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  Left: MWC students in Calvary troop attire promoting war bonds to the Fredericksburg community. Smith, Judson. War Effort. October 5, 1942. Photograph. The Centennial Image Collection. University of Mary Washington Special Collections and University Archives. Simpson Library Special Collections, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA.    Right: Students during the Spanish Fiesta demonstrating […]

Fredericksburg State Teachers College in the Early 20th Century   Our website is a collaborative history project made in Spring 2024 that documents the life of two students at Fredericksburg State Teachers College from 1927-1928 and 1929-1931. This is used to show how student life at University of Mary Washington has evolved through the last […]

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 […]

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 […]

Historic Buildings of UMW provides a focus on the campus buildings that each carry a rich history. From residence halls to other buildings of significance like Brompton, this site provides a walk through the past of UMW’s campus and the stories each building has to tell. This site was restored by the 2022 ADH class. Click […]

Mary Washington Images Throughout the Years is a site dedicated to archiving the past and present of campus life at Mary Washington. You can browse the collections in a variety of ways from specific time periods, to exhibits on important campus events like Devil Goat Day, or even just as one big gallery. Image Citation: Ned […]