I’m getting excited about getting started on this project! As a Biology major, it should be quite the change in scenery to work in archives.
Fort Lewis has quite the evolutionary history. It was a military fort, Native American boarding school, rural and agricultural high school, junior college, and public liberal arts college. During the period of interest of this project (1914,1917,1918) Fort Lewis was a high school, so it should be interesting to see how my findings differ from those students whose schools were established colleges at this time.
In 2011 Fort Lewis College experienced its 100th anniversary, and today I am looking through a book that was published right before this anniversary. This weekend I shall be making a visit to the Center For SouthWest Studies to survey some materials there…
Wish me luck