Processing From the Outside In: A Student’s Perspective

This blog post was written by Rachel Barton, GRA for the Buchanan Papers processing project. The project is supervised by Buchanan Papers Project Archivist Rebecca Thayer and is grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. If you had asked me 10 years ago about whether I thought that Continue Reading

The Franklin Library Collection at Special Collections Research Center

 This post was written by Colleen Gerrity, Research Services Assistant in SCRC. Special Collections Research Center at George Mason University is the home to a plethora of classic literature and unique literary treasures. Sometimes, the literary classics are made to be unique treasures due to their exquisite design and rarity. Continue Reading

As in Egypt, As at the SCRC: C-SPAN Viewer Mail and Egyptian Mortuary Religion 

This post was written by Teo Rogers, Digitization Student Assistant for the C-SPAN records Digitization Project. You are a priest in ancient Egypt. Picture yourself in a dark workshop, lit only by a few flickering torches affixed to walls of ancient stone. The Anubis mask you wear is heavy, but Continue Reading

Stinky, Smelly, and Funky: De-odorizing Special Collections

This blog post was written by Amy Sullivan, Head of Preservation Services for Mason Libraries. Do you ever wonder how to treat stinky smelly collections? I’ve gotten a surprising number of questions via email and Instagram about that since the pandemic started. Maybe people are trapped at home with odoriferous Continue Reading