Author Archives: David L. Rice Library

Right Place, Wrong Time

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Being at the right place at the right time is the ideal, but sometimes plans don’t work out and the opposite comes true. So, it was with Indiana and … Continue reading

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“Just an Old Sweet Song…”

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. You may know that this lyric is from “Georgia on my Mind,” but did you know that its author was not a son of the South, but rather a … Continue reading

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Hoosier Authors: Paul Dresser

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Back on August 8, 2017, my colleague James Wethington wrote about the Hoosier author, Theodore Dreiser. I bet you didn’t know that another Dreiser boy also gained literary fame, … Continue reading

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“The Sun’ll Come Out Tomorrow…”

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. You probably recognize this as a lyric from the musical Annie, which premiered on Broadway in 1977 and won a Tony award for Best Musical. There were Broadway revivals … Continue reading

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Hoosier Authors: James Whitcomb Riley

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916) was born in Greenfield, Indiana; his father was an attorney and member of the Indiana legislature who named his son after his friend, former Indiana … Continue reading

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