SIRS Database – Spotlight on Colonial History

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Check out the articles from the SIRS database that spotlight colonial history in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown.  For more information or assistance in using the SIRS database, contact the Reference Desk.

SIRS Database – Spotlight on Women’s History Month

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Check out the articles & web site links from the SIRS database that spotlight the historical, political, and cultural influences of notable women who have occupied significant roles in American history.  For more information or assistance in using the SIRS database, contact the Reference Desk.

SIRS Database – ‘Mother of the American Valentine’

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Check out the SIRS Renaissance that feature the two cards shown here display the three-dimensional effect produced by paper accordion springs typical of those manufactured by Howland’s all-female assembly line. The cards were passed along it before Howland’s final inspection. The embossed N.E.V. CO. reflects a company name change made in the 1870s when it became New England Valentine Company. The 10 indicates a price of 10 cents.