Author Archives: David L. Rice Library

Rabbit Holes Redux Redux …

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. (Double apologies to John Updike!) In the first blog of this series we learned about Camp Nelson and the United States Colored Troops that fought in the Civil War, … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Betty Fordice Rice, 1930-2021

David L. Rice Library joins the University of Southern Indiana in mourning the loss of and celebrating the life of Betty Fordice Rice. Mrs. Rice earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in home economics education from Purdue University, where she met … Continue reading

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Rabbit Holes Redux …

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. (Apologies to John Updike!) In the last blog we learned about Camp Nelson and the United States Colored Troops that fought in the Civil War. Let’s take a look … Continue reading

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Rabbit Holes …

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. I’ve been going down the rabbit hole. In doing some research into black schools in Evansville, I somehow ran across a reference to a Camp Nelson in Kentucky. This … Continue reading

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Quarantine

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. The threat of COVID-19 wreaked havoc on 2020 and threatens to continue to do so for much of 2021. More staying at home, working or attending school virtually. More … Continue reading

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