Vol. V, Laws     (Compiled from December 22, 1927 to June 29, 1938)

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1941.

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Chapter 814
June 29, 1938.  | [S. 3283.] 52 Stat., 1243.

An Act To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to place certain records of Indian tribes of Nebraska with the Nebraska State Historical Society at Lincoln, Nebraska, under rules and regulations to be prescribed by him

Margin Notes
Chap. 814 Nebraska State Historical Society. Deposit of certain records of Indian tribes.
Chap. 814 Validity of certified copies of such records.
Chap. 814 Copies to be furnished Government without cost.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United State of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior is authorized, in his discretion and under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, to place any records of Indian tribes which are within the confines of the State of Nebraska and which are not desired for tribal or official use with the Nebraska State Historical Society, at Lincoln, Nebraska. The historical society shall receive the custody of such records and matters of historical interest as custodian for the United States of America and the Secretary of the Interior, and upon the request of said Secretary any of such records so placed with the said Nebraska State Historical Society shall be immediately returned to the Government official designated by him to receive the same.

Copies of any such records or papers in the possession and custody of the said Nebraska State Historical Society when certified to by the secretary or chief clerk thereof (or in case of a vacancy in such office or position; then by the person acting in such capacity), under its seal, shall be evidence equally with the original, and in making such certified copies such secretary or chief clerk or such person acting in such capacity shall be acting as a Federal agent, and such certified copies shall have the same force and effect as those made by the Secretary of the Interior under seal of his office to records in his immediate custody. Whenever certified copies ofsuch Indian records are desired by the Government for use by it, they shall be furnished without cost.

Approved, June 29, 1938.

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