The Vermilion Bridge: One of the World’s Most Admired Human Achievements

May 27, 2012, is the 75th anniversary of the opening celebrations of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. When it opened, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world.  It spanned the mile-wide strait entering San Francisco Bay, a feat that had been dreamed of, and deemed impossible, for a century.  On May 27, 1937, over 200,000 pedestrians streamed over the bridge in a festive display of wonder and enthusiasm. <div style="width: 458px;display:block;margin:0 auto;"><a href="/sites/default/files/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/RS-First-Pedestrians.pdf" target="_blank"></a><p>Dallas Morning News (May 28, 1937)</p></div>
The Vermilion Bridge: One of the World’s Most Admired Human Achievements

Bid Today! 2012 Silent Auction Now Open in Support of GODORT Scholarship

<p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<a href="http://www.readex.com/readex/auction.cfm" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>Established in 1994, the W. David Rozkuszka Scholarship provides financial assistance to an individual who is 1) currently working with government documents in a library and 2) trying to complete a master’s degree in library science. <a href="http://www.readex.com/readex/auction.cfm" target="_blank">
Bid Today! 2012 Silent Auction Now Open in Support of GODORT Scholarship

Hoochie Coochie: The Lure of the Forbidden Belly Dance in Victorian America

<blockquote> <p>“It was downright indecent.&nbsp; I saw women go out after the creatures had begun what they call their dance.&nbsp; I did not stay it through. I just couldn’t.”<sup>1</sup></p> <p>(A woman’s indignant account of her visit to the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893)</p> </blockquote> <p><img src="https://www.readex.com/sites/default/files/var/www/vhosts/readex.com/httpdocs/sites/default/files/blog/bellydance12-326x1024_0.jpg" alt="From America's Historical Newspapers" title="From America's Historical Newspapers" width="153" height="480" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; display: block;" /></p>
Hoochie Coochie: The Lure of the Forbidden Belly Dance in Victorian America

The Reviews Are In: African American Newspapers, 1827-1998

<a href="http://www.readex.com/readex/product.cfm?product=308" target="_blank"></a>Now complete, <em><a href="http://www.readex.com/readex/product.cfm?product=308" target="_blank">African American Newspapers, 1827-1998</a></em> has been reviewed in three major library publications: <em>Library Journal, Reference Reviews</em> and <em>Choice.</em>  Here is an excerpt from each: <strong>From <em>Library Journal</em> (May 1, 2012) —</strong> <blockquote><a href="http://lj.libraryjournal.com/" target="_blank">
The Reviews Are In: African American Newspapers, 1827-1998

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