Limited Offer for FDLP Libraries: Civics Flash Cards for the Naturalization TestA new, limited-quantity offer is now available to Federal depository libraries. GPO’s Library Services & Content Management has acquired a small number of… Read More
GPO Appoints Chief Acquisition OfficerThe U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) Director Hugh Nathanial Halpern named Timothy J. Matthews as Chief Acquisition Officer. Matthews has served as GPO… Read More
Webinar: National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Resources for Fathers, ChildrenRegister to attend the live training webinar: "National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Resources for Fathers, Children." … Read More
GPO Recruiting for Superintendent of DocumentsGPO is actively recruiting candidates for the Superintendent of Documents position. The Executive Search Firm, JDG Associates, LTD., is assisting GPO with the… Read More
CGP Monthly Maintenance: May 2022The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) including GPO’s MetaLib will undergo routine maintenance. Start Date: Wednesday, May, 18, 2022, 8:00 p.m. … Read More
May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants. Check out these resources:
May is Jewish American Heritage Month, a month-long tribute to the Jewish Americans “who helped form the fabric of American history, culture, and society,” according to the official website. From contributing important scientific discoveries to raising the flag for the abused and neglected, Jewish people have had a huge role to play in where America stands today on the world stage. The more than 350-year history has given us names like Albert Einstein and Ruth Bader Ginsburg — both of whom fought through hard times to emerge victoriously. In order to honor the Jewish communities’ continued achievements, May was proclaimed as Jewish American Heritage Month by former president George W. Bush back in 2006. View President Biden’s Proclamation on Jewish American Heritage Month for 2022.
Armed Forces Day is a holiday to thank the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. First conceived by President Harry S. Truman, the holiday was established in 1949. The creation of a single day celebration for all five branches of the United States military made sense due to its recent unification under the Department of Defense. Today, Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of every May, this year falling on May 21, 2022. Check out these CGP and govinfo resources:
- Armed Forces Day Manual - 1963
- America’s military-our nation’s pride [picture] - 1992
- Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress.
- Certain Changes in the Defense Production Act of 1951
- Exempting Uniformed Members of the Armed Forces of the United States from Admissions Tax
On May 21, 1881, the American Red Cross founded. In Washington, D.C., humanitarians Clara Barton and Adolphus Solomons found the American National Red Cross, an organization established to provide humanitarian aid to victims of wars and natural disasters in congruence with the International Red Cross. The American Red Cross received its first congressional charter in 1900 and to this day is tasked by the U.S. Government with providing services to members of the American armed forces and their families as well as providing disaster relief in the United States and around the world. In 2021, the Red Cross celebrated 140 years of compassionate service. Check out these CGP and govinfo resources:
- American Red Cross war relief : [circular letter from A.E. Giegengack, Public Printer] to employees of Government Printing Office.
- The boy with the American Red cross.
- American Red cross abridged text-book on first aid.
- The American National Red Cross Governance Modernization Act of 2007.
- Temporary Buildings of the American Red Cross
- History of Red Cross : Treaty of Geneva and its adoption by U.S.
- National Red Cross Month
A second FDLP microfiche conversion contract has ended, effective April 30, 2022. Items sent to the contractor for conversion will continue to be distributed until all processing is complete. Read more on the project page.