The History & Legacy of UMW

UMW Digital History Archive

Tag: Legacy

The Alumni Project was created in 2008 to celebrate the University of Mary Washington’s Centennial Anniversary and creates a digital record of the history of UMW from the perspective of the alumni. This site contains seventeen interviews with past alumni in video and transcript form. This site was one that we were unable to restore […]

The ultimate goal of this project was to restore, refresh, and rescue past projects of the Adventures in Digital History class while making them more accessible. From the onset of this project we were told it was highly ambitious while being the first of its kind. We were excited to take on the challenge and […]

There are several past ADH projects available on our 5th president, James Monroe who practiced law in Fredericksburg, according to the local James Monroe Museum. One past digital history project works to integrate technology into the existing collections of the James Monroe Museum, including offering a 360 Museum tour of the museum. James Monroe 3D […]

The current sites and projects on notable Civil Rights activist and former UMW professor James Farmer are split into two categories: biographical and archives of his lectures at the university. The James Farmer website is a biographical site dedicated to resources on the life and contributions of Farmer. We are currently in the process of […]

James Farmer Lectures provides a digital archive of Dr. Farmer’s 13 Reflection Lectures where he reflects on his time in the Civil Rights movement. This site also allows viewers and listeners to download audio files of Dr. Farmer’s lectures. This site was one that we were unable to restore due to time restraints and a lack […]

The James Farmer website is a biographical site dedicated to resources including photographs, videos, quotes, and resources for more information on the life and contributions of Dr. James Farmer. This site was one that we were unable to restore due to time restraints and a lack of technical knowledge. To read about our “work in progress” […]

The James Monroe Papers website focuses on the papers of James Monroe, specifically “the letters written by James Monroe to the Secretary of State from August 1794 to August 1796” during his time as Minister of France according to the site’s about page. This site was restored by the 2022 ADH class. You can read about the […]

This site focuses on the history of Mary Ball Washington, George Washington’s mother and the namesake of the University of Mary Washington. It includes information about her childhood, marriage, and life after children. This site also includes a timeline, family tree, and other rich resources on the “grandmother of our country.” This site was one that […]