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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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1950s recreation

I believe we should recreate a history class, particularly something that would have been  relevant to the 1950s. However, would that be a current events class then? I think it is extremely important for all of us to dress the part and to utilize any props that we can come up with. I think we […] Continue reading

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My Fourth Research Post

At this point in my research, I have finished going through the articles in TheBullet from the years 1950 to 1957, and will soon be done with the remainder. I have printed a number of articles that relate to changes in courses offered to students, changes in departments, and additions or losses of professors. TheBullet […] Continue reading

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My Third Research Post

For my research this week I looked at the microfilm of the Bullet from 1951 to 1955. After the meeting with my group on Thursday, I really tried to focus on finding articles pertaining to the experiences of a MWC student in the classroom. So far this has proved to be very difficult.             The […] Continue reading

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Group Meeting

During our group meeting in class on Thursday, we started by mentioning trends or interesting pieces of information that we had learned from our own individual research. The majority of our meeting was spent discussing the appearance and content of our website. We looked at a number of the different available themes (both on the […] Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Reading

I really enjoyed reading about Elizabeth Cochrane in “Girl Reporter Derring-Do”. Her story is incredibly interesting for a number of reasons. First, (of course) is her gender, I was very surprised to read that she was as a woman allowed to travel the world period, as well as without a chaperone. Her age surprised me […] Continue reading

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My Second Research Post

 At this point in my research I am continuing to look at articles in the Bullet that fall under the category headings that I feel are most relevant to this research assignment. Under the category for Curriculum there are numerous citations referring to the addition of new courses in majors such as History, French, and […] Continue reading

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My first research post

In my research group, I am responsible for the issues of the Bullet written during the 1950s. I began by looking at the citations available in Special Collections. I looked for articles labeled by sections that I felt would be relevant to my research. The categories I looked at included, Curriculum, Departments, specifically the History […] Continue reading

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Introduction

Greetings, my name is Kathleen Mead. I am senior history major, however I’ m planning on graduating in the fall. I am also in the Elementary Education program. I am a commuter who lives at home with my family here in Fredericksburg, about 20-30 minutes away from the University depending on traffic. I am 21 […] Continue reading

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