Author Archives: David L. Rice Library

May the Force Be With You: Revenge of the Jedi

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. In the summer of 1983, the silver screen was extremely popular such as Octopussy, Never Say Never Again, and National Lampoon’s Vacation; however, some films were … Continue reading

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#OnThisDay: Remembering the University of Evansville Plane Crash

*Post written by Jennifer Greene, university archivist at the University Archives and Special Collections. In honor of all those that were lost in the plane crash on December 13, 1977. Our city still mourns this terrible loss of the University … Continue reading

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Let Freedom Ring: The American Freedom Train

*Post written by Mikayla Hanks, student assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. In 1975, an air-conditioned, twenty-six car train made its way on a journey of a lifetime. More than 7 million Americans visited the train during its … Continue reading

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Down At Dancing Rabbit

*Post written by Josh Knecht, student assistant at the University Archives and Special Collections. This month, we will be looking at one of the communities featured in our Communal Studies collection, the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. Founded in 1993, the Dancing … Continue reading

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#OnThisDay: Remembering Freddie Mercury

*Post written by Jake Knecht, student assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. Today we are going to discuss one of the most influential rock stars of all time, Freddie Mercury. Frederick Bulsara was born on September 5, 1946 … Continue reading

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