We Are Mason: A Student History

Our university celebrates its 50th Anniversary as an independent institution this year. The above photograph is the only one from that day known to exist. It was most likely taken by a George Mason University (GMU) employee in a department housed in the North Building (today known as Finley) called Continue Reading

Black History Month in SCRC

Black History Month, which occurs each February, was created to recognize and celebrate the lives and achievements of Black Americans, as well as to acknowledge African American history and culture. While this recognition should not be limited to just one month out of the year, we here in SCRC would Continue Reading

Looking Over Our Shoulder: The Ever Present Fear of Atomic Attack & Atomic Energy

This post is part of a series pertaining to SCRC’s current exhibition, Looking Over Our Shoulder: The Cold War in American Culture. On August 29, 1949 the Soviet Union successfully tested its first atomic bomb. The weapon was similar in design and explosive power to the United States’ “Fat Man” Continue Reading

New and Updated Finding Aids – Part Five

All of these collections are available for use in the Special Collections Research Center. All collections mentioned were processed by Amanda Brent. Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo “Les Sylphides” performance photographs by Sasha Three black and white photographs taken by Sasha to promote a London tour performance of “Les Sylphides” Continue Reading