The Resource William W. Thomas collection

William W. Thomas collection

William W. Thomas collection, 1971-2008
William W. Thomas collection
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Title variation
Thomas collection, 1971-2008
The materials presented in this collection are Dr. Thomas' personal papers extracted from his estate after his death in 2008. These files contain letters for students, class materials, personal research and administrative records from James Madison University
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Biographical or historical data
Dr. William W. Thomas was a Religion and Philosophy professor at James Madison University from 1971 to 2003, when he officially retired. He was a certified reverend and served as an advisor to Theta Alpha Kappa, Honors Religious Studies Fraternity, and Intervarsity, as well as Phi Sigma Kappa, Philosophy Honors Fraternity. Dr. Thomas received his bachelor's degree from Washington and Lee University, graduating cum laude in 1954. He received his master's degree from Yale University in 1957, and his doctorate from Duke University in 1964. He began his career teaching at the Linwood Colleges, and later taught summer sessions at Bridgewater College before beginning his career at Madison College in 1971.
Cataloging source
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
JMU Faculty papers
William W. Thomas collection
Also known as the William W. Thomas collection
Control code
Cumulative index finding aids
See Web link for inventory.
13 boxes, 241 folders, 7 books.
Governing access note
  • For use, see Special Collections librarian
  • Due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) protecting the academic records of students, access to Series II is not available to researchers
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by Bridgewater College in 2010.
Organization method
Series 1: Administration ; Series 2: Student relations ; Series 3: Miscellaneous I ; Series 4: Advisory ; Series 5: Classwork ; Series 6. Miscellaneous II.

Library Locations

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      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
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