Category Archives: American history

#OnThisDay: September 11th Attacks

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. On this day in 2001, over 2,900 lives were lost in the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, … Continue reading

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History Extravaganza at the Evansville Museum!

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant at the University Archives and Special Collections. If you thought the New England Patriots loss to Kansas City was shocking, we got news for you! For the first time ever, the Evansville Museum … Continue reading

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“Scared Red”: House Un-American Activities Committee Pamphlets

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. Throughout most of the twentieth century, there was an invisible war between democracy and communism. The most noticeable occurrence was between the United States and the … Continue reading

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Leading the Future: Rare Land Grants of Founding Father, Patrick Henry

*Post written by Aaron Allen, student assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. Most people would never think of Virginia as part of the United States’ western boundary; however, this was not always the case. Through much of the … Continue reading

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A Nation Divided: Confederate States of America War Bonds

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. The Confederate States of America was a group of eleven Southern states who seceded the Union following the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 because of … Continue reading

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