Author Archives: David L. Rice Library

#OnThisDay: John F. Kennedy Assassination

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. On this day, fifty-four years ago, then-President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in a motorcade parade in Dallas, Texas. To this day, Kennedy’s assassination has been … Continue reading

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#OnThisDay: Jonestown

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. On this day, thirty-nine years ago, over nine hundred individuals, made up of mostly Americans, committed a mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana. Rapaport (2013) states, “Jonestown … Continue reading

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Mt. Rushmore: Monument For The Ages

*Post written by Jake Knecht, student assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. Mount Rushmore, one of America’s most treasured national landmarks, is located at the Harney National Forest in Keystone, South Dakota. Construction began on October 4, 1927 … Continue reading

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#VeteransDay: Remembering Rick Winters

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. November 11th is Veterans’ Day. On this day, we remember and honor those men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces and those … Continue reading

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Celebration of Evansville’s Military Past

*Post written by Jennifer Greene, university archivist of the University Archives and Special Collections. The University Archives and Special Collections (UASC), located on the third floor of the David L. Rice Library, is pleased to announce a new digital collection, … Continue reading

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