Category Archives: Local history

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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“War is Hell”… and Expensive, Too.

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. That quote is attributed to Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman, but it surely applies to every other war, as does the comment about the cost. Declaring war, assuming … Continue reading

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Grand Army of the Republic

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. The Civil War ended on April 9, 1865 with General Robert E. Lee’s surrender of his army to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, VA.  In earlier … Continue reading

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Lifesavers

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. They were lifesavers—not the candy, nor the marine rescue apparatus, but women, mostly, who cared deeply about their communities and the needs of those who struggled to care for … Continue reading

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