Photo from the 1800s of Martha McMillanFrom her wedding day in 1867 until her death in 1913, Martha McMillan journaled about living on a farm, raising a family, and following the Lord through every life event. Her writings also chronicle the very earliest years of Cedarville College. Mrs. McMillan’s grandson gifted her 12,000 pages of journals to Cedarville in 1986, and our American Women Writers course students, led by Dr. Michelle Wood, Associate Professor of English, have been engaging in recovery work with the journals since 2015. Their transcriptions and interpretations have been placed on the Digital Commons archives and are being accessed by researchers worldwide.