Guide to the George Mason University Yearbook collection, 1965-2012

George Mason University Yearbook R0132


Published by George Mason University Libraries

Contact Information:

Fenwick Library (2FL)

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

USA

Phone: (703) 993-2220

Fax: (703) 993-8911

Email: speccoll@gmu.edu

URL: http://sca.gmu.edu

Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections & Archives
Creator George Mason University. Offices of University Life. Student Media.
Title George Mason University Yearbook collection
Date 1965-2012
Physical Characteristics 8.0 linear feet (17 boxes)
Abstract This collection contains George Mason University yearbooks from 1965 to 2012. Most of the volumes contain information about a single year at the GMU Fairfax campus. The date listed for the yearbooks is the date they were published following the spring semester but the yearbooks themselves document the previous fall semester.
Collection Number R0132
Language English

Historical Information

Since 1965, George Mason University students have produced a yearbook under various names, including the Advocate, By-George!, Senior Expressions, and GM View. The layouts varied considerably, although most included portraits of each class up until 1988. The following year, the print version of the yearbook was slimmed down and included portraits of only the senior class, and the students produced a video "yearbook" to accompany the print version. Though each year's video production was different from the others, they all maintained the same basic format: a length of about 30 minutes and coverage of university sports, greek life, and campus events such as Mason Day, Patriots' Day, International Week, and commencement.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains George Mason University yearbooks from 1965 to 2012. Most of the volumes contain information about a single year at the GMU Fairfax campus. The date listed for the yearbooks is the date they were published following the spring semester but the yearbooks themselves document the previous fall semester.

There are a couple of notable exceptions. One yearbook documents the GMU School of Law from 1981-1982, the first year of operations. The other exception is the two volume set for 1978-1979. One volume documents the 1978 fall semester and the other documents the 1979 spring semester.

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Arrangement

Organized into two series.

Series 1: Yearbooks, 1965-2012 (Boxes 1-13)
Series 2: GMView, 1990-2012 (Boxes 14-17)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no use restrictions.

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Related Material

Special Collections and Archives holds the George Mason University records.

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Index Terms

Corporate Names:

George Mason University--Students.

Subjects:

Universities and colleges--Students.

Geographical Names::

Fairfax County (Va.)

Document Types:

College yearbooks.

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Administrative Information

Alternate Format Available

The hardbound yearbooks are available in a digital format through the GMU Yearbook collection.

The video yearbooks are available in a digital format through the GM View collection.

Preferrred Citation

George Mason University Yearbook collection, Collection #R0002, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Recent donations come from the George Mason University Communications Department while earlier volumes appear to have been transferred from the library's general collection or donated by alumni.

Processing Information

Processed by Michelle Page in January 2013. EAD markup completed by Michelle Page and Greta Kuriger Suiter in September 2013.

