Category Archives: 1960s

Research Log 4

  Primarily, I have been sifting through my huge folder of printouts this week and categorizing them for use on the site. This also includes preparing to digitize some of the many illustrations and photos found in the Bullet and touching them up. I’ve also printed out a handful of advertisements, which can make the […] Continue reading

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Post #4: Curriculum Committee

Having examined the course catalogs pretty thoroughly, I moved on this week to look through the files of the Curriculum Committee. When I first got a look at the box, it appeared an overwhelming task; it’s a huge box and packed with files. It would take a whole semester’s worth of work to comb through […] Continue reading

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Research Log #3

I have sent out emails to each of the alumni that were in the email that I received.  In it I told them about what our assignment is and how we plan on recreating the classroom experience from the 1960.  I asked them if they would be interested in answering a few questions relating to […] Continue reading

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Our group website

In our group meeting, we talked about what we want out website to look like.  We decided that we want it to very interactive and we want it to be be a step by step admissions website into Mary Washington College in the 1960′s.  We talked through many ideas about what this would look like, […] Continue reading

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What the 1960′s decided on

Here is a list of the things we’ve decided on: The site will be set up in a somewhat interactive manner, but still allow the visitor to progress through the material in a nonlinear fashion if desired. The interactive features will be things like “choosing” a major (which leads to information about that major in […] Continue reading

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Post #3: Course Catalogs

My goal for this week’s work in Special Collections was to start copying down some of the information we will be putting on our website, and in the process to analyze the information about courses in order to infer something about the classroom experience. In deciding what majors to include on our website, we tried […] Continue reading

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Group Meeting Results

Yesterday’s group meeting was really productive, and I left with the impression that we were all on the same page. I hope that’s the case, and I guess we’ll see when we read each other’s blog posts. What I understood our plan to be is a “choose-your-own-adventure” style interactive website. The first page will be […] Continue reading

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Reading Response

1. I was really surprised to read, on page 264 of “Unequal Sisters” the observation that “…men and women are equal in Europe and America… In France and America, there are women in high offices. In England and America, there are women in astronomy, clerical work, communications… medicine, law… no different than men.” I know […] Continue reading

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Second Research Post

I am working on my research for our project and am discovering that a lot of effort is going to need to go into getting the alumni interviews. I have a list of four women who I will be contacting first by email, this week and if I do not get a response, I will […] Continue reading

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Research Log #2

Unattributed photograph, from the February 17, 1969 issue of The Bullet I have gotten through all of the 1968 and 1969 editions of The Bullet that were available on microfilm. I wanted to continue in these later issues to track the 4-1-4 issue, and I did find some answers. Unfortunately, all my questions about this […] Continue reading

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