Happy Winter!

Edith McChesney Ker, often referred to as Edie, was an avid photographer of wildlife and nature.  She dedicated her life to traveling around the world taking photos and writing journal entries about her experiences. In the course of her career, Ker participated in more than 70 professional photographic camping safaris Continue Reading

The Results Are In

Our researchers often give us valuable insights into our collections and point out hidden gems. Just recently, Ross Landis, a City of Fairfax historian who also volunteers at the City of Fairfax Regional Library’s Virginia Room, found such a gem in the Stacy Sherwood Collection. Stacy C. Sherwood grew up Continue Reading

Addition to Sophocles Papas collection

A recent Washington Post article by Anne Midgette explained the undeniable influence Sophocles Papas (1894-1986) had on classical guitar enthusiasm and academic guitar study in the Washington D.C. area. George Mason Special Collections and Archives is proud to be the steward of Papas collection which includes the personal papers of Continue Reading