Guide to the Jack Censer collection, 1980s-2012

Jack Censer C0241


Published by George Mason University Libraries

Contact Information:

Fenwick Library (2FL)

George Mason University

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USA

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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections & Archives
Creator Censer, Jack Richard
Title Jack Censer collection
Date 1980s-2012
Physical Characteristics 10.0 linear feet (12 boxes)
Abstract This collection consists of two sets of papers: one that documents Censer’s work as a historian and another that documents his role as Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The research files include his work on French history as well as his research on the D.C. Sniper and the media in 2002.
Collection Number C0241
Language English

Biographical Information

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Jack Censer became the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at George Mason University in 2006. He earned his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University. After three years at the College of Charleston, Censer came to George Mason in 1977. Beginning as an assistant professor, he was promoted to full professor in 1987. He served as the Chair of the Department of History & Art History from 1995-2006. He has given numerous guest lectures and regularly presents his work at national conferences. He has held visiting professor appointments at Cornell University and the University of Maryland.

Censer’s research has examined the French Revolution, intellectual history, and the press. Previous publications include: Exploring the French Revolution; Visions and Revisions in Eighteenth-Century France; The French Press in the Age of Enlightenment; and The French Revolution and Intellectual History. Censer’s latest work, On the Trail of the DC Sniper: Fear and the Media, was published in March 2010 by the University of Virginia Press.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of two sets of papers: one that documents Censer’s work as a historian and another that documents his role as Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The research files include his work on French history as well as his research on the D.C. Sniper and the media in 2002.

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Arrangement

Organized by subject and type of material.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is unprocessed and access is limited.

Use Restrictions

This collection is unprocessed and use is limited.

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Related Material

Special Collections and Archives also holds the papers of other George Mason University professors as well as collections on the French Revolution and other periods of French history.

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Index Terms

Person

Censer, Jack Richard

Corporate Names:

George Mason University.

Subjects:

Criminal snipers--Washington Metropolitan Area.

Geographical Names:

France--History--Revolution, 1789-1799.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jack Censer collection, #C0241, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Jack Censer in 2013.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed.

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