The Resource Records of the Office of the President of James Madison University

Records of the Office of the President of James Madison University

Label
Records of the Office of the President of James Madison University, 1951-2001
Title
Records of the Office of the President of James Madison University
Inclusive dates
1951-2001
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contains correspondence, subject files and reports created and collected by the Office of the Presidnet of James Madison University. The files relate mostly to the university departments, committees, faculty and university oversight groups (State Council of Higher Education for Virginia). Files in this collection also document the activities between the university and various state agencies such as the Office of the Governor, Secretary of Education and the Virginia Department of Education
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the James Madison University. (Search James Madison University as author).
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
  • James Madison University is a public comprehensive university that offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, with a primary focus on undergraduate studies. The university is located in Harrisonburg in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. It was established by the General Assembly in March 1908 as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg, with Julian Ashby Burruss as its first president. The school changed name to the State Normal School for Women at Harrisonburg in 1914 and the school received authorization to grant bachelor's degrees in 1916. The school changed names several more times, to the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg in 1924 and then to Madison College in 1938 in honor of James Madison, fourth President of the United States. The college admitted men in 1946 and had it's final name change occured in 1977 when it adopted it's current name, James Madison University.
  • Past Presidents include: Dr. G. Tyler Miller, 1949-1970; Dr. Ronald E. Carrier, 1971-1998; and Dr. Linwood H. Rose, 1998-present.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation source
Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
Label
Records of the Office of the President of James Madison University
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vi00976.xml.frame
Note
  • These records are part of the James Madison University record group (RG# 160)
  • This collection has been processed using minimal processing standards: the original arrangement has been maintained, the container list is brief and simple, and the records have not been refoldered and fasteners have not been removed
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
10
Governing access note
Privacy protected and other protected information is considered confidential and restricted from public access for 75 years. It may be necessary for an archivist to review any unprocessed, modern record collections (those collections less than 75 years old) that may contain confidential information before the records can be used by patrons for research purposes or before any copies of records can be made for patrons. If you are planning to use these records, please contact Archives Reference Services for more details before planning your research trip
Organization method
Organized into the following series: Series I. Correspondence and Subject Files
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001617912
Terms governing use
There are no use restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (10 boxes)

Library Locations

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      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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