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Centennial Dukes scrapbook

Identifier: UA 0059
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Scope and Contents

The Centennial Dukes Scrapbook, 2003-2006, is a disbound scrapbook that documents some of the highlights of the freshman year of the class of 2008, better known as the Centennial Dukes. The scrapbook, comprising photographs, anecdotes, clippings, loose issues of university publications, and printed ephemera, documents athletics, student clubs and organizations, dorm life, special events, the 2004 NCAA Division I National Championship football team, Duke Dog competing in the Capital One Mascot Challenge, and general news.


  • Creation: 2003 - 2006


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

Copyright for materials authored or otherwise produced as official business of James Madison University is retained by James Madison University. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user. For more information, contact the Special Collections Reference Desk (

Administrative History

James Madison University celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2008. As part of the celebration, the university decided to chronicle the happenings of the class of 2008 with the creation of the Centennial Dukes Club. Led by Michelle Hite ('88), managing editor of Madison Magazine, as the club's advisor, students volunteered to help with events, work on the Centennial Dukes web site, write articles on fellow freshmen for Montpelier magazine, and provide scrapbooks and video diaries of their four years at JMU.


0.49 cubic feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



The Centennial Dukes Scrapbook, 2003-2006, is a disbound scrapbook that documents some of the highlights of the freshman year of the class of 2008, better known as the Centennial Dukes.


The scrapbook is disbound and housed in a flat box.


The scrapbook was created by the Centennial Dukes Club and presumably transferred to the Alumni Association after its creation.

Acquisition Information

Transferred to Special Collections in October 2012 by the Alumni Association. No transfer agreement or correspondence related to this transfer exists.


The scrapbook was transferred with four CDs of images that are physically included as part of the scrapbook's contents. As a result, the CDs were discarded.

Processing Information

The scrapbook was originally processed circa 2013. At this time the scrapbook was inexplicably disbound and rehoused into folders. Per the original finding aid, the rationale for disbinding is as follows: "When processing the collection it was necessary to take the scrapbook out of its original binder so that each section could have its own folder. It was also necessary to take the collection out of the original binder because it had to all fit in the Hollinger box necessary for its proper storage." The collection was minimally reprocessed in October 2022 at which point the collection number was changed to UA 0059, cataloged as such because the Centennial Dukes Club was a formal university student group, and the scrapbook was removed from folders and rehoused as a single unit into a flat box.

A Guide to the Centennial Dukes scrapbook, 2003-2006
Russell Zeltner, Tiffany Cole
2013, October 2022
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Revision Statements

  • 2022-10: The collection was reprocessed and the collection number changed to UA 0059 in October 2022.

Repository Details

Part of the James Madison University Libraries Special Collections Repository

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