James Madison University Historic Photographs, 1909-ca. 2000 *JMU Papers*

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Title:
James Madison University Historic Photographs
Collection No.:
UA 0051
Date:
1909-ca. 2000
Extent:
5 boxes, 1.8 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English
Abstract:
The James Madison University Historic Photographs, 1909-ca. 2000, comprises approximately 1700 photographs that depict notable events, activities, faculty, students, students groups, places, and everyday life at James Madison University and the surrounding community between 1909-ca. 2000.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #], James Madison University Historic Photographs, 1919-ca. 2000, UA 0051, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University.

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Administrative History

Photographs were donated by multiple sources. Due to the artificial nature of this collection, an administrative history does not apply.

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Scope and Contents

The James Madison University Historic Photographs include photographs taken between 1909-ca. 2000, from the inception of university as the State Normal School for Women at Harrisonburg until the late 1990s. These photos depict notable events, faculty, students, student groups, student activities, building exteriors, building interiors, campus aerials, guest speakers, and everyday life at James Madison University.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection open to research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Acquisition Information

The photographs housed in this collection were contributed to Special Collections by individual donors, collected from JMU organizations and affiliates, or pulled from alumni collections by former Special Collections staff, from 1994-ca. 2007.

Known donors include: Inez Roop, Bernice Catherine Jones, Charlotte Michael, Mrs. D. Patrick Snider, Mary Spitzer, Ethel Stevanus, Dr. Daniel McFarland, Craig Baugher, Fred Hilton, Jim Richardson, Milla Sue Wisecarver, and JMU Photography Services.

Processing Information

In 1997, photographs in Series 1: JMU Historic Photos, 1909-1985, were scanned by Special Collections staff using Index Color, which resulted in a drop in image quality. Subsequently, the photographs in Series 2: JMU Historic Photos, 1985-ca.2000 were also scanned. In the early 2000s, the images were made available as a digital collection online, as the JMU Historic Photographs. In 2018, Digital Collections staff scanned all of the photographs as high resolution TIFFs, and also created JPEGs.

In 1994, Dr. John Woody, professor in the School of Arts Media and Design, instigated a project to scan photographs described as "current to the university" onto CDs, with the intention of making them available for purchase at the Center for Instructive Technology for anyone interested in using JMU photographs for presentations. Many of the photographs originated from the JMU Photography Services' 35mm slide collection, or were taken by Craig Baugher. A second CD included images of east campus buildings and student activities. These cds were noted as being held in Special Collections in an early online version of the digital photograph collection. However, these cds were not found in 2019, at the time of processing.

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. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Other Formats Available

Digitized photographs in this collection can be found here: https://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/jmu-historic-photos/

Location

Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

880 Madison DriveMSC 1704Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807library-special@jmu.eduURL: https://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/

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Index Terms

Genre and Form

  • Color photographs
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Photographs
  • Negatives (photographs)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Historic Photographs, 1909-1985

