Richardson Library and its antecedents have served as a Federal Depository Library for nearly 80 years. The Federal Depository Library program was instituted to facilitate research and greater public awareness about the government and its proceedings. The total amount of information produced by the Federal Government is expansive and includes things like statistics and information collected on a wide range of subjects, scientific reports, descriptions of the culture and history of the Untied States, laws passed by Congress, regulations administered by government agencies, Supreme Court decisions, public papers of the Presidents and much more.
Originally this information was transmitted through printed documents, but since the advent of the digital revolution, much more government information is now available electronically.
Much of research in social and natural sciences utilizes information collected by the government. Government information can serve the humanities as well, especially though the Library of Congress, National Art Museums and the Smithsonian Institute all of which have extensive digital collections concerning historical figures and all areas of the Liberal Arts.
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From the Library of Congress;
The Abdul Hamid II collection contains 1,819 photographs in 51 large-format albums date from about 1880 to 1893. They portray the Ottoman Empire during the reign of one of its last sultans, Abdul-Hamid II and highlight the modernization of numerous aspects of the Ottoman Empire. Most of the places depicted are within the boundaries of modern-day Turkey, but buildings and sites in Iraq, Lebanon, Greece and other countries are also included.