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JMU Students Reorganize, Preserve Courthouse Docs

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Posted: April 23, 2014

LEFT TO RIGHT: Rockingham County Clerk of Court Chaz Evans-Haywood shows James Madison University President Jonathan Alger and Provost A. Jerry Benson one of the historic record books burned during the Civil War, while giving a tour of the Rockingham County Courthouse on Tuesday morning. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Historic books line the shelves in the basement of the Rockingham County Courthouse. Evans-Haywood has hired several JMU students as part-time employees to help organize, manage and digitize the records.

HARRISONBURG — There are hundreds of years of history in the Rockingham County Courthouse, and students at James Madison University have been working to help organize and preserve countless original…

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