Steven’s sessions have become a bit of a tradition at the Digital institute. Steven’s presentations over the last 3 years have show some of the depth and kind of research that can be done using the Readex serial set. Actually, I remember talking to him last year after his interesting talk on Freeman and the construction of the railroad, mentioning that he’d like to do a session showing how many international papers could be found within the serials set. So, that’s what he did this time. Steven pulled documents representing all the locations discussed in the book Around the world in 80 days. Pretty cool. The documents were of the locations and during the time periods from the book. Who would have thought so many documents would have existed from outside the United States in the Congressional Serial sets.