Category Archives: World War 1

Ernie Pyle Spoke the GI’s language

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. He was from a small (population 893 the year he was born) rural community in Indiana, was timid and fearful that he would not be liked, yet grew to … Continue reading

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Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Do you speak German? If you were living in the United States at the time of World War I, the politically correct answer, regardless of veracity, would be a … Continue reading

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The Nuremberg Trials

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Holocaust. The very word conjures up unimaginable horrors. “The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary of the End of World War I

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. November 11, 1918—specifically, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month—World War I ended with the signing of an armistice in a railroad car outside … Continue reading

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American Propaganda in World War II

*Post written by Jake Knecht, student assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. During World War II, the American government employed a very intensive propaganda campaign to sway the American public to purchase war bonds. War bonds were essentially … Continue reading

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