Author Archives: David L. Rice Library

“A Baptisttown Requiem”: Part 1

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Baptisttown is an old name for an area of Evansville once a primary African American neighborhood. This area corresponds with the city’s 7th Ward, roughly bounded by Governor Street, Canal … Continue reading

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Also Rans

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. As this blog is being written, the United States recently completed another presidential election. For every election, there must be someone who did not win. The dictionary defines an also ran … Continue reading

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Never Let the Facts Get in the Way of a Good Story

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. This phrase has been attributed to Mark Twain (is there anything evenly remotely plausible that hasn’t been attributed to Twain?), but other sources call it proverbial. This itself is … Continue reading

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ArchivesFest 2021: UASC and Posey County Historical Society

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian, and James Wethington, senior library assistant at the University Archives and Special Collections. Though #AmericanArchivesMonth is over, the University Archives and Special Collections (UASC) thanks all of this year’s … Continue reading

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“Water, Water, Everywhere, nor any Drop to Drink”

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Samuel Taylor Coleridge penned this in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, but I’m going to co-opt it for this blog about the 1937 flood of the Ohio River. You … Continue reading

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