Category Archives: American history

Don’t Mess with Mother Nature, Part 1: The Blizzard of 1978

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Today we’d call it a snowpocalypse, or maybe snowmageddon. Those terms weren’t yet coined when the blizzard of 1978 hit, but they would have been appropriate. First, let’s define … Continue reading

Posted in American history, Evansville, Indiana, Indiana history, weather | Leave a comment

#FlashbackFriday: Pearl Harbor Attacks

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant at the University Archives and Special Collections. In one sentence, U.S. President, Franklin D. Roosevelt (1941) summed up the emotion of the Pearl Harbor attacks: “YESTERDAY, December 7, 1941 a date which will … Continue reading

Posted in #OnThisDay, American history, history | 1 Comment

North and South – Civil War Diaries

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. General William Tecumseh Sherman famously said, “War is hell.”  A common adage says, “War is long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror.”  Taking a look at … Continue reading

Posted in American history, Civil War, history | Leave a comment

So long, old friend!

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. In the late 1960’s, Sears was the world’s largest retailer, holding that position until the early 1990’s.  By now you’re surely aware that Sears has declared bankruptcy, has closed … Continue reading

Posted in American history, Evansville, Indiana, history | Leave a comment

Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. In the play Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare puts these words into a character’s mouth: “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” It … Continue reading

Posted in American history, American Poetry, Civil War, movies | Leave a comment