Six Libraries Partner with GPO to Preserve Government Information

WASHINGTON —Libraries at the University of Montana, the University of Memphis, and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville have signed Memorandum of Agreements with the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) to become Preservation Stewards, and three other libraries are adding materials to their current Preservation Steward collections. To help libraries meet the needs of efficient Government document stewardship in the digital era, GPO has established Preservation Stewards to support continued public access to U.S. Government documents in print format. Preservation Stewards contribute significantly to the effort to preserve printed documents.

“GPO is excited to continue its partnership with these six libraries who have committed to preserving Government information and expanding their collections,” said GPO Director Hugh Nathanial Halpern. “By entering into this agreement, these libraries are committing their support to preserving Government information for their communities and the Nation, playing a critical role in helping GPO realize its vision of an America Informed.”

Mansfield Library, University of Montana (Missoula, MT) permanently preserving:

  • Congressional hearings and prints going forward

Ned R. McWherter Library, University of Memphis (Memphis, TN) permanently preserving:

  • Historic and current collection of Peace Corps publications

University of Tennessee, Knoxville Libraries (Knoxville, TN) permanently preserving:

  • Historic Emergency Conservation Work Agency collections
  • Historic Civilian Conservation Corps collections
  • Historic Federal Security Agency collections

State Library of Ohio (Columbus, OH) adding to its current collection:

  • The House and Senate Journal (current) and House and Senate reports and documents (historic and current)

William A. Wise Law Library, University of Colorado (Boulder, CO) adding to its current collection:

  • The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 3, The President (historic and current)

Kresge Law Library, University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN) adding to its current collection:

  • Historic collection of the House Journal
  • Historic and current collections of the CFR
  • The CFR Index and Finding Aids
  • The Federal Register

GPO is the Federal Government’s resource for publishing trusted information for the Federal Government to the American people. The GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies in digital and print formats. GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through and partnerships with approximately 1,100 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Initiative. For more information, please visit

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