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united States, Congress.

Commitire on
House Administration. Subcommittee on

Printing
THE “PUBLIC DOCUMENTS ACT"

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON PRINTING

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON HOUSE ADMINISTRATION
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-THIRD CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

H.R. 16902 and Related Legislation

THE DISPOSITION AND PRESERVATION OF DOCUMENTS OF

FEDERAL OFFICIALS

SEPTEMBER 30 AND OCTOBER 4, 1974

Printed for the use of the Committee on House Administration

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1974

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For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office
Washington, D.C. 20402 - Price

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COMMITTEE ON HOUSE ADMINISTRATION

Ninety-third Congress

WAYNE L. HAYS, Ohio, Ohairman FRANK THOMPSON, JR., New Jersey WILLIAM L. DICKINSON, Alabama · JOHN H. DENT, Pennsylvania

SAMUEL L. DEVINE, Ohio LUCIEN N. NEDZI, Michigan

JAMES C. CLEVELAND, New Hampshire JOHN BRADEMAS, Indiana

ORVAL HANSEN, Idaho KENNETH J. GRAY, Illinois

PHILIP M. CRANE, Illinois AUGUSTUS F. HAWKINS, California JOHN WARE, Pennsylvania TOM S. GETTYS, South Carolina

BILL FRENZEL, Minnesota BERTRAM L. PODELL, New York

CHARLES E. WIGGINS, California · FRANK ANNUNZIO, Illinois

JAMES F. HASTINGS, New York JOSEPH M. GAYDOS, Pennsylvania HAROLD V. FROEHLICH, Wisconsin ED JONES, Tennessee

M. CALDWELL BUTLER, Virginia
ROBERT H. MOLLOHAN, West Virginia
EDWARD I. KOCH, New York
DAWSON MATHIS, Georgia
LIONEL H. VAN DEERLIN, California

JOHN T. WALKER, Staf Direotor

SUBOOMMITTEE ON PRINTING

JOHN BRADEMAS, Indlana, Chairman TOM S. GETTYS, South Carolina

JAMES C. CLEVELAND, New Hampshire JOSEPH M. GAYDOS, Pennsylvania ORVAL HANSEN, Idaho ED JONES, Tennessee

CHARLES E. WIGGINS, California EDWARD I. KOCH, New York

BILL SUDOW, Counsel

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Hearings held on-

September 30..

October 4..

Text of bills-

H.R. 16902

H.R. 16454.

H.R. 16954

H.R. 17279

S. 4016.-..

Statements of -

Berry, Paul L., director, Reference Department, Library of Congress,

accompanied by John C. Broderick, assistant chief, Manuscript

Division, and Adoreen M. McCormick, legislative liaison officer.-

Bingham, Hon. Jonathan B., a Representative in Congress from the

State of New York.-

Brademas, Hon. John, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Indiana, and chairman, Subcommittee on Printing, opening state-

ment.

Eisenhower, Hon. John, former ambassador to Belgium..
Kahn, Herman, associate librarian for manuscripts and archives, Yale

University Library--

Luken, Hon. Thomas A., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Ohio...

Miller, Arthur, professor, George Washington University Law School..

Rhoads, Dr. James B., archivist of the United States -

Seiberling, Hon. John F., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Ohio..

Thompson, Mack, executive director, American Historical Associa-

tion.

Prepared Statements, letters, supplemental material, etc.:

Brademas, Hon. John, chairman, Subcommittee on Printing, House

Administration:

"Security of Nixon Tapes," dated Oct. 16, 1974.

"Brademas Charges White House Response on Security of Tapes

Unsatisfactory,” dated Oct. 17, 1974.

Buchen, Philip W., counsel to the President, letter dated October 16,

1974

Cook, J. Frank, director of University of Wisconsin Archivos:

Summary Statement...

"Private" Papers of Public Officials: An Analysis of the Archi-

vist's Dilemma, an address.

Eisenhower, Dwight D., former President of the United States:

Text of Exchange of letters between former GSA Administrator

Franklin Floete and former President Eisenhower...
Eisenhower, Hon. John, former ambassador to Belgium:

Letter to Hon. Birch Bayh, United States Senate, dated Apr. 1.

1974.

Letter to Chairman Brademas, dated Oct. 8, 1974.
Floete, Hon. Franklin, Administrator of General Services, General
Services Administration, letters from:

Hoover, Herbert, dated December 15, 1960-

Truman, Harry Ś, dated February 12, 1957.-

Hanke, Dr. Lewis, professor of history, University of Massachusetts,

a statement..

Jones, H. G., curator, North Carolina Collection, University of North

Carolina Library: Letter to Chairman Brademas, dated Oct. 1,

1974, enclosing statement -

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