In April 2014, JMU Special Collections acquired the first of two donations of papers belonging to the late Robert James Sullivan Jr. – Harrisonburg’s “unofficial historian” and city planner for over two decades. These papers, dating from 1930 to 2013, are a culmination of Mr. Sullivan’s lifetime of work and include maps, reports, newspaper clippings, personal papers, and hundreds of slides and photographs.
On Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 PM, we will celebrate Mr. Sullivan’s contribution to the Harrisonburg community – as a lifelong public servant and a devoted compiler of history – with Exploring “Every Inch of Harrisonburg”: The Robert J. Sullivan Jr. Papers. This event is co-sponsored by the Massanutten Regional Library, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society, and JMU’s Special Collections Library. Speakers include Charlie Chenault and Dr. David Ehrenpreis.
The event will be held at Massanutten Regional Library. Refreshments will be served.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
7:00pm - 9:00pm