Photographer Oliver Atkins Saw the Rise and Fall of Two 20th Century Cultural Icons

Oliver Atkins (1917-1977) photographed some of the world’s most recognizable individuals and created some of the world’s most recognizable images.  A photographer for The Saturday Evening Post from 1946-1968, Atkins captured both the national/ international political scene and human interest stories from mid-century America. In a recent article, The Saturday Continue Reading

Holiday Recipes from Former Times

With the holiday season in full swing, we’ve been inspired here in the library by some of the recipes found in our Rosemary Poole Cookbook Collection. The collection includes over 200 cookbooks from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries covering a range of regions and cuisines with books on proper Continue Reading

Clive DuVal Finding Aid Update

The finding aid for the Clive L. DuVal papers has been updated to include the full inventory. In addition to DuVal papers, graduate student assistant Eron Ackerman also completed the full inventory for the Virginians for Dulles records, an organization that DuVal participated in as a board member. Click here Continue Reading

The Passing of Dr. John N. Warfield, 84

Special Collections and Archives was saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. John N. Warfield, a long time professor here at George Mason University. His career spanned an impressive number of fields, from electrical engineering and computer design, to philosophy, to his culminating work in Systems Science. Professor Warfield Continue Reading

20th Anniversary of the Fall of The Berlin Wall

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which divided Berlin as well as the three Western sectors of Germany from the surrounding area of Brandenburg.  Originally composed of barbed wire, the Wall was 95 miles long and eventually 13 feet high and as wide as Continue Reading