Are you ready for some football? This week’s Pic of the Week comes from the Library’s Prints and Photographs collection and features a photograph taken during the first Super Bowl game. The Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs battled it out at the Los Angeles Coliseum January 15, 1967- with the Packers claiming victory […]
For my first post of February 2011, I wanted to give a heads up for a publication that I find very useful. Coming out this month from the Council of Economic Advisers is the Economic Report of the President. This publication, published annually since 1947, gives an overview of the nation’s economic progress along with […]
but we do have owls! She may not be flying around the Science & Business Reading Room like the lovely lady recently captured in the Main Reading Room, but we like her. She sits with a companion in the back of the reading room and is pictured here sporting a pair of 3-D glasses.
My mother has tried nearly every contemporary diet ever conceived, which has resulted in her becoming a collector of diet books. Through my mother’s obsession with diet programs, I have become familiar with a variety of weight loss fads and trends–from the Cabbage Soup Diet to the Blood Type Diet, and from the Flat Belly […]
I have developed a bit of an obsession with the lamps in the external entrance lobby on Second Street. Usually the lights are off, but recently they were lit which meant I just had to get a picture. I think having the lamps lit makes the space more elegant and inviting. I just love all […]
I had been looking for a good way to start an occasional series on both the well known and lesser known men and women in American business, when I ran across a great series of articles in Moody’s Magazine from 1909 written by Mark M. Reynolds. Each month’s issue featured one or more profiles. As […]
Have you ever seen a Revolvator?It is a portable elevator or tier machine from the early 20th century. The ceilings in the Science and Business reading room are around 35 ft, so when a light bulb needs to be replaced or the ceiling needs to be patched up, the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) breaks […]
This is the view out of the window where I sit. You can see the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress and a tiny tip of the Washington Monument at the right left. Nice isn’t it?
The picture to the left is what the Adams Building looks like today, but before January 3, 1939 the area where today’s Adams Building stands looked quite different. This location once had houses. By the 1920’s it was quite obvious to the Library that it needed more space! In 1928 the land where the Adams […]
As you walk through the main center door of the Science and Business Reading Room, you see the Book Service Desk straight ahead. Because the Library’s books stacks are closed to the public, this is where researchers turn in paper call slips to retrieve items from the General Collections and pick up delivered items. Thousands […]