Government Information Collections

Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations

The Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations collection consists of more than 400 publications that study the interactions between different levels of government. It features volumes 1-20 of Intergovernmental Perspective along with issues of Significant Features of Fiscal Federalism covering the years 1976-77 to 1995. The collection also contains Commission surveys; annual, policy, information, and staff reports; and miscellaneous documents.

A-to-Z Digitization Project

An ongoing project, A-to-Z encompasses U.S. federal government documents published prior to 1960. We are digitizing the documents alphabetically, starting with the call number A, which includes agricultural documents. By popular demand, the A-to-Z Collection also contains vintage War Department field manuals and technical manuals.

Congressional Research Service Reports Archive

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) does not provide direct public access to its reports, requiring citizens to request them from their Member of Congress. Some Members, as well as several non-profit groups, have posted the reports on their websites. This site is not affiliated with the Congressional Research Service, but aims to provide integrated, searchable access to many of the full-text CRS reports that have been available at a variety of different websites since 1990.

CyberCemetery

The CyberCemetery provides permanent public access to the websites and publications of defunct U.S. government agencies and commissions. This collection is provided through a partnership between the UNT Libraries, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), as part of the [Federal Depository Library Program][].

Experiment Station Publications

This collection includes publications of the United States Department of Agriculture Office of Experiment Stations, which consists of Experiment Station Records, Indexes, and Annual Reports. This collection was donated by Vanderbilt University and digitized by the University of North Texas Libraries.

Federal Communications Commission Record

The FCC Record is a comprehensive compilation of decisions, reports and public notices and other documents of the Federal Communications Commission from 1986 to the present. It was preceded by the FCC Report (1934 - 1986), which may be the focus of a future digitization project.

Federal Newsmaps

The Newsmaps were published by the Special Service Division, Army Service Forces, War Department of the U.S. and were prepared and distributed by the Army Orientation Course during the World War II era. They usually feature maps displaying the theaters of conflict, and often include narrative descriptions of war-related events. Some feature photographic essays or poster-like designs on themes such as enemy insignias, demobilization, and farm loans.

Gammel's The Laws Of Texas

H.P.N. Gammel’s The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 has long been one of the most important primary resources for the study of Texas’ complex history during the Nineteenth Century. His monumental compilation charts Texas from the time of colonization through to statehood and reveals Texas’ legal history during crucial times in its development. The Laws consist of documents not only covering each congressional and legislative session but comprise other documents of significance, including the constitutions, select journals from the constitutional conventions, and early colonization laws.

Other Digitized Government Documents

This collection encompasses individual digitized government documents, too few to be organized into a separate collection.

Serial Set Inventory

The U.S. Congressional Serial Set Inventory aims to be a complete inventory of serial set holdings in U.S. libraries, from volume 1 through volume 13219-3.Libraries are encouraged to add their serial set inventories to the site. Researchers will be able to search and browse the inventories by serial set volume, by library, or by session of Congress.

Texas Laws and Resolutions Archive

The Texas Laws and Resolutions Archive is hosted by UNT, and currently includes legislative bills that were filed with the Office of the Texas Secretary of State—Statutory Documents beginning with the 78th Legislative Session.

Texas Soil Surveys

The Texas Soil Surveys demonstrate early scientific thought regarding soil classification and use. Each survey consists of a soil map and separate book. The maps show many cultural features in the landscape such as businesses, churches, schools, mills, gins, and ferries. The collection embraces all Texas county and reconnaissance soil surveys completed prior to 1950.

Texas Register Archive

The Texas Register is published under the Government Code, Title 10, Chapter 2002 and all material in the Texas Register is the property of the State of Texas. However, it may copied, reproduced or republished by any person without permission of the Texas Register Director, provided no such re-publication shall bear the legend Texas Register or “Official” without the written permission of the director.

World War I & II Posters

The UNT Libraries’ World War Poster Collection consists of over 700 original World War I and World War II posters, 493 of which have been digitized. From World War I French victory figures to grim views of the Nazi regime, these posters demonstrate the power of words and images. The collection is particularly strong in World War I French and American posters, and World War II American “home front” posters. War bonds, rationing, enlistment, security, and morale are all topics treated by these artworks. The collection includes posters by such famous artists as Norman Rockwell, Theodore Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss), and Boris Artzybasheff.