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Mission Course of Douglass Residential College: Projects on Douglass

This guide is for students in the mission course of Douglass Residential College.

Douglass Related Research Guides

These research guides focuses on different aspects of Douglass  student life over the years. 

The Dance With Dads guide, created by Allie Kroeper, DRC'15, focuses on Dance with Dads event organized by the college for many decades. Allie traces its changes over the years using archival material and alumnae recollections and  identify issues associated with its concept. 

The Scrapbooking and Practices of Memory Keeping Past and Present guide was developed by Alexander Steiger as an internship project while she as a graduate students at SC&I, Library and Information Science MLIS Program. Inspired by the scrapbook created by Florence Marshall NJC '29, she examined scrapbooks of Rutgers and Douglass students from the late 1920s to early 1930s and those created by the historians of Casa Hispanica, a living and learning community. 

Short Film Projects

Two graduate students at SC&I, Library Science created these short films based on Douglass history. 

Bridging the Past, Engaging the Future: the Douglass Alumnae Oral History Project (4.14 min.) 2014 was created by Jen Hunter, DC '02 and and Maciel Torres, a Rutgers undergraduate student. They reflect on their experience working together with the oral history collection and the impact  of women's stories on their lives. 

Florence Marshall and Susan Schwirck: a Mother Daughter Story (9:10 min.) 2014  was created by Lauren Carboy. She focuses on the mother and daughter story through the interview with Susan Schwirk, DC '71, as part of the Douglass Alumnae Oral History Project. In the interview, Susan also recollects about her mother, Florence Marshall, NJC '29. 

 

Aresty Research Projects

Aya Sakar DRC '15 created the project Perspectives on Diversity and Multiculturalism on Douglass Campus: From 1920s to 1950s. She examined the Quair Yearbooks for women of color students. The project received an Honorary Mention in the category of humanities in 2015. 

Kelly Jin, DRC '18 created the project Interactive and Historical Map of Douglass Campus. If you click on small circles that appear on individual buildings, you will see the quote from the Founding Dean Mabel Smith Douglass on specific buildings at her remarks at the occasion of the college's tenth anniversary. 

Towards a New History of Douglass College

In 1999, Tom Frusciano and Fernanda Perrone from Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers Libraries, were invited to teach the seminar Towards a New History of Douglass College for the Douglass Scholars Program (Honors Program) based on archival material of the college. The essays by the students from 1999 and 2000 on different aspects of college history are listed here

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