Category Archives: European History

“Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” – Dr. Seuss

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Travel, as they say, is a broadening experience.  French novelist Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) said, “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” … Continue reading

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It’s Bedlam Here!!

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Everyone knows what this means—that all is chaos.  But do you know where the word came from? In 1247, monks began to care for the sick and indigent in … Continue reading

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The Nuremberg Trials

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Holocaust. The very word conjures up unimaginable horrors. “The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary of the End of World War I

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. November 11, 1918—specifically, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month—World War I ended with the signing of an armistice in a railroad car outside … Continue reading

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Remembering the Past through Postcards

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. By now, any summer vacation you took is perhaps just a distant memory.  If you happened to purchase or send any postcards, you may be able to jog your … Continue reading

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