In the summer of 1860, three American scientists set out on an epic months-long journey into the Canadian north, where indigenous guides hauled them hundreds of miles up the Saskatchewan River to catch sight of a total solar eclipse.
Interested in how to do Business Research at the Library of Congress? Attend our Virtual Business Research Orientation on September 8, from 1-2 pm!
Hannah Spring Pfeifer, one of the 2021 Library of Congress Junior Fellows in the Science, Technology and Business Division, reflects on her work this summer.
While the Bulletin published regular tables like “Retail Prices of Food,” it also included articles on more specific topics.
In celebration of National Aviation Day on August 19, come fly away with us on a virtual tour exploring the Library’s world-class history of aviation collections.
A reflection from Pariti Sutaria’s time as a Junior Fellow this summer, updating and curating a database of indexed business and economics websites.
However, practical arithmetic standardized professionalization by treating all students as potential workers in fields that required numeracy skills–from banking and farming to masonry and carpentry. The business application of arithmetic education became so ingrained–apparently to Davidson’s dismay–that by 1895, the West Virginia State Series curriculum defined arithmetic as: “the solving of problems from its various applications to business life.”
Along the serene Brandywine River in Delaware, in 1802, Eleuthere Irene du Pont de Nemours founded his powder works and began the legacy of a powerful and wealthy French American family…
Numeracy plays a big role in the lives of data journalists, geographers, and demographers who research and measure large crowds.
Starting July 26, the Library’s Science and Business Reference Sections will provide reference services in the Main Reading Room, by appointment only, between the hours of 9:30 am – 12:30 pm and 1 pm – 4 pm, Monday through Friday. For science and business reference appointments in the Main Reading Room, call us at (202) 707-5639.