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Meet Mr. Bingle

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

This post was authored by Nanette Gibbs, Business Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. This is a teaser for a series of posts in 2018 to celebrate the New Orleans Tricentennial so stay tuned. Mention Mr. Bingle to just about anyone from New Orleans and they will probably smile and sing the …

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“Special” Collections of a Business Nature

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

The Library has many collections that may not, at first glance, be obvious places to find information for those doing business research.  Most of these collections are only accessible to those that come to the Library, but some of the material from those collections has been digitized.  Business Reference created a list of these “special” …

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Clydeside: Shipbuilding and Trade in Glasgow, Scotland; Part Two

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

This post was written by Nancy Lovas a Business Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. The story of shipbuilding along the River Clyde stretches over three centuries, though now it lives only in memory and museum. At the industry’s height, “Clyde-built” was the standard of quality, worthy of respect (McKenna & Ferreiro, …

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About Those Ubiquitous Castoria Ads

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

If you have spent any time looking at old newspapers, you have likely run across ads for all sorts of patent medicines.   But there was one – Castoria – that really stands out. The history of this product dates back to patent 77,758 A issued to Dr. Samuel Pitcher on May 12, 1868, and was …