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Pic of the Week: Verify Book Number

Sometimes when I am using material from the collections, I run across items that have been left in the books by earlier researchers.  Today’s post features one such item.

This is a photo of one of the Library’s old call slips used in what is now the Adams Building.  A call slip is the form that a researcher turns in at the Book Service Desk to request material from the general collections.  I have been told that we stopped using these slips in 1978 or 1979 and soon began using a three-part slip that provided a carbon copy to the reader.

While there have been at least two updated versions of the call slip form since this particular version, we now have the Automated Call Slip system which enables users with a Reader Identification Card to request material online.

Pic of the Week: Dedicated to Their Husbands and Gentlemen Friends.

Today’s Pic of the Week comes from the Library’s collection of American church, club, and community cookbooks. The picture featured is the cover of the 1889 Cooks in Clover: Reliable Recipes, compiled by the Ladies of the North Reformed Church (Passaic, New Jersey). This cookbook is “dedicated to their husbands and gentlemen friends.” Selections from […]

Cockles, Motto Lozenges, and Sweethearts

I was recently at a dinner party where the gracious hostess embellished the dining room table with Sweethearts, also known as Conversation Hearts and Sweet Talks. As you can imagine, the guests questioned the history of these sweethearts and turned to me for an answer. I promised that when I returned to the Library that […]

Pic of the Week: Super Bowl I

Are you ready for some football? This week’s Pic of the Week comes from the Library’s Prints and Photographs collection and features a photograph taken during the first  Super Bowl game. The Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs battled it out at the Los Angeles Coliseum January 15, 1967- with the Packers claiming victory […]

The Economy: In One Volume

For my first post of February 2011, I wanted to give a heads up for a publication that I find very useful.  Coming out this month from the Council of Economic Advisers is the Economic Report of the President.   This publication, published annually since 1947,  gives an overview of the nation’s economic progress along with […]