Category Archives: history

Raymond Frederick Diekmann Chrysler Wartime Collection

University Archives/Special Collections (UASC) at the David L. Rice Library is pleased to announce the acquisition and publication of the Raymond Diekmann photographic collection, MSS 253.  Diekmann (1913-1993) is probably best known as the owner of RaJo’s Gun Shop, but … Continue reading

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ArchivesFest 2020

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. It’s time once again for ArchivesFest, a fun contest featuring interesting items from area museums and libraries, in celebration of October as National Archives month.  Contestants were invited to … Continue reading

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Alphabet Soup

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. SSA. TVA. PWA. WPA. CCC. SEC. FHA. REA. FDIC. Is your head spinning yet? These are just a few of the initialisms associated with Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal … Continue reading

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The Price of Progress

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. You’ve heard all of this before. No pain, no gain. Progress comes at a cost. In Inherit the Wind, author Jerome Lawrence notes, “Progress has never been a bargain. … Continue reading

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What Goes Around…

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. … comes around. As we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, it might be instructive to look to the past to see how others dealt with such disasters. One such … Continue reading

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