New and Updated Finding Aids – Part Four

“La Navarraise” opera scene and costume lithographs Four lithographs featuring one scene and three plates of costume designs for the opera “La Navarraise” by Heugel & Cie, Editeurs (Huegel music publishing company) printed circa 1894 in Paris..”La Navarraise,” translated from the French as “The Girl from Navarre” is an 1894 Continue Reading

CLIR Grant Helps SCRC Utilize New Technologies to Access Old Recordings

SCRC is completing an exciting grant project, which will provide users the opportunity learn more about federally-sponsored arts projects during the Great Depression from their computer, tablet, or phone in the voices of those who took part in them.  The grant, generously provided by the Council on Library and Information Continue Reading

Preservation and Conservation at Work

This post was originally written for the George Mason University Libraries’ news blog, which you can find here. In the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC), or in any archives for that matter, you hear the words preservation and conservation tossed around a lot – and for good reason! For though Continue Reading

Processing from the Outside In: The James M. Buchanan Papers

James M. Buchanan surrounded by members of the media.

Hello all and welcome to Processing from the Outside In: a new blog series where I’ll be sharing with you updates from our National Endowment for the Humanities grant to process the papers of James M. Buchanan. I’m Rebecca Thayer, the project archivist for the grant. James M. Buchanan (1919-2013) Continue Reading

The James M. Buchanan Papers Processing Project: Beginnings

Way back in spring 2020 (as noted by SCRC director Lynn Eaton in an earlier post), SCRC received some welcome good news at a moment when it seemed in short supply. We were informed that our application for a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to finish processing the James Continue Reading