The Census Department’s desire to process the Decennial Census faster and more efficiently played a roll in computer history and it is all thanks to Herman Hollerith.
For those interested in American business history, the Dun’s Review is a must read with articles on a variety of topics.
Mary Harris Jones, otherwise known as Mother Jones was a leader in the history of Labor, here is some of her story.
When I originally created the Business of Beauty guide, Madam C. J. Walker is someone I included not only because she played an integral role in the history of the African American beauty industry, but because she was an amazing businesswoman. She made another appearance when I wrote a blog post about the new American […]
This post was written by Brendan Bachmann, a visiting library science student from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Horoscopes have long been popular with those hoping for a glimpse of their future. Indeed, some individuals have made a business of the mystical, profiting from people’s curiosity of the unknown. A horoscope pamphlet that has recently […]
This is a guest post written by Brendan Bachmann, a visiting library science student from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Over the last few years there has been an explosion in meat substitute product popularity. The “fake meat” industry is thriving, and it is predicted by some to become worth $140 billion dollars in the […]
The Library does not actually have a copy of every book ever printed, but we are always adding to the collection mostly through Copyright deposit or purchase. In 2019, we acquired a few things we wanted to publicize. Directory sources are a seemingly never-ending resource for answering business-related questions at the Library, so we keep […]
This post was written by Business Reference librarian Natalie Burclaff. The annual Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest Americans is released every fall. Ranking highest are familiar names like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jeff Bezos who tops the list with a net worth of $114 billion. But a century before these tech […]
This post was written by Lynn Weinstein, Business Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. Before there were credit cards, reward programs, certificates of deposit, and lay away, The Carlisle Trust Company of Pennsylvania started the first Christmas savings club in 1909. Christmas clubs are special short-term savings accounts set up by financial institutions to […]
This post was written by Lynn Weinstein, Business Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. The sedge is wither’d from the lake, And no birds sing — KEATS A recent Cornell Chronicle article reported that nearly 30 percent of birds in the North America have vanished since 1970. Simultaneously, the population of raptors […]