There’s the Rub! – Brass Rubbings in Special Collections – Part 1

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 is the recipient of the University Libraries Student Assistant Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic Continue Reading

America’s Dairy Land

This post was written by Emily Rusch, Research Services Assistant. George Mason University’s Special Collections Research Center has a collection of books known as the American Guide Series. This series, which was donated by Herbert Little, has a guidebook for each of the fifty states. I will be focusing on Continue Reading

Buddhist Arts

This post was written by Emily Rusch, Research Services Assistant. Buddhism is the world’s fourth largest religion with over 250 million followers. Buddhism encompasses a large variety of traditions and beliefs, but nearly all Buddhist practices and thought can be traced back to Siddhartha Gautama. Siddhartha was a prince living Continue Reading

Black Nationalism, Islam, and Malcolm X

This post was written by Tavia Wager, Research Services Assistant. Malcolm X remains a well-known and controversial leader of the American Civil Rights Movement. Assassinated in 1965, he is remembered for his leadership in the Nation of Islam (NOI), his views on Black Nationalism, and his identity as a Muslim. Continue Reading

Before and Beyond 1968: Gender and Race Ideology in the KKK

This post was written by Tavia Wager, Research Services Assistant. Special Collections Research Center’s (SCRC) exhibit “Before and Beyond 1968: Three Civil Rights Movements in America,” displays materials from the nineteenth century to the present day relating to the civil rights movement. The exhibition includes materials from the KKK in Continue Reading