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Archive: 2011 (42 Posts)

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BEOnline

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

I thought I would take an opportunity to post briefly on BEOnline (Business and Economics Online).  The BEOnline project began in 1996 and has developed into a useful collection of Internet links organized by subject area. Donna Scanlon who blogged for Business before I did, featured the job search and career assistance area in a …

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Pic of the Week: “What number please?”

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

Today’s photo features a map of the telephone lines found in the October 1894 issue of the National Telephone Directory from American Telephone and Telegraph Company.  As noted on the title page, this publication “is intended to be a List of Stations Connected by Metallic-Circuit Lines” within the “LONG DISTANCE” System and includes businesses and …

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The Sesquicentennial: 8th Census of 1860

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

This year we are commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.  The Library recently debuted the Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs, and after spending time looking at those photographs, I thought it would be interesting to write a blog post featuring business-related resources that illuminate the lives of the people living in the …

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Party like It’s 1912

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

While hunting for information related to liquor wholesalers in Boston from the late 19th and early 20th century, I was hoping that a trip to the stacks would be helpful.  While I didn’t find exactly what I needed, I did find some items that were quite interesting and decided to share one for today’s post. …

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Pic of the Week: A Capitol Sunset

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

A few weeks ago when I was working late, I looked out of the window from the elevator lobby on the 5th floor of the Adams Building and saw this lovely sunset over the Thomas Jefferson Building.  As I stood there admiring it, I was glad I had my digital camera so I could share …

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One Hundred Years Ago Today

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

Advertisements.  We think of them as a way to find out about products and services, but they can also be useful for learning about companies themselves. I frequently use advertisements to answer historical questions on companies where information is harder to come by.  For example, companies looking for capital will try to lure would-be investors …

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Pic of the Week: A Great Seal

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

Today’s Pic of the Week features a version of the Great Seal of the United States as a floor medallion in the entrance lobby of the Adams Building.  It has been slightly modified, but has the requisite 13 stars, olive branches with 13 leaves and 13 olives, and a bald eagle.

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It’s Over for Another Year

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

Tax season has just ended, and I felt it would be an appropriate time to feature data that the IRS gathers from our annual tax returns (none of it attributed to individual companies, individuals, or non-profits!). There are two particular publications I wanted to mention that both use the data gathered from the forms:  the …