With the preliminary work underway for the new Fenwick Library addition, I thought these pages from a 1987 planning document would be of interest. Although they are quite different, the footprint of the new building will be be similar to the Phase IV addition featured in these plans. The big Continue Reading
A researcher inquiry recently led me to review the John C. Becher Soldier Show Collection and get a few laughs in the process.Â The collection illustrates the various ways the U.S. military used comedy to maintain high morale during World War II.Â Spanning the years 1940-1953, the collection includes poems, Continue Reading
Not Just Another Library Preservation Video!
As you know, this week is National Library Week, and George Mason University Libraries and Special Collections & Archives has teamed up to create a video to educate library users on the proper care of library materials. This latest installment in what has become a a cottage industry among hip Continue Reading
Library Records in the Archives
Among the George Mason University records held by the Archives are a large number from the GMU Libraries. In fact the libraries’ records are probably one of the three largest record groups contained in the archives along with the presidents’ records and the facilties records. As a result, there is Continue Reading