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|Chap. 634||Custer Battlefield National Cemetery, Mont. Erection, etc., of public museum within, authorized.|
|Chap. 634||Acceptance for exhibit of historical relics.|
|Sec. 2||Administrative duties of Secretary of War.|
|Sec. 2||Engagement of technical services.|
|Sec. 3||Appropriation authorized.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War is authorized and directed (1) to select a site within the Custer Battlefield National Cemetery, Montana; (2) to erect and maintain thereon, as a memorial to Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer and the officers and soldiers under his command at the Battle of Little Big Horn River, June 25, 1876, a public museum suitable for housing a collection of historical relics; (3) to accept on behalf of the United States for exhibit in such museum the collection of relics now a part of the estate of Mrs. George A. Custer, deceased, the wife of such
Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer; and (4), in his discretion, to accept such other historical relics as he may deem appropriate for exhibit therein.
The Secretary of War is authorized and directed, notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, to do all things necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act, by contract or otherwise, with or without advertising, under such conditions as he may prescribe, including the engagement by contract of services of such architects, sculptors, artists, or firms, and such other technical and professional personnel as he may deem necessary, without regard to civil-service requirements and restrictions of law governing the employment and compensation of employees of the United States.
There is hereby authorized to be appropriated the sum of $25,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to carry out the provisions of this Act.
Approved, August 10, 1939.