The Project

The Century America Project is a digital history project where students from nine member colleges of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges collaborated to research their college or university and the surrounding community during the United States’ involvement in the Great War. Under the guidance of Dr. Jeffrey McClurken of the University of Mary Washington and Dr. Ellen Holmes Pearson of the University of North Carolina at Asheville, each student created a website to describe these experiences.

There is an overarching site, which provides information on each school and student, and access to each site, as well as their institution’s webpage. This can be accessed at centuryamerica.org. Additionally, our instructors created a course site page, which contained the class syllabus, individual site contracts, a blogroll of student blogs kept over the semester, and more. This can be accessed at course.centuryamerica.org.

Here are a list of the member colleges and universities, and a link to the Century America Pages:

EasternĀ Connecticut State University
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Shepherd University
Southern Utah University
Truman State University
University of Mary Washington
University of Montevallo
University of Wisconsin-Superior

The Author

My name is Ryan Sucy, and as of Spring 2014 I am a Senior History and Political Science double major at the University of Maine at Farmington. I was referred to this project because of prior archival work in a Maine History class, yet this is my first experience with building webpages. My interests in history include Colonial and Revolutionary Atlantic, and Children’s history.

Special Thanks

Special thanks must be given to both COPLAC and the Teagle Foundation. Without this project would not have been possible without their generous support, organization, and funding. Please click the links below to find out more about these wonderful organizations.

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This project would have been an impossible feat without the help of many. I thank Dr. Jeffrey McClurken and Dr. Ellen Holmes Pearson for their guidance throughout the year. My fellow classmates also provided crucial feedback and advice on navigating the unfamiliar world of WordPress. I wish to thank those staff at the Umf Mantor Library, especially Laurie MacWhinnie and Kelly Boivin. I also wish to thank Nancy Porter and the members of the Farmington Historical Society. Additionally, I owe much gratitude to the late C.R. Tyler, whose compilation of Company K information proved extremely helpful. Lastly, I would like to thank my History advisor at UMF, Dr. Allison Hepler, for referring me to the project and lending an ear throughout the semester.


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