A War of Contradictions: The Vietnam Conflict 1945-1975

“It became necessary to destroy the town in order to save it.” This quote, attributed to a U.S. Army officer in February 1968, illustrates the contradictions inherent in the Vietnam Conflict. Seen by some as a noble fight to stop Communism and help a developing country establish democracy, and others 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

Interview with Dr. Ángel Cabrera

On June 19 former George Mason University president Dr. Ángel Cabrera sat down with Special Collections Research Center staff to record his recollections of seven years of service to the university. During the fifty-six minute interview Dr. Cabrera detailed how he was recruited, his initial interviews for the position of Continue Reading

Oral History Interview with Senator Charles S. Robb

When the George Mason University School of Law (now known as the Antonin Scalia Law School) graduated its first class on August 23, 1980, the featured keynote speaker was then-Lieutenant Governor, Charles S. Robb. Lieutenant Governor Robb spoke for about 20 minutes. Robb began his speech by praising the university 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