Monthly Archives: February 2012

Further instructions on group sites

1) Building on the research done by each of the group members, each group will construct a site for their decade in UMWBlogs.  The design, format, and presentation of these sites will be determined by the group, with a broad … Continue reading

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Pictures Found in the Bullet

Picture One: An examination schedule from 1948 Picture Two: A layout of Mary Washington College’s Campus from 1946 Picture Three: A student drawn and inspired map out the campus from 1947 Continue reading

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Research Post 4

After three weeks of skimming the Bullet and printing out various articles of interest I finally had the time to sit down and finish my research. What surprised me the most about the Bullet from 1945 to 1949 is how much social social aspects were covered compared to class room interactions. Indeed, one of the […] Continue reading

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Research Log 4: Clubs and Curriculums

The focus of this post is split between the different curriculums and clubs of the 1930’s. What I hope to contribute to the project is a general overview of the social and academic expectations of the women of that time … Continue reading Continue reading

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Interview with Dr. Vivian Wilkerson

Basic Questions: What year did you graduate from Mary Washington College?  1946 What was your major? Science and Commerce Why did you decide to attend MWC? I lived in Richmond and my father worked for the railroad, so I had free transportation.  It was during WW2 so gas was scarse and money too! Pertaining to […] Continue reading

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Research Log – the questions

I contacted the ladies who went to school here in the 60′s and was contacted back by all four of them. One of them , Mrs. Mann, also said that she is in contact with many if her classmates and so she is going to be forwarding my questions to them. Hopefully I will end up […] Continue reading

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Bullet Points: 1945

This week I had the opportunity to look at articles from The Bullet, published in 1945. Perhaps the most difficult part of looking through The Bullets is finding information that is relevant to describing the classroom experience in the 1940s. After combing through all of newspapers from 1945, I came across two articles that described […] Continue reading

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Research Log 4

The bonds forged at Mary Washington were without a doubt strong ones, as the alumni newsletters reflect. Class agents from certain classes wrote updates for each newsletter, referring to their fellow graduates as “girls” and “our gals.”[1. Alumnae Newsletter of Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia, Fall 1956, at the Internet Archive, http://archive.org […] Continue reading

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My Fourth Research Post

At this point in my research, I have finished going through the articles in TheBullet from the years 1950 to 1957, and will soon be done with the remainder. I have printed a number of articles that relate to changes in courses offered to students, changes in departments, and additions or losses of professors. TheBullet […] Continue reading

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A Very Interesting Find

Looking through the Bullet has been one of the most fascinating parts of this project. In my group, I was assigned to look at the Bullets from 1945.  However looking through the old papers of MWC students past was so interesting, that I took advantage of this opportunity and looked into some of the older […] Continue reading

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