Special Collections Research Center’s rare and antiquarian books have started to move over to the new addition today. They are now nearly finished being moved and remain accessible. Our reading room will remain open from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Mondays through Fridays. Wednesday evening hours (until 8:00) will continue Continue Reading
Our collections are moving!
Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) materials will be moving to the new Fenwick Library addition from November 19 to December 2, 2015. So that we may hold out any collections you need to use during those dates, please request them either before November 19 or after December 2. Please note that the SC&A reading Continue Reading
Special Collections recently added notable collections that add to existing collection strengths in transportation, technology, and conflict resolution. Please note that most of these collections are unprocessed, so please allow us several days notice if you would like to use these collections. Visit the SC&A website for more information. Transportation Continue Reading
Exhibition in Special Collections & Archives: the Story of Publishers’ Bindings
Publishers’ Bindings on Exhibition in Fenwick Library 2nd floor Before the Industrial Age, bookbinding had developed into a craft that dated in origins to Ancient Roman times. Books were bound by hand as a unit, almost always in some kind of animal skins. The printed pages of a book came Continue Reading
Exhibition, The Pirates of Penzance: Memorabilia of the 19th, 20th, and 21st Centuries
George Mason University Libraries benefactors, David and Annabelle Stone, have generously provided an exhibition in the Fenwick Library’s A wing display cases to celebrate this spring’s student performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance. With original materials from their collection, which comprehensively documents the careers of Gilbert and Sullivan Continue Reading