Communication during war is essential and during World War I the U.S. Army needed switchboard operators. More importantly, they also needed operators who spoke French and English fluently.
This post was written by Kelsey Diemand Librarian in Residence in the Science, Technology and Business Division. This month, we have commemorated the centennial of the end to the Great War. The Armistice of 11 November 1918 effectively stopped the fighting between Germany and the Allied forces after four years of violence, destruction, and chaos. […]
With shopping for presents, holiday parties and travel, the Christmas season is a busy time for everyone. In all the rushing about, hopefully everyone has left enough time to mail what needs to be mailed, because Christmas is an especially BUSY time of year for the U.S. Postal Service. This is not a new phenomenon. […]
One of my favorite business titles in the Library’s collection is the Listing Statements of the New York Stock Exchange. It yields a lot of really interesting information on stocks and bonds issued by companies. It sometimes even includes company financial information, which can make it a great source for those doing company research. However, […]
When Gilbert was asked by the manufacturers to speak on their behalf before the Council, he arranged a meeting. In preparation, he gathered a sampling of the toys from various manufacturers to bring with him. This turned out to be a very smart decision.
Black Friday, which has marked the beginning of the Christmas shopping season for decades, is not until the day after Thanksgiving, but every year it seems that the Christmas shopping season comes earlier and earlier. This year, in some stores Christmas displays have appeared in September! However, this isn’t necessarily a new phenomenon — the […]
This post was written by Sean Bryant a Reference Librarian in the Science Section. One hundred years ago in September, a small group of machines, dreamt of by Leonardo, but hitherto unseen on the field of battle, chugged along in the predawn darkness, just south of the town Flers, France, in the region of the […]