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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 America 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.
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.