Finding Government Information
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|Bill (William) Sabin, Jr.
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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.
The New York Law Institute is hosting a festive, virtual Law Library Scavenger Hunt, and the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is taking part in the fun. Each week they reveal a clue and puzzle for you to solve. The clues will lead you to different websites in the world of law libraries. Solve each puzzle in order to find the secret code for that week, and submit all scavenger hunt codes to enter to win prizes. Follow their blog and Twitter feed, and keep an eye out for a clue that will take you to one of GPO’s websites.
November 7, 1967: Carl Stokes was elected as the first African American mayor of a major U.S. city (Cleveland, OH)
November 23, 1804: President Franklin Pierce's birthday
November 24, 1874: a patent for barbed wire was issued to Joseph Glidden
November 26, 1832: birthday of Mary Edwards Walker, the only woman to receive a Medal of Honor
Consumer Price Index (CPI) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This data is used as a measure of inflation, in collective bargaining agreemenets related to income payments, and determining the cost of school lunches.
The BLS also collects and provides numerous other data sets.
Nov 5, 2020