Historian's Task: Primary Sources

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Lesson Plan: Historian's Task

These primary sources are associated with the lesson plan Historian's Task: Mary Comes to the College Primary Source Workshop

For each group, access the primary sources using the links below, and print out the blog entry and associated primary source. Place these in a folder for each group. It might be helpful to staple or attach the blog entry to the priamry source, and I would recommend labeling the primary sources with letters or numbers to help students discuss.

Background Information

Group A: Decision to Admit Women to William and Mary

Source Blog Entry Primary Source
1
2

Meeting Notes and Ledgers

3
4

Newspaper

5

Meeting Notes

Group B: Reaction to the Admission of Women to the College of William and Mary

Source Blog Entry Primary Source
1

Newspaper

2
3
4
5
6

Newspaper

7

Letters

Group C: Effect of War and Flu Epidemic on the College of William and Mary

Source Blog Entry Primary Source
1
2
3

Oral History

4

Newpaper

5

Newspaper

Group D: Experience of Women at the College of William and Mary

Source Blog Entry Primary Source
1

Diary Entry

2

Rules for Women

3

Diary

4

Oral History, Letter

5

Photographs, Scrapbook

Group E: Sports and Social Life at the College of William and Mary

Source Blog Entry Primary Source
1
2

Photographs

3
  • Photographs and Oral History
4

Photographs, Diary Excerpts, and Links to Flat Hat Newspaper

5
6

Photograph and Scrapbook

Group F: Rules and Administration of the College of William and Mary

Source Blog Entry Primary Source
1

List of Rules for Women

2

Course Catalog

3

Letter and Photograph

4

Notes and Ledgers

5

Letter

6

Meeting Notes

7

Newspaper