H.R. 14525 (93rd): American Folklife Preservation Act

May 01, 1974 (93rd Congress, 1973–1974)
Died (Referred to Committee)
John Zwach
Representative for Minnesota's 6th congressional district
Related Bills
H.R. 12193 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 22, 1974


This bill was introduced on May 1, 1974, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 01, 1974
Referred to Committee May 01, 1974
Full Title

A bill to provide for the establishment of an American folklife center in the Library of Congress, and for other purposes.


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American Folklife Preservation Act - Creates an American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress. Provides that the center shall be subject to the supervision and direction of a board of trustees.
Provides that such borad shall be composed of four members appointed by the President, eight members appointed by the Librarian of Congress, the Librarian of Congress ex officio and the director of the center ex officio.
Authorizes the Center to establish and implement a program of contracts, grants, and scholarships to preserve, protect, revitalize and disseminate American folklife traditions and arts.
Provides that no payment shall be made pursuant to this Act to carry out any research or training over a period in excess of two years.
States that such research or training may be extended to a period not to exceed five years with the concurrance of at least two-thirds of the members of the board.
Provides that no former employee of the Federal government shall be eligible to receive any grant or other assistance under this Act in the two year period following the termination of such employment.
Requires the Center to submit to the Library of Congress, for inclusion in its annual report to the Congress, an annual report of its operations under this Act. Authorizes such sums as may be necessary to carry out this Act.

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