Author Archives: Lisa Rickey

TDIH 1915: Lusitania sunk by German U-Boats

On Friday, May 7, 1915, the German U-Boat U-20 torpedoed the British passenger liner R.M.S. Lusitania, 11 miles off the southern coast of Ireland. The Lusitania had departed New York on May 1 with nearly 2,000 passengers aboard and was headed for Liverpool on its usual route. The … Continue reading

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Star Wars in the Archives

May the 4th is widely recognized — by Star Wars fans, at least — as “Star Wars Day.” This is due to a glorious pun: the phrase “May the 4th be with you” sounds very similar to the greeting “May the Force … Continue reading

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Summer Hours

Beginning this week, Special Collections & Archives is now on its summer schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00. We will resume Wednesday evening and Sunday hours when Fall semester starts again in August. We apologize for any inconvenience! But don’t forget: Our web … Continue reading

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