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While there are many chronicles of the history of higher education in the United States, there are fewer resources focused on teaching and learning this history and engaging with primary sources and historical thinking to explore the complexities and many voices of the past. This open educational resource (OER) aims provides access to primary sources, including an archive of digital resources at individual institutions, as well as secondary sources.

A Black female student smiles at the camera in graduation attire, with her family grouped and smiling to her right.
“December Graduation” in The Advocate, George Mason University Archives (1973)
A car bumper with a George Mason University Student sticker and a bumper sticker which reads, "If you don't like the police, next time you need help call a Hippie!"
Photo from The Advocate, GMU Yearbook (1973)
A young red-leafed tree with sunlight filtering through the leaves stands before a white and brick building with large glass windows. Three people talk near the building in bell-bottomed pants.
Photo from The Advocate, George Mason University Yearbook (1973).