Author Archives: sbattles

Character Recreation

My name is Sally Brown and I am a junior here at Mary Washington College. I am majoring in Business so I can become a secretary when I graduate. I chose that degree because I would like to be able to independently support myself until I get married and start a family. I am involved […] Continue reading

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Photo Recreation – 2 pictures

For our class recreation we have been split up into groups and I am in the photo recreation. Our goal is to create a a scrapbook with five different “topics” in it: Student life, dorm life, campus, academic, and student activities/clubs. I will be working on campus photos and have also taken the role as […] Continue reading

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Idea for recreating the 1950s

My idea for recreating the 1950s is to perform a theater class at the amphitheater.  The group that researched the 1950s has an entire page on theater class, so the topic is already thoroughly researched. For sources we can use the website for the 1950s and hopefully the theater department would also have some information […] Continue reading

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Completed Group Website

Our group website for the 1940s is finally finished! It’s called Books, Bonds, and the Women of Mary Washington in the 1940s. We decided to focus on four aspects of the college during the forties, so we picked the ones we thought were the most important: the classroom experience, campus life, how the war affected […] Continue reading

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Research Log 4

This past week I had the opportunity to examine the Historic Preservation files. Almost all of the information was about when the buildings were built and their materials. The only structure I could find built in the 1940s was Trinkle. It was named after Governor E. Lee. Trinkle and it was built in 1940. It […] Continue reading

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Research Log 3

I finally finished the going through the Bullet and the Alumnae magazines this week. Surprising during the 1944 and 1943 the Bullet did not focus a lot of academia. Most of the articles were about the social aspects of MWC or about what the war and what part the college was helping to play in […] Continue reading

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Group blog

Today we created a group blog for the 1940s entitled Books, Bonds, and Babes: MCW in the 1940. We are going to have 5 different pages. One with side-by-side pictures of MWC in the past and present. The second will be about the wartime experience and how it affected the classroom and the college. The […] Continue reading

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Setting a Standard

Something which stuck me while reading through Modern American Women was the impact each of these women had in America. Some women simply stood up for their rights as humans and women and others struggled and tried to make a difference. Not all of the women in this book are famous today; however, they all […] Continue reading

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Research Log 2

One theme which has been prevalent throughout the Bullet during the time period World War II is how the war affected the college. There were many articles written about the war effort and what the girls could be doing to help it. The college was focused on providing the girls with the education needed and […] Continue reading

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Research Log 1

I am researching the Bullet from 1940 to 1944 and the Alumnae Handbook (now known as the Alumni Magazines) and seeing if I can find anything in the Historic Preservation department that relates to the 1940s. So far I have covered the Bullet up until December 1941, and the random Alumni journals up to 1942. […] Continue reading

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