Author Archives: David L. Rice Library

The Greatest Show on Earth

Most of us have at some time thrilled to the delights of the circus…the animals, the daring acts, the so-much-going-on-at-one-time-it’s-overwhelming fun of it all.  As early as 1300-1200 BCE, there is artistic evidence of acrobatic performances, and in ancient Rome, … Continue reading

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Why to Study History, or What the Defeat of the Spanish Armada Means for Health Care Today

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Long before the advent of planes, trains, and automobiles, a great deal of transportation was by water. For the manpower used to provide this means of getting from point … Continue reading

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Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Do you speak German? If you were living in the United States at the time of World War I, the politically correct answer, regardless of veracity, would be a … Continue reading

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Things are looking Grimm …

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. in University Archives and Special Collections these days! UASC is celebrating the Brothers Grimm, known for their fairy tale collections. Keep an eye out—you may see Rapunzel or Little … Continue reading

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ArchivesFest Spotlight: Working Men’s Institute, Lincoln Pioneer Village and Museum, & Evansville African-American Museum

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. ArchivesFest 2019 October 14-25, 2019:  UASC on the 3rd floor of the David L. Rice Library Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. University Archives and Special … Continue reading

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