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Contents List

Series 1: Yearbooks, 1965-2012 (13 boxes)
This series consists of hardbound yearbooks. They are arranged chronologically.
Box
1 The Advocate, 1965
2 copies
The Advocate, 1965
The Advocate, 1966
2 copies
The Advocate, 1966
The Advocate, 1967
2 copies
The Advocate, 1967
The Advocate, 1968
The Advocate, 1968
Box
2 The Advocate, 1968
The Advocate, 1968
The Advocate, 1969
2 copies
The Advocate, 1969
The Advocate, 1970
2 copies
The Advocate, 1970
The Advocate, Summer 1970
2 copies
The Advocate, Summer 1970
Box
3 The Advocate, 1971
2 copies
The Advocate, 1971
The Advocate, 1972
2 copies
The Advocate, 1972
The Advocate, 1973
2 copies
The Advocate, 1973
The Advocate, 1974
The Advocate, 1974
Box
4 The Advocate, 1974
The Advocate, 1975
2 copies
The Advocate, 1975
The Advocate, 1976
2 copies
The Advocate, 1976
Box
5 The Advocate, 1977
2 copies
The Advocate, 1977
The Advocate, 1978
2 copies
The Advocate, 1978
Box
6 Ourbook, Fall 1978
2 copies
Ourbook, Fall 1978
Ourbook, Spring 1979
There are 2 copies.
Ourbook, Spring 1979
Box
7 By-George!, 1980
2 copies
By-George!, 1980
By-George!, 1981
2 copies
By-George!, 1981
Box
8 The Advocate, 1982
2 copies
The Advocate, 1982
George Mason University School of Law, 1982
George Mason University School of Law, 1982
By-George!, 1983
2 copies
By-George!, 1983
Box
9 By-George!, 1984
2 copies
By-George!, 1984
By-George!, 1985
2 copies
By-George!, 1985
By-George!, 1986
By-George!, 1986
Box
10 By-George!, 1986
By-George!, 1987
2 copies
By-George!, 1987
By-George!, 1988
2 copies
By-George!, 1988
Box
11 By-George!, 1989
2 copies
By-George!, 1989
Senior Expressions, 1990
2 copies
Senior Expressions, 1990
Senior Expressions, 1991
2 copies
Senior Expressions, 1991
Senior Expressions, 1992
2 copies
Senior Expressions, 1992
Senior Expressions, 1993
2 copies
Senior Expressions, 1993
Senior Memories, 1995
2 copies
Senior Memories, 1995
GM View, 1996
2 copies
GM View, 1996
GM View, 1997
2 copies
GM View, 1997
Box
12 GM View, 1998
GM View, 1998
GM View, 2001
2 copies
GM View, 2001
Senior Expressions, 1999
2 copies
Senior Expressions, 1999
Senior Expressions, 2000
2 copies
Senior Expressions, 2000
Senior Expressions, 2002
2 copies
Senior Expressions, 2002
Senior Expressions, 2003
2 copies
Senior Expressions, 2003
GM View, 2004
2 copies
GM View, 2004
GM View, 2005
2 copies
GM View, 2005
GM View, 2006
2 copies
GM View, 2006
Box
13 GM View, 2007
2 copies
GM View, 2007
GM View, 2008
2 copies
GM View, 2008
GM View, 2009
GM View, 2009
GM View, 2010
GM View, 2010
GM View, 2011
GM View, 2011
GM View, 2012
Series 2: GMView, 1990-2012 (4 boxes)
This series consists of VHS tapes, DVD's, and compact discs of GMView, George Mason University's video yearbook. The series is arranged chronologically.
Box
14 GMView, 1990
2 copies, VHS
GMView, 1990
GMView, 1991
3 copies, VHS
GMView, 1991
GMView, 1992
2 VHS tapes, 2 CDs
GMView, 1992
GMView, 1993
2 copies, VHS
GMView, 1993
GMView, 1994
1 copy, VHS
GMView, 1994
Box
15 GMView, 1994
1 copy, VHS
GMView, 1995
2 copies, VHS
GMView, 1995
GMView, 1996
2 copies, VHS
GMView, 1996
GMView, 1997
3 copies, VHS
GMView, 1997
GMView, 1998-1999
1 copy, VHS
GMView, 1998-1999
Box
16 GMView, 1998-1999
2 copies, VHS
GMView, 1999-2000
GMView, 1999-2000
GM View, 2000-2001
GMView, 2000-2001
GMView, 2001-2002
1 copy, VHS
GMView, 2001-2002
GMView, 2002-2003
2 copies, VHS
GMView, 2002-2003
Box
17 GMView, 2003-2004
2 copies, VHS
GMView, 2003-2004
GMView, 2004-2005
2 copies, DVD
GMView, 2004-2005
GMView, 2005-2006
2 copies, DVD
GMView, 2005-2006
GMView, 2006-2007
1 copy, DVD
GMView, 2006-2007
GMView, 2007-2008
2 copies, DVD
GMView, 2007-2008
GMView, 2008-2009
1 copy, DVD
GMView, 2008-2009
GMView, 2009-2010
1 copy, DVD
GMView, 2009-2010
GMView, 2010-2011
1 copy, DVD
GMView, 2010-2011
GMView, 2011-2012
1 copy, DVD
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