GPO Hands Over Public Papers to President Obama
Public Printer Bill Boarman, Archivist David Ferriero, and Director of the Federal Register Ray Mosley presented President Barack Obama with the first volume of the Public Papers of the President, Barack Obama in an Oval Office ceremony.
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) works with the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) Office of the Federal Register (OFR) to produce the Public Papers of the President. The 1,084-page volume is published by OFR and is comprised of a forward by President Obama, public writings, addresses, remarks, and photographs that occurred from January 20-June 30, 2009. The Public Papers of the President is published twice a year and covers a six-month period.
"It was an honor to represent and showcase the work of the men and women of GPO when presenting this publication to President Obama," said Public Printer Bill Boarman. "GPO, NARA, and OFR did a tremendous job working together in producing this important publication for the President and the American people in electronic and tangible formats."
"NARA and OFR staffs are very excited to deliver and complete the very first volume of President Obama's papers," said Archivist David Ferriero. "These papers are another way for the American public to keep track of their President, government, and relive some of the high points of the first year of Barack Obama's presidency."
The Public Papers of the Presidents series includes volumes documenting the administrations of Presidents Hoover, Truman, and Eisenhower to Obama. The publication is edited and annotated by OFR and is the authoritative record of Presidents used by scholars, researchers, and the public.