About Us

This website is the result of work by a team of researchers at George Mason University. Funded with a Fenwick Fellowship through Mason Libraries, the team worked with Library personnel to port existing item descriptions into this online database. The team then worked to verify existing item descriptions, add relevant subject headings, and create new metadata including spatial coverage and mapping. 


Samuel Clowes Huneke  is a historian of modern Europe and an assistant professor of history at George Mason University. His research focuses on the social and political history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Germany, including the history of gender and sexuality, legal history, and the history of democracy. 

Julius Kayser is a graduate student of history at George Mason, with two bachelors in history and German language studies from Virginia Wesleyan College. Their biggest passion outside of academia is photography, and have enjoyed observing the photography of East Germany within the poster project.

Brenna Reilley is  an undergraduate student at George Mason University studying History and Nonprofit Studies. Her work includes social and cultural history projects, such as Women Tavern Keepers, Medical History in the Americas, and East German Cinema.