Featured Publications

COVID-19 Student Journal Project (COVID-19 Archive)

The COVID-19 Student Journal Project is the result of an assignment given by Dr. Christopher M. Bishop, Visiting Instructor in the Department of History and Foreign Languages, to his HY201 and HY202 classes in Spring 2020. The students used the project to document their perspectives on the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic affected, shaped, and disrupted their daily lives.

Historical Image Collection (Archival Collections @ Houston Cole Library)

The images found in the Historical Image Collection originate primarily from the Library's special collections and the University's Photographic Services unit. Digitization of Photographic Services negatives and other images is ongoing, so check back often for new additions to these historical collections.

JSU Student Symposium 2020 (Conferences & Symposia)

Established in 1995, the JSU Student Symposium provides a forum to publicly display and acknowledge the best work of JSU's students. More than 50 papers, posters, and projects were presented at the 2020 symposium, held 12-14 February 2020 at the Houston Cole Library; these works are archived here. The following awards were presented:

[ Best of Schools ]

JSU Yearbooks (University History)

See the history of Jacksonville State University through the eyes of its students with the JSU Yearbook Collection. From 1926 to the present, the JSU Yearbooks (the Teacola and later the Mimosa) chart the course of JSU's students as the institution evolved from State Normal School to State Teachers College to Jacksonville State College, and finally Jacksonville State University.

Search Tips: To search within a yearbook and jump directly to the page with the name, organization, or other search term you're seeking, use the "Find" feature. Click the "download" button, and when the yearbook opens, use CTRL+F (PC) or ⌘+F (Mac) to open the find box and search for your term.

PLEASE NOTE: due to University bandwidth limitations, on campus users may experience longer download times than those off campus (several minutes as opposed to seconds).

Purple & White (University History)

The Purple and White is a monthly JSU student publication from the Edwardian period. The Library holds issues (with some gaps) from 1904-1914. The publication is varied, including newsletter information, literary works (poetry, short stories, reviews), advertisements, as well as the types of information that would later be found in yearbooks, such as student lists, faculty information, and athletics coverage.

Search Tips: To search within an issue and jump directly to the page with the name, organization, or other search term you're seeking, use the "Find" feature. Click the "download" button, and when the issue opens, use CTRL+F (PC) or ⌘+F (Mac) to open the find box and search for your term.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to university bandwidth limitations, on campus users may experience longer download times (several minutes) than off campus users (seconds).