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Final Bits of New Orleans-related Lagniappe

The celebration for the New Orleans tricentennial is drawing to a close. While I think we covered a number of New Orleans business history topics, there were so many stories that I didn’t get around to telling!  While doing some research, I found a great quote that felt appropriate to include in a final tricentennial […]

Supplying the Great War

This post was written by Kelsey Diemand Librarian in Residence in the Science, Technology and Business Division. This month, we have commemorated the centennial of the end to the Great War. The Armistice of 11 November 1918 effectively stopped the fighting between Germany and the Allied forces after four years of violence, destruction, and chaos. […]

St. Charles Avenue’s Streetcar

It seems that no book, movie, TV show, or play about New Orleans passes up the opportunity to feature the New Orleans streetcar in some way. I wanted to make sure Inside Adams published something on it during our tricentennial celebration and my post about Charles Zimpel only touched on the New Orleans and Carrollton […]

The Parker Solar Probe, Mission to “Touch the Sun”: December 6 NASA Lecture with Dr. Alex Young

This post was authored by Stephanie Marcus, Science Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. One of NASA’s most exciting missions, the Parker Solar Probe (PSP) launched from Cape Canaveral on August 12, 2018. The mission’s findings will help researchers improve forecasts of space weather events, which have the potential to damage satellites, […]

A Few “New” Acquisitions from 1661, 1792, 1725

The collections of the Library of Congress are always growing. Besides what we receive through Copyright and other means, we reference specialists  also recommend material to add to the permanent collection—often rare, older items we don’t own, but would like to have, and additional databases for on-site researchers to use. This past year there were […]