George Mason College’s Class of ’68: Green and Gold and Mason Day

This is Part 2 of a four-part series of articles pertaining to the George Mason University Class of 1968. The text is borrowed from SCRC’s exhibition “First Class: Mason ’68 and Beyond” currently on display through August 2018 in the SCRC Gallery. The Class of ’68 laid the groundwork for Continue Reading

New Exhibit in SCRC First Class: Mason ’68 and Beyond

On June 9, 1968 George Mason College of the University of Virginia awarded its first baccalaureate degrees to 52 candidates. Prior to that George Mason, then part of the University of Virginia’s system of branch  colleges, awarded only a two-year associate degree.  Attendees were encouraged to complete their degree at Continue Reading

Vietnam Moratorium “Scroll” Documents George Mason College Community’s Activism

On October 10, 1969 a neatly dressed George Mason College student presented Chancellor Lorin A. Thompson with a loosely-rolled scroll of paper containing the signatures of over 600 Mason students, faculty, and staff. The document petitioned Thompson to excuse students, faculty, staff and administration from classes and college business on Continue Reading

George Mason University’s Earliest Video Footage, Part 2

This post is Part 2 of 2 parts. Part 1 can be read here.     Fairfax, Virginia George Mason College’s New Home in 1964 Once moved from its original location in Bailey’s Crossroads, George Mason College would now operate out of it’s new quarters in Fairfax. The first four Continue Reading

George Mason University’s Earliest Video Footage, Part 1

This post is Part 1 of 2 parts. Part 2 can be read here. Bailey’s Crossroads, George Mason’s First Campus During the summer of 1957 University of Virginia President Colgate W. Darden announced the University’s temporary leasing of an old elementary school building at Bailey’s Crossroads, Virginia.  This building  would Continue Reading