Special Collections

We 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. We also promote primary source literacy within teaching and learning at JMU and in the wider community of researchers.

Special Collections’ materials and services are available to the public.

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staff

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

Benavides Faith Benavides
Special Collections Public Services Coordinator
540-568-7388
benavifm@jmu.edu
Bodeene Amyot

Amyot-Cairdeas Bodeene Amyot-Cairdeas
Digital and Audiovisual Archivist
540-568-8858
amyotbm@jmu.edu