Title/Description Instances
Aerial Views 1, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 1
Aerial Views 2, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 2
Anthony Seeger Campus School, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 3
Archeological Digs, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 4
Board of Visitors, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 5
Buildings: Alumnae Hall, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 6
Buildings: Ashby Hall, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 7
Buildings: Bridgeforth Stadium, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 8
Buildings: Carrier Library, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 9
Buildings: Carrier Library Dedication, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 10
Buildings: Cleveland Hall, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 11
Buildings: Convocation Center, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 12
Buildings: Gibbons Hall, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 13
Buildings: Gifford Hall (Converse Hall), 1909-1985 box 1 folder 14
Buildings: Grafton-Stovall Theatre, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 15
Buildings: Harrison Hall, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 16
Buildings: Hillcrest, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 17
Buildings: Infirmary, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 18
Buildings: Interiors, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 19
Buildings: Interiors Dining Hall, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 20
Buildings: Interiors Dorms, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 21
Buildings: Jackson Hall, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 22
Buildings: Johnson Hall, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 23
Buildings: Keezell Hall, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 24
Buildings: Library, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 25
Buildings: Madison Memorial Library Interior, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 26
Buildings: Madison Memorial Library Exterior, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 27
Buildings: Maury Hall, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 28
Buildings: Miscellaneous 1, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 29
Buildings: Miscellaneous 2, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 30
Buildings: Residence Hall, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 31
Buildings: Sheldon Hall, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 32
Buildings: Sorority House, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 33
Buildings: Spotswood Hall, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 34
Buildings: Varner House, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 35
Buildings: Wayland Hall, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 36
Buildings: Wilson Hall 1, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 37
Buildings: Wilson Hall 2, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 38
Ceremonies & Special Events 1, 1909-1985 box 1 folder 39
Ceremonies & Special Events 2, 1909-1985 box 2 folder 1
Ceremonies & Special Events 3, 1909-1985 box 2 folder 2
Choir, 1909-1985 box 2 folder 3
Community Involvement, 1909-1985 box 2 folder 4
Faculty: Group, 1909-1985 box 2 folder 5
Faculty and Staff Group, 1909-1985 box 2 folder 6
Faculty: Individual 1, 1909-1985 box 2 folder 7
Faculty: Individual 2, 1909-1985 box 2 folder 8
Faculty and Staff Individual, 1909-1985 box 2 folder 9
General Campus Views: Buildings and Grounds 1, 1909-1985 box 2 folder 10
General Campus Views: Buildings and Grounds 2, 1909-1985 box 2 folder 11
General Campus Views: Quad 1, 1909-1985 box 2 folder 12
General Campus Views: Quad 2, 1909-1985 box 2 folder 13
General Campus Views: With Students, 1909-1985 box 2 folder 14
Glee Club, 1909-1985 box 2 folder 15
Graduation: Senior Capping Founder's Day 1, 1909-1985 box 2 folder 16
Graduation: Senior Capping Founder's Day 2, 1909-1985 box 2 folder 17
Guest Speakers, 1909-1985 box 2 folder 18
Homecoming, 1909-1985 box 2 folder 19
Mace, 1909-1985 box 2 folder 20
Madisonians, 1909-1985 box 2 folder 21
May Day 1, 1909-1985 box 2 folder 22
May Day 2, 1909-1985 box 2 folder 23
May Day 3, 1909-1985 box 2 folder 24
Musical Groups & Activities 1, 1909-1985 box 2 folder 25
Musical Groups & Activities 2, 1909-1985 box 2 folder 26
Name Change, 1909-1985 box 2 folder 27
Negatives, 1909-1985 box 2 folder 28
Planetarium, 1909-1985 box 2 folder 29
Postcards, 1909-1985 box 2 folder 30
Presidents: Burruss & Duke, 1909-1985 box 3 folder 1
President Carrier, 1909-1985 box 3 folder 2
President Carrier: Inauguration, 1909-1985 box 3 folder 3
President Miller, 1909-1985 box 3 folder 4
Protesting, 1909-1985 box 3 folder 5
Registration & Orientation, 1909-1985 box 3 folder 6
ROTC, 1909-1985 box 3 folder 7
Royal Marching Dukes, 1909-1985 box 3 folder 8
75th Anniversary, 1909-1985 box 3 folder 9
Sports: Archery Baseball Golf Gymnastics, 1909-1985 box 3 folder 10
Sports: Basketball Men's, 1909-1985 box 3 folder 11
Sports: Basketball Women's, 1909-1985 box 3 folder 12
Sports: Cheerleaders Fans Mascot 1, 1909-1985 box 3 folder 13
Sports: Cheerleaders Fans Mascot 2, 1909-1985 box 3 folder 14
Sports: Football, 1909-1985 box 3 folder 15
Sports: Fencing Hockey and Lacrosse, 1909-1985 box 3 folder 16
Sports: Soccer Swimming Track and Field, 1909-1985 box 3 folder 17
Sports: Tennis Volleyball, 1909-1985 box 3 folder 18
Student Teaching, 1909-1985 box 3 folder 19
Students: African American, 1909-1985 box 3 folder 20
Students: Artworks 1, 1909-1985 box 3 folder 21
Students: Artworks 2, 1909-1985 box 3 folder 22
Students: Business Classes, 1909-1985 box 3 folder 23
Students: Classroom Work, 1909-1985 box 3 folder 24
Students: Communications Work, 1909-1985 box 3 folder 25
Students: Dance, 1909-1985 box 3 folder 26
Students: Field Trips & Excursions, 1909-1985 box 3 folder 27
Students: General Campus Life 1, 1909-1985 box 3 folder 28
Students: General Campus Life 2, 1909-1985 box 3 folder 29
Students: General Campus Life 3, 1909-1985 box 3 folder 30
Students: General Campus Life 1909:1918, 1909-1985 box 4 folder 1
Students: General Campus Life Arriving and Departing, 1909-1985 box 4 folder 2
Students: Health Science, 1909-1985 box 4 folder 3
Students: Home Economics 1, 1909-1985 box 4 folder 4
Students: Home Economics 2, 1909-1985 box 4 folder 5
Students: Lab Work, 1909-1985 box 4 folder 6
Students: Library Science, 1909-1985 box 4 folder 7
Students: Miscellaneous Student Groups 1, 1909-1985 box 4 folder 8
Students: Miscellaneous Student Groups 2, 1909-1985 box 4 folder 9
Students: School Governance, 1909-1985 box 4 folder 10
Students: Social Life 1, 1909-1985 box 4 folder 11
Students: Social Life 2, 1909-1985 box 4 folder 12
Students: Theatre, 1909-1985 box 4 folder 13
Students: Theatre Open Air Theatre, 1909-1985 box 4 folder 14
Students: Theatre Shakespeare Pageant of 1916, 1909-1985 box 4 folder 15
University Farm, 1909-1985 box 4 folder 16
WMRA, 1909-1985 box 4 folder 17

