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My Character for the 1950s recreation

I chose to come to Mary Washington because my father, who is in the Navy, is stationed in DC and I wanted to be close to home. I am currently sophomore at MWC and will be majoring in History. I would love to become a teacher one day as well. I’m very involved on campus, but […] Continue reading

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How to Recreate the ’50s

What class/discipline should we re-create? Since this is a history class, I think recreating a history class would be a good idea. Not only would it keep our class more interested in general, but it would also allow us to actually have a class that we could actively participate in. Apart from this, having a […] Continue reading

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Completed Group Site!

Well, after over half a semester, all our research has been compiled and our group site is complete! We organized our research into four sections, Classroom Experience, Campus Life, Courses and Majors, and World War II. While the main focus of the project is Classroom Experience, the other three categories had such a profound impact […] 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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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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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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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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Preview to an Interview with a MWC Graduate

Happy Valentines Day! This week I was privileged enough to have the opportunity to ask Dr. Vivian Wilkerson, a graduate of Mary Washington College in the 1940s, a few questions, pertaining to life at MWC during her time there. This interview will certainly be one of the most important parts of this project and I […] Continue reading

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What Our Group Site Will Look Like

After talking with our full group on Thursday, we came up with some pretty good ideas on how to create our group website. We will have several different “pages,” each dedicated to a different area of our studies. One will be on the classroom experience, one will focus on the effect of WWII in the […] Continue reading

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Unequal Sisters- Class Readings for 2/9/2012

One of the readings we were assigned in class this week was “Black and White Visions of Welfare” written by Linda Gordon. This reading focused on the differences seen between black and white women’s ideas on welfare. One of the quotes that struck me most in this reading was in relation to the separation of black […] Continue reading

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