Special Collections

The mission of Special Collections is to collect, steward, and preserve materials that document the Central Shenandoah Valley as well as the institutional history of James Madison University. Special Collections also serves as the Libraries’ repository for rare and unique materials.
The Preservation office within Special Collections provides book and paper conservation for rare and archival collections as well as book repair for the Libraries’ circulating collections.
Our team works to support teaching and scholarship with primary source materials and to promote primary source literacy within teaching and learning at JMU and the wider community of researchers. Special Collections materials and services are available to the public.

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Name Title Phone Email
Morris Kate Morris Head of Special Collections 540-568-3444 morriskn@jmu.edu
Merkel Julia Merkel Preservation Officer 540-568-7040 merkeljm@jmu.edu
Cole Tiffany Cole Special Collections Archivist 540-568-5166 coletw@jmu.edu
Amyot Bodeene Amyot Digital and Audiovisual Archivist 540-568-8858 amyotbm@jmu.edu