Continuing the Library of Congress COVID-19 Health Webinar Series, the Library’s Health Services Division (HSD) and Science, Technology & Business Division (ST&B) will be hosting a virtual panel on “Covid-19 and Our Environment” on Wednesday, July 21 at 11:30 a.m. (EDT).
Interested in how to do Business Research at the Library of Congress? Come to our Virtual Business Research Orientation July 14, from 1-2 pm!
Held to celebrate the centennial of Thomas Jefferson’s 1804 Louisiana Purchase, the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair was the perfect place for George Westinghouse to demonstrate his companies’ dominance and specifically, the skills of the 9,000 Pittsburghers who worked in his factories.
With nearly 400 patents to his name, Westinghouse is a beacon of Gilded Age industry.
Continuing the Library of Congress COVID-19 Health Webinar Series, the Library’s Health Services Division (HSD) and Science, Technology, and Business Division (ST&B) will be hosting a virtual panel on “COVID-19 and Ethics: Disparity in Pandemics” on Wednesday, June 23 at 11:30 a.m. (E.D.T).
While many believe that the 13th Amendment ended slavery, there was an exemption that was used to create a prison convict leasing system of involuntary servitude to fill the labor supply shortage in the southern states after the Civil War.
…it also became clear to me that I was entering into a rare opportunity. During my ten weeks with the Library of Congress, I would have access to a collection of materials composed largely of textbooks, cypher books, or treatises in the history of math–a collection most of which had never been digitized and, as a result, was generally understudied.
The Library offers a number of orientations/classes and sometimes Business Reference takes their turn. This time we are teaching So…you want to research old companies.
One hundred years ago on May 31 and June 1, 1921, mobs of white residents attacked Black residents, homes, and businesses, as well as cultural and public institutions in the Greenwood District of Tulsa, OK, an oil boom city and one of the wealthiest Black communities in the United States. The Red Cross provided critical medical aid and temporary tent housing, and documented the violence in official reports.
You might not think of either as a “business” topic but they are, because both are their own industries and because logistics – the commercial activity of transporting goods to customers – have been core parts of the U.S. economy and world trade.