James Madison University

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Anyone strolling through James Madison University's bucolic Bluestone area, which is grounded by the iconic Wilson Hall, will feel the educational journeys of past students resonating through the air. Founded in 1908 as a women's college, James Madison University was originally called the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg and had an opening enrollment of 150 students. Since then, James Madison University has undergone several name changes and has a current enrollment of over 20,000 students. "The Madison Experience" is one that involves a commitment to learning and a fun and open spirit. This retelling of campus history seeks to capture some of the defining moments and cherished memories that have shaped so many Dukes.
ISBN: 9781467126502
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Virginia
Series: Campus History
Images: 180
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Both Hannah Berge and Joseph D'Arezzo are second-generation alumni and have worked to receive their master's degrees from James Madison University. This work utilizes the outstanding efforts that archivists and librarians within James Madison University's special collections department have made to protect the university's precious past. In recent years, digitization has made the archives even more accessible—an effort that greatly aided the authors in creating this work.
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