Tiffany Cole

Special Collections Archivist

coletw@jmu.edu

540-568-5166

Building: Carrier Library
Office: 203A
MSC: 1704

Department: Special Collections

About me

Responsibilities:
Manages the organization and processing of manuscript collections and university archives including new and legacy arrangement and (re)description. Ensures quality access to those collections. Facilitates collection discoverability through the use of ArchivesSpace, a web-based archives information management system, and by contributing finding aids to Virginia Heritage. Contributes to and facilitates university and community outreach initiatives via social media, blogs, and the Special Collections Speaker Series. Assists in collection development efforts including donor relations, university transfers, and acquisitions.

Education:
Arrangement & Description Certificate, Society of American Archivists, 2020
Academy of Certified Archivists, 2017
Master of Arts, History (Concentration: Local/Regional/Public History), James Madison University, 2010
Bachelor of Science, History, Eastern Mennonite University, 2005

About 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.