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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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Thoughts on the Classroom Recreation

I think it would be interesting to recreate a class that we no longer have here at Mary Washington and was popular during that decade, such as home economics. This would be hard to do because it is not something … Continue reading Continue reading

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Official Blog

The complete blog is up! Here is the site link: http://mwc1930s.umwblogs.org/ Enjoy! Continue reading

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Research Log #4: Dr. Combs

This week, I will focus my blog on the files for Dr. Combs, the president of the school during the 1930′s. Dr. Combs was an extremely influential figure to the history of our school. He created many of the things that … Continue reading Continue reading

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Research Log # 3: Faculty Files

This past week I have focused my research on the files of a number of faculty members teaching at the school in the 1930s. These files are extremely interesting and contain so many things from these people’s careers. What I have found is that … Continue reading Continue reading

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Group Meeting

Our group meeting on Thursday was very successful in determining what we would like our blog to look like and contain. We also discussed how our research was going so far which we learned from each other that it is … Continue reading Continue reading

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Thoughts on Thursday’s Readings

I found the first article that we were supposed to read by Linda Gordon entitled “Black and White Visions of Welfare” extremely interesting. With the discussions in the class, I have been really interested in the roles that black women were playing … Continue reading Continue reading

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Research Log #2: The Syllabus

This week I focused my research on the different syllabi found in the department files in Special Collections. Like I stated in my last blog post, there is not an abundant amount of information because these files are so old. … Continue reading Continue reading

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Research Post #1

For my decade, the 1930s, I have chosen to research the department and faculty files. This is one of the most important resources that we have when trying to understand what the classroom would have been like here at Mary … Continue reading Continue reading

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