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

Robinson Hall: We’ve Been Here Before

This is Part 3 of a multi-part series. To read Part 2, visit https://vault217.gmu.edu/?p=8196 The central part of George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus is undergoing a major facelift. The building that was once Robinson Hall A was demolished this spring, and the 4.14-acre site is being prepared for the new, much Continue Reading

Farewell…Again…to The Rat!

This week the Rathskeller in SUB I closed its doors for good to make way for a new campus dining option. “The Rat” as it is often called, was the only establishment on campus where one could meet friends, buy a beer and enjoy a Patriot Club sandwich or Buffalo Continue Reading