Author Archives: David L. Rice Library

It’s Bedlam Here!!

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Everyone knows what this means—that all is chaos.  But do you know where the word came from? In 1247, monks began to care for the sick and indigent in … Continue reading

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The Nuremberg Trials

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Holocaust. The very word conjures up unimaginable horrors. “The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time …

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. ….there was a little girl named Kathleen Morrison who grew up to be an actress called Colleen Moore.  After she retired from the silver screen, she indulged her second … Continue reading

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#FlashbackFriday: Pearl Harbor Attacks

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant at the University Archives and Special Collections. In one sentence, U.S. President, Franklin D. Roosevelt (1941) summed up the emotion of the Pearl Harbor attacks: “YESTERDAY, December 7, 1941 a date which will … Continue reading

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Santa Claus is coming to town

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Wait a minute—he already lives here! Did you know that there is a town in southern Indiana named Santa Claus? Santa Claus, IN 47579.  Population 2,411 in the 2017 … Continue reading

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