20:4
Executive Committee Trip to COSCO Convention, 1996, 1998-1999
20:5
Ad Hoc Committee on Final Evaluation, 1998
20:6
SGA Book Sale, 1998
20:7
Account Code 121200, Media Services SGA Budgetary Receipts FY, 1998-1999
20:8
Account Code 1214000, Postal Service SGA Budgetary Receipts FY, 1998-1999
20:9
Account Code 121800, Telecommunications SGA Budgetary Receipts FY, 1998-1999
20:10
Class Council Budgets, 1998-1999
20:11
Contingency, Reserve and other Club Accounts: SGA Budgetary Receipts FY, 1998-1999
20:12
Financial, 1998-1999
20:13
Financial Statements Monthly Fiscal Year, 1998-1999
20:14
Front End Budgets, 1998-1999
21:1
SGA Budget, 1998-1999
21:2
SGA Budget, 1998-1999
21:3
SGA Budget, 1998-1999
21:4
SGA Handouts, Miscellaneous Fiscal year, 1998-1999
21:5
Parris Papers, 1998-2000
21:6
Account Code 122300, Registration Fees, 1999
21:7
Front End Budget, Old, 1999
21:8
Miscellaneous Revenue SGA Budgetary Receipts, 1999
22:1
SGA Budget, 1999
22:2
Account Code 121800, Telecommunications, 1999-2000
22:3
Contingency Account, 1999-2000
22:4
Budget-Internal/Front End, 1999-2001
22:5
Copier, 1999-2001
22:6
Breeze Advertisements, 2000
22:7
Financial, 2000
22:8
Budgets, 2000-2001
22:9
Contingency Criteria, 2000-2001
22:10
SGA Budget, 2000-2002
22:11
Miscellaneous, 2001
23:1
Murder Mystery Receipts, 2001
23:2
State Budget Information, 2001
23:3
Account Code 121800, Telecommunications, 2001-2002
23:4
Account Code 122100 Educational Training Workshops, 2001-2002
23:5
Account Code 131100 Apparel Supplies, 2001-2002
23:6
Account Code 131300 Stationary Forms, 2001-2002
23:7
Account Code 137400 Education Supplies, 2001-2002
23:8
Account Code 153400 Copier Contract, 2001-2002
23:9
Account Code 221100 Peripheral Equipment, 2001-2002
23:10
Account Code 124600 Cash Transferred, 2001-2002
23:11
Miscellaneous revenues, 2001-2002
23:12
Recycled Paper Project, 2001-2002
23:13
SGA Financial Files, 2001-2002
23:14
SGA Financial Files, 2001-2002
23:15
Ask Karen, 2001-2003
23:16
Front End Budgeted Advisory Board, 2001, 2003-2006, 2008
23:17
SGA Budget, 2002
23:18
Account Code 121200 and 121400, 2002-2003
24:1
Account Code 137700, Photo Supplies, 2002-2003
24:2
Conference on Student Government Associations, 2002-2003
24:3
Executive Board Agendas, 2002-2003
24:4
Monthly Statements, 2002-2003
24:5
Karen to Sign, 2003
24:6
Retreat Funding, 2003
24:7
Ordered Office Supplies, 2003-2004
24:8
Supply Room Companies, 2003-2005
24:9
Front End Advisory Board and SGA Finance Committee, 2008
24:10
Front End Budget, 2010
24:11
Karen Mercer, 2012
24:12
Front End Budget FY 2014, 2013
24:13
Contingency, 2013-2014
25:1
Contingency, 2013-2014
25:2

Series 8: Disciplinary Reports, 1922-1973

This series contains records of disciplinary hearings conducted by Student Council, 1922-1973. Examples of students' misconduct include smoking cigarettes, possession of smoking paraphernalia, riding with dates without proper permission, going downtown or off campus without proper permission, cheating on assignments and/or examinations, mild hazing, stealing books, shoplifting, and drinking. Punishments included warnings, being "campused," probation, and indefinite suspension.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) mandates that certain disciplinary files in this series be restricted. FERPA protection ends with the death of the student. Therefore, records are opened for research 80 years after their creation when it is presumed that the student is deceased.

