Author Archives: David L. Rice Library

Robert Owen, the Voice of Reason

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. If you’re from this area and/or have ever visited New Harmony, Indiana, then you’ve heard of Robert Owen. You may also know that New Harmony is the site of … Continue reading

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ArchivesFest 2020

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. It’s time once again for ArchivesFest, a fun contest featuring interesting items from area museums and libraries, in celebration of October as National Archives month.  Contestants were invited to … Continue reading

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Bandage Removal

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. If you live in Evansville, and/or are interested in social justice issues, then you’ve probably heard of the Albion Fellows Bacon Center. According to its website, it’s “a non-profit … Continue reading

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Alphabet Soup

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. SSA. TVA. PWA. WPA. CCC. SEC. FHA. REA. FDIC. Is your head spinning yet? These are just a few of the initialisms associated with Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal … Continue reading

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The Price of Progress

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. You’ve heard all of this before. No pain, no gain. Progress comes at a cost. In Inherit the Wind, author Jerome Lawrence notes, “Progress has never been a bargain. … Continue reading

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