Author Archives: David L. Rice Library

Lifesavers

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. They were lifesavers—not the candy, nor the marine rescue apparatus, but women, mostly, who cared deeply about their communities and the needs of those who struggled to care for … Continue reading

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Ernie Pyle Spoke the GI’s language

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. He was from a small (population 893 the year he was born) rural community in Indiana, was timid and fearful that he would not be liked, yet grew to … Continue reading

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The Christmas Tree

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum, wie treu sind deine Blätter! Du grünst nicht nur zur Sommerzeit, Nein auch im Winter, wenn es schneit. O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum, wie treu sind deine … Continue reading

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Thomas Hart Benton

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Thomas Hart Benton was born into a prominent political family on April 15, 1889 in Neosho, Missouri. He was named for a great uncle who had served 5 terms … Continue reading

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The Greatest Show on Earth

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. 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, … Continue reading

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