Category Archives: American history

Walking the Plank

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Does this conjure up an archetypal bloodthirsty pirate saying, “Arrr!” as a scurvy knave faces a horrible, watery death? It does for me, but today I want to share … Continue reading

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Raymond Frederick Diekmann Chrysler Wartime Collection

University Archives/Special Collections (UASC) at the David L. Rice Library is pleased to announce the acquisition and publication of the Raymond Diekmann photographic collection, MSS 253.  Diekmann (1913-1993) is probably best known as the owner of RaJo’s Gun Shop, but … Continue reading

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Alphabet Soup

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. SSA. TVA. PWA. WPA. CCC. SEC. FHA. REA. FDIC. Is your head spinning yet? These are just a few of the initialisms associated with Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal … Continue reading

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Intersections

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. It’s interesting how people’s lives can cross paths, the lives and purposes of two people you’d never expect to intersect do so, albeit briefly. One such story features a … Continue reading

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“Home, James!!”

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Queen Victoria had a coachman whose name was James Darling. Ordinarily, she’d address him by his surname, but that would mean that when she wanted to return to the … Continue reading

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