Folder Title
Box : Folder
Student Council Minutes, 1922-1924
31:1
Student Council Minutes, 1925-1933
31:2
Presidents Council Minutes and Juror Lists, 1923-1947
31:3
Disciplinary Reports, 1927
26:1
Disciplinary Reports, January-June 1928
26:2
Disciplinary Reports, October-December 1928
26:3
Disciplinary Reports, 1929
26:4
Disciplinary Reports, 1930
26:5
Disciplinary Reports, 1931
26:6
Disciplinary Reports, 1932
26:7
Disciplinary Reports, 1933-1934
26:8
Disciplinary Reports, 1935-1936
26:9
Disciplinary Reports, 1937-1939
26:10
Disciplinary Reports - RESTRICTED, 1940
26:11
Disciplinary Reports - RESTRICTED, 1941
26:12
Disciplinary Reports - RESTRICTED, 1942-1943
26:13
Disciplinary Reports - RESTRICTED, 1944-1945
26:14
Disciplinary Reports - RESTRICTED, 1949-1952
27:1
Disciplinary Reports - RESTRICTED, 1953
27:2
Disciplinary Reports - RESTRICTED, 1954
27:3
Disciplinary Reports - RESTRICTED, 1955
27:4
Disciplinary Reports - RESTRICTED, 1956
27:5
Disciplinary Reports - RESTRICTED, Summer 1956
27:6
Disciplinary Reports - RESTRICTED, 1957
27:7
Disciplinary Reports - RESTRICTED, 1958
27:8
Disciplinary Reports - RESTRICTED, 1958
27:9
Disciplinary Reports - RESTRICTED, 1959
27:10
Disciplinary Reports - RESTRICTED, 1960
28:1
Disciplinary Reports - RESTRICTED, 1961
28:2
Disciplinary Reports - RESTRICTED, 1962-1964
28:3
Disciplinary Reports - RESTRICTED, 1965
28:4
Disciplinary Reports - RESTRICTED, 1966
28:5
Disciplinary Reports - RESTRICTED, 1967
28:6
Disciplinary Reports - RESTRICTED, 1968
28:7
Disciplinary Reports - RESTRICTED, 1969
28:8
Disciplinary Reports - RESTRICTED, 1970
28:9
Disciplinary Reports - RESTRICTED, 1971
28:10
Disciplinary Reports - RESTRICTED, 1972
28:11

Series 9: Photographs, 2000-2014

This series features five different groups of photographs, 2000-2014. The bulk of these photographs are connected to the SGA research of the Forrest Hill Riot in 2000; however, there are also photographs of the Class of 2009 Ring Premiere, the SGA Halloween Party, JMU's Big Event, and one of SGA's lobbying trips.

Folder Title
Box : Folder
Forrest Hill Riot Research, 2000-2001
29:1
Forrest Hill Riot Research, 2000-2001
29:2
SGA Halloween, 2004
29:3
Ring Premiere Class of 2009, 2007
29:4
Ring Premiere Class of 2009, 2007
29:5
SGA Big Event, 2013, undated
29:6
SGA Event Photographs, undated
29:7
Lobbying Trip, undated
29:8

Series 10: Scrapbooks, 2001-2009

This series contains material from eight different SGA scrapbooks dated 2001-2009. These scrapbooks have little descriptive text and mostly contain photographs of different SGA functions and events. These scrapbooks are some of the best representations of the SGA student experience, as the images in these book show the relationships and personalities of the individuals that comprise the organization. One of particular importance is the scrapbook containing the letters, pictures, and notes saved from the two-year anniversary memorial of 9-11. The SGA 2001-2002 scrapbook contains a photograph of SGA members with former Governor and Mayor Douglas Wilder and Senator Mark Warner.

