Category Archives: Politics

“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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RIP, Birch Bayh (1928-2019)

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Bayh was a U.S. Senator from Indiana from 1962-1980. Prior to that he served in the Indiana legislature from 1954 until his election to the U.S. Senate. In 1959, … Continue reading

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Guess Who Came to Evansville? Political Edition!

*Post written by James Wethington, senior library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. In the University Archives and Special Collections, there are several collections relating to local and national politics. Evansville has had their fair share of political … Continue reading

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Hoosier Authors: Lew Wallace

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. Just like summer vacation, our “Hoosier Authors” series is winding down this week; but we have two more authors to discuss! Today, we are examining the … Continue reading

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Hoosier Authors: Edgar Whitcomb

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. We are switching gears today: if you have followed our recent blog series, “Hoosier Authors”, I have been discussing numerous novelists. Today, we are going over … Continue reading

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