Mary Washington College/India Exchange Program, 1963-1970

India/Mary Washington College Exchange Program 1970From 1963 to the early 1970s, Mary Washington College faculty participated in an exchange program with colleges in India.  Funded by the US State Department and the Danforth Foundation, the aim of the program was to enrich the curriculum in the colleges of both countries to strengthen the understanding of other cultures.  President Grellet Simpson was a prominent supporter of the program and journeyed several times to India as did eight other faculty members.

The exhibit showcases the wealth of materials, especially photographs, that the University Archives holds relating to the exchange program.  The exhibit was created by UMW students, Anna Moulis and Kelli Weir, for their final project in the Historic Preservation Department’s Archives & Society class.

Date: April 25 – August 30, 2013
Time: Exhibit open during regular Simpson Library hours
Location: Simpson Library, Second Floor

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