Folder Title
Box : Folder
SGA, 2001-2002
29:9
9-11 Cards and Letters, 2003
29:10
SGA, 2003-2004
29:11
Student Government Association, 2004-2005
OV 1:1
Student Government Association, 2005-2006
OV 1:2
SGA Be the Change, 2006-2007
OV 1:3
SGA, 2007-2008
OV 1:4
Student Government Association, 2008-2009
OV 1:5

Series 11: Ephemera, 1930-2015

This series contains a variety of realia related to the history of SGA, 1930-2014. There are several large gaps in this series; 1931-1954, 1970-1980, and 2002-2012. The ephemera in this collection primarily comprises shirts, posters, academic regalia, and installation programs; however, there are additional items such as an SGA travel mug and several plaques. "Mr. and Ms. Madison 2014" sashes are included.

Folder Title
Box : Folder
Installation Ceremonies, 1930, 1955, 1957-1969
29:12
Carrier Kutner Field Day Tournament Best Sportsmanship Award, undated
29:13
SGA Ephemera, undated
29:14
White SGA Polo- with SGA logo on the left side of chest, undated
OV 2
Red @SGAjmu T-Shirt: has different hashtag phrases on the front, undated
OV 2
Green Class of 2013.5 T-Shirt- writing on the front pocket, undated
OV 2
Red Class of 2013.5 T-Shirt- writing on the front pocket, undated
OV 2
Purple SGA Lacrosse Penny- SGA written in white , bold letters on the front, undated
OV 2
Gray SGA Polo- Student Government Association James Madison University embroidered on the left side of chest with purple logo, undated
OV 2
Gray Big Event T-Shirt- purple writing with Wilson cupola, undated
OV 2
Red I'm Nerdy and I Know it T-shirt- Black outline of pocket with eye-glasses, undated
OV 2
Stainless steel SGA travel mug- SGA logo in purple, undated
OV 2
Student Government Association 100 Year Anniversary Button, undated
OV 2
Student Government Association Finance Team Calculator, undated
OV 2
Purple Class of 2015 T-shirt- JMU seal on the front pocket, undated
OV 2
Blue Class of 2015 T-shirt- JMU seal on the front pocket, undated
OV 2
Gray Ring Premiere Class of 2017 T-shirt- logo on the front left, undated
OV 2
Yellow Class of 2018 T-shirt – purple drawings places on campus, undated
OV 2
White SGA graduation regalia, undated
OV 2
Mr. Madison 2014 sash, 2014
OV 2
Ms. Madison 2014 sash, 2014
OV 2
SGA Posters, 2013-2014

SGA Presents: Madison Fest, 2013

Class of 2015 Ring Premiere, 2013

Madison Week, 2013

Madison Fest, 2014

Class of 2017 Ring Collection Premiere, 2015

Class of 2014 Senior Bucket List, undated

Class of 2015 Senior Bucket List, undated

We Went to JMU When, undated

A Resolution to Harrisonburg/Rockingham Community, 2014

OV 3:1
Student Government Association, Class Officer of the Year Plaque, 1995-2001
OV 3:2
James Madison University Homecoming: Most Spirited Award, 2004
OV 3
COSGA Participation Award, 2002
OV 3
Student Government Association: Outstanding Student at Large Plaque, 1983-2001
OV 3
Student Government Association: Outstanding Student Senator of the Year Plaque, 1980
OV 3

Series 12: Visual Media, 2002-2011

Folder Title
Box : Folder
VHS- Senate Meeting, 2002
30
VHS- Senate Meeting Tape 1, 2003
30
VHS-Senate Meeting Tape 2, 2003
30
CD- SGA, undated
30
CD- Minor Elections Info Binder, 2011
30

Compiled by: Mary Ann Mason, March 2015; Tiffany Cole, November 2018