Joint Resolution Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to provide for the commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of the establishment of Yellowstone National Park, and for other purposes

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Summary

  • The Secretary of the Interior is directed to request the President to issue a proclamation designating the year 1972 as "National Parks Centennial Year," in recognition of the establishment on March 1, 1872, of the world's first national park, Yellowstone. There is established a National Parks Centennial Commission to be composed of the following members: four Members of the Senate, four Members of the House of Representatives, the Secretary of the Interior, and six persons to be appointed by the President. The President shall designate one of the members appointed by him as Chairman of the Commission. The Commission shall prepare a plan for commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the worldwide national park movement.
  • The functions and powers of the Commission are set forth. The Director of the National Park Service shall be the Executive Director of the Commission. The Commission shall submit annual reports and a final report of its activities to the Congress not later than December 31, 1973, and shall cease to exist upon submission of that report. Upon termination of the Commission and after consultation with the Archivist of the United States and the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, the Secretary of the Interior may deposit all books, manuscripts, miscellaneous printed matter, memorabilia, relics, and other similar materials of the Commission relating to the National Parks Centennial in Federal, State, or local libraries or museums or make other disposition of the materials. The sum of $250,000 is appropriated to carry out the provisions of this Act.

Subject

  • Archivist of the United States
  • Director of the National Park Service
  • National Parks Centennial Commission
  • National Parks Centennial Year
  • United States Dept. of the Interior
  • United States Congress House
  • United States Congress Senate
  • United States. National Park Service

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 84 Stat. 427
  • Title 36, Patriotic and National Observances, Ceremonies and Organizations
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Notes

Issued as H. J. Res. 546

Contained within

84 Stat. 427 (1970); Pub. L. No. 91-332 (Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

  • 1971
  • 07/10/1970

Topic

  • Proclamations
  • Anniversaries
  • Books and reading
  • Memorials
  • Souvenirs (Keepsakes)
  • Secretaries
  • Finance
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Manuscripts
  • Books

Place

Yellowstone National Park

Form/Genre

Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 2; Page Numbers: 427-28

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