TITLE

The Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Global Exchange of Government Documents, 1834-1889

AUTHOR(S)
Gwinn, Nancy E.
PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
Libraries & the Cultural Record;2010, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p107
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information about the development of a system and philosophy for the dissemination and exchange of government documents. Benjamin Franklin was one of the first to exchange official documents with other governments when he forwarded copies of transactions of the American Philosophical Society to England, Russia, and Italy. The U.S. Congress began disseminating official publications in 1834 through the Library of Congress, but it was a joint effort between the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution at the end of the 19th century that established a global system for exchanging publications.
ACCESSION #
47883200

 

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