Celebrating our Fifth Anniversary

Before 2020 ends, I wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate the 5th anniversary of our Spinning Wheel blog. Named for one of Mary Washington’s oldest icons (present on the University’s first seal), it connects us to the school’s founding in 1908. But more importantly, the wheel’s forward motion symbolizes the University’s many changes through the years and beckons us to explore new, exciting ways of providing researchers with access to our collections and in meeting our preservation goals.

Thank you to each of you that have joined us on our blogging journey, as we write about the collections, UMW history, digital projects, new accessions, exhibits, services, records management, student reflections and more. This year has been difficult for everyone, and the staff in Special Collections and University Archives are grateful that our posts are an additional way we can communicate with each of you.

So whether it is to learn about our new projects, like this year’s captioning of the James Farmer Lectures series or revisit old favorites, like our post from Reunion Weekend’s History Harvest, we invite you to join us  here in 2021.

Happy Holidays!

December 18, 2020