Category Archives: Indiana history

#OnThisDay: Remembering the University of Evansville Plane Crash

*Post written by Jennifer Greene, university archivist at the University Archives and Special Collections. In honor of all those that were lost in the plane crash on December 13, 1977. Our city still mourns this terrible loss of the University … Continue reading

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Love at War

*Post written by Brady Bolinger, student assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. Miss Mary, I take the pleasure of writing you a few times, though I fear the liberty I have taken will not meet with your approbation, … Continue reading

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Hoosier Authors: Johnny Gruelle

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. After wrapping up our last blog series, “Famous Hoosiers”, many people loved learning about what Hoosiers have done to influence various industries, particularly in American literature. … 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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Evansville’s Connection to Clara Barton

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. Born on Christmas Day in 1821, Barton was a trailblazer in American history. Some would equate Burton’s work to Florence Nightingale during the Crimean War years … Continue reading

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