This website is dedicated to hosting and organizing past Digital History projects at the University of Mary Washington. We have organized the sites into three primary categories: Legacy – which includes alumni and notable historical figures associated with UMW & Fredericksburg, Campus History – focusing on sites connected to campus life and history, and Fredericksburg – sites connected to the wider Fredericksburg community and beyond.
Navigating This Site
We’ve created two ways to navigate this archive; it just depends on what you are looking to do:
Interested in a particular topic?
Whether you are doing research on a historical figure or simply wanting to learn more about the buildings on campus, as long as you know what category your topic fits under, you should be able to easily see if we have it! Hover over the appropriate category on the navigation bar above and click on the specific site/topic that you are looking for.
Interested in a particular category?
If you are interested in exploring a category such as Campus History, but you aren’t quite sure where to start with individual sites, click on the appropriate category in the navigation bar above and it will take you to an overview page with a description of each of the sites under that category. We’ve even organized these into subcategories to help you refine your exploration.
If you just want to explore the wide variety of projects on this site, click on each category in the navigation bar to view an overview of each category and the sites housed under it. On our tag cloud, you are able to explore projects by year created. You can also check out the work we’ve done to restore and recover past sites by clicking on our Digital Preservation tab. This tab features posts documenting the progress and changes made by our amazing “Digital Preservationists” Eugene and Lyndsey who worked incredibly hard to restore some of these old sites. Check out all of the awesome work they did!
You can now also explore the class that started all of these incredible projects through the Adventures in Digital History subpage under the Digital Preservation tab! This page provides some insight into the class as a whole and the professor behind it, as well as a list of the iterations of the class and the projects produced under each semester.
Have a project that should be preserved digitatally?
Submit the details below and it could be added to our site!