Monthly Archives: April 2012

Part of Our Classroom Re-creation

After a semester of work, we recreated a typical class in the 1950s era including clothing and appropriate discussion of viewpoints for the time. This clip is one excerpt of that class, a re-creation of what we imagine a debate … Continue reading

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Follow-up

Last night I sent my interviewees the website for our group. Here is the response I received from Ms. Stone, class of 1952: “After we had our conversation, I recalled two very personal memories of my time at MWC, which I would like to share with you.  It seems I waited until my freshman year […] Continue reading

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Images from the Re-Creation

Pictures now, video may follow.

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Character for the reenactment

My name is Betty Jo Braithwaite (an actual student’s name from the 1952 yearbook). I am a student from Salem, Virginia. I grew up on a farm and am the first in my family to attend college. While at Mary Washington College, I want to learn how to be a lady and (hopefully!) earn my […] Continue reading

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1950s Persona

1950s Bio. My name is Anne Kilmartin. I am the oldest of five children. I come from a primarily Irish, Roman Catholic family. My mother pushed me to go to MaryWashingtonCollege, because she had been unable to attend a school herself. I am currently a junior history major and hope to get a teaching job […] Continue reading

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An Outline for Re-Creating a 1952 History Class

Based on the work the groups have done, this is our schedule for the class. Schedule/tasks for HIST 328 Re-creation class Set in 1952 Professor Almont Darter-Quinzel HIST 381 – Current Affairs 12:25 – Arrive early, if possible to get … Continue reading

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US Women's History 2012-04-12 12:43:29

May Day (4) – Leanna Devil Goat Day (4) – Grace Fliers (19) – Claire Dates/Social Life (3) – Claire Dances, Theater, Etc. Classes/Professor Gossip (3) – Brent Who’s cute, who’s a good professor Academic (2) – Brent Which classes are interesting, which you don’t like, notable faculty Summer plans (1) – Leanna Graduation plans (2) – Kendall   We […] Continue reading

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My Character

My name is Melba Bone and I am from the mountains of West Virginia. My parents saved up their money for me to be able to go to college and get away from the lifestyle that I come from. My boyfriend, who I was planning … Continue reading Continue reading

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My Character

My name is Melba Bone and I am from the mountains of West Virginia. My parents saved up their money for me to be able to go to college and get away from the lifestyle that I come from. My boyfriend, who I was planning … Continue reading Continue reading

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1950s Mini-Biography

Hello, my name is Dorothy Booth and I am from Richmond, Virginia. I am a senior Psychology major and a council member of the Recreation Association. My older brother was a soldier in World War II and I decided to come to MWC when he decided to go because his G.I. Bill. I am trying […] Continue reading

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