Category Archives: Indiana 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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Arch Madness 2020: Meet the Competing Institutions

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. University Archives and Special Collections 3rd floor of the David L. Rice Library In the summer of 1972 the Lilly Endowment, Inc. of Indianapolis, Indiana awarded the then Indiana … Continue reading

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Arch Madness 2020: Meet the Artifacts!

*Post written by James Wethington, senior library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. The crowds are going crazy! Pure pandemonium! Arch Madness is back and we have some stiff competition. The University Archives and Special Collections (UASC) is … Continue reading

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Ernie Pyle Spoke the GI’s language

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. He was from a small (population 893 the year he was born) rural community in Indiana, was timid and fearful that he would not be liked, yet grew to … Continue reading

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Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Do you speak German? If you were living in the United States at the time of World War I, the politically correct answer, regardless of veracity, would be a … Continue reading

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