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UA. University archives

 Record Group
Identifier: UA
Collections created by James Madison University entities (1908-present) including former presidents, the Board of Visitors, student organizations, and academic and administrative departments. Collections comprise materials that document core functions of the university and include meeting minutes, architectural drawings, photographs, correspondence and memoranda, printed ephemera, scrapbooks, financial records, and audiovisual materials.

Found in 48 Collections and/or Records:

Academic Affairs: Academic Program Reviews

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0002
Abstract

The Academic Affairs: Academic Program Reviews (APRs) are comprised of internal self-study reports and external team reviews for JMU degree-granting departments, programs, and academic administrative areas. The collection contains both paper and digital files.

Dates: 1976 - 2018; Majority of material found within 1992 - 2018

Alumni Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0022
Abstract

The Alumni Association Records, 1934-2015, consists of 4.29 cubic feet in 13 boxes. The collection primarily consists of the administrative files of the James Madison University Alumni Association, all referring to the individual graduated classes of JMU, Madison College, and the State Normal School.

Dates: 1934 - 2015

Anthony-Seeger Campus School Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0049
Abstract

The Anthony-Seeger Campus School Records, 1956-1982, consist of three boxes containing administrative, historical, and personal materials relating to the school.

Dates: 1956-1982

Black Student Alliance Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0041
Abstract

The Black Student Alliance Scrapbook is comprised of photographs, event flyers and a newsletter documenting Black Student Alliance activities at James Madison University during the 1994-1995 school year.

Dates: 1994 - 1995

Debating Club Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0031
Abstract

The Debating Club Records is comprised of a record book and papers containing meeting minutes, membership lists, and attendance records, documenting club activities from its founding in 1928 until 1940.

Dates: 1928-1940

Department of History: Raymond C. Dingledine, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0037
Abstract

This collection is comprised of the professional and academic papers of Dr. Raymond C. Dingledine, Jr., a professor of Social Studies and History at James Madison University (formerly Madison College), and correspondence and research materials for the book, “Madison College: the First Fifty Years, 1908-1958,” published in 1959.

Dates: 1950-1983

Diplomas

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0036
Abstract

Diplomas, 1912-1936, is an artificial collection, comprised of 15 diplomas and certificates issued to students at the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg, later called the State Normal School for Women, State Teachers College at Harrisonburg, and the State Normal School Summer Session.

Dates: 1912-1936

Facilities Management Architectural Drawings

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0047
Abstract

The Facilities Management Architectural Drawings 1914-1983, are comprised of blue prints, pencil tracings, and linen drawings of various James Madison University buildings, their corresponding mechanical systems, and campus grounds.

Dates: 1914-1983

Faculty Senate Minutes

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0001
Abstract

The Faculty Senate Minutes, 1969-2007, are comprised of minutes of the James Madison University Faculty Senate meetings.

Dates: 1969-2007

Freshman Class Scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0033
Abstract

The Freshman Class Scrapbooks are comprised of four disassembled scrapbooks, containing correspondence, programs, invitations, telegrams and ephemera that document class elections and campus activities of the Madison College freshman class, from 1945-1949.

Dates: 1945-1949

Furious Flower Poetry Center Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0017
Abstract

The Furious Flower Poetry Center Records, consisting of 17.6 cubic feet (43 boxes, 1 rolled storage container), document the departmental activities of the Furious Flower Poetry Center.

Dates: 1970 - 2021

Graduate Council Minutes

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0024
Abstract

The Graduate Council Minutes, 1958-1972, are comprised of minutes of the Madison College Graduate Council.

Dates: 1958-1972

James Madison University Commencement Programs

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0050
Abstract

The James Madison University Commencement Programs, 1910-2021, consist of four boxes (1.6 cubic feet) of commencement programs and supplementary materials for graduation ceremonies held at James Madison University.

Dates: 1910 - 2021

James Madison University Historic Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0051
Abstract

The James Madison University Historic Photographs, 1909-circa 2000, comprises approximately 1700 photographs that depict notable events, activities, faculty, students, students groups, places, and everyday life at James Madison University and the surrounding community between 1909-ca. 2000.

Dates: 1909-circa 2000

JMU Athletics posters

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0020
Abstract

Collection comprises posters, mainly from the 1990s, advertising Athletics events for that school year, as well as an advertising poster for the JMU UREC facility.

