Farewell…Again…to The Rat!

This week the Rathskeller in SUB I closed its doors for good to make way for a new campus dining option. “The Rat” as it is often called, was the only establishment on campus where one could meet friends, buy a beer and enjoy a Patriot Club sandwich or Buffalo Continue Reading

An Interview with Lynne “Buzz” Decker, George Mason College Class of 1966

The George Mason University Oral History Program staff always looks forward to speaking to an alum and recording their memories of Mason.  Oral history helps us capture multiple interrelated layers of history: the personal story of the interviewee, their interactions with their schoolmates and professors, events on campus, and the Continue Reading

Robinson Hall: The Beginning of the End (for now), Part 2

This is Part II of a multi-part series. To read Part I, visit https://vault217.gmu.edu/?p=7922 George Mason University faculty, staff, and students noticed increased activity around Robinson A when the Fairfax Campus reopened after the Winter Break on January 7th. Mason’s second academic building, originally completed in 1975, will be levelled during Continue Reading

Before and Beyond 1968: Three Civil Rights Movements in America, an SCRC Exhibition

SCRC’s current exhibition documents three Civil Rights movements using archival materials in our holdings. The exhibition will be on display until February 21, 2019.  A reception for the exhibition will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2019 in SCRC, Fenwick 2400. The reception will include comments on the exhibition by the Continue Reading

Green Book: A Movie….and A Book

How does an African-American musician based in New York City navigate an eight-week tour which includes stops throughout the Jim Crow south in 1962? He hires a temporarily out-of-work night club bouncer and former trash truck operator as his driver.  And, along the way, they consult a small booklet called Continue Reading