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Hello, My Name is….

(Quick Bio of my new 1950′s persona)…   Hello my name is Ruth Louise Wright, from Alexandria, Virginia. This is my senior year and I am a Home Economic Major.  I live in Virginia Hall and am part of the Home Economics Club and the Young Women’s Christian Association. Continue reading

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“Dorm Life” Photos

The photo-recreation group has decided to post several pictures from a particular category and from there we will choose which picture to use for our project. I have chosen three photos for the category “Dorm Life”. 1. This is a photo from the Battlefield yearbook from 1950. I chose it because it won’t be hard […] Continue reading

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Photo Recreation Update

Today in class we divide up individual tasks for the photo recreation aspect of our recreation project. By Tuesday (April 10th) each member of the group will have explored the archives and will have selected two possible choices for photos from their particular asinment to recreate. Each member will then post their photo ideas and will list […] Continue reading

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Photo recreation Group summary

Our goal for this project is to recreate a scrapbook that will display our photo recreations using film media and processing. Two of our group members posses cameras that we will use to take our pictures. They are also able to use black and white film and are able to process the pictures. We will be […] Continue reading

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1950′s Recreation of the Classroom

 The hardest part about this project has been in researching what went on in the classroom. The 1950′s group was one of the groups that was able to really put the details of the classroom together well. One of their best sources was with their interviews and their photos. I would like to try and recreate the […] Continue reading

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The Extended Classroom

While students (in any era) mainly seek education confined to a classroom setting opportunities arise on campus to aid them in furthering their education or to allow them to apply the knowledge they have gained thus far. Such opportunities existed in the 1930′s. One such opportunity arose on January 11, 1932. The Bullet reported this […] Continue reading

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Why Are You Here?

In order to “recreate the classroom”, we need to explore the dynamics occurring in the classroom. Who better to describe the classroom than the students themselves. In the 1930′s, especially in 1935, there is a reoccurring article titled ‘We Asked Why’ featured in the Bullet. These articles feature a variety of students who are asked, ‘What is […] Continue reading

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On Readings….

Here is a quick opinion on the reading for the week of February 9, 2012. I  really enjoyed reading the selection contained in the Modern American Women text. The stories were personal and taken directly from the women who experienced the problems women faced. There were several phrase that struck out to me… “…no one […] Continue reading

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Biting the ‘Bullet’

“A Standard A-class senior college, member of the American Association of Teachers Colleges, ideally and strategically located in an atmosphere of culture and refinement, easily accessible to Washington, Richmond, University of Virginia, and other places of importance and note. Special emphasis on Commercial Education, Physical Education, and Music. All courses open to men on equal […] Continue reading

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Reasearch Underway…

“The Bullet is published semi-monthly during the college year. It’s purpose is to chronicle the chief events of the college life and to create a greater and finer school spirit.” -The Bullet Mission Statement 1930 … and so it begins. I began by searching the microfilm of the available Bullets from the 1930′s. This will be […] Continue reading

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