Before and Beyond 1968: Exhibit Reception

SCRC is hosting an exhibit discussion and reception for Before + Beyond 1968: Three Civil Rights Movements in America on Thursday Jan. 31, 2019. It will run from 3:30 – 5:00 and will take place in the Seminar Room in  SCRC, 2400 Fenwick. The featured speaker is Dr. Spencer Crew, George Mason University Robinson 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

From Espionage to Academia: The Hayden B. Peake Historical Intelligence Collection

This post was written by Mike Rynearson, Research Services Assistant. Mike has a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Security from Duquesne University and is currently earning his Masters Degree in International Security from George Mason University. Almost all of us are familiar with the world of espionage and spycraft Continue Reading

Gum Springs

This post was written by Mike Rynearson, Research Services Assistant. In this week’s blog, we spotlight Black History Month with one of our rare books that tell the incredible story of Gum Springs. Gum Springs is the oldest African American Community in Fairfax County, formally established in 1833. The founder Continue Reading

Stuck Out of Time

Photos, snapshots of a minute frame of time, often only a fraction of a second, provide a stark and seemingly frozen glance into the past. Special Collections Research Center’s (SCRC) exhibit through April, From Tintypes to .TIFFs displays a variety of these tiny glimpses into the past in a multitude Continue Reading