Category Archives: American history

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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Juliette Gordon Low

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Do you recognize that name? If you’ve ever enjoyed a Thin Mint, Samoa, Do-Si-Do, or Shortbread cookie, you probably should! Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon was born in Savannah, GA … Continue reading

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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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