Monthly Archives: September 2014

How the Federal Government Became “Uncle Sam”

The federal government is often referred to as, “Uncle Sam.” However, not many people know why, or from where this nickname stems. During the War of 1812, a meat-packer from Troy, NY named Samuel Wilson supplied the U.S. Army with … Continue reading

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A Life Without Harry Potter

Over the summer I found myself in a local eatery specializing in deli sandwiches, as my eyes slid down the menu above, the option “corned beef” caught my eye. This was not by virtue of appetite however, rather intuitively my … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of John Kohl

When combing through an archival collection, you’re bound to find numerous puzzling stories that over the course of history have left behind unanswered questions. Researchers cling to what a collection has to offer, and scrap for the secrets the collection … Continue reading

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White Wall

Before I begin my weekly blog post, I thought it necessary to first introduce myself. I am the new social media intern for the Rice Library, this means that along with this device, I will be posting on the library’s … Continue reading

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