Monthly Archives: February 2012

Research Post #4

There were several familiar names listed in the faculty section of the MWC catalogs.  The President was Morgan Lafayette Combs, the Dean of College was Edward Alvey, Jr., and the Dean of Women was Mrs. Charles Lake Bushnell.  Today, all three of these people have halls named after them. On a different note, there was […] Continue reading

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Update on Interview

Mrs. Wilkerson has received the questions and is still working on them. While they are not ready to post yet, they will definitely be up by the time our group website comes around. It’s unfortunate that they are not completed yet, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Research Log #4

“Alumni Association Scrapbook Cover.” University of Mary Washington Special Collections Library. (accessed February 15, 2012). I was hoping to find more information this week from the final two scrapbooks I needed to look through in the Special Collections library but unfortunately neither of them came even close to the amount I found in Mary Louise […] Continue reading

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The Extended Classroom

While students (in any era) mainly seek education confined to a classroom setting opportunities arise on campus to aid them in furthering their education or to allow them to apply the knowledge they have gained thus far. Such opportunities existed in the 1930′s. One such opportunity arose on January 11, 1932. The Bullet reported this […] Continue reading

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Taking a Final Look

I want to present something a little different that I ran across on my last browsing of the yearbooks. This was just too charming and too interesting to disregard. Continue reading

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Research Log 4

This past week I had the opportunity to examine the Historic Preservation files. Almost all of the information was about when the buildings were built and their materials. The only structure I could find built in the 1940s was Trinkle. It was named after Governor E. Lee. Trinkle and it was built in 1940. It […] Continue reading

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Post #4: Wrapping up my research

After hearing that it was a good idea to broaden our research to aspects of MWC other than the classroom experience, this past week I got to working on finding photos that demonstrated the atmosphere at Mary Washington. I was able to find a few more classroom experience photos, but they were once again Home […] Continue reading

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Research Log 4

  Primarily, I have been sifting through my huge folder of printouts this week and categorizing them for use on the site. This also includes preparing to digitize some of the many illustrations and photos found in the Bullet and touching them up. I’ve also printed out a handful of advertisements, which can make the […] Continue reading

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Fourth research log

Rita Morgan Stone ’52, describes herself as “very much an admirer of Mary Washington” Interviewer: What was the general atmosphere at MWC during your time here? Rita Stone: “It was very positive atmosphere, it was good. It was not too different than what it is now. We certainly had much stricter regulations than you do now. There […] Continue reading

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Post #4: Curriculum Committee

Having examined the course catalogs pretty thoroughly, I moved on this week to look through the files of the Curriculum Committee. When I first got a look at the box, it appeared an overwhelming task; it’s a huge box and packed with files. It would take a whole semester’s worth of work to comb through […] Continue reading

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