Employment of Homosexuals and Other Sex Perverts in Government, Interim Report Submitted to the Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments by the Subcommittee on Investigations Pursuant to S. Res 280 (81st Congress, 2nd Session).  US Serial Set, volume 11401, Senate Document no. 241, 1950.

SuDoc Call No:  Y 3.N 21/6:1/949 

Since the committee was chaired by Senator Clyde Hoey (D-NC), this is often called the Hoey Report.  Hoey was known to be a conservative Democrat, and opposed statehood for Hawaii in 1950 because he felt there weren’t enough white people residing there to justify statehood.

The Navy responded with its own report, nicknamed “The Crittenden Report” in 1957, which criticized this committee’s findings.

Submitted by JJacobs:

Label this as a sad, twisted reminder of the post-war era and the long disturbing plight of homosexuals in the United States.

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Actions Needed to Evaluate the Impact of Efforts to Estimate Costs of Reports and Studies

Actions Needed to Evaluate the Impact of Efforts to Estimate Costs of Reports and Studies,” US Government General Accountability Office report GAO-12-480R, May 10, 2012

SuDoc Call No: GA 1.41:GAO-12-480 R

Note: This doc won the 2012 Ig Nobel Prize for Literature

The US Government General Accountability Office, for issuing a report about reports about reports that recommends the preparation of a report about the report about reports about reports.


Informal Games for Soldiers: Technical Manual 21-221, US Department of Defense, Department of the Army, 1943

SuDoc Call No: D 101.11:21-221

Chain Dodge Ball = Welcome to OuchTown, population: you

Updated and Reissued as:

War, Recreation and Morale, Informal Games for Soldiers, US Department of the Army, 1976

SuDoc Call No: D 101.22:28-10

submitted by JCramer, from Mental Floss

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Comic Book Fantastic Tidal Datums: An obscure physical oceanographer entombed in the Ocean (Tides) and Lake Levels Division of the Office of Ocean and Earth Sciences of the National Ocean Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce “Department of Commerce?” “Yes, Commerce!”, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, Office of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Ocean and Lake Levels Division, 1988.

SuDoc Call No: C 55.2:F 21

You lost me at “comic book.”

Also, that Forward is a little worrisome.

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Full Text  Available from the University of Nebraska’s Government Comics Collection

The Government Comics Collection consists of comic books, posters, and comics-related reports and documents, produced by various world governments and agencies. While a large portion of these materials reflects our institutional membership in the U.S. Federal Depository Library Program, materials from the EEU, Canada, and other nations are also included. This database is constantly growing as items become available. Please keep in mind that file sizes may be large.

Aarugha!  report to Director, Historical Division, Headquarters, Marine Corps, on the history of specialized and force-level reconnaissance activities and units of the United States Marine Corps, 1900-1974, by Ray W, Stubbe , United States Marine Corps, originally published 1981, reprinted 1990.

SuDoc Call No: D 214.9/6:12-21

Onomatopoeias make The.Best.Titles.Ever.

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Unidentified Flying Objects hearings before the United States House Committee on Armed Services, Eighty-Ninth Congress, second session, Apr. 5, 1966

SuDoc Call No: Y4.Ar5/2a:965-66/55

Suspicious sightings of…something… were reported in Michigan in 1966.  The Air Force investigator declared it “swamp gas” and then Congressman but future president Gerald Ford demanded Congress do more than dismiss the issue.  So there was a hearing.  About aliens.  And UFOs.  And swamp gas.

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