Robinson Hall: The Beginning of the End (for now), Part 1

As you might have noticed by now, our beloved Robinson Hall is being prepared for demolition so that a new and more-modern Robinson Hall can rise up in its place by 2022. Robinson opened in September 1975 and was named for Clarence Robinson, a long-time friend and benefactor to the Continue Reading

Archives Fair

American Archives Month is just around the corner, and each year archival repositories in the state of Virginia celebrate along with the rest of the country. What is Archives Month, you might ask? The Library of Virginia explains it well: “Archives Month celebrates those institutions and individuals that help preserve Continue Reading

Progress: LGBTQ Identities and Issues at George Mason University from the 1970s through the 1990s – Part 1 

This post was written by Lana Mason, Processing Student Assistant. Lana has an Associate of Arts degree in Fine Arts from Piedmont Virginia Community College. She is currently studying Art History with a minor in Arts Management at George Mason University. Today, George Mason University (GMU) is lauded for its Continue Reading

The Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting

The week of August 13th, members of Special Collections Research Center attended the Society of American Archivists’ (SAA) Annual Meeting which was held in Washington, D.C. at the Wardman Park Marriott. The Society of American Archivists is “North America’s oldest and largest national professional association dedicated to the needs and Continue Reading

Wagner’s The Valkyries in Word, Art, and Sound

This post was written by Simone Hawkins, Research Services Assistant. In searching for something new to present on the subject of our July 23 #musicmonday post, I came across two wonderful and unusual books among the assortment of materials in the Special Collections Research Center, Fenwick Library. Both seemingly unrelated, they Continue Reading