Category Archives: European History

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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Cults of the World: Order of the Solar Temple

*Post written by James Wethington, senior library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. Over the next couple of weeks, the communal studies collection touches on various types of communes such as eco-villages, religious life, collective settlements, and many … Continue reading

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American Propaganda in World War II

*Post written by Jake Knecht, student assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. During World War II, the American government employed a very intensive propaganda campaign to sway the American public to purchase war bonds. War bonds were essentially … Continue reading

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Celebration of Evansville’s Military Past

*Post written by Jennifer Greene, university archivist of the University Archives and Special Collections. The University Archives and Special Collections (UASC), located on the third floor of the David L. Rice Library, is pleased to announce a new digital collection, … Continue reading

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