The James Farmer at Mary Washington College (Oral Histories) site was a 2020 project that conducted oral histories with some of his former students. This project also transcribed/captioned recordings of Dr. Farmer’s lectures and collected some of his classroom materials. This site features three main topics: James Farmer’s legacy, a timeline of his time at […]
Explore: UMW History is a digital history website dedicated to providing information to anyone who wishes to explore the history and namesakes of academic buildings on the University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg campus. The site itself is very simple, yet modern, displaying vibrant photos of academic buildings while also providing an overview of each building’s […]
This site digitizes the scrapbooks of the Rowe Family. In addition, this project provides biographies on the Rowe women and a history of scrapbooking in the 19th and 20th centuries. The students that completed this project also created a Twitter account that shares images and information throughout the day.
This site houses the letters of Sergeant Jerome Peirce, a Union soldier during the American Civil War. It includes a brief description of Peirce himself, transcripts of letters, and several interactive tools like a Storymap and Timeline. Students from the 2020 class shared the story with Fredericksburg’s local newspaper, The Free Lance-Star, to spread the word […]
Explore UMW History provides a unique virtual exploration of the Fredericksburg campus with images of the campus, and even a virtual tour. Unfortunately, the virtual tour is presently down, but you can view a transcript of the tour on the site’s accessibility page. We added the University of Mary Washington’s official campus tour for you to […]