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Railroadiana refers to an avid interest in railroad history and the collection of railroad artifacts (maps, schedules, lanterns, dinnerware, etc.).  Railway enthusiasts looking for reference and information sources to help augment a collection or pursue personal interests will find in the Business & Economics Department a significant research collection on railway history.  Our department’s collection covers international, American, Californian, and local railroads, as well as, books and other resources on railroad companies, trains (i.e.

Freedom Riders map
A map of the route of the Freedom Riders. Image. Library of Congress. The American Mosaic: The African American Experience. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 19 Feb.

Eugen BoussevainThanks for sticking with me all month long.  I hope you liked the poems.  Last but not least is an entry from Miss Edna St.

¡Hoy es día de San Valentín! Celébralo con esta lista de canciones románticas que puedes descargar gratis con tu tarjeta de la biblioteca y nuestro servicio Freegal Music.

Valentine's day is here! Suprise your valentine with a personalized digital mix tape. Here's a list of great love songs you can download using your library card and our free service Freegal Music.