Government Comics Educate and Entertain

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In 1918 the Bureau of Cartoons was established by the Committee on Public Information as a method for recruiting the nation’s cartoonists to promote various campaigns during World War I. The following year, after the war ended, the CPI and its Bureau of Cartoons were abolished, but over the next hundred years the federal government… Read more »

An Attack on Geospatial Data?

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With the 115th United States Congress in full swing, there has been a flurry of activity with a number of high-profile proposals and actions. One proposed bill that has not received much media attention is H.R. 482 and its Senate companion S. 103, both of which are entitled “Local Zoning Decisions Protection Act of 2017.”… Read more »

UNT Distinguished Lecture Series Presents Dr. Mae C. Jemison

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On Wednesday, February 22, members and guests of the UNT community will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from Dr. Mae C. Jemison at the UNT Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by the UNT Division of Student Affairs. Presentation at UNT Distinguished Lecture Series Where: Union 314 When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 – 8:00pm – 9:00pm How much:… Read more »

These Love Letters of the Presidents Will Put You in the Mood for Valentine’s Day

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The missives of love and courtship collected in a president’s personal papers often reveal a more intimate, more tender side of their personalities than what is displayed in their often seemingly dispassionate official public personae. Here are a few collections of love letters of American presidents available at the UNT Libraries or on the Internet…. Read more »

Get Crafty with 3D Paper Models

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Paper modeling is the art of constructing scale models of things out of cut and folded pieces of paper. It is a fun and creative way for students of all ages to learn about geology, geography, space science, and other topics. In the Eagle Commons Library, we have a large selection of templates for paper… Read more »

Stick Your Thumb in This Publication and Pull Out a Plum Political Position

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The most exclusive want ad in the nation was released this Monday morning. Every four years, in order to ease the transition after each presidential election, the United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions—popularly known as the “Plum Book” because of the plum government jobs it lists—is released to the public. It lists thousands of federal… Read more »

There Is a Super Moon Rising

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This Monday, November 14, will be for many a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a spectacular Lunar event: the closest Full Moon to Earth since 1948. If you miss this sight now, you won’t have an opportunity to see another Super Moon of comparable magnitude until 2034, assuming you and the world last that long! What… Read more »

It’s Election Day: Have You Voted Yet?

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As in many other locations, the turnout for early voting in Denton County reached a record high this election season. You still have one more chance to vote in the year’s presidential election, but time is running out! Polls in Denton County are open on November 8, 2016 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. If… Read more »

Early Voting Available on UNT Campus for Denton Voters

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The official Election Day is November 8 this year, but UNT students, faculty, and staff who live in Denton County will have an opportunity to beat the crowds and vote early in the 2016 General Election without even leaving the Denton campus. Other voters from the community who are registered in Denton County will also… Read more »

Setting Free the Documents

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One of the most interesting government information sites originates neither from a government agency nor from a depository library. Free Government Information (FGI) is a private, non-governmental project for encouraging interaction and consensus building among libraries, government agencies, non-profits, researchers, journalists, and others who have an interest in promoting and preserving free and permanent access… Read more »