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GPO has occupied the corner of North Capitol Street NW and H Street NW in the District of Columbia for its entire history of producing America's most historic documents. As the Federal government's primary resource for gathering, cataloging, producing, providing and preserving published information in all its forms, GPO has disseminated millions of publications through the publications sales and Federal depository library programs. GPO continues to implement new printing and information technologies in response to the changing needs of our customers and the American public.

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GPO History Video
See how the agency has evolved through
new technologies.

GPO's Official History
Keeping America Informed: The U.S. Government Printing Office 1861–2011:
150 Years of Service to the Nation

100 GPO Years, 1861–1961
100 GPO Years, 1861–1961: A History of United States Public Printing was published
for the agency's centennial in 1961

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150th Anniversary Exhibit Video
See the video of GPO's 150th Anniversary exhibit

150th Anniversary
GPO celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2011 with the special exhibit Keeping America Informed: 150 Years of Service to the Nation

George Barnum, Agency Historian.