Celebration of Evansville’s Military Past

*Post written by Jennifer Greene, university archivist of the University Archives and Special Collections.

The University Archives and Special Collections (UASC), located on the third floor of the David L. Rice Library, is pleased to announce a new digital collection, Oral Histories, http://digitalarchives.usi.edu/digital/collection/p17218coll1.

Professor of History at the University of Evansville, Dr. James MacLeod, is speaking about Evansville in World War 2 on November 15, 2017.

Professor of History at the University of Evansville, Dr. James MacLeod, is speaking about Evansville in World War 2 on November 15, 2017.

UASC serves as a repository for a broad collection of Evansville World War II materials donated by WNIN, Evansville’s local public broadcasting radio station; Dr. James MacLeod, Professor of History at the University of Evansville; and Joe Atkinson, digital multimedia specialist in residence in the Department of Communication at the University of Evansville. Mr. Atkinson is also the director of the recently released Evansville at War documentary. In addition to the oral histories the repositories is curating materials from the USS LST 325 Memorial Ship.

The new digital collection focuses on Evansville’s contribution to military service in World War II as well as local home front efforts. The collection features oral histories from veterans, families, and those who worked on the home front to support victory. Director Emeritus of Historic Southern Indiana, Dr. Darrell Bigham and Mr. Richard Litov, local historian, collected the oral histories.

In honor of Evansville’s war effort and the opening of the new digital gallery, the David L. Rice Library and the University of Indiana’s (USI) History Department are co-sponsoring a lecture by Dr. James MacLeod on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. The lecture will be held in Kleymeyer Hall in the College of Liberal Arts, on USI’s campus.

This program is free and open to the public.

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