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Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

Description: This is the official website for Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids. Ben's Guide is a service provided by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. These resources teach how the U.S. government works and include information about the branches of government, how laws are made, the election process, and citizenship. The site includes a glossary, interactive games and activities, and links to many U.S. Government websites for children.
Date: 2014
Creator: United States. Government Printing Office. Superintendent of Documents
Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit

Chemistry of Cement: Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium, Volume 1, 1960

Description: Document containing principle and supplementary papers presented at the Fourth International Symposium on the Chemistry of Cement, as well as discussions of those papers by members of the Symposium. Index begins on page 551.
Date: August 31, 1962
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Letter from the United States National Bureau of Standards]

Description: Letter from the acting director of the U.S. National Bureau of Standards introducing the materials in the NBS Metric Kit. The kit was compiled to support the Metric Conversion Act, signed in December 1975, which would convert measurements used in the United States to the metric system of measurement. Includes an order form for additional materials and the metric kit envelope.
Date: 1977?
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[United States National Bureau of Standards Metric Conversion Card]

Description: Conversion card issued by the United States National Bureau of Standards containing conversion information for length, area, mass (weight), volume, and temperature (exact). The front lists "Approximate Conversions to Metric Measures" and includes a continuum of temperatures at the bottom and a centimeter ruler along the right side (to 8 cm.). The back of the card lists "Approximate Conversions from Metric Measures" and includes an inch ruler along the right side (to 3 in.).
Date: May 1976
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

What About Metric?

Description: Pamphlet issued by the United States National Bureau of Standards discussing the reasons that the U.S. decided passed the Metric Conversion Act of 1975 and provides tables, illustrations, and formulas for converting between customary units and metric units of measuring weight, length, volume, and temperature. It also includes a discussion of how one might expect to use metric measurements in the marketplace, in the home, and at work.
Date: October 1976
Creator: Barbrow, Louis E. & Halpin, Suellen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Systems of Electrical Units

Description: Report issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards discussing different systems of electrical units. As stated in the introduction, "the various systems of measurement, with their respective sets of units, used in the literature on electricity and magnetism are described in detail" (p. 1). This report includes tables.
Date: August 1963
Creator: Silsbee, Francis B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reduction of Data for Piston Gage Pressure Measurements

Description: Report issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards discussing piston gage pressure and reducing errors of measurement. Sources of error are described and evaluated in order to "reduce the magnitude of overall error of measurement" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: June 17, 1963
Creator: Cross, J. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Indexing: A State-of-the-Art Report

Description: Report issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards discussing results of a survey conducted on automatic mechanized indexing and data processing. As stated in the introduction, "it has concentrated on the major developments in and related demonstrations of automatic indexing potentialities. Examples are also given of indexes compiled by machine and of potentially related research efforts in such areas as natural language text searching, statistical association techniques used for search and retrieval, and proposed systems for concept processing" (p. 1). This report includes an illustration.
Date: February 1970
Creator: Stevens, Mary Elizabeth
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind Loading and Strength of Cladding Glass

Description: Report issued by the National Bureau of Standards over studies conducted on glass cladding behavior under wind loads. Procedures for investigating cladding behavior are discussed. This report includes graphs, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: May 1983
Creator: Reed, Dorothy A. & Simiu, Emil
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Growing black locust trees.

Description: Discusses the practice of growing black locust trees for profit in the timber industry as a method of erosion control and soil building. Provides suggestions for watering, weeding, insect and disease control, and marketing of seedlings.
Date: January 1941
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bicycle Transportation

Description: This report presents the results of a study regarding bicycle use as a practical transportation alternative in the United States and elsewhere. It includes an overview of bicycle use in America; the cycling environment; related federal, state, and local activities; experiences in Europe, Japan, and China; and recommendations based on the study's conclusions.
Date: December 1974
Creator: Dougherty, Nina & Lawrence, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

NBS Metric Kit : Official Metric Information

Description: Kit issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards containing materials regarding conversion to the metric system of measurement. The kit includes a letter of introduction; an order form; two plastic cards printed with rulers and conversion information; and four booklets that discuss how the metric system is different from the English system of measurement, why America should switch, and reference materials for converting.
Date: 1977?
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Truly yours: the dress that fits.

Description: This document is a brochure describing a film about garment selection and alteration, with instructions on how to buy or borrow the film (at the time that it was issued).
Date: December 1949
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seven Ways to Greater Egg Profit.

Description: Describes seven best practices for managing chicken flocks and for collecting and storing eggs in order to produce Grade A eggs. The recommended practices are based on a study conducted in major egg-producing states in the midwestern United States.
Date: December 1955
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Standard Time Zones of the United States and adjacent Parts of Canada and Mexico as of October 1, 1935

Description: One map showing standard time zones of the United States as of October 1, 1935, with an updated map showing new boundaries in Georgia, Ohio, and Michigan. Notes on the first map describe the changes effective September 27, 1936 and November 23, 1941.
Date: 1935
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department