Monthly Archives: January 2012

Research Log 1

For my portion of our group project on UMW in the 1950s, I am going to be working mostly with the alumni magazine (the Mary Washington College Alumnae News) and “faculty files.” As of now, I am planning on working more with Alumnae News than I am with faculty files, although as the semester progresses […] Continue reading

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Research Plan

I am handling most of the alumni portion of our project. I will be interviewing alumni as well and looking through the alumni magazines. For the interviews, I do not yet have people to interview as I am waiting for a response on who to contact that went to school here in the 1960’s. I […] Continue reading

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Research Post One

I have been assigned to research what the classroom was like during the 1940′s at Mary Washington College. In order to fully examine this decade my group has split our responsibilities concerning the project. I will be tasked with researching the Bullet from 1945 to 1949. I’ll also be helping a teammate, John, go through […] Continue reading

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Research Log #1

I am currently charged with the monumental task of compiling research on the University of Mary Washington during the 1940s. I am sharing the task of perusing photographs and compiling information from interviews with others in my group; On top of that I am also going over University of Mary Washington: A Centennial History, 1908-2008. […] Continue reading

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Sources

Photos, yearbooks, and scrapbooks are filled with memories for those who lived those moments in time. For outsiders like us, however, we can only observe and examine, hoping for clues to this past. Continue reading

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Research Log 1: Rules, Regulations, and Contradictions

My task was to go through the student handbooks and course catalogues or “bulletins” of the 1930’s. Although I only got through a few of them I learned a lot about student life and my strategy is to try to … Continue reading Continue reading

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My first research post

In my research group, I am responsible for the issues of the Bullet written during the 1950s. I began by looking at the citations available in Special Collections. I looked for articles labeled by sections that I felt would be relevant to my research. The categories I looked at included, Curriculum, Departments, specifically the History […] Continue reading

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Comparison to UVa’s student handbook, 1951-1952

I asked a friend at the University of Virginia to track down some of their student handbooks from the same time period to see how it differed. At the time, women were able to attend UVa, but only for education and nursing degrees. MWC was the sister school for all other subjects. I told her […] Continue reading

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First Research Blog

For my research concerning the decade of the 1930s I have chosen to do the faculty/alumni interviews as well as study a portion of the Bullet.  The interviews of alumni and faculty will be difficult because the decade we are … Continue reading Continue reading

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First Research Blog

For my research concerning the decade of the 1930s I have chosen to do the faculty/alumni interviews as well as study a portion of the Bullet.  The interviews of alumni and faculty will be difficult because the decade we are … Continue reading Continue reading

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