Dates: 1976 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1990 - 2000

Julian A. Burruss Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0023
Abstract

The collection contains papers and correspondences, reports and speeches by President Julian Ashby Burruss, first president of the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg, and documents related to the founding of the school.

Dates: 1904-2005

Kappa Delta Pi. Alpha Chi Chapter Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0030
Abstract

This collection comprises a record book, account book, original charter, minute books, scrapbooks, and papers that document the history of the Alpha Chi Chapter of the Kappa Delta Pi at the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg, from 1923-1986.

Dates: 1923 - 1986

Kappa Kappa Psi Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0021
Abstract

The Kappa Kappa Psi Records, 1958-2009 (bulk 1979-2009), contain organizational files of and pertaining to the Eta Omicron chapter of the band service fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi at James Madison University. In addition to these administrative files is a large collection of photographic and ephemeral material.

Dates: 1958 - 2009; Majority of material found within 1979 - 2009

Lanier Literary Society Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0026
Abstract

This collection is comprised of two record books, bound posters, and ephemera created by members of the Lanier Literary Society, from 1911-1931.

Dates: 1911-1931

Lee Literary Society Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0027
Abstract

The collection is comprised of bound posters and programs created by the Lee Literary Society from 1909-1912.

Dates: 1909-1912

Libraries and Educational Technologies Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0008
Abstract

This collection of contains the administrative records for James Madison University Libraries and Educational Technologies (LET) from 1939-2016. In addition to administrative records, this collection also contains historical items relating to the history of the library.

Dates: 1936-2016; Majority of material found within 1988-2009

Madison College sick lists and class absence reports

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0055
Abstract

The Madison College Sick Lists and Class Absence Reports, 1945-1946 consist of lists of students, their respective diagnoses, and admittance and discharge dates from the college infirmary. Absence reports document individuals' requests to temporarily or permanently withdraw from the college.

Dates: 1945 - 1946

Marching Royal Dukes Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0016
Abstract

The Marching Royal Dukes Records contain the organizational files pertaining to the operation of the JMU marching band from 1975-2016. In addition to these files, the records include ephemera, photographs, and audio-video recordings of and pertaining to the Marching Royal Dukes.

Dates: 1975-2016

Nursing Department Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0006
Abstract

Consists of meeting minutes, correspondence, studies, grants, photographs, and scrapbooks documenting the creation and growth of the Department of Nursing at James Madison University.

Dates: 1951-2015

Office of Affirmative Action Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0005
Abstract

The Office of Affirmative Action Records, 1977-2009 (bulk 1977-1988), consist of documents and correspondence concerning the planning and implementation of affirmative action in Virginia, particularly at James Madison University. Included are reports, data and correspondence from the University and state and federal government.

Dates: 1977-2009; Majority of material found within 1977-1988

Office of Institutional Research Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0042
Abstract

The Office of Institutional Research Records contains reports, newsletters, surveys and studies, from 1975-1998.

Dates: 1975-1998

Office of the President: Board of Visitors Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0010
Abstract

The Office of the President: Board of Visitors Records, 1908-2001, document the activities of the James Madison University Board of Visitors and its predecessor, the Board of Trustees. Materials include meeting minutes, correspondence, financial documents, and president’s reports.

Dates: 1908-2001

Office of the President: Committee Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0040
Abstract

The Office of the President: Committee Records, 1909-1957 is comprised of meeting minutes, correspondence, reports and budgetary information, documenting the work of various committees during the first 50 years of the State Normal and Industrial School for Women (subsequently known as the State Normal School, State Teachers College, and Madison College).

Dates: 1909-1957

Office of the President: Disciplinary Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0039
Abstract

Office of the President: Disciplinary Records, 1949-1993 is comprised of correspondence, memos, reports, and documents that pertain to student disciplinary proceedings headed by the Honor Council, Student Council and Faculty Judiciary Committee, and Judiciary Committee spanning the G. Tyler Miller and Ronald Carrier administrations.

Dates: 1949-1993

Office of the President: Faculty Minutes

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0011
Abstract

The Office of the President: Faculty Minutes, 1909-1998, are comprised of minutes of James Madison University general faculty meetings and includes bound volumes and loose minutes.

Dates: 1909-1998