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Five Questions (The Intern Edition): Brian Horowitz

1. What is your background?  I hail from Silver Spring, Maryland, about fifteen miles away from the Library. I currently attend Montgomery College where I am studying Psychology and Neuroscience. Before starting college I had the opportunity to live in Israel where I studied Jewish texts such as the Talmud. It was a once in […]

Pic of the Week: Show and Tell

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 […]

The Art of War…and of Sandwich Making

We have deemed the entire month of August this year ”Intern Month” at Inside Adams, which means we are featuring posts written by and about our summer interns.  Today’s post is by Brian Horowitz of Montgomery College in Maryland. Brian was with us last year and wrote the post  Stumbled Upon in the Stacks about Brevet Major Alfred Mordecai. He is […]

Civil War Aeronautics

Will Lieut. Gen. Scott please see Professor Lowe once more about his balloon? This quote comes from a note that President Lincoln wrote to General Scott on July 25, 1861. Thaddeus Sobieski Coulincourt Lowe (Prof. T.S.C. Lowe) was an expert balloonist and would become the Chief Aeronaut for the United States Government during the Civil […]

World War II ‘Scientific Manpower’

K-rations, better night vision binoculars, and synthetic rubber are just a few examples of innovations resulted from scientific research during World War II.  The story of science during World War II is one of partnerships and prolific research. On June 28, 1941, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 8807which established the Office of Scientific Research and […]