Category Archives: Americana

“Lincoln On”: 1864 National Union Party Ticket

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. The National Union Party was a short-lived political party. The party began in 1864 until they dissolved in 1868. They believed in the preservation of the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, America! Remembering America’s Bicentennial

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. This year, America celebrates her 241st birthday: that is quite an accomplishment; however, just like milestone birthday, people go all out to celebrate. Similar things happened … Continue reading

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#ThrowbackThursday: Firestone Tire Ash Tray

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. In an archive, you never know what you will find in one. Two words you will never hear in the same sentence is “fire” and “archive”. … Continue reading

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A Nation Divided: Confederate States of America War Bonds

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. The Confederate States of America was a group of eleven Southern states who seceded the Union following the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 because of … Continue reading

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Celebrating Black History Month: W.C. Handy

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. Did you know the Tri-State area played a huge part in the history of blues music? Considered “The Father of the American Blues”, W.C. Hardy came … Continue reading

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