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Series 2: Historic Photographs, 1985-ca. 2000

Title/Description Instances
African American Greek Life, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 18
Alumni, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 19
Arboretum, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 20
Bridge for the Stadium, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 21
Buildings & Grounds- Maintenance, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 22
Campus Views, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 23
Carrier, Dr. Ronald, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 24
Carrier Library, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 25
Center for Entrepreneurship, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 26
College of Integrated Science and Technology, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 27
Community Involvement, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 28
Contemporary Gospel Singers (CGS), 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 29
Dorms- Interior, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 30
Dukettes, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 31
Faculty: Individuals, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 32
Flood of 1996, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 33
Founder's Day, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 34
Geology Lab, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 35
Graduation, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 36
Greek Life, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 37
Guest Speaker, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 38
Homecoming, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 39
Living Sciences, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 40
Madisonians, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 41
Marching Royal Dukes, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 42
King, Martin Luther Birthday, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 43
Minority Organizations, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 44
Newman Lake, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 45
Postcards, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 46
Protests, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 47
Quad, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 48
Race Relations, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 49
ROTC, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 50
Snow Days, 1985-ca. 2000 box 4 folder 51
Sonner Hall, 1985-ca. 2000 box 5 folder 1
Sports: Baseball, 1985-ca. 2000 box 5 folder 2
Sports: Cheerleading, 1985-ca. 2000 box 5 folder 3
Sports: Coaches, 1985-ca. 2000 box 5 folder 4
Sports: Mascot, 1985-ca. 2000 box 5 folder 5
Sports: Basketball Women, 1985-ca. 2000 box 5 folder 6
Students: Government Association (SGA), 1985-ca. 2000 box 5 folder 7
Students: General Campus Life, 1985-ca. 2000 box 5 folder 8
Students: General Campus Life, Arriving & Departing, 1985-ca. 2000 box 5 folder 9
Students: Relaxation, 1985-ca. 2000 box 5 folder 10
Taylor Hall, 1985-ca. 2000 box 5 folder 11
University Recreation Center, 1985-ca. 2000 box 5 folder 12
Valley Days, 1985-ca. 2000 box 5 folder 13
Warren Hall, 1985-ca. 2000 box 5 folder 14
Wilson Hall, 1985-ca. 2000 box 5 folder 15

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