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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 the Treasury manages the money resources of the United States. That includes regulating banks, determining economic policy, collecting taxes, and manufacturing money for circulation. This agency therefore includes both the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Mint, and it can tell you the national debt to the penny.
December 1, 1955: Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, AL for refusing to give up her bus seat.
December 5, 1933: Raise a glass! Prohibition (18th Amendment) ended when Utah ratified the 21st Amendment.
Do you use Dewey? Melvil Dewey, creator of the Dewey Decimal Classification, was born on December 10, 1851.
December 25: Christmas Day
FRASER is an extensive digital library of economic and financial information. It's hosted by the St. Louis Federal Reserve. The site also has an education page with free resources to use for 6th grade and up.
Learn more about the Waybackfill Service and how it provides a full, seamless experience of browsing current and archived web content created by the Federal Reserve. Read more
Learn more about Paul Volcker, the two-term Chairman of the Board of Governors credited with ending historically high inflation during the 1970s. Read more