Category Archives: history

#FlashbackFriday: Pearl Harbor Attacks

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant at the University Archives and Special Collections. In one sentence, U.S. President, Franklin D. Roosevelt (1941) summed up the emotion of the Pearl Harbor attacks: “YESTERDAY, December 7, 1941 a date which will … 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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North and South – Civil War Diaries

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. General William Tecumseh Sherman famously said, “War is hell.”  A common adage says, “War is long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror.”  Taking a look at … Continue reading

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So long, old friend!

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. In the late 1960’s, Sears was the world’s largest retailer, holding that position until the early 1990’s.  By now you’re surely aware that Sears has declared bankruptcy, has closed … 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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