University News

Welcome to DCAAP!

The George Washington University - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 16:51
March 31, 2015

Welcome to the DC Africana Archives Project blog!  We are so excited to bring these collections out of hiding and to share what we find with you.  Over the next few months, we’ll be posting about items we find in these collections and telling you about upcoming events.  Watch this space for posts from our processing assistants as well as links to our Tumblr.  

Our eight processing assistants were hired in November 2014 and began processing in January.  Over the past two months they’ve processed over 300 linear feet of material at five institutions!  Below is a list of the collections that have been processed or are currently being processed at each institution.  Be on the lookout for finding aids, coming soon!


George Washington University

Walter Fauntroy Papers










So far we’ve processed over 150 boxes of the Walter Fauntroy Papers!




















Found in the Walter Fauntroy Papers, GWU



Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University

Arthur P. Davis Papers

Patricia Roberts Harris Papers

Wilhelmina Rolark Papers


Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Capitol Press Club Records

St. Elizabeth Hospital Burial Ledger

Sadgwar Family Papers

DC Statehood Party Records

Madeline Lindsey Green Family Research Papers

Westminster Neighborhood Association Records

Reverend Tecumseh Hampton Gaskins Papers


District of Columbia Archives

Marion Barry, Jr. Collection


Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, DC Public Library

Lawrence Guyot, Jr. Papers

Charlene Drew Jarvis Papers


In Summer 2015 we’ll start processing at the National Museum of American History.  Check back here, as well as at our Tumblr for great finds from the processing assistants!


Alex Krensky

Project Archivist

Gift Endows New Event Series on Environmental Issues

American University News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 00:00
Dean James Goldgeier announced that the School of International Service (SIS) has received a pledged gift of $100,000 to establish an annual lecture series highlighting critical environmental issues.
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SIS Hosts 16th Annual IMI Conference on Intercultural Relations

American University News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:00
The 16th Annual Intercultural Management Institute (IMI) Conference on Intercultural Relations was held at the School of International Service on March 12 and 13.
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Public Health Competition Presents Real-World Issues

American University News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:00
Winning team creates HOPE Project to help mental health crisis of Syrian Conflict.
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Food for Thought

American University News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:00
AU Students Researching Nutrition at DC Public Schools
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George Mason University - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 13:19

Mason Libraries join the Graduate and Professional Student Association and Graduate Student Life in celebrating Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week 2015!

Special thanks, recognition and shout-outs to the Mason Libraries’ current Graduate Research Assistants and Graduate Professional Assistants for their energy, efforts and enthusiasm!

  • Lindsey Bestebreurtje, Special Collections & Archives, Oral History Program Coordinator
  • Stephen DiOrio, Collection Development
  • Mika Endo, Gateway Library, Teaching & Learning Services
  • Nicole Gordon, Collection Development, University Libraries
  • Anup Kalburgi, Data Services
  • Lakishmi Mamidanna, Gateway Library, Teaching & Learning Services
  • Elizabeth Moore, Fenwick Research Services
  • Venkata Mukkavalli, Mercer Library
  • Maya Pham, Data Services
  • Anne Smith, Fenwick Gallery Assistant
  • Melanie Weyant, Arlington Campus Library
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Program Builds Bridges with Language

American University News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 00:00
AU’s Language Exchange Program fosters cross-cultural understanding, friendship.
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Librarian Profile: Jenise Overmier

American University News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 00:00
The sixth article in our series of librarian profiles focuses on Instruction Librarian Jenise Overmier. Her commitment to public service and education make her an enthusiastic instructor, well-equipped to handle a range of research questions.
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AU 2030: Elizabeth Suhay

American University News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00
SPA professor studies political psychology, public opinion, and how science gets politicized.
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2015 Communication Commencement Student Speakers Announced

American University News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00
Richard Fields and Mark Lieberman will share the stage with entrepreneur and philanthropist Sheila C. Johnson at the 2015 SOC commencement.
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Weekly Bulletin 3/25

American University News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:00
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#AUTakesNI: Scholars Program Students Study Civil Rights in Northern Ireland

American University News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:00
Students met with politicians, policymakers and activists to learn about Northern Ireland's notoriously segregated education system.
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Chris Edelson Awarded Outstanding Teaching in a Term Appointment

American University News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:00
School of Public Affairs faculty members are being celebrated with this year’s prestigious American University Faculty Awards.
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Book Notes: Honest Engine

American University News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 00:00
Associate Professor of Literature Kyle Dargan publishes new collection of poems.
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Princeton Review Ranks American University's New Game Design Program in Top 25

American University News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 00:00
“For a program that is less than one year old, this is a major recognition and an affirmation of what we are doing here,” says Game Lab director Lindsay Grace.
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AU Announces 2015 Commencement Speakers

American University News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 00:00
Honorees include renowned astronaut, BET founding partner, EY global chairman and CEO.
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Clocks and Clouds Provides a Showcase for Outstanding Undergraduate Research

American University News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 00:00
Launched in 2012, American University undergraduate research journal Clocks and Clouds is a publication dedicated to giving undergraduate students an opportunity to do more with their research.
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Interesting Find in the Collection: Puerto Rico: Tragedy in the Schools

The George Washington University - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 15:45

In 1978, the National Education Association sent a task force to Puerto Rico to investigate the state of the island's education system. One year later they published a book titled Puerto Rico: Tragedy in the Schools.

Remembering the Holocaust: A Story of Loss, Love and Survival

The George Washington University - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 12:07
March 23, 2015

Dr. Yehuda Nir and Dr. Bonnie Maslin Exhibit Hall
Gelman Library, 7th floor

5pm - Reception and Viewing of Exhibit 
6pm - Opening Ceremony

You are invited to the opening of an exhibit created by GW's class on “Holocaust Memory." This exhibit is based on the experiences of two extraordinary young Polish Jews, Norman and Amalie Petranker Salsitz, most of whose relatives were murdered in the Holocaust but who, by their courage and wits, survived, got married, came to America, raised a family and wrote a gripping memoir, Against All Odds.  The many photographs and documents they saved, and their utter devotion to memory, enabled them to amass and document a collection that is utterly unique and that forms the basis of this exhibition.  It tells their story as well as the story of a world that was and is no more.

The opening ceremony will be addressed by Esther Dezube, the daughter of the Salsitzes; Steven Lerman, the Provost of George Washington University; the students who created the exhibition; and the course’s instructor, Walter Reich, GW’s Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Professor, who is a former Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  These presentations will be followed by a general discussion.

This exhibit is made possible by a Faculty & Staff Innovation Grant from the Shenkman Career Services Fund.  

Fenwick Fellow Lecture April 8

George Mason University - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:55

Mark Koyama, assistant professor in the Economics Department and Mercatus Center Senior Scholar, will present the annual Fenwick Fellow Lecture on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 in 228 Gateway Library, Johnson Center at 2 p.m. Professor Koyama will present his findings on “The Birth of Religious Freedom: Liberalism, Rule of Law, and State Capacity, 1100–1800” which examined Western Europe as the birthplace of modern ideas of political freedom and religious toleration. His study uses a combination of new historical data and approaches from modern political economy. Professor Koyama’s research project was part of a larger endeavor, in collaboration with Professor Noel Johnson, Economics Department and Center for Study of Public Choice. They hope to publish the resulting monograph in 2016.

For more information about the Fenwick Fellow lecture and/or the fellowship program, please contact Debra Hogan, dhogan1, 7-3-993-2431.

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