Finding Government Information
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Government Documents Staff
Government Documents Librarian
|Bill (William) Sabin, Jr.
Library Support Assistant
The Astate Library was designated a federal depository library in 1913, and it is believed that Representative Thaddeus H. Caraway, Congressman from Jonesboro, was responsible for securing depository library status for Astate. The Dean B. Ellis Library is one of 1,270 federal depository libraries throughout the United States and territories that provide free access to the information resources of the federal government, and one of 13 federal depository libraries in the state of Arkansas. The Library's collection contains more than 100,000 U.S. government publications, in print, microform, and electronic formats.
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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) dates to 1953, and deals with health care, public health, food safety, and illnesses. There are 11 agencies within HHS.
Some of the interesting websites from HHS include:
June 2, 1924: Congress passed the Indian Citizenship Act
President George H.W. Bush was born in June. See documentation from his presidency in the Public Papers of the Presidents collection on govinfo.gov.
June 11, 1991: Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines erupted. Learn more about volcanoes and see current activity at the USGS Volcanoes page.
June 14, 1951: The Census Bureau dedicated UNIVAC 1, the first civilian computer
June 29, 1956: The Federal Highway Act created the interstate system
Government Book Talk blog - aims to "raise the profile of some of the best publications from the Federal Government, past and present".
There's a searchable archive and an RSS feed or email subscription available.
National Library of Medicine Digital Collections - archival material, books, and lots and lots of historical images