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GPO Celebrates 155 Years of Keeping America Informed

March 4, 2016, Marks GPO's 155th Anniversary

Created by Congress in June 1860, the U.S. Government Printing Office (now Government Publishing Office) began operation on March 4, 1861, with 350 employees.

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162 Cong. Rec. E251 - Happy Anniversary and Congratulations to the Government Publishing Office - March 1, 2016
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Keeping America Informed: The U.S. Government Printing Office: 150 Years of Service to the Nation - June 15, 2011
Keeping America Informed describes how the agency has transformed itself through the years by continually adapting to the most efficient technologies available to get its work done.
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A Short History of GPO - June 1, 1987
As part of its 125th anniversary commemoration in 1986, GPO published a series of historical articles in its employee newsletter, which were reprinted in Administrative Notes, in 1986-1987.
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GPO Style Manual - 2000 and 2008
The Style Manual is the product of many years of public printing experience, and its rules are based on principles of good usage and custom in the printing trade.

Annual Reports of the Public Printer

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