Mark Peterson, archives specialist for James Madison University‘s Special Collections, looks through folders of loaned material as he talks about the first Shenandoah Valley History Harvest. Just one folder from the gathering of local religious items “is like an average [of what we get in a year],” he said. (Photos by Justin Falls / DN-R)
Mark Peterson, archives specialist for James Madison University‘s Special Collections, holds a folder containing a historical family photograph. The collection’s History Harvest donation drive yielded enough items for about 8,600 digital scans.
Peterson shows off a box containing pieces of pottery and part of a horseshoe that is part of JMU’s Shenandoah Valley Academy collection.