Category Archives: Americana

May the Force Be With You: Revenge of the Jedi

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. In the summer of 1983, the silver screen was extremely popular such as Octopussy, Never Say Never Again, and National Lampoon’s Vacation; however, some films were … Continue reading

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Let Freedom Ring: The American Freedom Train

*Post written by Mikayla Hanks, student assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. In 1975, an air-conditioned, twenty-six car train made its way on a journey of a lifetime. More than 7 million Americans visited the train during its … Continue reading

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Mt. Rushmore: Monument For The Ages

*Post written by Jake Knecht, student assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. Mount Rushmore, one of America’s most treasured national landmarks, is located at the Harney National Forest in Keystone, South Dakota. Construction began on October 4, 1927 … Continue reading

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“Lincoln On”: 1864 National Union Party Ticket

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. The National Union Party was a short-lived political party. The party began in 1864 until they dissolved in 1868. They believed in the preservation of the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, America! Remembering America’s Bicentennial

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. This year, America celebrates her 241st birthday: that is quite an accomplishment; however, just like milestone birthday, people go all out to celebrate. Similar things happened … Continue reading

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