A Look Back at the Other Romney Presidential Campaign

In 1967 Michigan Governor George Romney campaigned to be the Republican Party’s nominee for President of the United States and visited Washington, D.C., to meet about riots and other urban problems. In addition to meeting with government officials, Romney also met with local Urban League officials and toured distressed neighborhoods north of the U.S. Capitol […]

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Are You Ready For Some Football?

In recognition of the start of the 2011 National Football League season, I thought these images from the Oliver F. Atkins collection would provide some good historical comparison. These images are from a Saturday Evening Post assignment that Atkins did on Johnny Unitas, “The Passer Nobody Wanted,” published November 1, 1958. Unitas was the quarterback […]

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Atkins finding aid available for Subject Print Subseries

The first subseries of the revised Oliver F. Atkins photograph collection is now available. The subjects cover life in Washington, D.C. (particularly John F. Kennedy and family in the late 1950s and early 1960s), American social and political issues, countries in Africa, the Korean War, and even our very own George Mason University. We hope […]

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