Author Archives: David L. Rice Library

Believe It or Not …

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. You probably recognize that tagline from the many Ripley’s Believe It or Not! attractions, and the phrase has come into common parlance. I’m going to introduce you to the … Continue reading

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Hot! Hot! Hot!

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Evansville faced a number of devastating fires in the 20th century … let’s take a peek at some of these. “The Fendrich family — a father, mother, and four … Continue reading

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Delving Deep into the Past

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. You can learn a lot about history by visiting cemeteries. With apologies for the pun in the title, let’s head over to Evansville’s Oak Hill Cemetery. “Oak Hill was … Continue reading

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Back Home Again …

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. … in Indiana—let’s learn a bit more about your home state/your adopted state/where you’re currently living while at USI. First, just a bit of clarification….that song lyric I quoted … Continue reading

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Elvis is IN the building!

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. The King performed in Evansville for the second and last time, at the now demolished Roberts Stadium, on October 24, 1976. People camped out/stood in line for 2 days … Continue reading

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