Shared Custody – Working in University Records Management and Special Collections

This post was written by Lana Mason, Records Management Assistant and 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 was the recipient of the University Libraries Student Assistant Scholarship Continue Reading

Presidents Series: 1966 – 1973 – Lorin A. Thompson

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 was the recipient of the University Libraries Student Assistant Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic Continue Reading

Independence Day Closure

SCRC will be closed on July 4th and 5th in observation of the Independence Day holiday. We will resume normal hours on Monday, July 8th. Thank you, and have a great holiday! Follow Special Collections Research Center on Social Media at our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. To search the collections held at Special Collections Research Center, Continue Reading

Eleanor in the Archive: An Examination of the Historiography of Eleanor of Aquitaine

This post was written by Tavia Wager, Research Services Assistant. Eleanor of Aquitaine has been examined by many historians, chroniclers, and story tellers over the centuries, but in many ways she remains far more legendary than historical. George Mason University’s (GMU) Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) houses many works which Continue Reading

New Finding Aids

Here are a few collections that SCRC has been hard at work processing in the last few months – all have new, shiny finding aids of their own! Enjoy! The Alan Bowne papers This collection was processed by Amanda Brent. “Alan Bowne was an American playwright and author. Born in Continue Reading