Student Reflections – Jimmy Luong

This post was written by Jimmy Luong, Processing Student Assistant. Hello, I am a freshman at George Mason University working on my degree as a government major with potentially a focus on international security. I first found out about the Special Collections Research Center when touring the Fenwick Library and Continue Reading

More Than Just Trinkets: Gifts Have A Story Behind Them

Diplomats and functionaries of institutions and nations have given and received gifts as part of official visits to other places for thousands of years. Traditionally the gift is seen as a way to commemorate the occasion and honor the visitor or host. Gifts are also meant to remind the recipient Continue Reading

The “Desegregation” of George Mason University

An African American student at Winter Graduation, January 17, 1975

Today George Mason University enjoys the reputation for being one of the more ethnically and culturally-diverse universities in the nation. By most counts, the non-white student population at Mason is about 57%*. The university places a high priority on being accessible to those who aspire to a college education from Continue Reading

George Mason University Pioneer: Eugenie V. Mielczarek

This post was written by Mike Rynearson, Research Services Assistant. In this week’s blog, we took the time to spotlight one of our manuscript collections of a trailblazing woman at George Mason University and in the scientific community. After graduating from Catholic University in 1963 with her Ph.D. in Physics, Continue Reading

Intern With SCRC in Spring 2018!

Special Collections Research Center is offering three internships for the Spring 2018 semester in Digitization, Exhibits, and Transcription for GMU and non-GMU students alike. If you’d like practical experience in special collections, archives, and/or digitization, one of these internships may be ideal for you or someone you know. Details on Continue Reading