Category Archives: history

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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Intersections

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. It’s interesting how people’s lives can cross paths, the lives and purposes of two people you’d never expect to intersect do so, albeit briefly. One such story features a … Continue reading

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Arch Madness 2020: Championship Round

Welcome to the Championship Round! If you need to see the artifact descriptions, go the blog post, “Arch Madness 2020: Meet the Artifacts“. *Reminder: The Championship poll close on April 12 at 11:59 PM CST.* *For artifact descriptions, go to … Continue reading

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