New exhibition opening in celebration of Mason’s 50th anniversary: “We are Mason”

The Mason Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) is proud to present “We Are Mason: A Student History” – a new exhibition which will run from April through December 2022, with associated programming to be announced.

“We are Mason” illustrates Mason’s first fifty years as an independent university (officially recognized on April 7, 1972) as well as the fifteen years prior that mark its development from a fledgling branch college (that first opened in 1957). The exhibition focuses on Mason’s students, who have always been the main reason our institution exists and carries on into the future.

The Bulletin, George Mason College of the University of Virginia, April 7, 1972. George Mason University Publications, The Bulletin, R0128, Box 9, Folder 9.

Images in the exhibit illustrate student life throughout the years as well as the growth of university traditions, expansion of the campus, and important milestones in our institution’s history. The images and physical objects in the exhibition date from 1957 to 2022.

Visitors are welcome to view “We are Mason” in SCRC’s exhibition space on the second floor of Fenwick Library, during our open hours (see Hours for more information). The Libraries will host a special exhibition reception later this spring.

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