The pictorial book chronicles the history of R-MC from 1830 to the present day.
Professor Ginger Young, director of Randolph-Macon College’s
McGraw-Page Library, is the author of a new pictorial book about the college.
The book, part of The Campus History Series by Arcadia Publishing, chronicles through
photos the history of R-MC from 1830 to the present day.
Young was inspired to write the book when the library received the morgue of the
Herald-Progress newspaper. “In combination with the photographs, yearbooks,
scrapbooks and other images in the
R-MC archives, these images have told stories about the college for over
150 years,” says Young. “It is as important to preserve and celebrate our photographic
heritage as it is our manuscripts and books.”
Young will have a book-signing on Sunday, May 1 at the Barnes & Noble Bookseller
at Virginia Center (9850 Brook Rd Glen Allen, Virginia). The event will take place
from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. She will also give a talk and have a book-signing at the Ashland
Public Library on Thursday, June 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Young joined the faculty at R-MC in 2000. She earned her B.A. at Rice University
and her M.L.S. and Ph.D. at University of Alabama.