The Languages of Special Collections

There is a babel of languages in Special Collections. Here at the Special Collections Research Center at George Mason University Libraries, a quick catalog search shows archival materials or rare books in the following languages: English German French Russian Italian Latin Greek Arabic Hebrew In the Archives alone, untranslated material Continue Reading

Marking the Hours

Sunday, November 27th marks the beginning of Advent in the Western Christian tradition. The season of Advent starts the fourth Sunday before Christmas and is preparation for the celebration of Jesus’ birth on Christmas Day. It also marks the beginning of the liturgical year in the Catholic Church. In the Special Continue Reading

Fairies and Fairy Tales

The Special Collections Research Center is celebrating Halloween by exploring some of the fairy tales, folklore and fables in our Rare Books Collection. As it turns out–the stacks are full of magic! Fairies jump out from the pages of our rare book collection. In the pop-up volume shown here, Fairies Continue Reading