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New Exhibit Now Open


By Evelyn Riley, Graduate Student Assistant, and Natalie Hoak, Student Intern Our newest Special Collections exhibit is now on display and open to the public! Please stop by for our Gallery Talk on Friday, April 18 at 3 pm.  This will be outside the Special Collections Reading Room, Carrier 205.  Hope to see you there! The exhibit, “A Chance to Live”: African-American Experiences in Rockingham County, Virginia from Slavery to the 21st Century, highlights the multifaceted transformation that occurred over the past 200 years by approaching African-American history with a local lens.

How We’ve Grown Through the Years: The Lake Area


By Jenny Nehrt, Student Assistant                                                                       The year 1966 was transformative to Madison College’s history: the boys were here to stay.  As discussed in the previous blog post, the college was experiencing the tumultuous change that came along with going co-educational.  The inclusion of men meant JMU would have to build even more buildings to meet the demand of all its students.

JMU Special Collections Library New Acquisitions: Just What the (Renaissance) Doctor Ordered


By Alicia Henneberry, Student Assistant                                                  Throughout the Spring Semester, we will highlight new acquisitions of rare books and manuscript collections.  All of these resources will be available for students and scholars, and for future researchers in the Special Collections Library.

SGA Elections: A Look Back

1964 canidates

by Jenny Nehrt, Student Assistant                                                                            In light of the recent Student Government Association elections, it seems fitting to delve into JMU’s past student governments.  The SGA has always been an outlet where students could voice their concerns and make an impact on campus.  On behalf of the student body, it takes up important issues such as school facilities, tuition, and diversity.