Category Archives: 1940s

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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Character

Dunstan Knight, a former First Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, currently a junior at Mary Washington College. I’m seeking a doctorate in history, and hoping that I’ll be a professor of the subject.  Part of the reason I chose to come to MWC was because I had been stationed at Quantico for a […] Continue reading

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Introducing…

Beverly Jamieson. I’m a 21 year old college student from Richmond, Virginia. I come from a conservative, Catholic family and am the fourth of six siblings. My older brother was an officer during World War II.  I came to Mary Washington College to earn my teaching degree and am currently engaged to my beau, Lt. […] Continue reading

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1950′s Dress Code

OPTIONS FOR WOMEN: 1.) A fitted blouse is ideal for women. Sleeveless blouses were also popular. 2.) Full skirts and swing skirts that are knee high. Make sure the color of the skirt matches your top or is a neutral color. 3.) Shirt dress. These should have a top resembling  a shirt with a gathered skirt. […] Continue reading

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My Character for the 1950s recreation

I chose to come to Mary Washington because my father, who is in the Navy, is stationed in DC and I wanted to be close to home. I am currently sophomore at MWC and will be majoring in History. I would love to become a teacher one day as well. I’m very involved on campus, but […] Continue reading

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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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Congratulations 1950′s!

I was of course disappointed that my 1940′s group didn’t win, but we couldn’t have lost to a better page. I feel like the 1950′s group was able to put together a more successful picture of an actual classroom experience than any of the other decades. Their interview was very revealing and they found some […] Continue reading

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How to Recreate the ’50s

What class/discipline should we re-create? Since this is a history class, I think recreating a history class would be a good idea. Not only would it keep our class more interested in general, but it would also allow us to actually have a class that we could actively participate in. Apart from this, having a […] 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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