Category Archives: Americana

Spotlight: Avant Garde Magazines

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. During their tenure from January 1968 to July 1971, Avant Garde went against the grain of American society (“A Complete Digitization,” 2016). Its’ creative imagery criticized … Continue reading

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Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. In honor of Rogue One, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi came out in May 1983.  The original title of Episode VI was Revenge … Continue reading

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Americana Part 2: On the Road Again

                                           The People Who Stayed Having left the northern and western parts of our country, I’ve arrived down south. Now, I really hope I don’t have to tell you that Europeans were not the first people in this country. And that … Continue reading

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Blogging down Route 66:The Road to Americana Part 1

When you think of uniquely American culture, what comes to mind? The American Melting Pot? Bald Eagles? Tailgating, cheap beer and football? Put all those together, and you get Americana- which is basically defined as artifacts related to the history, … Continue reading

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