Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! There is something inherently creepy about marionettes to me and after looking through photographs of marionettes used by the Federal Theatre Project, I thought a Halloween blog post might be the perfect way to highlight some of the photographs from the newly processed Ralph Chess√© papers. All of these photographs are from productions […]

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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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How to Pour Tea

Agnes McCall Parker was the founder and director of the Parker School of Etiquette, Personality, and Speech in Washington, D.C. In this photograph from August 1953, Ms. Parker shows a group of her students the proper way to pour tea from a correctly set tea table. This photograph is from the Oliver Atkins Photograph collection, […]

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In Remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr

This photograph of Martin Luther King Jr. was taken in January of 1964 when he spoke to reporters outside of the White House.¬† Later that year King would return to the White House to witness the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This photograph is part of the Oliver Atkins Photograph Collection. Oliver […]

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Photos of the GMU Police

A college campus is like a small town. People study, eat, shop, and live there. As a result, campuses need their own police department to ensure the safety of the tens of thousands of people who come to campus to work and learn every day. According to the GMU police website: In 1981, George Mason […]

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