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Character Bio

Hello, my name is Simon Riley and I am a Junior here at Mary Washington. I am here on the GI Bill after serving for a little over 2 years in the 2nd Battalion 28th Marines. I am getting an education so that I can pursue a lifelong dream of going to Law School and […] Continue reading

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Suggestion For 1950s

There seem to be a lot of ideas floating around on all of the research blogs, the only thing I can think to add is that we should definitely use University of Mary Washington: A Centennial History 1908-2008.  The book touches on every aspect of campus life, including classes. I think it would be a […] Continue reading

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Research Log #4

Needless to say, life at Mary Washington College during the 1940s was turned upside down by a mix of war and administrative merger with the University of Virginia. Everything that could go wrong seemed to go wrong during the 1940s, even mother nature took a shot at the College and Fredericksburg. In 1942 the Fredericksburg […] Continue reading

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Research Log #3

Out of the many developments at Mary Washington College that occurred in the 1940s the one that had the largest impact was when Mary Washington College underwent an administrative merger with the University of Virginia. The amount of prestige behind the University of Virginia catapulted Mary Washington College into the top tiers among women’s colleges […] Continue reading

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Notes from Thursday Meeting

Title: Books, Bonds, Babes Goals: Overall and most importantly we are going to make the website as astatically pleasing. My classmates created some clever ways of using the photos. They decided we would build slide shows that would display classroom life, wartime efforts on campus, and side by side photos as well. We are planning […] Continue reading

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Reading Assignment

One of the things that stuck with me most through the entire reading is just how much our current social/welfare programs are reflected in the programs offered by the settlement houses, such as Hull House. The number of programs offered by the Hull House is rather staggering. The programs ranged from day care, to health […] Continue reading

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Research Log #2

Over the past week I have been researching the 1940s at Mary Washington College and it is astonishing just how quickly the College changed in the first couple years of the decade. The obvious reason for the changes that took place at Mary Washington College was the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, […] Continue reading

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Research Log #1

I am currently charged with the monumental task of compiling research on the University of Mary Washington during the 1940s. I am sharing the task of perusing photographs and compiling information from interviews with others in my group; On top of that I am also going over University of Mary Washington: A Centennial History, 1908-2008. […] Continue reading

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Hello world!

Hello all. My name is John Crowell-Mackie, and this is the research blog I will be using to share all of the interesting information that I collect on U.S. Women’s History in the 1940′s. Continue reading

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