Author Archives: Claire Brooks

About Claire Brooks

I'm Claire, I'm a History major. I'm on the UMW Women's basketball team.

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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Class Recreation

Well first off, I thought the group that did the 1950s did an absolutely amazing job on their blog website, so props to them, they really deserved it! Now we get to recreate their decade which should be REALLY fun! As far as actually pulling it off though I have a few thoughts. I think […] Continue reading

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Completed Project!

Our group has completed our research and website on the Mary Washington College student experience in the 1930s! Check it out! http://mwc1930s.umwblogs.org/ 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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Research Log #3

“Mary Louise Carter’s Opening Page.” University of Mary Washington Special Collections Library. (accessed February 10, 2012). This week I went back to Special Collections to look at Mary Louise Carter’s scrapbook another time. She refers to the school as “Fredericksburg State Teacher College.” She attended from September 1931 to June 1935. It was so interesting […] Continue reading

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Group Meeting in Class

When our group met in class the other day we decided on a few things for our 1930s website. First, we decided that the address to it would be mwc1930s.umwblogs.org and we chose a preliminary theme and decided that the first page would serve as our introduction. We also decided the different pages that we […] Continue reading

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Discussion 2/9/12

I thought one of the most interesting readings we had this week was Linda Gordon’s “Black and White Visions of Welfare.” It was really interesting to see the differences between race and gender activism for welfare. The focuses for both races of women were very different. While white women focused more cash relief and anti-child […] Continue reading

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Research Log #2

This week I was able to get into the Special Collections room at the library and actually found some pretty interesting stuff. I was able to find more pictures on the computer that had been digitized but were not yet uploaded to the Digital Archives. There were a lot of Class reunion photos this time […] Continue reading

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Research Log #1

I have taken on the responsibilities of looking at the photographs and scrapbooks throughout the 1930s. This week I decided to go through the Digital Archives that the Special Collections Department of the library have posted online. To be completely honest, there weren’t many photos posted for our decade, especially with the lack of pictures […] Continue reading

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Research Log #1

I have taken on the responsibilities of looking at the photographs and scrapbooks throughout the 1930s. This week I decided to go through the Digital Archives that the Special Collections Department of the library have posted online. To be completely honest, there weren’t many photos posted for our decade, especially with the lack of pictures […] Continue reading

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