Category Archives: Government Information

JFK Assassination Records

John F. Kennedy was killed on November 22, 1963. Almost 30 years later, Congress enacted the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992. The Act mandated that all assassination-related material be housed in a single collection in the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The resulting Collection consists of more than 5 million pages of assassination-related records, photographs, motion pictures, sound recordings and artifacts (approximately 2,000 cubic feet of records). In 2017, over 30,000 additional records were opened up to the public to view and research. These records can be accessed on the National Archives and Records Administration website, but you may also view many documents regarding the assassination and the subsequent investigation in a display featured in the southwest corner of the Gearhart Reading Room.

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Display: Women in the Workforce

Women have made great strides in achieving equality in the work place and the U. S. Government has published a substantial amount of information over the decades that documents that progression. Our Government Information department has created a display on the north west side of the Gearhart Reading Room that features documents concerning this evolution in our culture going back to the 1930s all the way to present day. The information was created by a wide range of Government Departments including, but not limited to, the Department of Commerce, Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services, Labor, NASA and more. All items featured are available for checkout. If you require assistance in finding additional information regarding women in the workforce please visit our Research Help Desk.

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Display: “Becoming an American Citizen”

Becoming an American citizen can seem like a daunting task, but when you have the appropriate preparatory material and tools provided for you by our U. S. government you’ll be on your way to becoming a naturalized citizen with ease. Our Government Information department has created a display on the south west side of the Gearhart Reading Room that features guides, flashcards, informational pamphlets and toolkits that will help you on your way to citizenship. The display also features historical documents that illustrate the change in the naturalization process over time. All items featured are available for checkout. If you require assistance in finding additional information regarding the naturalization process please visit our Research Help Desk.

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Pearl Harbor exhibit

The library's government information collection contains numerous documents on this major historical event.  We've highlighted some of these resources in an new exhibit.  Stop by and see what we have.
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