Hello. My name is Victoria. I am a current Junior at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. Where I am working to get a Bachelor’s Degree in History along with minors in Business and Military Science.

Now that it is my Spring Semester, I have joined and will be participating in a interesting  historical project. This project, that is made up of wonderfully epic proportions and massive amounts of archival research, is called Century America.

Century America is a COPLAC sponsored course where colleges across the United States get together to share a love of history and work to explore the newly inventive world of digitalizing artifacts and documents for the public domain.

Underneath the guidance of Doctor Pearson and Doctor McClurken, and with the support of fellow student colleges, my research partner Dakota and I will be researching World War One (circa 1917-1919) and its direct impact upon our local community of Wise, Virginia.

Wise and the surrounding towns of South-West Virginia have from a young age been steeped in the coal mining businesses. Coal has managed to impact much of the local community’s businesses and people, even to this day. However, it will be interesting to see how the agriculture worked within the limitations and hardships of the Great War. It will also be fascinating to see how the people of Wise and the Appalachian Highlands (Known for their hardiness and steady dispositions) managed to work, live, and thrive during a time of  numerous violent acts and changing societal norms.

And with that in mind, welcome to my blog and the many musings of a undergraduate on ink (historical documents) and type (digital aspects).

Hey, I thought it was clever. You’ll have to tell me if you agree.


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