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History Talks & Upcoming Events

The Fall, 2014 series of GPO History Talks will begin Wednesday, September 24, and will mark the 50th anniversary of the release of the Warren Commission report. The Warren Commission, appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson, conducted the official investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. GPO published the report, and the subesquent 26 volumes of hearings.

The Agency Historian and guest speakers present bi-weekly lunchtime talks on all aspects of GPO history on Wednesdays at 12:30 pm. The talks are 20-30 minutes long and are held either in the 150th Anniversary Exhibit Galleries or in the "History Hallway" on the 8th floor of Building C. Visitors from outside GPO should contact the Agency Historian to arrange entry to the building.The following is a listing of the Fall 2014 GPO History Events:

  Date Event Location
September 24 The Warren Commission Report (150th Anniversary Exhibit)

  October 8 GPO and the Phillippine Printing Office
(with retired Agency Historian Jim Cameron)
(150th Anniversary Exhibit)

October 22 Forest, Trees, Pulp, Paper : Proposals for Papermaking at GPO (150th Anniversary Exhibit)  

  November 5 A World War I Funeral at GPO (with Jim Cameron) (Veteran's Landing, Building A)

Information from past presentations is located below:

  Cover: GPO Apprentices   Cover: To Arms: The GPO Militia Companies   Cover: Invisible Writing Made Visible



To Arms! The GPO
Militia Companies


Invisible Writing
Made Visible

  Cover: A Great Dispute   Cover: Reading Photographs   Women at GPO

A Great Dispute:
How Machine Typesetting
Came to GPO


Reading Historical


Women at GPO


GPO History Talks & Upcoming Events


For queries on GPO history, to request presentations, or to arrange access to GPO exhibits, contact George Barnum, Agency Historian:

  • Email address:
  • ph 202.512.1991
  • Standard mail:
    U.S. Government Publishing Office
    732 North Capitol St. NW
    Washington, DC 20401