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The Adams Building Turns 85!

Posted by: Neely Tucker

-This is a guest post by Jennifer Harbster, head of the science section. The year was 1939. Pan American Airways’ Yankee Clipper made its first transatlantic passenger flight. The technology company Hewlett-Packard was founded in a garage in Palo Alto, California. Scientists at Iowa State College developed the prototype for the first digital computer. And …

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Pre-Prohibition Mixology!

Posted by: Neely Tucker

The Library has a delightfully curated selection of 19th- and early 20th-century bartender manuals, "American Mixology: Recipe Books from the Pre-Prohibition Era," composed of 10 cocktail recipe books, from 1869 to 1911, They form a "cross-section of pre-Prohibition cocktail culture in America," our specialist writes.