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GPO Releases 150th Anniversary History Book, Keeping America Informed

GPO Releases 150th Anniversary History Book, Keeping America Informed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2011 No. 11-35
MEDIA CONTACT: GARY SOMERSET 202.512.1957, 202.355.3997 cell gsomerset@gpo.gov


WASHINGTON-The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has released Keeping America Informed: The U.S. Government Printing Office: 150 Years of Service to the Nation as the agency observes its 150th anniversary. The first official GPO history to be released in 50 years, Keeping America Informed conveys GPO’s history through text and photographs, many never published before. Created to bring an end to the costly and ineffective system of private sector printing originally used by the Federal Government, GPO opened its doors for business on March 4, 1861, the same day as President Lincoln’s inauguration. Since then, through war and peace, boom and bust, GPO has produced countless historic publications for the Government, including the Emancipation Proclamation, as well as the vast range of documents that Americans have used for generations, such as passports, social security cards, census and tax forms, and others. The book focuses on GPO’s role as the source of information by and about the Government for the past 150 years and the successive technologies used by GPO to carry out that role, from hand-set type to today’s digital files. Keeping America Informed is available on GPO’s Online Bookstore and GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) at www.fdsys.gov.

Link to Online Bookstore: http://bookstore.gpo.gov/collections/gpo-keeping-america-informed.jsp


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