Questions in the Process: Finding Order

This post is one in a series about the Lavinia Scott papers processing being completed by Assistant Processing Archivist Meghan Glasbrenner. Beginning the processing of a wholly unprocessed collection is always an interesting mix of daunting and exciting, and for anyone familiar with archival practices (or avid readers of Vault217), Continue Reading

The Lavinia Scott Papers: An Introduction

Welcome to a new blog series detailing my work processing the Lavinia Scott papers, one of our newly acquired collections. I’m Meghan Glasbrenner, Assistant Processing Archivist for SCRC, and I am excited to introduce you all to Lavinia Scott, aunt of former George Mason University Provost (2000-2014) and Professor of Continue Reading

New Digital Collection: The Harold Saunders papers

If you’ve been watching SCRC’s digital collections platform, LUNA (and I know you follow it like the release of the new iPhone), you’ll notice that we’ve recently added a new collection to our available online material! The collection is the papers of the late, great U.S. diplomat Harold “Hal” Saunders.  Continue Reading

George Mason University Becomes Independent, April 7, 1972

This post is part of a four-part series detailing the history of George Mason University from the student perspective. Our initial post, Before We Became George Mason University: Our First Campus at Bailey’s Crossroads, can be read here: https://vault217.gmu.edu/?p=10138 and Establishing our Identity: George Mason’s Fairfax Campus, can be read here: https://vault217.gmu.edu/?p=10152 Continue Reading

Processing from the Outside In: Ann Bakke Buchanan

Black and white photograph of three couples of men and women at a restaurant. The men are in military uniforms.

This blog post was written by Rachel Barton, GRA for the Buchanan Papers processing project and is one in a series about the project. The project is supervised by Buchanan Papers Project Archivist Rebecca Thayer and is grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. When you work in Continue Reading