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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.
This is one of the newer departments in the Federal government, having begun operations on January 24, 2003. It brought together a variety of agencies, from the Secret Service and the U.S. Coast Guard to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, FEMA, and the Transportation Security Administration.
From the U.S. Government Manual: "The Department of Homeland Security prevents terrorism and enhances security, secures and manages the Nation’s borders, enforces and administers its immigration laws, safeguards and secures cyberspace, and ensures resilience to disasters."
The "What We're Saying" Twitter page from DHS brings together tweets from official DHS accounts.
A Twitter List by DHSgov
May 11, 1893: dancer Martha Graham was born
May 12, 2016: The National Bison Legacy Act established the bison as the national mammal of the U.S.
May 14, 1804: Lewis & Clark expedition departed St. Louis
As National Nutrition Month comes to an end, remember that healthy eating is a year-round endeavor. Nutrition.gov is here to help you continue celebrating with your favorite healthy foods and traditions! Explore these simple ideas for adding nutritious and cultural foods into your eating routine.