The Resource Nancy B. Jones collection, 1909-2000 ;
- Nancy B. Jones collection, 1909-2000 ;
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- 1909-2000 ;
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- Jones collection, 1909-2000
- State Normal and Industrial School for Women (Harrisonburg, Va.) -- History
- Education, Higher -- Virginia | Harrisonburg -- History
- Curriculum change -- History -- 20th century
- Burruss, Julian Ashby, 1876-1947
- Whitman, Richard F
- Carrier, Ronald E
- Gifford, Walter J
- State Teachers College at Harrisonburg (Harrisonburg, Va.) -- History
- Carrier, Michael L
- McNallie, Robyn M
- Keezell, George Bernard, 1854-1931
- Teachers colleges -- History
- Marable, Eleanor Beatrice, 1893-1982
- Universities and colleges -- Virginia -- History
- Madison College -- History
- College students -- Manners and customs
- State Normal School for Women at Harrisonburg (Harrisonburg, Va.) -- History
- James Madison University -- History
- Consists chiefly of responses to form letters sent by Mrs. Jones to faculty emeriti and alumnae requesting their personal reminiscences for a book on JMU history. Includes signed correspondence from JMU's first president, Julian A. Burruss to the institution's first enrolled student, Eleanor Beatrice Marable, dated 1909; personal correspondence from Dean of the College, Walter J. Gifford to Ms. Marable; notes and drafts of a speech given by Ms. Marable on Founder's Day, 1957, entitled "Senator Keezell's Contribution to our College." Folder 5 consists of one draft and one final copy of an autobiographical speech by JMU President Ronald E. Carrier; statements from JMU Vice President Douglas T. Brown, and Professors Robin McNallie and Richard Whitman, regarding the controversy between Dr. Carrier and the Faculty Senate over JMU's curriculum in the 1990s; a brief newspaper clipping about Dr. Carrier; and notes from an interview with Dr. Carrier's son, Mike, recording his reminiscences of growing up on campus at the president's residence, Hillcrest House
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- James Madison University opened its doors on September 27, 1909 as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women, in Harrisonburg, Virginia. In subsequent years, the institution was renamed several times: first as the State Normal School for Women (1914), then as the Harrisonburg State Teachers College (1924), as Madison College (1938), before becoming James Madison University in 1977.
- Nancy Bondurant Jones began working for JMU in 1989 as the social events coordinator for then-president Ronald E. Carrier and his wife, Edith, drafting Dr. Carrier's speeches and other documents as requested. In the early 1990s, Dr. Carrier commissioned her to write an updated history of JMU.
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