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

This is Part 2 of a multi-part series. To read Part 1, 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 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

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

This is Part 1 of a multi-part series. To read Part 2, visit https://vault217.gmu.edu/?p=8196 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 Continue Reading

The Class of ’68’s Senior Year

This is Part 4 of a four-part series of articles pertaining to the George Mason University Class of 1968. The text is borrowed from SCRC’s exhibition “First Class: Mason ’68 and Beyond” currently on display through August 2018 in the SCRC Gallery. What was the last year of college life Continue Reading