Tag Archives: History

High Adventure: Chicago-Kent’s World Traveler

The end of summer 1916 was a fine and peaceful introduction to the oncoming fall weather. The hot days of July were cooling to an agreeable 78 degrees in the August afternoon, and while corn farmers struggled with poor returns … Continue reading

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The Land of Books

On October 28, 1929, a $10 million dollar bond for the Chicago World’s Fair was issued. The following day, the stock market crashed, bringing the Roaring Twenties to a shuddering halt, and plunging America into the depths of the Great … Continue reading

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The Fight over Pulaski Road, or “What’s in a name?”

Today is Casimir Pulaski Day.  Illinois schoolchildren can tell you that Pulaski was named after a Polish general who fought in the American Revolutionary War.  People in Chicago should also be able to tell you that it’s celebrated in March … Continue reading

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Edicts from Apartheid

We’ve blogged once or twice before about the books in our Library of International Relations (LIR) collection, built over several decades by Eloise ReQua, a Chicagoan who believed that books could foster better understanding among cultures. One volume that recently … Continue reading

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In my last post, I told you a little bit about the events commemorating the beginning of WWI which are taking place all across Europe. One of the events that I find most interesting is Lights Out. The Royal British … Continue reading

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Remembering June 28th

June 28, 2014 marks the centenary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife Sophie in Sarajevo.  It’s a wild story, but the date is most important to me right now as a chance to reflect … Continue reading

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Research Librarian Clare Willis’s WWI Project

2014 is the 100th anniversary of the year that the Great War/World War I/the War to End All Wars started.  To mark that anniversary, I am spending this entire year reading about nothing but World War I.  I’m alternating fiction … Continue reading

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50 Years After Conquering America: The Beatles and the Law

Do you know the best known legal cases involving the Beatles? A look back at trademark claims, copyright infringement, and record-breaking divorce settlements. Continue reading

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Archival Chicago-Kent Display

This year marks the 125th Anniversary of the founding of the Chicago College of Law–a forerunner of what would eventually become the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.  To commemorate this occasion, the school has put together an array of events, … Continue reading

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An Examination of Veterans Day

At the 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day in the 11th month of 1918 (11:11 a.m., November 11, 1919), following an armistice signed earlier that day between the Allied Nations and Germany, the final shots were … Continue reading

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