V-E Day – The Jerome Epstein Collection

This post was written by Ben Brands, L. Claire Kincannon Graduate Intern. Ben has a Bachelors of History from the College of William and Mary, a Masters of History from George Mason University, and is currently a PhD candidate in History at George Mason University. As the inaugural L. Claire Continue Reading

Jewish American Heritage Month – George and Ira Gershwin

In 2006, President George W. Bush proclaimed that the month of May in the United States would officially be known as Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) – a month to celebrate the significant and varied contributions of Jewish Americans to American culture. The proclamation of JAHM was the long-awaited success Continue Reading

Fun Finds in the Virginia Historical Documents Collection

This post was written by Emily Rusch, student Research Assistant. The Virginia Historical Documents collection includes letters, postcards, and court documents relating to Virginia from early 16th century until the early 20th century. This collection was put together using many small donations to the Special Collections Research Center. Pictured is Continue Reading

Women’s History Month – Emilie F Miller

This post was written by Reference Assistant, Mike Rynearson. Emilie Miller was a trailblazing woman in Virginia politics. Being the first female senator to represent Fairfax in 1983, Miller took the lead on many social issues of the time. She served on committees and advocated for those within the field Continue Reading

The Forgotten African Americans in Colonial War

This post was written by Mahogani Harper, Research Services Assistant. Black History Month began from the moment the 13th amendment was added to the Constitution until today. Since that moment, Black Americans have continued to be sewn into every event or change occuring in the United States. With these finger Continue Reading