This is the first in a series of posts about our new comic book collection – today we delve into the first steps: processing. Last week while the students were out on Spring Break, Special Collections and Preservation staff took advantage of a quiet reading room to process our newest accession, the Brian Flota Comic Book Collection.
Started in 1731 by Edward Cave, The Gentleman’s Magazine was one of the longest running magazines in England. Indeed, it was the first publication to be called a magazine and continued to use the name The Gentleman’s Magazine until ceasing publication in the early twentieth century.
February 25, 1915 marks a significant date in the history of James Madison University. It was on this date a hundred years ago that the students of what was then The State Normal School for Women at Harrisonburg succeeded in securing a student government organization.
Dr. Madison Brown speaks to an interested audience about Christopher Saur. The second event in the JMU Special Collections Spring 2015 Speaker Series was Wednesday, February 11.