Category Archives: Evansville, Indiana

Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Do you speak German? If you were living in the United States at the time of World War I, the politically correct answer, regardless of veracity, would be a … Continue reading

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Hot! Hot! Hot!

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Evansville faced a number of devastating fires in the 20th century … let’s take a peek at some of these. “The Fendrich family — a father, mother, and four … Continue reading

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Delving Deep into the Past

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. You can learn a lot about history by visiting cemeteries. With apologies for the pun in the title, let’s head over to Evansville’s Oak Hill Cemetery. “Oak Hill was … Continue reading

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Elvis is IN the Building!

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. The King performed in Evansville for the second and last time, at the now demolished Roberts Stadium, on October 24, 1976. People camped out/stood in line for 2 days … Continue reading

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Hoosier Authors: Paul Dresser

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Back on August 8, 2017, my colleague James Wethington wrote about the Hoosier author, Theodore Dreiser. I bet you didn’t know that another Dreiser boy also gained literary fame, … Continue reading

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