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James Madison University Libraries. Special Collections

Carrier Library Second Floor; Room 207, MSC 1704;
880 Madison Drive
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 540-568-3612

Repository URL: http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/default.aspx External Link

Repository code: vihart

Repository description (extant): The Mission of Special Collections is fourfold:

* To document the Central Shenandoah Valley [the city of Harrisonburg, as well as Rockingham, Shenandoah, Page and Augusta Counties]

* To document the history of James Madison University

* To serve as Carrier Library's repository for rare, irreplaceable, unique, or otherwise valuable materials which warrant special handling to assure their long-term availability

* To support the use of primary source materials housed in Special Collections within the JMU curriculum and the wider community of scholars


Therefore, the objectives of Special Collections are: to gather rare books, manuscripts and other special materials that support the mission of Special Collections, Carrier Library and the University; to process and house these materials in ways that make them accessible to the public while enhancing their preservation; to provide service in their use, to communicate to the University and the wider community the purpose and content of Special Collections; and to encourage potential donors of desirable materials.

Repository type: University Special Collection

Collections:

Integration: the African American experience in Harrisonburg, Virginia
School integration in Waynesboro, [Va], from an African American perspective oral history project
Lucy Simms oral history
Madison College student protest, April 1970, an oral history project
Shenandoah Valley oral history project

 

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