Category Archives: Local history

Gypsies in Evansville

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Did you know that the king and queen of the gypsies lived in Evansville in the latter part of the 19th century and are buried at Oak Hill Cemetery? … Continue reading

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“Hizzoner”

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. “Hizzoner” is a corruption of the words, His Honor, used to refer to mayors.  Although it’s more commonly used in big cities, particularly New York City, I’m using it … Continue reading

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“Girls Don’t Do That…”

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Anna Helena Cluthe didn’t subscribe to that way of thinking. Her father, William (1847-1937) was born in Wabern, Germany, where he studied for the priesthood.  He decided on a … 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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Arch Madness 2019: “Meet-Ya” Guide to the Final 4

*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, Susan Sauls, director of the art collection, Tom Lonnberg, curator of history at … Continue reading

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