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This guide introduces patrons to government information sources available to members of the Morgan Community

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     Richardson Library and its antecedents have served as a Federal Depository Library for 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.

     Use this guide to help navigate your way through the resources available to you as a member fo the Morgan Community.

Recent Documents Added to the Collection.

The items below have recently been added to the Government Documents Collection: 

(Call number, title.)

  • Y 1.1/5:118-8    Review of Legislative Activity During the 117th Congress
  • Ju6.8: 576     United States Reports
  • Y 4.G 74/9:S.HRG.117-576     Domestic extremism in America : examining white supremacist violence in the wake of recent attacks : hearing before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, second session, June 9, 2022.
  • Y 4.G 74/9:S.HRG.117-572    Resources and authorities needed to protect and secure the homeland, Senate hearing 117-572, May 4, 2022
  • Y 1.1/5:118-10    Report on the Activities of the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the United States Senate during the 117th Congress Pursuant to Rule XXVI of the Standing rules of the united States Senate
  • Y 4.F 76/1:116-136    The Unfolding Conflict in Ethiopia
  • Y 1.1/8:118-41    Secure Space Act of 2023 : report (to accompany H.R. 675).
  • Y 1.1/8:118-39    Advanced, Local, Emergency Response Telecommunications Parity Act : report (to accompany H.R. 675).
  • Y 4.G 74/9:S.HRG.117-577    Examining FEMA’s strategic priorities and disaster preparedness : hearing before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, second session, June 22, 2022.
  • PrEx 2.8/1:2024    The budget of the United States Government [electronic resource] / produced by the U.S. Government Printing Office.
  • D 114.2:G 28/775-2022    Commanding generals and chiefs of staff, 1775-2022 : portraits & biographical sketches of the United States Army’s senior officer / William Gardner Bell.
  • Y 10.32:2023/2032/V.1    Options for reducing the deficit, 2023 to 2032 Volume I: Larger Reductions, December 2022
  • Y 10.32:2023/2032/V.2    Options for reducing the deficit, 2023 to 2032 Volume II: Smaller Reductions, December 2022
  • Ju 6.8/A:582/PT.1    Official reports of the Supreme Court, June 12 through June 19, 2017, Volume 582 U.S. - Part 1 pages 1-285; 901-924
  • Y 1.1/5:118-9    To amend the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act to authorize grants to Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and Native Hawaiian organizations, and for other purposes : report (to accompany S. 385) (including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office).
  • Y 1.1/5:118-11    Report on the Activities of the Committee on the Judiciary of the United States Senate During the One Hundred Seventeenth Congress Pursuant to Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of the United States Senate, Report 118-11, April 19, 2023
  • Y 1.1/5:118-12    Lobbying Disclosure Improvement Act : report of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate to accompany S. 264 to amend the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 to require certain disclosures by registrants regarding exemptions under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended.
  • Y 4.C 44:C 32    The CECC at 20: Two Decades of Human Rights Abuse and Defense in China
  • Y 1.1/8:118-43    Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2811) to provide for a responsible increase to the debt ceiling, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 39) disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Commerce relating to ’’Procedures Covering Suspension of Liquidation, Duties and Estimated Duties in Accord with Presidential Proclamation 10414’’ : report (to accompany H. Res. 32760).
  • Y 1.1/8:118-42    Precision Agriculture Satellite Connectivity Act : report (to accompany H.R. 1339).
  • Y 1.1/8:118-40    Institute for Telecommunication Sciences Codification Act : report (to accompany H.R. 1343) (Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office).
  • Y 1.1/5:118-38    Disapproving the Rule Submitted by the Department of Commerce relating to "Procedures covering suspension of liquidation, duties and estimated duties in accor with presidential proclamation 10414"
  • Y 1.1/5:118-34    Protecting Taxpayers and Victims of Unemployment Fraud Act

Updated 25 May. 2023.

Government Info Resource Spotlight

African American Perspectives: Materials Selected from the Rare Book Collection 

From the Library of Congress;

"African American Perspectives" gives a panoramic and eclectic review of African American history and culture and is primarily comprised of two collections in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division: the African American Pamphlet Collection and the Daniel A.P. Murray Collection with a date range of 1822 through 1909. Most were written by African-American authors, though some were written by others on topics of particular importance in African-American history. Among the authors represented are Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Benjamin W. Arnett, Alexander Crummel, Emanuel Love, Lydia Maria Child, Kelly Miller, Charles Sumner, Mary Church Terrell, and Booker T. Washington, among others.

The 800 + titles in the collection include sermons on racial pride and political activism; annual reports of charitable, educational, and political organizations; and college catalogs and graduation orations from the Hampton Institute, Morgan College, and Wilberforce University. Also included are biographies, slave narratives, speeches by members of Congress, legal documents, poetry, playbills, dramas, and librettos. Other materials focus on segregation, voting rights, violence against African Americans, the colonization of Africa by freed slaves, anti-slavery organizations and investigative reports. Several of the items are illustrated with portraits of the authors.

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