Author Archives: David L. Rice Library

Indiana Invaded

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Did you know that a Civil War battle was fought in Indiana? It took place on July 9, 1863 in Corydon, only lasted an hour, and was probably not … Continue reading

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“America’s Best Idea”

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. What do these images have in common, other than incredible beauty? You probably guessed that they’re all national parks, specifically: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Denali National Park, and Grand … Continue reading

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Gypsies in Evansville

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Did you know that the king and queen of the gypsies lived in Evansville in the latter part of the 19th century and are buried at Oak Hill Cemetery? … Continue reading

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“Hizzoner”

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. “Hizzoner” is a corruption of the words, His Honor, used to refer to mayors.  Although it’s more commonly used in big cities, particularly New York City, I’m using it … Continue reading

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“Girls Don’t Do That…”

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Anna Helena Cluthe didn’t subscribe to that way of thinking. Her father, William (1847-1937) was born in Wabern, Germany, where he studied for the priesthood.  He decided on a … Continue reading

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