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Big Government and Small Universities Take On Big Information, 1870–1941

James W. Cortada

in All the Facts: A History of Information in the United States since 1870

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190460679
eISBN:
9780190460709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190460679.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter argues that government in America became complex and large, requiring more varied types of information, just as did large commercial enterprises. It describes how three agencies used ... More


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