Category Archives: Indiana history

“Just an Old Sweet Song…”

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. You may know that this lyric is from “Georgia on my Mind,” but did you know that its author was not a son of the South, but rather a … Continue reading

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Hoosier Authors: Paul Dresser

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Back on August 8, 2017, my colleague James Wethington wrote about the Hoosier author, Theodore Dreiser. I bet you didn’t know that another Dreiser boy also gained literary fame, … Continue reading

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Hoosier Authors: James Whitcomb Riley

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916) was born in Greenfield, Indiana; his father was an attorney and member of the Indiana legislature who named his son after his friend, former Indiana … Continue reading

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Indiana Invaded

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Did you know that a Civil War battle was fought in Indiana? It took place on July 9, 1863 in Corydon, only lasted an hour, and was probably not … Continue reading

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Arch Madness 2019: “Meet-Ya” Guide to the Championship

*Post written by James Wethington, senior library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. *Item descriptions written by Mona Meyer, archives and special collections metadata librarian and Tom Lonnberg, curator of history at the Evansville Museum. And then, there … Continue reading

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