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C.V. Starr Center for the

Study of the American Experience

Washington College’s C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience is dedicated to fostering innovative approaches to the American past and present. Through educational programs, scholarship and public outreach, and a special focus on written history, the Starr Center seeks to bridge the divide between the academic world and the public at large.

Starr Center Stories

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    Six Washington College students are spending five weeks working on theStarr Center’s Dr. Davy H. McCall World War II History Project, learning the process of recording oral histories and collecting interviews


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    The political advisor known as a fearless advocate for LGBT equality and other civil rights is also a gifted writer and story teller with plenty of stories to tell. He received an honorary degree at the May 16 graduation ceremony.

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    2015 George Washington Book Prize winner Nick Bunker along with finalists Richard Dunn, Francois Furstenberg and Eric Nelson were honored at a black tie gala at Mount Vernon on May 20.  The winner of one...

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    WC’s Adam Goodheart has penned a poignant cover story for the April issue of National Geographic, merging the sad history of how Americans mourned Lincoln’s death with diverse views about his legacy today.