Category Archives: American history

Grand Army of the Republic

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. The Civil War ended on April 9, 1865 with General Robert E. Lee’s surrender of his army to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, VA.  In earlier … Continue reading

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Ernie Pyle Spoke the GI’s language

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. He was from a small (population 893 the year he was born) rural community in Indiana, was timid and fearful that he would not be liked, yet grew to … Continue reading

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The Christmas Tree

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum, wie treu sind deine Blätter! Du grünst nicht nur zur Sommerzeit, Nein auch im Winter, wenn es schneit. O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum, wie treu sind deine … Continue reading

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The Greatest Show on Earth

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Most of us have at some time thrilled to the delights of the circus…the animals, the daring acts, the so-much-going-on-at-one-time-it’s-overwhelming fun of it all.  As early as 1300-1200 BCE, … Continue reading

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Why to Study History, or What the Defeat of the Spanish Armada Means for Health Care Today

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Long before the advent of planes, trains, and automobiles, a great deal of transportation was by water. For the manpower used to provide this means of getting from point … Continue reading

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