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Claudia Frazier Bailey Photographs

Identifier: SC 0282
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Scope and Content

The Claudia Frazier Bailey Photographs, 1964, consist of six photographs of Bailey and her friends during Bailey’s senior year as Madison College. Five of the photographs include Bailey (usually recognized by her “cats-eye” glasses), depicting either a large get-together of friends or hanging out in her dorm room. One photograph depicts three women posing in the snow. Photographs of note include one where Bailey is smoking, wearing sunglasses, and playing the bongos while her friends are laid out on the floor, and another where Bailey and a friend are doing a stunt in which the friend is standing on Bailey's bent knees.


  • Creation: 1964


Access Restrictions

Collection open to research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (

Bio/Historical Note

Claudia Frazier Bailey was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Frederick Claude Bailey and Dorothy Frazier Bailey. She attended Madison College between the years of 1961 and 1964, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in 1964. During her years, she was involved in the Fencing Club as a team captain, she was the editor-in-chief of the Bluestone yearbook, and was elected historian of Zeta Tau Alpha. Additionally, she was designated by her peers and faculty to be a representative of Madison College for the “Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities” as a senior and was also designated as an “Outstanding Student” by her class peers, among other organization involvements. After her time at Madison College, she earned her doctorate and was a faculty member in the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville biology department. She served as the chair of the Ozark Literacy Council for two years and remains a member of the Board of Directors for the organization as Outgoing Chair.


0.06 cubic feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



The Claudia F. Bailey Photographs, 1964, consist of six photographs taken of Bailey and her friends during Bailey’s senior year at Madison College.


Photographs are housed in one folder.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Claudia F. Bailey to the Division of University Advancement and Development to Special Collections. The photographs were subsequently transferred to JMU Special Collections.


  • The Baltimore Sun (2002, October 18). Frederick Claude Bailey. The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved from
  • Bluestone, 1964. Harrisonburg (Va.): Madison College
  • Ozark Literacy Council (2017). Dr. Claudia Bailey, chair emeritus. Retrieved from
A Guide to the Claudia Frazier Bailey Photographs, 1964
Phillip Wong
February 2019
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