Category Archives: history

So long, old friend!

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. In the late 1960’s, Sears was the world’s largest retailer, holding that position until the early 1990’s.  By now you’re surely aware that Sears has declared bankruptcy, has closed … Continue reading

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Remembering the Past through Postcards

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. By now, any summer vacation you took is perhaps just a distant memory.  If you happened to purchase or send any postcards, you may be able to jog your … Continue reading

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“All the world’s a stage…”: Part 3

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. This is the final blog on the World’s Colombian Exposition of 1893, aka the Chicago World’s Fair.  We have discussed the background and history of the Expo as well … Continue reading

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“All the world’s a stage…”: Part 2

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. This is the second blog on the World’s Colombian Exposition of 1893, aka the Chicago World’s Fair.  We have discussed the background and history of the Expo and will … Continue reading

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“All the world’s a stage…”: Part 1

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. This famous quotation is from William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, but it also applies to the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, aka the Chicago World’s Fair.  The world … Continue reading

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