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Gelman & Eckles Closed for Independence Day

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Gelman and Eckles Closed July 3 & 4Gelman and Eckles Libraries will be closed on Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4 to celebrate the Independence Day holiday.

Gelman will reopen at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5. Eckles will reopen at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5.

Documents Tell the Story of Enslaved People at the Columbian College

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The year was 1847 and slavery was legal in the District of Columbia, although it was the site of significant anti-slavery activism. Two enslaved men, known only as Abram and John, were owned by Capt. Haynes of Virginia and brought to Columbian College to assist him in his work as the college's steward. Columbian College student Henry J.

Opening Celebration of the Corcoran Archives

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Opening Celebration for the Corcoran ArchivesWednesday, June 15
5 - 6:30pm
Special Collections Reading Room (704)

Corcoran Archives Documenting Nearly 150 Years of DC Cultural Institution Come to the GW Libraries

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Nearly a decade has passed since the archives of the Corcoran Gallery and the Corcoran College of Art and Design—now the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design—were accessible to researchers. In June, nearly 2,000 boxes of historical documents and hundreds of thousands of architectural drawings, exhibition posters, photographs and oversized ledgers were donated to the George Washington University from the Corcoran board of trustees.

Welcome to the Libraries #GWClassof2020

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Welcome Class of 2020We are excited to welcome the #GWClassof2020 to the university and to the libraries by hosting several activities for Colonial Inauguration (CI) throughout the month of June.  

Expect increased noise and visitors on the entrance floor from 11 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. during an open house on the following dates:
Wednesday, June 22 • Tuesday, June 28

Notice of Increased Noise & Minor Disruption in June

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Gelman Library will help to welcome the Class of 2020 by hosting several activities for Colonial Inauguration (CI) throughout the month of June.  

Expect increased noise and visitors on the entrance floor from 11 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. on the following dates:
Thursday, June 9 • Thursday, June 16 • Wednesday, June 22 • Tuesday, June 28

Expect increased noise and visitors on the entrance floor from 3:30 – 5 p.m. on the following dates:
Friday, June 10 • Friday, June 17 • Thursday, June 23 • Wednesday, June 29

Gelman & Eckles Closed for Memorial Day

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Memorial Day

Gelman and Eckles will be closed Sunday, May 29, and Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

Gelman will close at 6 pm on Saturday, May 28 and reopen at 7am on Tuesday, May 31.

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