Winter Break Closure

SCRC will be closed from December 21, 2020 – January 4, 2021. We will be able to assist you virtually from January 4 – January 25 and are able to accept in-person researcher appointments (GMU affiliated only) beginning on January 25, 2021. We wish you a happy and safe winter break! Image: Campus covered in […]

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Mahogani Harper: My Experience as a Student Assistant at Special Collection

Working at the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) as a student assistant has been a unique and enjoyable experience. I’ve met people from many groups and departments at Mason while working at the front desk, and have encountered books that were older than my great grandmother while working in the stacks. My position as student […]

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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 of different formats. Tintypes, cyanotypes, […]

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