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      Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
    IntroducedApril 19th, 2010

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Preserving the American Historical Record Act

Official Title

A bill to authorize the Archivist of the United States to make grants to States for the preservation and dissemination of historical records.


Preserving the American Historical Record Act - Requires the Archivist of the United States to make grants to states to: (1) protect historical records; (2) use such records in new and creative ways; (3) provide education and training to those who care for historical records; and (4) create a wide variety of access tools, including finding aids, documentary editions, indexes, and images of key records maintained on state and local organization websites. Sets forth a formula for the allocation of grant funds to states. Requires the Archivist to consult with state archivists, state secretaries of state, or other appropriate state and local officials who have administrative responsibilities for archival functions.

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