Author Archives: David L. Rice Library

Cults around the World: Heaven’s Gate

*Post written by James Wethington, senior library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. In the blog series finale of “Cults around the World”, cults develop because of an ideology or by a charismatic leader(s). Just like the previous … Continue reading

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Cults of the World: Synanon

*Post written by James Wethington, senior library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. In part four of “Cults of the World”, some communal groups begin with good intentions. Charles Dederich wanted to help others with substance abuse, after … Continue reading

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Cults of the World: Lundgren Cult

*Post written by James Wethington, senior library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. In part three of “Cults of the World”, cults are remembered for multiple reasons, whether their ideology, demise, or leader(s). That is what happened in … Continue reading

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Firefly Party in New Harmony Celebrates Indiana’s New State Insect!

*Post written by Meagan Patterson, collections assistant for New Harmony Historic Site, (812) 682-3702 or mpatterson2@indianamuseum.org. Check out New Harmony’s Cool Historic Ties to Fireflies New Harmony, Ind.—Say’s Firefly Party is a town-wide celebration honoring Indiana’s official state insect and … Continue reading

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Passing the Torch: Dr. Linda Bennett

*Post written by James Wethington, senior library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. In our blog series finale of “Passing the Torch”, upon the retirement of USI’s second president, Dr. H. Ray Hoops, the naming of USI’s third … Continue reading

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