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A New Deal

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

Today’s post continues our “Intern Month” theme and is written by Laura Beth Jackson of Mississippi State University. I have a sweet tooth.  I’ll admit it.  I’d choose sweets over “real” food any day. So, I was delighted—and surprised—to find so many bakeries around D.C.  And they are crowded! In contrast, last summer I visited …

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Pic of the Week: Show and Tell

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

Today’s Pic of the Week shows the Division’s two Junior Fellows, Laura Beth Jackson and Brian Horowitz, at the annual event the Library holds where the Junior Fellows showcase their projects. Laura Beth’s project was about the Library’s materials from the National Recovery Administration, and her exhibit included two of the Codes of Fair Competition …

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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. …