U.S. Government Publications

The State Library's collection of U.S. government publications covers a broad range of subject areas with a focus on Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Areas include:

  • social, economic, and population statistics
  • health and social services
  • public policy, law and government
  • environmental and natural resources

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U.S. National Park Service
The National Park Service protects the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the benefit of present and future generations.
U.S. National Resources Planning Board
The NRPB planned public works, coordinated federal planning related to conservation and use of national resources, conducted long-range research studies, and stimulated local, state, and regional planning during the 1930s.
U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Natural Resources Conservation Service, formerly known as the Soil Conservation Service, helps America's farmers, ranchers, and other private landowners develop and implement voluntary efforts to conserve and protect the Nation's natural resources.
U.S. Postal Service
The Postal Service, formerly known as the General Post Office and the Post Office Department, provides mail processing and delivery services to individuals and businesses in the U.S.
U.S. Public Works Administration
PWA administered a comprehensive public works program to promote and stabilize employment during the 1930s.
U.S. Transportation
The Department of Transportation ensures a fast, safe, efficient, accessible, and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.
U.S. Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs operates programs benefiting Veterans and members of their families: It offers education opportunities and rehabilitation services and provides compensation payments for disabilities or death related to military service, home loan guaranties, pensions, burials, and health care.
U.S. Works Progress Administration
WPA employed millions of unemployed people to carry out public works, art, and other cultural projects during the 1930s.

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