Special guest blog post from George Mason University Libraries’ Ordering Coordinator Meaghan O’Malley! The Rosemary Poole Cookbook Collection in Special Collections & Archives gives patrons of the University Libraries’ unique access to the documentation of 19th century housewifery, cookery, hostessing, basic first aid and treatment of common illnesses, and easy household Continue Reading
George Mason University Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) was the proud recipient in December 2012 of an NEH Preservation Assistance grant. Grant activities included working with a preservation consultant to assess preservation of collections here, creating a preservation plan, and prioritizing preservation actions. We identified one important priority as Continue Reading
Collection des plus beaux numÃ©ros de ComÅ“dia illustrÃ© et des programmes consacrÃ©s aux ballets & galas russes, depuis le dÃ©but Ã Paris, 1909-1921 (Sp.Col. GV1787 .B7 1922) is a recent acquisition for our rare book collection. The book is a visually exciting French language collection of programs for Ballets Russes Continue Reading
SC&A was fortunate enough to recently acquire a copy of Achievement in Photo-Engraving and Letter Press Printing 1927 (sp.col. TR 970 .F6 1927) for our rare book collection. The book, compiled and edited by Louis Flader for the American Photo-Engravers Association, is a wonderful compendium of pre-depression era advertising. It’s Continue Reading
SC&A has recently installed a new exhibit entitled Hidden Treaures in Special Collections & Archives, which features unusual, unique or otherwise unconventional archival items. The items selected for this exhibit are non-textual and intended to be visually appealing.