Welcome to the Mosaic OF FEDERAL HISTORY!
The PEP ’s Agency Histories collection is a hub linking web pages that almost 250 federal agencies have created about their own histories. They form a complex and fascinating mosaic that documents the historical impact of these agencies on national life. Maybe you’ve come to explore this resource to learn more about an agency that had long-remembered effects on you or your family or friends. Perhaps at a wildlife refuge or national park, a Fish and Wildlife or Park Service ranger took time to tell you about the area’s protected plants and animals. Or maybe your granddad when he was young served a tour on a Coast Guard cutter on the Great Lakes, or your family encountered government agencies while trying to come into the country from overseas in the 1920s and 30s and became citizens. These Agency History pages may provide, or steer you to, “historical news you can use,” and we encourage you to explore the stories they tell!
To start you on your journey, we invite you to use the search tools provided on this page.
Good luck as you create your personal mosaic!