Category Archives: Local history

Intersections

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. It’s interesting how people’s lives can cross paths, the lives and purposes of two people you’d never expect to intersect do so, albeit briefly. One such story features a … Continue reading

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“Can You Tell Me How to Get? How to Get to Sesame Street?”

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. That question was answered just a little over 50 years ago with the debut of the beloved television show, November 10, 1969. Sesame Street has now produced over 4,500 … 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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“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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