Category Archives: Evansville, Indiana

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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Gypsies in Evansville

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Did you know that the king and queen of the gypsies lived in Evansville in the latter part of the 19th century and are buried at Oak Hill Cemetery? … Continue reading

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“Hizzoner”

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. “Hizzoner” is a corruption of the words, His Honor, used to refer to mayors.  Although it’s more commonly used in big cities, particularly New York City, I’m using it … Continue reading

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“Girls Don’t Do That…”

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Anna Helena Cluthe didn’t subscribe to that way of thinking. Her father, William (1847-1937) was born in Wabern, Germany, where he studied for the priesthood.  He decided on a … Continue reading

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“Everything Old is New Again…”

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. In a previous blog in which I talked about bygone entertainment palaces in Evansville, I promised another article on “old-timey” theatres that were still in use; this blog makes … Continue reading

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