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 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 – Amy Blake

This post was written by Amy Blake, Processing Intern for the Fall 2018 semester. Amy has her BA in History and English from the University of Mary Washington. She is currently studying as a non-degree student at George Mason University, and intends to pursue a Master of Library Science degree Continue Reading

Progress: LGBTQ Identities and Issues at George Mason University from the 1970s through the 1990s – Part 2

This post was written by Lana Mason, Processing Student Assistant. Lana has an Associate of Arts degree in Fine Arts from Piedmont Virginia Community College. She is currently studying Art History at George Mason University. Lana is the recipient of the University Libraries Student Assistant Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic Continue Reading

New and Updated Finding Aids

The SCRC Processing Team has been hard at work processing and re-processing collections, which means we have some brand spankin’ new and updated finding aids! Find out more below! The Randolph H. Lytton Historical Virginia collection This collection was processed by Processing Student Assistant Bill Keeler. “Fairfax County was originally Continue Reading