Explore an Unexpected Goldmine of Poetry in Government Documents

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Carol L. Highsmith, photographer. [Second Floor, East Corridor. Mural depicting Lyric Poetry (Lyrica) in the Literature series by George R. Barse, Jr.. Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.]. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. April is National Poetry Month, and the perfect time to shine a spotlight on a hidden treasure in… Read more »

President Biden’s Budget for FY 2025 Is Now Online

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Every year since 1921, when the Budget and Accounting Act gave the President of the United States the overall responsibility for planning the annual Budget of the United States Government, the Government Publishing Office (GPO) has worked with the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to produce and distribute the President’s budget proposals… Read more »

An Icon for the Greatest Generation Has Died at 98

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  We are saddened to learn that Weslee Price D’Audney (née Wooten), the model for one of the most well-known and successful propaganda posters of World War II, has died.  Student and Model During World War II, while still a teenager, Weslee Price Wootten was enrolled as a pre-med student at Columbia University’s Barnard College… Read more »

UNT Celebrates 75 Years in the Federal Depository Library Program

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[Library Building of the North Texas State Teachers College, photograph, date unknown; University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History; crediting Denton Public Library. The Government Documents Collection at the University of North Texas Libraries is 75 years old this year. In the words of James Madison, “A popular Government, without popular information, or… Read more »

Fun! Music! Gags! When the Men of the 86th Infantry Division Put on a Show at the Texas State College for Women

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  Eighty years ago today, on March 27, 1943, the citizens of Denton, Texas were treated to a musical extravaganza performed at the Main Auditorium of what is today known as Texas Woman’s University, but was then called Texas State College for Women. The all-soldier cast was composed of about 75 members of the 84th… Read more »

Turn Your Radio On and Learn How to Cook Mouth-Watering Treats the Aunt Sammy Way

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Farm family listening to their radioBy George W. Ackerman, probably Ingham County, Michigan, August 15, 1930National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Extension Service(33-SC-14524c) [VENDOR # 172] The Birth of Aunt Sammy On Monday, October 4, 1926, the USDA-sponsored radio show Housekeepers’ Chat premiered, and their first order of business was to introduce Aunt… Read more »

Color Your World and Beyond with Government Coloring Books

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A collage of completed NASA coloring pages. It’s National Coloring Book Day, and you might be surprised to know that the Sycamore Library has over 175 coloring books and coloring sheets produced by U.S. federal and Texas state government agencies for educational and promotional purposes and covering virtually every topic under the sun. Some are… Read more »