Special Collections Research Center

SCRC Staff Directory

Lynn Eaton, Director

703.993.2221, leaton4@gmu.edu

B.A. in English from James Madison University
M.A. in College Student Personnel Services from Miami University
MLS from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lynn's research and work interests include digital collections, digital humanities, community archives, outreach, and leadership.

Liz Beckman, Manuscripts and Archives Librarian

703.993.5282, ebeckman@gmu.edu

B.A. in History from Kenyon College
MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh

Liz began working in Special Collections at George Mason as the Processing Coordinator in late 2014. She has been the Manuscripts and Archives Librarian since 2016 and leads the team that accessions, arranges, and describes SCRC's collections of unpublished material. Her academic interests and hobbies include the history of Britain and India, classics, Anglican choral music, opera, and running.

Rebecca Thayer, Project Archivist - James M. Buchanan Papers

703.993.6621, rthayer@gmu.edu

B.A. in Chinese with a minor in history and computer science from St. Mary’s College of Maryland
MLS from the University of Maryland, College Park

Rebecca started working at SCRC in 2021. She previously worked at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Her academic interests include Chinese language and LGBTQ history.

Amanda Brent, Processing Coordinator

703.993.3559, abrent3@gmu.edu

B.A. in English with a focus on British and American Literature from Southern Oregon University
MLS with a specialization in Archives and Digital Curation from the University of Maryland, College Park

Amanda's academic interests include the performing arts, particularly musical theatre of the 20th century, literature, film and pop culture studies, and fashion history.

Kelsey Kim, C-SPAN Digital Project Archivist

703.993.4084, kkim48@gmu.edu

B.A. in History with a minor in Art History and Curatorial Studies from Brigham Young University
M.A. in History of Decorative Arts at George Mason University. 

Kelsey worked at the National Archives and Records Administration in various capacities for two and a half years, then became the Digital Archivist at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, before starting at George Mason University in October 2018.  Her specialty is archival digitization, and her academic interests include material culture and American religious history.

Brittney Falter, Research Services Coordinator

703.993.2058, bfalter@gmu.edu

B.A. in History from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a specialization in Medieval and Early Modern Studies
M.A. in History from George Mason University with a certificate in Digital Humanities.

Brittney began working at SCRC while in the graduate program in history and fell in love with archives. Since then, she has worked with processing collections before moving to her current position, helping students, faculty, and community members access our collections. Her interests and hobbies include social history, nutrition and learning new things.

Samara Carter, University Records Officer

703.993.2201, scarte25@gmu.edu

B.A. in Theater Production and Journalism from Earlham College
MLIS in Archiving and Records Management from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Samara was the first records management intern at the National Archives and Records Administration and is completing further records management certification from the Institute of Certified Records Managers.

Megan Moon, Records Management Analyst Specialist

703.993.5273, mmoon7@gmu.edu

B.A. Anthropology (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa)
B.A. History (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa)
Certificate in FOIA & Records Management (Northern Virginia Community College)

Megan comes from a federal and local government library and records management settings.

Bob Vay, Technology and Exhibitions Archivist

703.993.9513, rvay@gmu.edu

B.A. and M.A. in History from George Mason University
Certified Archivist (CA)

Bob has been at Mason for nearly thirty-five years, both as a student and an employee. His main passion at work is to research and write about the history of the university, and is known to some as Mason’s unofficial university historian.

Lillian Poole, Oral History Program Coordinator (GRA)

703.993.9796, ohp@gmu.edu

B.A. in History, and Graduate student in History at George Mason University

Lillian is a first year GMU graduate student. Her passion in history focuses on hearing the voices of the members of the GMU community.