The Gunston Hall Library & Archives offers a variety of internships and volunteer opportunities to work with the modern reference collection, the rare books, and the archival collection. The internships listed below highlight ongoing projects at the library and are just a few of the options available. If you would like more information on how to do an internship or would like to know more about volunteering in the library, please email email@example.com or call 703-550-9220. Volunteer/Intern Application
The Gunston Hall archives are comprised of several different collections that document the history of the Mason Family or Gunston Hall. Some highlights of the collection include: the documents and personal papers of George Mason and other family members; the research papers of authors who have written about George Mason; and the research papers from restoration projects conducted at Gunston Hall. Several collections in the archives are in need of additional processing. Opportunities include: arrangement, description, storage, preservation assessments, and writing finding aids.
The collection of rare books at Gunston Hall is comprised of more than 1,230 titles, with strengths in law, cookery, history, gardening, literature, and architecture of the18th century. Aspects of the collection are in need of cataloging and preliminary preservation measures.