George Mason University: A History

Northern Virginia University Center, and later George Mason College, Director, John Norville Gibson Finley in his office in Arlington, December 22, 1953. George Mason University Photograph Collection RO120, Box 1, Folder 1. Special Collections & Archives, George Mason University. Copyright George Mason University.

George Mason University Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) and Digital Projects and Systems departments have created a new resource by which users can learn about the history of the university through narrative essays and digital objects, such as audio and video files, photographs, and  textual documents.

George Mason University: A History was built on the Omeka platform created by the university’s Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. Omeka is a digital exhibition tool which helps archives and museum practicioners create web-based exhibitions to display content. A recent George Mason University news article about the creation of the site can be seen here:

This exhibit describes major waypoints, persons, places, and events in the history of George Mason  University during the period 1949-2012.  The sixty-five essays contained in the exhibit are based on archival research conducted in SC&A.

Please visit George Mason University: A History here: