Materials in our Rare Book Collection fall into three general categories:
Defined geographically as the Central Shenandoah Valley counties of Page, Shenandoah, Rockingham, and Augusta. Printed materials published locally or that document the history of the area are collected.
JMU Historical Collection
Many of the JMU publications are, of course, books and periodicals. JMU periodicals include: the Bulletin, Breeze, Bluestone, Curio, Madison, and Student Handbook. Honors theses, masters theses and doctoral dissertations through 2009 are also held by Special Collections.
Curriculum Support Resources
Materials that do not fall within the categories of Local History or JMU History, but that support established curricula at the University, may also be acquired and housed in Special Collections based on the criteria noted above in the Scope of Collections.
[from the JMU Library Catalog, including University publications]
- Artists’ Books
- Local and University Newspapers
- Children’s Books
- City Directories
[For University materials, see JMU Historical Collection]