Author Archives: David L. Rice Library

Gone, But Not Forgotten

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. If you have watched the 4th of July firework on Evansville’s riverfront or driven down Riverside Drive, you’ve probably seen this. It’s the Four Freedoms monument, celebrating freedom of … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary of the End of World War I

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. November 11, 1918—specifically, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month—World War I ended with the signing of an armistice in a railroad car outside … Continue reading

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North and South – Civil War Diaries

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. General William Tecumseh Sherman famously said, “War is hell.”  A common adage says, “War is long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror.”  Taking a look at … Continue reading

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. As the World Series gets near, I thought it might be interesting to look at Evansville and baseball. First, look at this beauty—Bosse Field.   It opened June 17, 1915, … Continue reading

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So long, old friend!

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. In the late 1960’s, Sears was the world’s largest retailer, holding that position until the early 1990’s.  By now you’re surely aware that Sears has declared bankruptcy, has closed … Continue reading

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