The History & Legacy of UMW

UMW Digital History Archive

UMW Name Change and UVA

This 2022 project documents the name change from Mary Washington College to the University of Mary Washington in 2004. This project also illustrates Mary Washington’s time as a part of the University of Virginia.

This site includes the history of UVA and UMWs connection as well as archives of images concerning the name change. This site is a part of the UMW Lib Guides parent page.

Alumnae Supporting the “Save the Name” Campaign. Color Photograph. Fredericksburg: University of Mary Washington, 2004. University of Mary Washington Special Collections & Archives, The Centennial Image Collection. Image/TIFF,