Category Archives: Local history

Rabbit Holes …

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. I’ve been going down the rabbit hole. In doing some research into black schools in Evansville, I somehow ran across a reference to a Camp Nelson in Kentucky. This … Continue reading

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The Twin Icons: Bi-State Vietnam Gold Star Bridges

*Post written by James Wethington, senior library assistant at the University Archives and Special Collections. Another local icon in the Tri-State is the Twin Bridges, officially known as the Bi-State Vietnam Gold Star Bridges. For over eighty years, a bridge … Continue reading

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Raymond Frederick Diekmann Chrysler Wartime Collection

University Archives/Special Collections (UASC) at the David L. Rice Library is pleased to announce the acquisition and publication of the Raymond Diekmann photographic collection, MSS 253.  Diekmann (1913-1993) is probably best known as the owner of RaJo’s Gun Shop, but … Continue reading

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Robert Owen, the Voice of Reason

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. If you’re from this area and/or have ever visited New Harmony, Indiana, then you’ve heard of Robert Owen. You may also know that New Harmony is the site of … Continue reading

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ArchivesFest 2020

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. It’s time once again for ArchivesFest, a fun contest featuring interesting items from area museums and libraries, in celebration of October as National Archives month.  Contestants were invited to … Continue reading

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