U.S. Census Bureau’s 2022 Back to Data Basics Webinar SeriesThis message is being posted on behalf of the U.S. Census Bureau. If you are looking to improve your data skills, Back to Data Basics is a great opportunity to… Read More
Webinar: Inside the Monthly Labor Review: 107 Years of Historical DataRegister to attend the live training webinar, "Inside the Monthly Labor Review: 107 Years of Historical Data." Wednesday, June 22, 2022… Read More
FDLP eXchange Scheduled Maintenance: Tuesday, May 24, 2022The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is performing scheduled maintenance on the FDLP eXchange. Start Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 5:00 p.m. (EDT) … Read More
Webinar: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Institutional Repository and Federal PublicationsRegister to attend the live training webinar: “National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Institutional Repository and Federal Publications." … Read More
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
The Davidson County Public Library System’s Lexington Public Library is hosting a monthly coloring event, featuring Government documents coloring books. What a great way to showcase the wide variety of information available from the U.S. Government and spread awareness of the FDLP!
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.
President Calvin Coolidge signed into law the Immigration Act of 1924 on May 26, 1924, the most stringent U.S. immigration policy up to that time in the Nation’s history. The Immigration Act of 1924 limited the number of immigrants allowed entry into the United States through a national origins quota. The quota provided immigration visas to 2% of the total number of people of each nationality in the United States as of the 1890 national census. With some modifications, the 1924 act remained in force for more than 40 years. The 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act replaced national quotas with annual ceilings for Eastern and Western hemispheres. Check out these resources from GPO:
- H. Rept. 69-650 - To amend the Immigration Act of 1924. March 24, 1926
- 72 Stat. 375 - An Act to cancel certain bonds posted pursuant to the Immigration Act of 1924, as amended, or the Immigration and Nationality Act
- Repeal of "national origins" provisions of Immigration Act of 1924. February 9, 1927
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.