Sunday, December 27, 2009

Online Rice Library Image Collection features photos from the 1800s to present day

The University of Southern Indiana's University Archives and Special Collections has made its extensive image collection available online at The Rice Library Image Collection includes photographs from Evansville, New Harmony and the Tri-state area from the late 1800s to the present day.

The database features photographs from the African-American community in Evansville, more than 1,000 images of the 1937 flood, photographs of parades and fairs from the early 20th century, and a series of architectural photographs of the historic district in downtown Evansville from 1978 to 1979.

Shaving Parlor African-American Community

An image of the William H. Glover Shaving Parlor (1920) from USI's Evansville African-American Community image collection.
Also included are images from the Southern Indiana Gas & Electric Company of residential homes, businesses, employees, and other locations from the 1920s to the 1950s.

The project will be expanded to include University photographs, celebrities who visited the area, historic structures that no longer survive, and intentional communities from around the United States.
Visit University Archives and Special Collections for more information about the collections.

Contact for more information: Wendy Knipe Bredhold, Media Relations Specialist, News & Information Services, 812/461-5259 email

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