Category Archives: 1940s

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 Site!

Well, after over half a semester, all our research has been compiled and our group site is complete! We organized our research into four sections, Classroom Experience, Campus Life, Courses and Majors, and World War II. While the main focus of the project is Classroom Experience, the other three categories had such a profound impact […] 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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Pictures Found in the Bullet

Picture One: An examination schedule from 1948 Picture Two: A layout of Mary Washington College’s Campus from 1946 Picture Three: A student drawn and inspired map out the campus from 1947 Continue reading

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Research Post 4

After three weeks of skimming the Bullet and printing out various articles of interest I finally had the time to sit down and finish my research. What surprised me the most about the Bullet from 1945 to 1949 is how much social social aspects were covered compared to class room interactions. Indeed, one of the […] Continue reading

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Interview with Dr. Vivian Wilkerson

Basic Questions: What year did you graduate from Mary Washington College?  1946 What was your major? Science and Commerce Why did you decide to attend MWC? I lived in Richmond and my father worked for the railroad, so I had free transportation.  It was during WW2 so gas was scarse and money too! Pertaining to […] Continue reading

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Bullet Points: 1945

This week I had the opportunity to look at articles from The Bullet, published in 1945. Perhaps the most difficult part of looking through The Bullets is finding information that is relevant to describing the classroom experience in the 1940s. After combing through all of newspapers from 1945, I came across two articles that described […] Continue reading

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A Very Interesting Find

Looking through the Bullet has been one of the most fascinating parts of this project. In my group, I was assigned to look at the Bullets from 1945.  However looking through the old papers of MWC students past was so interesting, that I took advantage of this opportunity and looked into some of the older […] Continue reading

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Research Post #4

There were several familiar names listed in the faculty section of the MWC catalogs.  The President was Morgan Lafayette Combs, the Dean of College was Edward Alvey, Jr., and the Dean of Women was Mrs. Charles Lake Bushnell.  Today, all three of these people have halls named after them. On a different note, there was […] Continue reading

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Update on Interview

Mrs. Wilkerson has received the questions and is still working on them. While they are not ready to post yet, they will definitely be up by the time our group website comes around. It’s unfortunate that they are not completed yet, … Continue reading Continue reading

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