Summary: S.1856 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (06/13/1988)

(Measure passed Senate, amended)

National Historical Publications and Records Commission Amendments of 1988 - Revises the membership of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Changes its composition from two members to one member from each of the following organizations: (1) the American Historical Association; (2) the Organization of American Historians; (3) the Society of American Archivists; and (4) the American Association for State and Local History. Adds to the Commission one member from the Association for Documentary Editing and one member from the National Association for Government Archives and Records Administrators.

Provides for staggering the terms of certain appointees to the Commission. Entitles all Commission members to travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence.

Requires the chairman of the Commission to transmit to the President and the Congress from time to time, and at least biennially, the plans, estimates, and recommendations developed and approved by it.

Authorizes the Commission to conduct institutes, training, and educational programs and to sponsor fellowships related to its activities. Authorizes the Commission to disseminate information about documentary sources through guides, directories, and other technical publications.

Authorizes the Commission to recommend the expenditure of appropriated or donated funds for the collecting, describing, preserving, compiling, and publishing of significant documentary sources. Authorizes the Archivist of the United States to make allocations to Federal agencies and grants to State and local public and nonprofit entities after considering the advice and recommendations of the Commission.

Authorizes appropriations to the Commission for FY 1989 through 1993.