An update on our holiday hours: The Special Collections Research Center will be closed Wednesday, November 23rd through Sunday, November 27th for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Special Collections Research Center will open again on Monday, November 28th at 10:00 am. You can find our regular Fall semester hours on our Continue Reading
On October 10, 1969 a neatly dressed George Mason College student presented Chancellor Lorin A. Thompson with a loosely-rolled scroll of paper containing the signatures of over 600 Mason students, faculty, and staff. The document petitioned Thompson to excuse students, faculty, staff and administration from classes and college business on Continue Reading
Celebrating “Nobelity”: Thirty Years Later On the morning of October 16, 1986 Dr. James M. Buchanan received a phone call from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences informing him that he had been selected as the winner of the Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. It had been Continue Reading
Special Collections Research Center will be having an open house on September 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM and September 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and members of the public are all invited to stop by and learn about our collections, how you can use our materials, and Continue Reading
The late Kjell Sandved, born in Norway in 1922, was a noted nature photographer who took pictures of various insects, including moths, from all over the world. Sandved is best known for finding and photographing various shapes and patterns on butterflies and moths, including every letter of the English alphabet, smiling faces, red hearts, and animal shapes. A member of the staff of the Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History, Sandved published two encyclopedias: The World of Music and The World of Art, and co-authored nine other works, including: Butterfly Magic, Insect Magic, and Spiders in the Smithsonian. He passed away on December 20, 2015.
To celebrate National Moth Week (July 23, 2016 – July 31, 2016), we are featuring some photographs that were donated to Special Collections Research Center by Kjell Sandved.
For more information about Moth Week and how to celebrate, visit:
The finding aid for Kjell Sandved includes biographical information and a content list for the materials we hold. Additionally it can be found by going to sca.gmu.edu and searching for Kjell Sandved. Anyone can make an appointment to look through the collection by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kjell Sandved estate retains copyright for these photographs.