Help stock the Mason Pop-Up Pantry! Gateway Library is sponsoring a donation drive from November 28 through December 2. Drop off your pantry donations at either Gateway Library or Fenwick Library service desks. You will receive a chance to win raffle prizes! (One chance per each item donated).
What does the Pantry need?
- Granola Bars
- Rice, Pasta
- Chips, Drinks, Soy Milk
- Crackers & Cereal
- Toiletries, Cleaning Supplies, Detergent, Dish Soap
- Pens, Pencils, Paper Clips
- Canned Fruit & Meat
- Paper Towels
- Tofu, Organic Items
- Pasta Sauce
- Bottled Water
- Kleenex (Boxes)
For more information, please contact Allison O’Connor, Gateway Library, aoconnor @ gmu.edu
Are you researching the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election cycle? GW student and researchers can access 279 million tweets from candidates, parties, conventions, and debates. Take a look at the 3.6 million tweets collected from election day/night. Social Feed Manager (SFM) was developed by GW Libraries to support campus research about social media including Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, and Sina Weibo.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started with Social Feed Manager or to schedule a research consultation.
Social Feed Manager is hosted and run by GW Libraries and harvests data and websites from free public sources provided by the platforms. You can receive data in several formats, including CSV, Excel, and JSON. latforms.is hosted and run by GW Libraries and harvests data and websites from free public sources provided by the platforms. We collect social media data for research, archiving, and academic purposes.
Recently published research using data from SFM:
- Danny Hayes and Jennifer Lawless, Women on the Run: Gender, Media, and Political Campaigns in a Polarized Era.
- Caitlin Roper, Targeting Persuadable Voters Through Social Media: The Use of Twitter in The 2015 UK General Election.
- Bailey Mohr, Campaign Messaging & Engagement on Twitter in the 2014 U.S. Senate Elections, supported by the Manheim-Sterling Undergraduate Research Prize.
As finals approach, get help with producing your research projects. Scholarly Productions @ The Research Commons (SP@RC) is a new service unit, combining various campus offices to support student scholarship. Located in 2100 Fenwick Library, SP@RC offers drop-in help with writing, creating and producing research papers; documents; posters; presentations; bibliographies – and more! Drop in to use InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop or visit library.gmu.edu/sparc to schedule an appointment with SP@RC staff, book time on a computer, and see what workshops are coming up.
The Office of the President records (RG0002) is undergoing a re-organization beginning November 4 and continuing for 4-6 weeks. During this time it is completely closed to researchers. We look forward to providing you with improved access to this collection in December, 2016. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center with any questions.
The Office of the President records, series 4, contains correspondence, reports, and other amazing documents. These materials range from GW’s 2nd president, Stephen Chapin (1828-1841), to GW’s 19th president, Stephen J. Trachtenberg (1988-2007), and all who served in between. The records reflect some of the most significant events in GW’s history, including the development of the University, the accreditation of various schools and programs, integration, prizes awarded, speeches and inaugural materials, and the minutes of different schools such as Columbian College, the Law School and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Browse the online finding aid for more information: /ead/rg0002.xml#ref1109
Want to learn more about Big Data? Join Mason Libraries and Mason academic units as well as area businesses and government agencies for GIS Day@Mason, November 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Center for the Arts, Fairfax Campus.
Explore the life and times of struggle, conflict and change in North America, through first-person documentation from those who lived and made history in the 19th and 20th centuries. Use your Mason NetID to examine diaries, letters, books and records of those who shaped history – they’re just a click away. Step back in time using these searchable archives to expolre a wide range of issues from immigration, African American studies, elections, labor, history, political science, social behavior, women’s studies and more.
American Indian Movement and Native American Radicalism
American Indian Movement (AIM) database documents a time of continuing social change and protest (1968-1979). The radical approach AIM adopted was based on its leaders’ perceptions that early Indian advocacy had failed to achieve any tangible results through lobbying activities with Congress and state legislatures. The digitized FBI library files document the evolution of the organization’s social protest as well as the development of Native American radicalism.
ProQuest History Vault: Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle
Primary source accounts provide insight into the 20th century Black freedom struggle. Highlighted collections of organizational records and leaders’ personal papers include the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, and Claude A. Barnett’s Associated Negro Press. Federal government documents record the political movement, the push for civil rights legislation, and the interaction between African Americans and the federal government in the 20th century.
Women & Social Movements in the U.S.
The history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000 is chronicled by the works of 2,600 primary authors. Additionally, the database contains scholarly essays from leading contemporary historians which illuminate key historical issues and provide entry points for accessing digitized materials such as books, films, web site reviews, news from the archives as well as teaching tools for women’s studies and women’s history. The collection continues to grow with two new issues of peer-reviewed work released annually.
For more information and resources on these topics, search the subject guides, Mason Libraries’ database list or contact George Oberle, History Librarian or Mary Oberlies, Conflict and Peace Studies Librarian.
Please join us for a screening with local roots: City of Trees. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the documentary makers Lance Kramer, Brandon Kramer, and Professor Rutledge Dennis. Mason students, faculty, and staff are all invited to attend.
City of Trees (2015) follows the nonprofit Washington Parks & People, which tries to reduce poverty and violence in Washington, D.C. neighborhoods by improving parks. At the height of the recession, the organization received a stimulus grant to create a “green” job-training program in the hardest hit communities in D.C. This film shows what happens during the two years that the organization had to help unemployed people find jobs and improve parks in their neighborhoods.
This event is presented by Film and Media Studies, Film and Video Studies, Mason Reads, University Libraries, Honors College, Off Campus Student Programs and Services, Center for Climate Change Communication, African and African American Studies, English Department, BSA, DKA, and University Life.