USI’s Archive Librarian Taking Part in WNIN’s “Picture This” Series


Jennifer Greene, university archives and reference librarian, will be featured in a new television series called “Picture This” which will air on the local PBS channel [WNIN]. The series, which began airing on January 22, can be seen on Thursday evenings at 8:30 p.m. For a complete list of broadcast dates and times please visit the WNIN programming schedule.

Greene will be featured in five episodes and will share and discuss photos that are part of Evansville history, including prints of the riverfront, Main Street, the flood of 1937, World War II and the shipyard. The photos contributed by Greene for the show are all part of the University of Southern Indiana’s Archives. In addition to USI’s photos, the show also will feature photographs from Willard Library and the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library archive collections. Greene is thrilled to be a part of the program and hopes to see it become a regular series. She described her experience taping the first episode as a fun time, filled with laughing and spontaneous conversation, while exploring the city’s local history with other experts from around the area.

Already a huge supporter of public television and radio, Greene believes programs such as “Picture This” on WNIN will provide the community with in-depth stories that mainstream TV can’t offer. She credits WNIN with being in tune with the community and responding to the needs of area viewers by making the public aware of the wonderful resources that are locally available to them. USI alone has over 300 personal collections, in addition to the University Archives, including civil war letters, scrapbooks, autograph books, business receipts and photographs. Along with the physical collections, the Rice Library also has an ongoing digitization project in which over 40,000 images have already been scanned and placed in an online database. Greene wants to encourage members of the USI community and beyond to utilize the Rice Library Digital Collections and invites users to help identify people and locations in the photos by posting comments below the photos. Anyone wishing to visit the library and view any photo or collection in person can do so during normal business hours.

For more information about the USI Archive photos that appear on the “Picture This” series, or about the Archives in general, contact Jennifer Greene, reference/archives librarian at or 812-464-1832.