John Thomson Mason, Jr. letter Letter from John Thomson Mason, Jr. to an unknown recipient, July 7, 1841. The letter was written during Mason’s tenure as U.S. Representative for the sixth district of Maryland. The letter reads: “House of Representatives, July 7, 1841, Dear Sir, You will do me a Continue Reading
New Year, New Collection!
Here at the Mason Libraries Special Collections Research Center (SCRC), our staff have been busy bringing in a few new collections, preparing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mason becoming a university, and working on other projects big and small to make our collections more accessible to students, faculty, and 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
Remembering A. Linwood Holton, Jr.
On Friday April 7, 1972, a group from George Mason College, led by Chancellor Lorin A. Thompson, met with Virginia Governor, A. Linwood Holton, Jr. at his office in Richmond. They were there to witness the Governor’s signing into law Virginia General Assembly Bill H 210 separating George Mason College Continue Reading
Virginia Archives Month 2021 – Activism and Archives
This text was borrowed from the Virginia Archives Month 2021 webpage, written by Amanda Brent. It hardly needs to be said, but 2020 and 2021 have been landmark years for the United States, and the world at large. Not only did 2020 bring a global pandemic, it also brought forth Continue Reading