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Check out our digital exhibit on the Library’s architecture.

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  • Rendering of the original lobby for the Houston Cole Library

    Celebrate the Library’s 50th Anniversary

    See the link below to view this digital exhibit on the history of the Library’s architecture.

  • Image of a civil war letter from the John Henry Caldwell Papers collection.

    John Henry Caldwell Papers

    Civil War letter from Lt. Col. John Henry Caldwell at Camp Bristol, Virginia, to his wife, Mary Darthula Greer Caldwell, describing sickness and death in the camp, September 17, 1861. (John Henry Caldwell Papers Collection)

  • Jacksonville State College Annual Fashion Show participants, 7 December 1960

    1960 Fashion Show

    Jacksonville State College Annual Fashion Show participants, 7 December 1960 (Historical Image Collection)

  • JSU Marching Ballerinas, 18 September 1968

    1968 Ballerinas

    JSU Marching Ballerinas, 18 September 1968 (Historical Image Collection)

  • Jacksonville State Normal School, Mathematics Class, circa 1902

    1902 Mathematics Class

    Jacksonville State Normal School, Mathematics Class, circa 1902 (Historical Image Collection)

  • Jacksonville State Normal School Football Team, 1916

    1916 Football Team

    Jacksonville State Normal School Football Team, 1916 (Historical Image Collection)

  • Jacksonville State Normal School Band, circa 1924

    1924 Band

    Jacksonville State Normal School Band, circa 1924 (Historical Image Collection)

  • Jacksonville State Normal School Basketball Team, 1923-24

    1923-24 Basketball Team

    Jacksonville State Normal School Basketball Team, 1923-24 (Historical Image Collection)

  • JSU Marching Ballerinas, 1973-74

    1973-74 Ballerinas

    JSU Marching Ballerinas, 1973-74 (Historical Image Collection)

  • Jacksonville State Normal School Women’s Basketball Team, 1927-28

    1927-28 Women's Basketball Team

    Jacksonville State Normal School Women’s Basketball Team, 1927-28 (Historical Image Collection)

  • Jacksonville State Normal School Faculty and President C.W. Daugette, circa 1920

    1920 Faculty and President

    Jacksonville State Normal School Faculty and President C.W. Daugette, circa 1920 (Historical Image Collection)

  • Students enjoy Kilby Hall swimming pool, circa 1935

    1935 Swimming Pool

    Students enjoy Kilby Hall swimming pool, circa 1935 (Historical Image Collection)

  • 1962-1963 JSU Marching Southerners Tuba Line

    1962-1963 Tuba Line

    1962-1963 JSU Marching Southerners Tuba Line (Historical Image Collection)

  • Jacksonville State Teachers College graduates with President Houston Cole, circa 1942-1949

    1942-1949 Graduates and President

    Jacksonville State Teachers College graduates with President Houston Cole, circa 1942-1949 (Historical Image Collection)

Featured Collections

JSU Digital Commons is a repository provided by the Library to offer access to a variety of special collections and scholarly works. Special collections include archival and historical materials digitized by the Library. Recent examples include a digital exhibit celebrating the Library building’s 50th Anniversary, thousands of historical images, and Civil War manuscript collections. Check out our Featured Collections today.