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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 … 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. … 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 … 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

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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 … Continue reading

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Research Post Three

This week I began to look into the Bullet. I had never used an index system before so that was challenging. Luckily, Mrs. Parsons was there to help me every step of the way. I tried to select article titles … Continue reading

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Summary of Group Website

I am pleased to say that all members of my group were in attendance for Thursday’s class. We all were very excited while discussing how our website would be best set up. We’ve decided the domain name should be something … Continue reading

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Thursday Reading

My two favorite articles that we read this week were “Black and White Visions of Welfare” by Linda Gordon and “Girl Reporter Derrring-Do” by Elizabeth Cochrane. I liked the piece written by Gordon because it was interesting comparing the social … Continue reading

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Research Post Two

Since I had limited time I wanted to use the most of my resources and decided to dive into the photo archives. All of the photographs are one’s that are not yet available to the public, but are waiting to … Continue reading

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Research Post One

I have been assigned to research what the classroom was like during the 1940’s at Mary Washington College. In order to fully examine this decade my group has split our responsibilities concerning the project. I will be tasked with researching … Continue reading

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