A discussion on why there were so few biographies of women in science and how the Library of Congress is a treasure trove for many original and rare materials, invaluable for writing biographies of woman in science.
Mary Harris Jones, otherwise known as Mother Jones was a leader in the history of Labor, here is some of her story.
In partnership with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the Science, Technology, and Business Division 2020 lecture series will delve into topics such as Greenland meltwater, space telescopes, tracking wildfire smoke, Earth’s electrical fields, and icy ocean worlds in our solar system.
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 […]
Samuel G. Goodrich, known to his young readers as Peter Parley, published the first illustration of dinosaurs in an American children’s book in 1840.
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 […]
Brendan Bachmann is a library science student from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He spent two weeks with Business Reference staff at the Library of Congress in January 2020. Coming from a very different background, having worked for six years in various public libraries in Australia, it has been a fascinating experience spending two weeks […]
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 […]
On Tuesday, February 11th, and Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. the Science and Business Reading Room will highlight our newest reading room display, HERstory! A Celebration of Strong Women in Science, Technology and Business, with the fabric art quilts of the HERstory collection. For these two days only, the reading room will host 47 fabric art quilts inspired by the lives and achievements of outstanding women.