An Evening with Brian Lamb and Richard Norton Smith


C-Span founder Brian Lamb and author Richard Norton Smith, George Mason University, Fairfax Campus, September 21, 2011. Image is a still from the original video recording by GMU Television.

SC&A has been made aware of a recording of a program of September 21, 2011 featuring C-Span founder Brian Lamb and George Mason University faculty member Richard Norton Smith.  Norton Smith was a featured author on Lamb’s television program, Booknotes, on February 21, 1993. The Brian Lamb Booknotes Collection is part of George Mason University Libraries’ Rare Books Collection and is housed in Special Collections & Archives.  A digital exhibition about the collection can be accessed at:

The video can be accessed at:

George Mason University: A History

Northern Virginia University Center, and later George Mason College, Director, John Norville Gibson Finley in his office in Arlington, December 22, 1953. George Mason University Photograph Collection RO120, Box 1, Folder 1. Special Collections & Archives, George Mason University. Copyright George Mason University.

George Mason University Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) and Digital Projects and Systems departments have created a new resource by which users can learn about the history of the university through narrative essays and digital objects, such as audio and video files, photographs, and  textual documents.

George Mason University: A History was built on the Omeka platform created by the university’s Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. Omeka is a digital exhibition tool which helps archives and museum practicioners create web-based exhibitions to display content. A recent George Mason University news article about the creation of the site can be seen here:

This exhibit describes major waypoints, persons, places, and events in the history of George Mason  University during the period 1949-2012.  The sixty-five essays contained in the exhibit are based on archival research conducted in SC&A.

Please visit George Mason University: A History here: