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Featured Federal Government Publications: LCM Magazine

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LCM Magazine



LCM, the Library of Congress Magazine is a free bimonthly publication. Each edition features cultural events promoted by the Library of Congress. September/October 2014 issue touches on author Samuel Clemens fight for intellectual property rights to works by Mark Twain. It also sheds light on housing the largest collection of 19th Century glass flutes, while highlighting a Pulitzer prize-winning ballet about dance.  Moreover, this issue expounds on concerts held at the prestigious Coolidge Auditorium, Portraits/Paintings in the Thomas Jefferson Building, as well as news briefs.

LCM Magazine uncovers information from collection development, sound recordings, and exhibits to Rock & Roll.  The magazine is a must read if you are bound by cultural savoir-faires. The Government and Heritage Library provide print copies of LCM Magazine. Online versions are available at

The Government & Heritage Library (GHL) is a Selective library for the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). As part of the FDLP initiative, GHL is mandated to provide free and public access to various federal publications across all North Carolina.

Featured Federal Government Publications: Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

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Eleanor RooseveltIn September, (PBS) The Public Broadcasting System at UNC-TV featured a film entitled “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.” Filmmaker Ken Burns takes you on a passionate seven-day excursion about one of America’s most influential families.

Eleanor Roosevelt, the longest serving First Lady, political stateswoman, and humanitarian mesmerized the nation with her prolific writings, social consciousness, and public services. Born on October 11, 1884 to Elliott and Anna Hall Roosevelt, Eleanor endured tragedy at a young age with both parents and a sibling dying before the age of 15. In 1905 she wedded the only United States President to be elected four times, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  Amidst this union they bore 6 children, losing Franklin Jr. to influenza in 1909. In 1912, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt begins to explore her political passions and became one of the most-loved and well-regarded women of her generation.

Franklin built the Val Kill Estate in the early 1920s for Eleanor where she and some friends founded Val-Kill Industries. Eleanor often referenced Val Kill as the place where she emerged as an individual; a place “where I used to find myself and grow”. Being the first female to write a syndicated column and the first female radio commentator, Eleanor pushed for women’s rights in what was then male-dominated fields.

One of the best ways of enslaving a people is to keep them from education… The second way of enslaving a people is to suppress the sources of information, not only by burning books but by controlling all the other ways in which ideas are transmitted. (11 May 1943).”

Eleanor Roosevelt is a government document recently added to GHL’s Federal Collection. The print publication is not available online but information on the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site and the Val-Kill Cottage can be viewed online at

Featured Federal Government Publications: Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

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Instead of our usual “State Doc of the Week”, today we are featuring a federal document.  Since the Government and Heritage Library also collects federal documents, this week we have an interesting and informative publication from the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).

Now that traditional schools have begun and lessons have been assigned, Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids is a wonderful site for students wanting to explore the political side of things. This resource can be utilized by educators, parents, and students K-12. It is customized to teach schoolchildren and their parents about our government and how it works.  Included in Ben’s Guide is a link to the U.S. Government Bookstore where librarians, teachers, and parents can purchase new and best-selling educational books, posters, etc. with free shipping and no sales tax.

There is also a link to U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) Access, a free service funded by the Federal Depository Library Program that provides free electronic access to products produced by the Federal Government. Ben provides web information for kids,, access to federal government libraries and The Catalog to U.S. Government Publications (CGP), which provides a finding aid for electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. Government. You can also order Ben’s Activity Book or download it in PDF format.

The  Government and Heritage Library  is a Selective library for the  Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). As part of the FDLP initiative, the GHL is mandated to provide free and public access to various federal publications across all North Carolina.

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