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Jake McGraw’s Found Artifact

  For our presentation we are focusing on important figures in JMU, especially the lesser known people. Our goal is to bring attention to these people who helped create the college we know today but that may not be as actively recognized for their contributions....

William’s Found Artifact

Pictured in this photograph is Les Branich. The importance of this photograph is that this is a picture of JMU’s first Quarterback. This photo was taken in 1975 which was the final season Branich would play for JMU. He was a member of the team when it began in...

Nicholas Seidel – Artifact Analysis

My group’s project is going to focused on the progression of the Quad’s landscape from the school’s first days in 1908 up and through to the modern day. We plan on using photos from Special Collections of both the historic quad and its buildings to show this change....

Dr M’s Sample Found Artifact

This historic photograph shows a statue of Joan of Arc on the day of its dedication and installation in 1917. The statue sits in the middle of the main lobby to what was once called the Student Services building. Today it is called Harrison Hall. (Note that there is...

Robert and Frances Plecker Athletic Performance Center

Our team’s project for the website is a story map/timeline of forgotten significant figures at JMU.  Some of these figures include the first head football coach, the first student enrolled at the school, and even the first African American student here.  We want to...