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 […]
In 2002, a call came to science to suggest patriotic topics for a Library-wide exhibit. I proposed the Victory Garden and was honored to put together an exhibit for members of the James Madison Council and Congress. I became an expert on the subject from this experience. The concept of Victory Gardens was established in […]
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.
This week we are featuring two photographs of the public entrance to the Science and Business Reading Room taken over thirty years apart. I found the Science Reading Room image (left), as I was browsing through an old pamphlet box of historical material about the Library. We believe it was taken sometime in the late […]
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 […]
Imitation is the best form of flattery. With that said, Inside Adams will be imitating the Five Questions feature from the Performing Art’s blog In the Muse. We aspire to share with our readers the diversity of knowledge and valuable skills that make up the Library’s ST&B organization. We also should point out that our […]
Usually, today would be tax filing day but because of the District of Columbia holiday Emancipation Day, filers have an extra weekend to file. I thought today would be an appropriate day to feature a tax-themed photograph from the past.
What makes television shows like Bones, Criminal Minds, CSI, Law and Order, and NCIS so popular? Is it the intriguing plots and stories? I tend to think we love these shows because of the cool science and state of the art technology employed by the characters to catch criminals. If I weren’t a librarian, I […]
I had a different Pic of the Week post all written up the other day, but I wasn’t really enamored with it. When I stepped outside the Adams Building to go home, the sun was out after a few days of overcast skies, the breeze was gentle, and the temperature was perfect. And then I […]
Today’s Pic of the Week is inspired by my post Terrazzo: Beauty Under our Feet.