Category Archives: history

#OnThisDay: Ray Ryan Murder

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. On this day in 1977, Evansville and the Mob had a violent encounter because one person: Ray Ryan. Ryan was a local oilman and had his … Continue reading

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#ArchivesFest Sneak Peek: Historical Artifacts

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. *PowerPoint created by Maggie Scully, student assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. On the final day of ArchivesFest, we are going to show off … Continue reading

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History Extravaganza at the Evansville Museum!

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant at the University Archives and Special Collections. If you thought the New England Patriots loss to Kansas City was shocking, we got news for you! For the first time ever, the Evansville Museum … Continue reading

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#ThrowbackThursday: Sherborne Almhouse

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. In another exciting edition of #ThrowbackThursday, we discuss the Sherborne Almshouse. This photograph is located in the Don Blair collection, taken back on September 7, 1936, … Continue reading

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“Haynie” In There: The Man, The Myth, The Memory

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. Many Evansville natives know about Haynie’s Corner. According to Visit Evansville, Indiana (n.d.) states, “Where the artists live and play. They are open for business to … Continue reading

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