Establishing Our Identity: George Mason’s Fairfax Campus

This post is part of a four-part series detailing the history of George Mason University from the student perspective. Our initial post, Before We Became George Mason University: Our First Campus at Bailey’s Crossroads, can be read here: https://vault217.gmu.edu/?p=10138 In August 1964 George Mason College moved from Bailey’s Crossroads to Continue Reading

Before We Became George Mason University: Our First Campus at Bailey’s Crossroads, 1957-1964

George Mason College, Bailey's Crossroads, 1961.

This post is part of a four-part series detailing the history of George Mason University from the student perspective. Other posts in this series include Establishing our Identity: George Mason’s Fairfax Campus, which can be read here: https://vault217.gmu.edu/?p=10152 and George Mason University Becomes Independent, April 7, 1972, which can be Continue Reading

We Are Mason: A Student History

Our university celebrates its 50th Anniversary as an independent institution this year. The above photograph is the only one from that day known to exist. It was most likely taken by a George Mason University (GMU) employee in a department housed in the North Building (today known as Finley) called 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

New and Updated Finding Aids

Hello one and all! It’s that time again – finding aid time! The following are new and updated finding aids that you can access on our website. Though our reading room is currently closed, you can still access some of these items digitally! Daniel Monson World War II aviation collection Continue Reading