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Date of Graduation
Master of Arts (MA)
Department of History
Dr. Kevin Borg
Prohibition in Rockingham County: Exploring a Digital Archive, is a digital prehistory thesis project that preserved and made select Prohibition-era records publicly available from the Rockingham County Courthouse. The records are now part of Exploring Rockingham’s Past (ERP), an ongoing collaboration between James Madison University’s (JMU) History Department, JMU Libraries, and the Rockingham County Circuit Court. These digital documents have been released into the public domain as keyword searchable and fully described PDFs at https://omeka.lib.jmu.edu/erp/. A digital exhibit is used to showcase the records: https://sites.lib.jmu.edu/prohibition/. The website introduces the reader to Prohibition but mainly strives to put the records in historical context and help users navigate and use the online collection.
Schaefer, Craig, "Prohibition in Rockingham County: Exploring a Digital Archive" (2019). Masters Theses, 2010-2019. 633.