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106th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                               H. R. 5157

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                                 AN ACT

 To amend title 44, United States Code, to ensure preservation of the 
                   records of the Freedmen's Bureau.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5157

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT


 
 To amend title 44, United States Code, to ensure preservation of the 
                   records of the Freedmen's Bureau.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Freedmen's Bureau Records 
Preservation Act of 2000''.

SEC. 2. PRESERVATION OF FREEDMEN'S BUREAU RECORDS.

    (a) In General.--Chapter 29 of title 44, United States Code, is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
``Sec. 2910. Preservation of Freedmen's Bureau records
    ``The Archivist shall preserve the records of the Bureau of 
Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, commonly referred to as the 
`Freedmen's Bureau', by using--
            ``(1) microfilm technology for preservation of the 
        documents comprising these records so that they can be 
        maintained for future generations; and
            ``(2) the results of the pilot project with the University 
        of Florida to create future partnerships with Howard University 
        and other institutions for the purposes of indexing these 
        records and making them more easily accessible to the public, 
        including historians, genealogists, and students, and for any 
        other purposes determined by the Archivist.''.
    (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the beginning of 
chapter 29 of title 44, United States Code, is amended by adding at the 
end the following new item:

``2910. Preservation of Freedmen's Bureau records.''.

SEC. 3. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out section 2910 
of title 44, United States Code (as added by section 2), a total of 
$3,000,000 for fiscal years 2001 through 2005.

            Passed the House of Representatives October 19, 2000.

            Attest:

                                                                 Clerk.

Pages: 1

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