Jell-O – The Perfect Meal! (No, really!)

The Special Collections Research Center recently acquired a unique collection – the Cookbooks and cooking pamphlets collection, which consists of numerous cooking pamphlets and booklets sponsored by a plethora of companies that span the entirety of the 20th century. These pamphlets are a particularly interesting and intersectional research resource, as Continue Reading

Magic: The Christine Drennon European Lantern Slide Collection

Special Collections Research Center holds a variety of early photography collections, one of the most interesting being the Christine Drennon European lantern slide collection. This collection consists entirely of glass lantern slides, an early method of showcasing photography. Glass lantern slides are unique and curious objects, and are quite singular, Continue Reading

Recently Digitized Collections – Part 2

Continued from Part 1. Edith McChesney Ker papers – C0077 This collection was processed by Special Collections Research Center Staff. The inventory was added by Brittney Falter. A portion of this collection was digitized by Digitization Intern for the Fall 2018 Semester Andrew Morrison. “An avid photographer of wildlife and Continue Reading

Recently Digitized Collections – Part 1

SCRC has been hard at work getting various collections digitized over the past few months! Digitizing a collection is no simple trick – it’s laborious and time consuming in both intellectual and physical senses. Multiple SCRC archivists and student workers assist on the digitization of collections. From the processing of Continue Reading

Student Reflections – Bill Keeler

This post was written by Bill Keeler, Processing Student Assistant. Bill is studying History with a focus in American History at George Mason University. Since processing the Randolph H. Lytton Historical Virginia collection, I have begun reprocessing the Zelda Fichandler papers. I had the chance to poke around the collection and many problems have presented themselves! Continue Reading