Category Archives: history

Textiles in Transit

Hi, all, I just found this cool article about the fabrics used in the London Underground. NYC uses all hard plastic surfaces and has for decades. But what if we did use fabrics for the subway seat cushions? What would … Continue reading

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Word-Worthy Women

Hi, everyone! It’s been a busy week here in the library. Everyone has been working hard before a long holiday weekend. We hope you have a great long weekend! Here’s an old V&I post to in case you missed it: … Continue reading

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Word Worthy Woman: Madame C. J. Walker, bath and beauty pioneer

I’m currently writing a post about minority women who have become prominent social figures through their cosmetics entrepreneurship. I feel I could hardly do them justice without talking first about one of America’s first female or black millionaires, an early … Continue reading

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