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Hello, my name is

Polly Davis and I am a Junior majoring in biology and in the pre-nursing program at Mary Washington College. I am from rural Fauquier County, Virginia and the first member of my family to go to college. I am one of five children and went to college to have a different life than my parents. […] Continue reading

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Recreating a 1950s Classroom

As far as ideas for how to go about the recreation of the 1950s website I’m a little lost. I think it would definitely be cool to dress in period clothing and maybe have era appropriate props such as books and bags and such, but other wise I don’t know how we’d go about making the classroom […] Continue reading

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Website Up!

Hey everyone, check out the culimination of our research for the ninteen-sixties here!
 
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Post #4: Wrapping up my research

After hearing that it was a good idea to broaden our research to aspects of MWC other than the classroom experience, this past week I got to working on finding photos that demonstrated the atmosphere at Mary Washington. I was able to find a few more classroom experience photos, but they were once again Home […] Continue reading

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Post #3: The Details

This week  I went back to the student handbooks and photo archives to look in to topics we discussed in our group that we would like to include in our final website. First I looked into the smoking policies because we wondered if in our reenactment of the classroom there would have been the possibility […] Continue reading

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Touching Base

Today the group discussed our visions for the final website. It seemed like we were all on the same page, or at least a similar one. We have an ambitious plan to create the website in a way that would simulate what it would have been like to become a student at Mary Washington. We […] Continue reading

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Reading Response

When reading Judy Yung’s “The Social Awakening of Chinese American Women” I enjoyed learning further about Chinese women’s experiences in America during the later 19th and early 20th centuries. When we left off in class Chinese women were banned from entering the United States because they were seen as prostitutes adding to the corruption of middle […] Continue reading

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Post #2: Digging Deeper

So far I have been able to go through photos from 1960 to 1965 that have not been uploaded to the archives online in addition to all the 1960s photos online. I had more luck in finding photos of actual classroom experiences and a variety of classrooms in the not uploaded photos. I found photos […] Continue reading

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Post #1: Just Starting Out

I have chosen to go through the student handbooks and photographs for the ‘60s. I really enjoy looking at photographs because of what they can tell you about a certain time, situation, people, and styles and so on. When I was looking through the photographs of the ‘60s on the Mary Washington archives website I […] Continue reading

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Hello!

My name is Kendall Simonpietri and I am a junior majoring in History. I have lived in the Fredericksburg area all my life and have grown up enjoying all that the area has to offer… I am currently living at … Continue reading Continue reading

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