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100 GPO years, 1861-1961 : a history of United States public printing

Author: James L Harrison; United States. Government Printing Office.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : U.S. Govt. Printing Office : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : National government publication : English : Sesquicentennial edView all editions and formats
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From GPO's Bookstore website: 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 America prior to 1860 and describing events year by year from 1861  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
United States. Government Printing Office.
100 GPO years, 1861-1961.
1 online resource (xiii, 168 p.)
(OCoLC)666949873
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James L Harrison; United States. Government Printing Office.
OCLC Number: 647790547
Notes: Shipping list no.: 2010-0106-S.
Description: xiii, 168 p., [40] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Prolog --
Chapter 1: Colonial Publick Printing: 1639-1789 --
Chapter 2: 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 --
Chapter 3: 100 GPO Years: 1861-1961 --
GPO in swampoodle --
Proceedings and debates of Congress --
New printing act --
GPO in peace and war --
Postwar operations --
Chapter 4: 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.
Other Titles: One hundred GPO years, 1861-1961 :
One hundred Government Printing Office years, 1861-1961 :
History of United States public printing
Responsibility: [prepared] under the direction of James L. Harrison.

Abstract:

From GPO's Bookstore website: 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 America 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 both the original and new digital type fonts.

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