Historic Publications

Winter 2019

GPO's Catalog of U.S. Government Publications and govinfo.gov offer free public access to a wide variety of interesting Government documents. Check out these interesting historic finds.

  • 1 usgs report

    Did wood-pulp mills in New York contribute to pollution in Lake Champlain? The USGS investigated in 1905.

  • 2 national monetary commission

    Want to know more about banking conditions in the U.S. and other countries before World War I? Check out this January 1912 report from the National Monetary Commission.

  • 3 german painting hearing

    Learn how three paintings, including a Rembrandt, were stolen from Germany in 1922 and ended up in Ohio. The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce discussed the potential return of the paintings to West Germany during this 89th Congress hearing.