Identify: Find the specific collection and take note of the series number, box number, and folder number for items of potential relevance to your research.
Request: Email email@example.com to order boxes or books. Most of the collections are housed off site and take 3-5 business days to be delivered. Build in this time to your project timeline.
Use: Once your materials arrive we will contact you at which point you can access the boxes and/or books for use in the Special Collections reading room. See our hours and other information about using materials here. Bring a camera and take photos when you're on site. Remember to take thorough notes to inform proper citation of materials.
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University Archives: Highlighted collections of potential interest for this course
Here you will find essays, lists and timelines designed to share highlights and summaries from GW's nearly-200-year history for your quick reference. This includes information about GW's founding and location, as well as brief histories of some of the past and present schools and divisions that make up GW.
Dr. Cloyd Heck Marvin was president of the University of Arizona between 1922 and 1927, and of the George Washington University from 1927 to 1959. This is a biography of his controversial tenure at both institutions. Includes a history of GWU during World War II, as well as the desegregation of the University.