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100 GPO Years 1861-1961: A History of United States Public Printing (ePub eBook)

Title:
100 GPO Years 1861-1961: A History of United States Public Printing
Format:
Paperback
USA Price: 
Stock:
In stock
GPO Stock Number:
021-000-00209-7
ISBN:
9780160858819
Description

As part of the celebration of the U.S. Government Printing Office's 150th anniversary on March 4, 2011, GPO has published a facsimile edition of 100 GPO Years, originally issued in 1961 on its 100th anniversary.

100 GPO Years takes a chronological approach to GPO history, beginning with a history of public printing in the United States prior to 1860 and describing events year by year from 1861 to 1961. A section of rare photographs illustrates the progress of “the big shop” from handset type to computer typesetting. This reprint edition includes an index, a new foreword, and a new colophon about the type fonts and changing printing technology.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Prolog

Chapter I. Colonial Publick Printing: 1639–1789

II. Free Enterprise Public Printing: 1789–1861

  • Government Printing Needs
  • Congressional Proceedings
  • Public Printing in New Capital
  • Government Printers
  • Congressional Investigations—1828 and 1840
  • 1842 Printing Study
  • Contract System Restored in 1846
  • Events Leading to Establishment of GPO—1852–1860
  • 1858 Investigation
  • 1860 Investigation

III. 100 GPO Years: 1861–1961

  • GPO in Swampoodle
  • Proceedings and Debates of Congress
  • New Printing Act
  • GPO in Peace and War
  • Postwar Operations

IV. This Is the GPO

  • Heads of Public Printing: 1852–1961
  • 100 Years of Growth of Government and GPO
  • Organizational Structure
  • Administration and Planning –Production
  • History of Building Expansion
  • Role in Government

Index

Audience

Members of the general public, government agencies, students and teachers, publishers and printers, and anyone interested in the history of the Government Publishing Office and/or printing and publishing will enjoy this publication.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$7.50
International Price:
$10.50
Publisher:
Government Printing Office
Year/Pages:
2010: 182 p. and 40 leaves of plates.
Key Phrases:
  • History of United States Public Printing
  • Government Printing Office
  • Publishing
  • One Hundred GPO Years
  • Printing, Public
  • Printing, Societies
  • Printing, United States
Weight:
1
Quantity Price:
Discount
Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
06/18/2010
Last Status Update:
01/25/2017
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